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“Surprise at every turn, homemakers haven”

Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Ranked #25 of 663 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$52
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.'
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea that bang opposite the townhall in downtown Colombo, you have this gem of a store and a quaint cafe. Amazing hand painted homeware and both the floors are amazing.

Thank Denzel2014
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Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road.

We are pleased that you visited our store and purchased a tea set. Every item displayed is an artistic expression designed with great thought and care. The products on offer have been created to please every taste and we are glad that you were able to acquire which ever the items that caught your eye. Thank you for visiting Paradise Road and we look forward to serving you again during your next visit.

Kind Regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say that this is one of the best places for dining in colombo. Absolutely love their food. It's expensive. But it's delicious at the same time. Generous portions. I highly recommend anyone who goes there to try their dessert menu. I guarantee that you will be lost. U wouldn't know which one to pick. From their simple strawberries and cream to decadent cheese cakes it's absolute and sheer perfection. The ambience is unique and relaxing. U get to take a peek at their art exhibitions while you are there. I am so happy that this place exists

Thank ruchinij
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Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager 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 delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. Every aspect of the interior has been designed with much thought and care to ensure our guests are treated to a unique dining experience. We are pleased that Strawberries and Cream and Cheesecake stood out.

Our eclectic a'la carte menu has been created with much thought and care to please every palate. The art gallery certainly does add to the whole experience and we are happy that you took the time to view our displays. Thank you for your a great recommendation and we look forward to serving you again during your next visit to the Gallery Cafe.

Kind Regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us was staying in a hotel round the corner and asked a driver to take us to a restaurant with ambiance. This place was perfect, service was fantastic and the food was mouth watering. I had a crab "crumble" on a bed of vegetables and creamy mash - wow. If your looking for a romantic meal out, this is your place ❤️

Thank AbbieRoseBowler
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Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 the cafe has been designed with great care to ensure our guests are treated to a unique dining experience. Thank you for patronizing The Gallery Cafe and we look forward to serving you again during your next visit.

Kind Regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a must visit not just for the food, but all the atmosphere. The cheesecake is really mouthwatering. Would suggest going in the evening.

Thank Travelmun
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Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe.

We are happy that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on the Cheesecake and service as we strive to excel in our standards continuously.

Every aspect of the interior of the cafe is an artistic expression and has been designed with great care to ensure our guests are treated to a unique dining experience. Thank you for patronizing The Gallery Cafe and we look forward to serving you again during your next visit.

Kind Regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, even if you don't plan to eat here, you should still visit this place. The interior is absolute gorgeous, this was a former office of a well known Sri Lanka architect Geaffry Bawa. It also has a shop on the ground floor. The food is priced at the higher end, but it's worth every penny!

Thank Md Omar M
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Sudeva W, Asst. Front Office Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to our restaurant. The building as mentioned was architect Geoffrey Bawa's former office which has been designed with much thought and care and converted in to the Gallery Cafe in present times.

Thank you for your comments about our food and pricing as we strive to excel in our standards continuously. We look forward to serving you again during your next visit.

Kind Regards,
The Management

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