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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Indian Food

Impressed with the welcome and the service. The food was tasty and the portions were quite big. The bar makes a nice "Long Island Ice Tea" Can recommend the place for an authentic Indian food

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Shelton N
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Kamala1943
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kamala1943
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Impressed with the welcome and the service. The food was tasty and the portions were quite big. The bar makes a nice "Long Island Ice Tea" Can recommend the place for an authentic Indian food

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Beautiful setting and conveniently located in the heart of Colombo in a beautiful colonial mansion. The food is "par excellence". The service is fast and efficient , The ambiance is wonderful and best of all the pricing is very reasonable. Real value for money. A "must try" in Colombo.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our next favourite place for food. Friendly staff, good choice. Little expensive , but fully recommend this place. For the younger folks, they also have a bar and music.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?