Paradise Road The Gallery Café was established in 1988 and is today a Colombo institution offering a blend of local style, architecture and food. The interior aesthetic is uniquely Paradise Road, designed by Udayshanth Fernando, in keeping with the iconic space, it is housed within. With its al fresco dining pavilion, signature cement and wrought iron furnishings and rotating art exhibition, the restaurant has been featured in the Australian Gourmet Traveller, New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue India, Delicious Magazine and the Luxe City Guide Online to name a few. The restaurant and brand are internationally acclaimed and the recipient of multiple awards including the Presidential Award for Best Restaurant and Essence of Asia by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Housed in the former offices of world-renowned Sri Lankan architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa, who personally approved the take-over of his beloved property and its conversion into a gallery and restaurant by Paradise Road Chairman and designer, Udayshanth Fernando. The menu features both local and international cuisine, delivered with flawless service in the most sensitively and timelessly designed surroundings in the heart of the city. Paradise Road Galleries features monthly rotating exhibitions by established and emerging artists.
The property also features a private dining room, The Upstairs Gallery, that can accommodate up to 36 guests for events, including intimate weddings and corporate events; as well as 50 guests for cocktail and canapé receptions.