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The Bayleaf

79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
+94 5359653
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (54 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is divine with hearty portions. Great pastas and pizzas. Wonderful ambiance. Great service by the staff.

Thank Dilee15
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited this place on every trip when I come from Australia. A place to just chill and hang loose. Best cocktails Cheers to Priyantha

Thank Nashila R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok so after two tries over the last two months, I regretfully write this review. The pasta here is terrible and pretentious. First of all, when you get a menu nearly 10 pages long with 100s of dishes, you know they can't deliver quality food....More

Thank GloballyThere
Reviewed May 15, 2018

it was my first time at the the bay leaf restaurant and it was amazing. service and food is 5 star. very personalize service and amazing interior. special thanks to the servers for recommending dishes and special attention. definitely going back to eat delirious ravioli.

Thank Chat_Laks
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Superb food, superb ambience, superb service. Romantic setting. Delicious Italian meals with a personalised touch. Loved the Bar lounge as well.

Thank George D
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This was my first visit to Bay Leaf even though we have ordered food from them which was of very high quality. It really is a great place to meet up for dinner with family or friends. Based on your requirement they provide you a...More

Thank NeomiJ
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I chanced upon Bay Leaf while out walking in the nearby cemetery. The first visit, I had a beer in the bar and watched the cricket on the large-screen TV, then ate a full Italian meal, also in the bar. The food is pretty authentic,...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The setting is lovely as always! The food was only "just o.k", nothing great, it lacked salt. The rocket was not available for the Carpaccio, although that was communicated to us and we ordered it anyway. The platter of bread had somehow gone down in...More

Thank RoshanGV
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

I called the restaurant to order delivery.The operator wanted me to call another number.Had to call many times before they answered the phone.The guy who took the order was bad.The pizza and pasta was very good.The delivery was excellent on time.

Thank SE s
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Restaurant has a nice ambiance, has a great interior and exterior, but we were terribly disappointed with the food. We came in expecting a fine-dining type experience but the gnocchi served was anything but. Our main course was bland, and visually unappealing, and the Amaretto...More

Thank Nina A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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