Paradise Road, Colombo

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PARADISE ROAD GALLERIES -THE GALLERY CAFÉ 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 CAFÉ 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 CAFÉ'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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  • Visited paradise road at villa in bentoto a few times Nice selection of house ware and gifts plan to visit in Colombo later this year  more »
  • So many stylish and original home decor items as well as some yummy orange mustard. We bought many Xmas gifts here. If I'd had another suitcase I would have bought more. The restaurant was great too. ...  more »
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  • Great shop.great staff. Super cool things to buy. Best shopping experience
  • Lots of great gift ideas for tourists. Homewares, candles, statues. Very accommodating to foreigners. The owner happened to be there while my elderly grandmother was leaving (she uses a wheelchair). He offered us a lift out of the kindness of his heart.
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