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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 582162
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“black pork” (25 reviews)
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Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got to the restaurant, there was no one to greet us or show us to the table, after waiting for few minutes, staff member came and we told them that we have a table book for 4, he was asking us to sit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Gallery many times in the past but will not go again. Their prices are now astronomical, charging London prices for food that is at best average. Staff are paid a pittance, so why the high cost? An arrack cocktail cost as...More

Thank DM51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is aesthetically impressive with its indoor coy ponds, post-modern art, and outdoor candlelit dining room, but the service is abysmal, and the food is overpriced and unexceptional. After waiting over an hour for a plate of spinach gnocchi, I had to remind the...More

Thank kevingarywilkes
Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. While we appreciate your comments about the ambiance of the cafe it is quite unfortunate that your recent dining experience did not meet your expectations. We have duly noted your feedback about delay in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef was kind and friendly, the cafe was quaint and interesting as it was in the shop. The food was amazing. We had a couple of home made cakes with tea and it was amazing.More

Thank Chris Y
Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. We appreciate your feedback about your meal as we strive to excel in our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at the peaceful courtyard is a welcome respite from ugly, loud, modern Colombo. The city has lost so much of its charm but here is a living reminder of what was. The art and shop are interesting, food and drink are varied and enjoyable-...More

Thank DiDC09
Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that your enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your comments about the ambiance as every aspect of the interior has been designed to ensure that our guests are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and the best food I’ve had in Colombo by far! Highly recommend the fish head soup and the prawn curry.More

Thank Justine T
Sudeva W, other at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on food and service as we strive to maintain our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely gem in the middle of Colombo. The food was beautiful and the ambiance of the restaurant was very romantic. We ended up ordering 3 courses because each dish was so delicious. We also ordered cocktails and wine which only added to a...More

Thank alliglenn
Sudeva W, other at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that your enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your comments about the ambiance as every aspect of the interior has been designed to ensure that our guests are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fancy but beautiful reprieve from Sri Lankan traffic, heat, and perhaps too many dhal dishes. This place specializes, it seems, in a funky post colonial British fare. Delish and well done but a bit unexpected. Super stylish setting. The mint juice is divine...More

Thank ms_hbb
Sudeva W, other at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. We appreciate your feedback about your meal as we strive to excel in our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say the absolutely fantastic atmosphere with a stunning interior.. fantastic service from an ever smiling staff and the food just amazing.. the tandoori Salmon , the pan fried pork chops and the beef goulash beautifully presented , cooked to perfection &...More

Thank c123452014
Sudeva W, other at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. We appreciate your feedback about the tandoori salmon, pork chops and beef goulash and jaggery creme brulee as we strive to excel in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since my first travel to Colombo it’s my number One place. I came already few times after for lunch as well as for dinner and I haven’t been disappointed. The quality of food was always good. Nice and cozy atmosphere even if it’s always full...More

Thank Marina D
Sudeva W, other at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. We appreciate your feedback about your meal as we strive to excel in our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of the...More

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FiyazIsmath
8 March 2017|
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Response from reviewsplus | Reviewed this property |
They do prepare pork I'm afraid in their kitchen.
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borneon4
20 September 2016|
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Response from Suvieve | Reviewed this property |
Well!! You will need transport. Car or trishaw. Negotiate with the trishaw driver.
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mahes752
14 May 2016|
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Response from Upul G | Reviewed this property |
Crabs may be available but not their specialty. It is more about Fusion and Western. Try Ministry of crab at Dutch Hospital premises / Lagoon at Cinnamon Grand / Galle Face Hotel's Sea Spray.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 582162
  • E-mail
Description
Paradise Road Galleries -the Gallery Cafe Opened In 1998 In A Structure Which Was The Former Offices Of World Renowned Sri Lankan Architect, The Late Geoffrey Bawa. Bawa Personally Approved Fernando Taking Over His Beloved Property And Converting It Into A Restaurant And Art Gallery And Respected Shanth's Design Sense In The Conversion And Renovation Of The Building To Complement His Own. Bawa's Only Input Was The Location Of The Main Pavilion Where Most Diners Are Seated. The Art Gallery Features Regularly Changing Exhibitions By Established And Emerging Local Artists, For Sale. As The Cafe Is Open From 10am Through To Midnight Daily, Visitors Frequent The Property For Meals, Site Seeing, Coffee, Cake, Shopping And The Complimentary Wi-fi Available For Use Of Patrons. The Gallery Cafe's Menu Has Not Changed In Years As Regulars Have Their Favourites And Fernando Prides Himself On The Fact That They May Always Return For That Option. It Is Particularly Known For Its Cocktails And Desserts As Well As It's Consistently 'good Food.'
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