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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

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Asian, Indonesian
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Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40514622
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Traditional Balinese in Cairns

Authentic food served on banana leaves makes for a great atmosphere in this restaurant. Excellent service from everyone in the restaurant. Don't let the fact that it is a few block away from the centre of the Cairns esplanade deter you. The food is delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
rocky2457
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Authentic food served on banana leaves makes for a great atmosphere in this restaurant. Excellent service from everyone in the restaurant. Don't let the fact that it is a few block away from the centre of the Cairns esplanade deter you. The food is delicious!

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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a great restaurant and the locals love it too so it's best to book. A good wine list and lovely, authentic Balinese food. Sit inside for the air conditioning or outside if you prefer.

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Robina, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were visiting Cairns and wanted to get away from the tourist area so a bit of research suggested Bayleaf. We really enjoyed our meal - the service was excellent, food was fresh and the menu offered a lot of variety. The chicken curry was probably the tenderest chicken we have ever had. We also liked the atmosphere created by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Food is always tasty. We arrived separately and I was the second person to arrive. I was asked if I was ready to order about half an hour after being there and I hadn't even been approached for a drink. Overall, food is ace, staff less.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Decided to try somewhere different for dinner and picked bayleaf. the atmosphere was beautiful a little loud at times but that's fine most places are. Weren't given a drink menu on arrival which was fine. However when I asked for one politely the extremely rude waitress pulled an arrogant face. Had to wait 20 minutes for a bottle of water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We are up for a quick stop in Cairns a local friend suggested Bayleaf, we are very glad she did. The food was just amazing, tasty, spicy and well portioned. The staff were very attentive which made the atmosphere that much nicer. The whole restaurant smelt like Indonesia. Loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Tried something new, not for me. The smoke from the meals heating fire they serve was overwhelming for me, had to get it removed from our table. But food not too bad. They over charged us at the end so had to get that sorted out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere, tastey food, although the service was slow, as it took a while before the food started to arrive, the service was pleasant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Although oddly located in Cairns, near the Hospital, the food and ambience inside the restaurant is excellent. Parking can b a bit of a hassle at times but well worth the effort. The set lunch menu gives a good selection of Balinese food for a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a set selection of about ten dishes, served with matching wines, and every single one was nice. We had never had Balinese food before so we won't have known what to order, so this was an excellent introduction. Clearly worth the price. Friendly staff.

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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, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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