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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
+94 5359653
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bar/lounge area at the Bayleaf is one of my favourite places to visit when in Colombo. While it's quiet most evenings with a few regulars who hang out there virtually daily (!) it can get crowded from Thursday onwwards. The tapas here are different to what you get at it's sister location, Curve, and are excellent in their own... More 

Thank sunny77773
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few places, you accidentally visit/ visit without prior introduction. But always giving a nostalgic pleasure to go and go again. In a hopeless night with my best friend searching for a place to have the dinner, I just chosen this place over my room mate's recommendation. We had a margarita and a seafood pizza, probably one of the... More 

Thank Mathurahan S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend your valuable time at this place and definitely you would enjoy the time spent. One thing to highlight, the pizza we ordered was not all that warm when it was served to the table but however taste was up to the mark. Staff is very friendly and polite and the service standards are pretty good.

Thank Thilla23
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just arrived in Colombo and found this place on Trip Advisor. The service was exceptional! Food was prompt and tasty. It's not a cheap place but it's worth the extra rupees for the experience.

Thank Matt S
Budapest, Hungary
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a dinner here with my friend on the first night in Colombo. I was impressed about the quality of the food served here far away from Italy. I had a pasta dish baked in the oven I must admit the pasta was perfectly cooked al dente and it was very delicious. The atmosphere is also very nice with the... More 

Thank Krisztina V
Singapore, Singapore
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bay Leaf twice and both times the food and service was excellent. I wouldn't say they have 100% authentic Italian food but it is the best Italian in Colombo. We had their homemade Spinach Tagliatelle with Proscuitto and their Shrimp Ravioli Arabiatta. Both were perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Their pizzas are equally good. The setting... More 

Thank r2d2travellers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building is a well kept, lovely old house, located in a very nice part of Colombo that has been renovated into a restaurant. The Bar is very trendy and "today" and the dining areas are set in the various rooms of the house with an al fresco dining area. In the front is a huge tent designed to accommodate... More 

Thank AHP9477
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, big tables and a lot more than waiting staff that is needed. All the drinks we ordered were too sweet and the iced coffee I ordered was just coffee in dissolved condensed milk. all the pasta dishes we ordered were over cooked and bland. I was really hoping food would be better for the... More 

Thank Prathiba H
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

When I said that I feel like having some Italian food, my nephew was quick to recommend Bayleaf as the best Italian restaurant in Colombo. Having tried it out I agree with him. Food and service is good and the ambiance of this 100+ year old grand house in the most expensive area in Colombo, enhances the total dinning experience.

Thank Chandi J
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

That's exactly how we end up there most of the time. Our son wanting "pizza and nothing else" and the two of us feeling "oh, no, can't we have something else"! The pizza's are so very good! My son finished a 9" pepperoni pizza without any help from us! My husband and I went for homemade cannelloni from the day's... More 

Thank Jinashri S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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