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Bay Leaf Restaurant

79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
535-9653
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Ranked #81 of 327 Restaurants in Colombo
Price range: $7 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very nice environment as its located in an old Colonial style mansion and has some out-door seating. Pizza is good (that's really all I have ever ordered!).

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Colombo
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Situated at a quiet corner in Colombo 7, it is a very cosy restaurant for meals with family or close friends.The menu is varied and the chef really does the house proud. Decent beverage and wine list, garden seating adds to the cosiness, making conversations progress late into night in convivial food and company.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Top Italian food is hard to find in Sri Lanka. Bayleaf would be one of the best around and it is pretty good. Housed in a renovated old colonial era home it has both outdoor and indoor seating. There's ample space and is a popular place for small group gatherings. We went for dinner and drinks as a office group... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went to Bayleaf and ended up have having pizza there which was amazing right up there with the USA. The service was very goon and the prices was grat too.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great place and tasty italian food.its a lovely old house to have a wonderful evening with your family or friends.we will be there next time to try the cocktails.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner here with my wife and had an absolutely wonderful time, food was excellent...service outstanding and not only are the staff professional they are also extremely friendly and put the guests first. Place this on the list of must places to dine

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went to Bay Leaf on the recommendation of a local, and as soon as we reached we knew we would probably enjoy our meal.The old colonial house was just fantastic, and very well maintained. You could sit in the garden outside, or downstairs in the seating area or upstairs with a view overlooking the garden. The service was just... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Have been to the Bayleaf on a few occasions in the previous few months : and every single time it has been a true joy ! I love the old colonial architecture : which sets a lovely ambience to the place. The menu is both creative and of good breadth. What is best is that the food tasted AWESOME every... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My friends through a farewell party for me here and I loved it. They have reserved a separate room and we had the privacy that we required. Food was good. The cocktails tend to be a little stronger than the usual cocktails. Service was OK. I enjoyed the overall experience.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have had dinner and lunch several times at Bay Leaf. It is in a very convenient location. I love the beautiful old house setting. The pastas are generally okay. I really do not recommend the pizza because it is made of low quality ingredients. Each main is between 900-1300 rupees. I recommend having the specials. My main concern with... More 

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Additional Information about Bay Leaf Restaurant

Address: 79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 535-9653
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20

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