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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40514622
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Ranked #16 of 422 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $22
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

From the moment we walked into the restaurant we were made welcome, unlike some other reviews which almost put us off. We had booked earlier in the afternoon as it was a Saturday. So glad we did, they were really popular and we can understand why. Starting with the delightful French/Colombian waiter, Santiago who was excellent. We chose their rijsttafel,... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Waited forever for our meals only for them to arrive cold. When we eventually got our meals the food was blan and poorly presented. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A really good Balinese meal in very pleasant surroundings - the fish was particularly good. The service was excellent. A good range of dishes on the menu and a good wine list.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely location and staff the food was average small serves for a huge price. A few items on the menu were not available, 2 of them were the reason we went. Wine expensive. Check the menu before you go.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Bayleaf came highly recommended, and my partner and I were really looking forward to eating here. I see on TripAdvisor that many others have had great experiences. And I have to say -- the food and ambience was amazing. (With respect to the latter, it did get a little chilly outside as the evening went on, so if you'll... More

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were given the breakfast menu and then told by the waitress that it would be easier if ordered the contindental breakfast. We ordered bacon and poached eggs from menu and the yolks were hard and all you could taste was vinegar. The service was very slow and it seemed like the waitress didn't really want to be there. Very... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate here 3 times in 5 days driving in from Trinity Beach. The food was delicious and the presentation stunning. We could not fault any of the 7 dishes we had over the 3 visits. It was very hard to choose but one favourite was the duck curry. They could up their game on meet and greet. We had... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A lovely restaurant with good wine and good selection. For starters we had the beef, chicken land lamb sticks but they came out warm, not hot. The mains were very hood especially the prawn curry and the chicken. Good selection of wine although they did not have in stock the one we originally ordered. Would definitely go back here. Great... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner with multiple dishes, the rijsttafel (nice table) is very much like a banquet with a selection of entrees and mains which were shared amongst us. The entree portion sizes were a little on the small size but tasted delicious. The main dishes were served with a very healthy serving of rice, which our waitress offered... More

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Canberra
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Was staying at the Rydges Esplanade and checked Trip Advisor for nearby resturants and came across Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant which was literally across the street. Ordered the mixed satay skewers, Balinese chicken curry and rice - all were very reasonably priced. Skewers were tender and tasty and curry had authentic spices and wasn't too spicy. Was left very satisfied and... More

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