Gallery Cafe

restaurants / Asian

Lonely Planet review

The trim colonial bungalow that houses Shanth Fernando’s Gallery Cafe used to be the office for Sri Lanka’s most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. The open-air dining area looks over an intimate courtyard and reflecting pool, while the lounge is where Bawa’s old office used to be (his desk is still there). The decor is stunning and the Sri Lankan–inspired dishes focus on fresh ingredients and bold, clean flavours. Curries made with black pork and prawns are popular.