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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Jinashri S
Noida, India
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the first hand experience and its Wine Bar opening.Well pairing Wine with tea is an innovation.Situated in one of the most upscale areas in a old and old colonial bungalow with its originals intact beautiful serene surroundings it is beautiful The food is A+ and the presentationo excellent!!

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Thank RajiveKhanna
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bay leaf Restaurant, Colombo, Sri Lanka. This was the first time we hosted a group of relations at this Restaurant. Our crowd numbered 15 & we booked a private room upstairs on Friday 11th November, 2016. My husband & I as host & hostess went about 45 minutes ahead of the time as mentioned to the guests, just to... More 

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Thank georgienro
Weligama, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Affordable for anybody. Excellent quality and classic interior. A place to take rest in the middle of the hectic Colombo center.

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Thank Jan v
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I have been here many times and the good has always been good here. They have a comprehensive Italian menu. The pizzas are tasty with a wide variety of Italian dishes. Their service is of high standard. There was a waiter in viewing distance to our table all the while, to make it easy for us to order anything. The... More 

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Thank Dan_DeSilva
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We had only arrived in Colombo the same day we ate in this fabulous restaurant. It was here we learnt that the beer factory had had a flood earlier in the year and the beer was now being exported from Cambodia, using the secret beer recipe Sri Lanka is so famous for. An excellent place to unwind.The food was delicious,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

PROS: beautiful atmosphere, pleasant staff, excellent food, gluten-free options, balcony dining, outside dining, special-airconditioned room available as well, marks which items are vegetarian. CONS: cocktail was off, items ordered off the menu weren't available, items with nuts not marked, most wines only available by the bottle. I went there recently for a three-course meal. I ordered polpette for starters, only... More 

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Thank Damien077
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Good peaceful location, ample space , old villa atmosphere, tasty good food and good wine. Service is also good. However the VirginMary we ordered had to be returned as it did not taste original. Some of the entree and dishes were not available but what ever we ordered were good.

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Thank Ranji
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Was there for a friend's farewell dinner. The ambience was great, we were seated in the verandah and unfortunately the round tables couldn't be joined to accommodate our group of about 10-12 people together :) Good cocktail menu and starters. A wide choice for mains from Italian to fusion food. All Harpos pizza range is available. Price I would say... More 

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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 

Minneapolis, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I always end up at Bay Leaf with friends when I'm in Colombo. Just love the place! Excellent service, great food and cocktails! Highly recommended.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, European, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?