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79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
535-9653
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
Most recent review
What a wonderful restaurant!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Suren D
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: 535-9653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?