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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: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 54
    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 Italian food

Last Sunday our family went there for lunch. This is the first time I visited this place which specializes in Italian cuisine. The restaurant is housed in a spacious old colonial house with wooden floors. We opted for the room with air conditioning on the first floor. Though It was a Sunday there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
dias62
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Families with children
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Last Sunday our family went there for lunch. This is the first time I visited this place which specializes in Italian cuisine. The restaurant is housed in a spacious old colonial house with wooden floors. We opted for the room with air conditioning on the first floor. Though It was a Sunday there were very few guests. The atmosphere was... More 

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Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Their menu had a wide variety of dishes to select from. (Tip: Pizzas were found in the Bar menu) Ask for help from the staff if you need to do any alteration to whats in the menu, they were very helpful. (For an example, I wanted some seafood dish to be just fish and not to include prawns or cuttlefish).... More 

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Contributor
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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?