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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty

We stumbled upon the Bayleaf quite by accident after visiting the hospital, and what a great find it was. The service and atmosphere was perfect as was the food. We sampled several dishes for main and was very happy with our choices. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Angela S
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Wongaling Beach, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Wongaling Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon the Bayleaf quite by accident after visiting the hospital, and what a great find it was. The service and atmosphere was perfect as was the food. We sampled several dishes for main and was very happy with our choices. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was our third visit to the Bayleaf and again we enjoyed the food very much. Three of us shared 2 Rijsttafel between us - there really is a lot of food to get through. My son had the lamb shanks which were also pretty large. He found them too spicy but he is very sensitive to hot food -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Bayleaf serves the best Indonesian food in whole Cairns. The place is really busy you always have to book a table. Service is always welcoming. Food is top no matter what you order it is always great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food was decent if overpriced. Nice ambiance. Felt rushed. If you don't order the rijsttafel you're treated like second class citizens. We just can't eat that much food at one sitting.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We decided to have a family dinner at Bayleaf and had an early reservation for 6:00pm for 5 people. Lucky for us that we did as when we arrived the restaurant was already full, and continued to turn over tables whilst we were having our dinner. The service was very prompt and attentive. We ordered the large serve of satays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Came here as it was close by and had good reviews. A bit stilted but good food, pleasant outdoor atmosphere.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The food was great as per usual and we ordered the tasting banquet which is great value considering the amount of food you get! The wait staff however were different from the last time we were there and seemed either new or not trained up to the usual standard. Attentiveness was lacking and we had to keep asking for everything.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you want some legitimate Indonesian food, go here! Grab a bintang and have some gado gado. Have some crocodile satay (perfect in Cairns) and some mie goreng.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Becoming a regular favorite for all the family. Lunch and dinner banquets great value. Service normally great but they can get very busy which sometimes leads to being a little neglected but only because you're used to the best from them. .so make sure you book! Parking can be difficult. Food different and consistently beautiful.

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Wamberal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Belated Mothers Day Dinner with my sons , beautiful venue and the banquet was amazing. So colourful and beautifully presented and very reasonable price. Will definitely go again on my next visit!

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Additional Information about Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

Address: Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 40514622
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Average Prices: USD 18 - 22
Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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