The Bayleaf

Named after a fragrant leaf widely used around the globe to perfume culinary crafts, ‘The Bayleaf’ is a popular Italian restaurant in the casual dining scene of Colombo.

The Menu

‘The Bayleaf’ serves out an eclectic mix of well-executed Italian fare and delectable Cocktails. A range of Antipasti is created in the quintessential Italian fashion, using cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms, and cheeses. Popular items include the seafood delicacy, Calamari Fritti and the beef indulgence, Carpaccio di Carne. Soups feature the Italian vegetable soup, Minestrone and onion based Zuppa di Cipolla.

The assortment of Pastas is comprised of Fettuccine, Tagliatelle, Tagliolini, Cannelloni, Penne, Fussili, Spaghetti and Lasagna. From the duck meat and vodka sauce sensation, Ravioli di Anatra to the cheese exuberance, Manicotti con Funghi, a selection of Ravioli is dished out. Scrumptious seafood is thrown in Italian culinary traditions, the result of which is treats like Misto di Pesce which presents a decadent mishmash of prawns, lobster, seer fish, squids and mullet. ‘The Bayleaf’ also plates out gourmet meat based mains, showcasing treats like Tournedos di Manzo which presents pan fried beef and Costoletta di Maiale containing marinated grilled pork chops. ‘The Bayleaf’ also rustles up homegrown, wood-fired Pizzas.

Cap off your meal with the caramel and banana treat, Banoffee Pie; the chocolate and espresso sponge trifle, Tiramisu; or the soft sponge covered ice cream, Baked Alaska. Bask in the gorgeous comfort of artisan teas and infusions as well as green, white and black teas. Grab your favourite Tapas at the bar and sparkle with a glass of wine or thrill in a Single Malt.

The Experience

‘The Bayleaf’ is located at a century old colonial mansion nestled amidst a landscaped garden in Colombo 7. In addition to the charming main dining area, ‘The Bayleaf’ also contains 4 private rooms ideal for a small corporate meal or an intimate family gathering. From seating arrangements at the balcony or veranda, to al fresco dining in the beautiful garden, options are varied. The Retro style bar located on the ground floor is perfect for tapas and cocktail evenings. ‘The Bayleaf’ also offers a home delivery service.

Antipasti time at ‘The Bayleaf’. Captivate in Granchio Al Forno and Calamari Fritti whilst soaking up the view from the laid-back veranda.

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Starting price

LKR 1000 Upwards

Business Hours

11.00am - 11.00pm, Sunday

11.00am - 11.00pm, Monday to Thursday

11.00am - 12.00am, Friday to Saturday


Continental and Italian

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