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PRICE RANGE
£9 - £41
CUISINES
International, European, British, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1.3 miles from Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We treated a friend to dinner here whilst on holiday. I’d had a memorable black pork curry here some years ago and recommended it. It was a disappointment. It was over-salted - so much so that I had to leave it. The service remains prompt....We have never cared much for the dark atmosphere devoid of sunlight.. The food is the draw, however, a refresh of style and a scrutiny of its recipes would help to match the experience with the higher price point for a Colombo restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phoned and at short notice they managed to fit us in. Directions from google maps was incorrect so took us a while to find it. Was really busy when we arrived and was seated right away. Atmosphere was amazing and service was very quick. Slightly...more expensive than other places we ate at, but really good food and drinks and excellent service so worth it.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy. Food always fine. Meanwhile, the whole dinner was disturbed by the loud volume of a nearby table, with unmannered family unable to manage the high volume of the device used by the child to play. Could have been handled differently.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 May 2024

We have been here in 2019 already and thought we come back for another great experience as last time we had a great time and superb food. Unfortunately the food didn't live up to it's expectations anymore which was a bit disappointing. The food was...good but not as outstanding as we had it the first time we visited the place. The butter chicken didn't taste very much like a butter chicken at all and the seafood risotto did had a bit of a too tangy taste so the whole portion would be too much. Although the location is great and the staff attentive and helpful, unfortunately we were personally a bit disappointment.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate hearing about your experience, both the positives and areas where we can improve. We're delighted to hear that you found our location appealing and that our staff provided attentive and...More

Reviewed 15 April 2024

Staff was very poor. Struggled to get someone to come take the order, then took another 15 mins to 'check with the kitchen' on the availability of a dish - all in all basically spent an hour just waiting for the 2 main courses. It...was a weekday evening and the restaurant was not crowded either. Wouldn't be back purely due to service level issues. Pro- cozy ambiance.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2024

We're sincerely regretful to hear about your disappointing experience with our service. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continuously strive to remain consistent with our service standards. We understand the frustration of waiting excessively, especially when the restaurant isn't busy. We'll address this...More

Reviewed 11 April 2024

We visited for dinner. The food was good but expensive for what it was. However the service, while professional, was extremely rushed. It felt like a fast food restaurant. The setting is fabulous but if I visited again it would just be for tea and...cake.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the quality of our food and appreciated the ambiance of our setting. Your feedback regarding the pace of service is valuable to us, and we apologize...More

Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Excellent all round, food was lovely, options for children, great staff, cool ambience and a trendy shop and art gallery. It was a little tricky to find but all OK if you follow Google Maps exactlyMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your great review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take pride in offering delicious food, a welcoming atmosphere, and options that cater to all ages, including children. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. The ambience is amazing and the food is delicious. But sometimes if it is full to capacity, you may have to wait a while for your order to be served! Overall we always enjoy the food...and the atmosphere inside the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave such a heartwarming review! Reading your kind words truly brightened our day. We're delighted to hear that you consider Paradise Road Gallery Café your favorite place to dine. Your appreciation of our ambiance and...More

Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

Fish curry and crab starter were great, lovely ambience and vegetarian options available. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your recent review. Your kind words about our fish curry, crab starter, and the overall ambience truly brightened our day. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and...More

Reviewed 5 March 2024

An absolute gem. The setting is breathtaking alone. The tranquility of the entrance with the fish, is just wonderful. You almost think you have arrived at the wrong location. But soon you are welcomed into a beautifully decorated, but, toned down to perfection, restaurant. The...service was great, the menu varied and the prices were very affordable. Quality of the food, wonderful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

I am delighted to express my sincere gratitude for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at Paradise Road Gallery Café It's customers like you...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

I visited the Gallery cafe on 4 separate occasions during my recent visit to Colombo. I had heard of it by reputation and it lived up to (and in fact exceeded) my expectations . The ambiance is stylish, the staff super friendly and professional and...the food well presented and more importantly delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

We seize this occasion to express our sincere gratitude for your repeated patronage at Paradise Road Gallery Café during your recent visit to Colombo. Your frequent visits have been a source of joy for our entire team. Your recent review, highlighting the consistent service and...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

this place was good as the service were very nice to us and the place is really beautiful. however, in my opinion, the food is good, but not the best for me, especially the drinks as they could’ve been betterMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback. We genuinely appreciate your input, and customer experiences like yours help us improve and better serve our patrons. Regarding your mention of the drinks, we're eager to learn more about your...More

Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

Be sure to come here on your visit to Colombo. What an oasis! The hospitality was exceptional. This place was a highlight of my trip and I want to come back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had an impressive experience. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us, and it's always rewarding to know that our efforts in creating a...More

Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

We were staying close by and decided to dine here one evening on our short stay in Colombo. A very atmospheric place, tastefully designed. The Sri Lankan food and service was excellent. Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us! We are delighted to hear that you found our establishment to be very atmospheric and tastefully designed. Creating a welcoming ambiance is an essential part of our commitment to providing...More

Reviewed 26 February 2024

Can’t recommend highly enough. We recently dined him as overseas travelers and adored the experience. The house itself is phenomenal. The extensive and well thought out menu and food were truly world class. The food was outstanding with unique combinations of flavours extremely well executed....We particularly loved our fish and pasta dishes. There is something for everyone and the only struggle is the ability to choose! Would happily try the whole menu. We are lovers of dining out and this restaurant far exceeded our expectations and has remained with us. We can’t wait to be back. Service was typically Sri Lankan - being outstanding and above hospitable. Cannot fault anything and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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PA to Directors, Marketing at Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

We were absolutely delighted to read your glowing review of your recent dining experience with us! Your words truly warmed our hearts and reaffirmed our commitment to providing exceptional service and culinary delights to our valued guests. It brings us immense joy to learn that...More

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Hi, they serve Alcohol and Pork but are clearly marked, however they do amazing fish perpetration grilled and seared, plus environment is beautiful you may just go there for a good smoothie or a king coconut.
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Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5