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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Asian, Indonesian
As featured in Best Food in Cairns
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Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40514622
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh food disappointing service

Food is amazing, fresh and pretty fast in serving. Even if, staff should tell plates when they bring to the table so people do not get confused which plate is. Unfortunately, they don't do split bills. Atmosphere is good and romantic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Maryrosa1989
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food is amazing, fresh and pretty fast in serving. Even if, staff should tell plates when they bring to the table so people do not get confused which plate is. Unfortunately, they don't do split bills. Atmosphere is good and romantic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here for the first time to celebrate a birthday. We got the banquet which I understand most people do for dinner. We got an entree which was nice and the main course was 5 or 6 curries all of which were very rich and some were spicy. The service was adequate however the staff seemed somewhat aloof. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went with my girlfriend and mom. We got some curries & cocktails. Food was good, setting is really nice food and staff were helpful and friendly. Would recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the Bayleaf on Friday night. We were very lucky to get a table without reservation. Customer service was excellent taking into account how busy they were. We got 4 dishes for 4 people. We got so much food that we couldn't finish. Food was tasty, hot and spicy. After a while chilli stops bothering you. We all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Happened upon this establishment when we arrived in Cairns, it was quite close to our accommodation and we liked it so much we returned for a 2nd meal. Everything was very tasty and authentic with attentive staff. Would recommend. The sates were especially tasty, served on a little hibachi/bbq - very appealing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I travel to Cairns every Dec-Jan. We discovered the Bayleaf 4 years ago and love it so much we go there a few times each visit. The food is so fresh and superbly cooked, it is truly to die for! Try the banquet if you can fit it all in. You will not be disappointed with any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The banquet menu is amazing and very filling. It covers alot of Balinese food. The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Bayleaf is one of those nice restaurants where the owners and waiting staff are probably reading (and believing) too many of the ego-stroking reviews and magazine articles praising its cuisine and exotic ambience. Certainly the food is a delight but there was a whiff of entitlement in some of the waiting staff - wonderfully, staff who seemed to hail... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went here on a Monday night a week ago. The place was busy and atmospher nice, but the food was very disappointing. I had the mixed sate to start with which was good , however I ordered the classic chicken nasi gorenge for a main it was awful it was if they had put all the left overs from other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We dine here almost weekly! It is the best restaurant is Cairns! Perfect for couples and families. The food is amazing and the service is always great! You must visit!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 40514622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 22
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic

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