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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
+94 5359653
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Situated in a grand colonial mansion in Gregory's Road, in the heart of...
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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Italian food in Colombo

We were very surprised by the authenticity of the Italian food offered at the Bay Leaf and also that it has not been rated much higher on Trip Advisor. Nice location in the neighbourhood where most of the embassies are located. Quiet. Good service. A reasonably priced wine list. Small with limited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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pender island
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very surprised by the authenticity of the Italian food offered at the Bay Leaf and also that it has not been rated much higher on Trip Advisor. Nice location in the neighbourhood where most of the embassies are located. Quiet. Good service. A reasonably priced wine list. Small with limited seating but everyone is given a lot of... More 

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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service stole the limelight, whilst food and beverages fell short. First I decided to get a beer and they didn't have Corona (might be due to a promotion being carried out by local beer manufacturer), then my friend decided to check out the wines and found out that he had to decide between two (a very difficult choice indeed). I... More 

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1 Thank Indikaedu
asherahg, Public Relations Manager at Bay Leaf Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for dining at the Bayleaf Restaurant recently, and also taking a moment to review us . Your comments re our food & service is appreciated and is an encouragement to us We value our guests and should you need any assistance in the future please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you again... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Private Dining Rooms in a Colonial Bungalow in a purely residential colony in downtown Colombo. Great food and service!

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1 Thank BluAqua1965
asherahg, Public Relations Manager at Bay Leaf Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for dining at the Bayleaf Restaurant recently, and also taking a moment to review us . Your positive comments re our food & service is appreciated and is an encouragement to us We value our guests and should you need any assistance in the future please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you... More 

Colombo
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in with kids for lunch. There was a pasta promotion and the pastas came out really well. The appetizers were good too. The 4 kinda of cheese pasta was enjoyed by the kids and they are very hard to please! The service was really good and the staff knowledge on the menu was very high.

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1 Thank ShanakaRSU
asherahg, Public Relations Manager at Bay Leaf Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for dining at the Bayleaf Restaurant recently, and also taking a moment to review us . Your positive comments re our food & service is appreciated and is an encouragement to us We value our guests and should you need any assistance in the future please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you... More 

Dana Point, California
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Three friends went for an early lunch on a weekday. The restaurant is located in an older two storied refurbished house in a residential area just at the edge of Colombo. The place was clean but had limited ventilation and limited A/C. The menu was "Italian" but the food preparations were nothing out of the ordinary. The service was adequate.... More 

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1 Thank fwaffarn
asherahg, Public Relations Manager at Bay Leaf Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for dining at the Bayleaf Restaurant recently, and also taking a moment to review us . Your comments re our food & service is appreciated and is an encouragement to us and we hope you visit us again. We value our guests and should you need any assistance in the future please feel free to contact us.... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My last visit was like 6 months ago and this review is little over due . They try to put up an extravagant image to this restaurant but it actually is not . Nothing much to get impressed . An ordinary place serving common dishes. We sat upstairs all the times I visited and ambiance is very obstructive and limited... More 

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Thank HDSPat1984
asherahg, Public Relations Manager at Bay Leaf Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for dining at the Bayleaf Restaurant recently, and also taking a moment to review us . We value our guests and should you need any assistance in the future please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you again at the Bayleaf Restaurant ! Thanking you More 

Putrajaya, Malaysia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a late lunch and ordered a half and half pizza. The tikka pizza part was very hard and dry and lacked any sauces. The minced mutton part was suggested by the waiter and was much better tasting. The bad part was that being seated in the balcony meant that all the dust, sand and leafs from nearby... More 

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2 Thank Ali H
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The ambience is pretty great too - this is an old colonial era home, lavishly restored. In recent years, even the garden has been put to use, most of it is covered by a large tent so outdoor dining is possible. Nice food & service.

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1 Thank Manoj F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a pizza for delivery at 6pm and was promised we will have it in 45 minutes. (We live 5-10minutes away from the restaurant.)1.5 hours later... still no pizza. Several calls to manager mark later, we finally received our pizzas still hot from the oven , which leads me to believe that the pizza was only made when we... More 

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2 Thank Linusha G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were there after my sons, graduation for a family dinner. We had had a long day so were very tired. Therefore felt that the service took a bit too long Food was great, service was great as well

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1 Thank Tusitha k

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 5359653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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