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Bay Leaf Restaurant

79 Gregorys Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
535-9653
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Ranked #50 of 269 restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Situated in a grand colonial mansion in Gregory's Road, in the heart of Colombo 7, The Bay leaf serves authentic Italian Cuisine from home made pastas to thin crust authentic Italian pizza. With roadside parking space by its gates and a driveway up to its portico the restaurant is fronted by a large lawn ideal for cocktail parties on balmy evenings.The Bay Leaf also features a Retro Bar that serves delectable wines and a range of beverages.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The food here is excellent, mixture of pastas, salads and the pizza is great. There is room for a cosy dinner for two or for large functions. The bar area is very funky, and if you are a cricket lover, a large wall screen gives you ample space to watch the matches. Staff are very friendly and accommodating and all... More

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Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The service very attentive good food very tasty both lunch time and evenings, wine very reasonably priced went there three times the Barramundi ( fish) was fantastic

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Amazing ambiance, perfect for a date! One of the only places in Colombo where you can get really authentic french food( they have their own clay pizza oven- the pizza taste great too) you have to have the duck or spinach ravioli and don't forget their desserts are really good too- I recommend the tiramisu!!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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216 reviews 216 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Visited the place after seeing a play in Colombo and the restaurant was open when we went around 9.45 pm. Had a super menu and a lot of choices of food and drinks. All kinds of Pizza's and Italian food. The food tasted really good and it's money's worth. Super location, wonderful staff, excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Would recommend... More

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Colombo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Been here earlier and it was good. Went here last month after about 2 years. Ordered pizza and chicken. Both were bland and not very tasty. My friend ordered a vegetarian dish where the vegetables were missing. My friend also mentioned the same dish had more vegetables earlier, however when checked with the waiter he said it the dish was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nice location, good service, fair selection of wines at reasonable prices. Food is more than adequate, but not the absolute top.

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newcastle, england
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38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant near to the British high Commission and it was an excellent choice for dinner. Nice aircon terrace, garden or indoor eating all equally attractive. The staff struck the balance between being friendly and professional, Pasta dishes were superb and nice touch that the owner found time to come and ensure we had been pleased with... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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209 reviews 209 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is our favourite neighbourhood restaurant and has been for some time. It has had its ups and downs -- but has been quite consistent. The old house looks great ( as always ) hence the ambience is quite pleasant especially if you choose to sit in the garden. Food quality and choice cannot be faulted -- although presentation could... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Ordered two of the pasta dishes (Matriciana and Tonno) but both were really bad. The sauces did not have any good flavours and the Matriciana was incredibly salty with only fatty bacon in it. It was also quite costly considering the standard of food. The service was adequate but it took a while for the "air-conditioned" room to actually get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The best Italian food in Sri Lanka and in many places for that matter. The fresh pasta and pizza is amazing along with everything else I've tried on the menu. This is a great place to enjoy a cocktail (margaritas especially) at any time of the day. The ambiance is enhanced by the attentive and professional service. Manju (Manager) leads... More

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