Banana Leaf Restaurant

Some of the best kept secrets don’t remain so for long. Nestled in the heart of Canberra City (Civic), Banana Leaf has become a staple of the Canberra restaurant scene. From humble beginnings, this remarkable restaurant has made locals and visitors alike fall in love with Sri Lankan cuisine; where traditional Sri Lankan dishes sit side by side with modern Australian cuisine and with best wines carefully selected to compliment the food.

The restaurant features a large seating area outside which provides a great a-la-carte option also allows you to dine by the colorful water fountain; this sets a perfect setting for our delicious, traditional Sri Lankan cuisine.

The food is out of this world, combining a careful blend of bush tucker with Sri Lankan spices and a range of black and white curries. Our award-winning chefs Hiraj de Silva and Nelson Kumaragama and their team have created a mouth-watering menu at Banana Leaf.

Entrées vary from the modern Australian influenced Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad to traditional Sri Lankan Chicken and Potato Pan Rolls. For mains you can choose from Black Angus Sirloin, Tasmanian Salmon, Barramundi with native spices and Lamb or Chicken Buriyani. We have a great rage of vegetarian, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Sri Lankan meals.


“Taste of Excellence”

“Isthuthi” (Thank you)
Your Host, Sandi Sandirigama


Reach to taste it!

Opening Hours

Lunch 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner from 5.30pm onwards
Sunday - Closed