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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 393
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  • 50
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  • 22
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  • 15
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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
The place for Rijsttafel

Great spot for classic Rijsttafel within easy walking distance of the major hotels. The wine pairings were spot on as well. A must try while you are in Cairns and a relief from the typical resort cuisine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
lsdean
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for classic Rijsttafel within easy walking distance of the major hotels. The wine pairings were spot on as well. A must try while you are in Cairns and a relief from the typical resort cuisine.

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Cairns, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. First time I've eaten Balinese food, very yummy. Seemed very authentic and the way the food is presented is great. We had a banquet of tasters from nearly everything on the menu, I recommend this if you have never eaten Balinese food.

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Thank Melissa F
Cairns, Australia
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit to Bayleaf. We were hesitant to book again because of the terrible service we received on the last two occasions. This time the service was much better. Ordering drinks still presents a bit of a problem as wait staff are just too busy. The service was very professional and the food was wonderful. We had... More 

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Thank Sue M
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the outside of this restaurant that looks like a motel...this place is awesome! Excellent Balinese food, generous serves and above all very attentive and friendly staff. We will definitely be back.

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Thank asx2
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Indonesia previously, we thought this would be a great way to remind us of the beautiful food that we ate there. And we weren't disappointed. Moderately priced, well cooked flavoursome food. Great atmosphere. A definite must for anyone.

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Thank Mary D
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had amazing food here and the cocktails were excellent too. The restaurant is clean and welcoming and all of the staff were great and so friendly.

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Thank Benjamin_Martyn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good+++ restaurant with a Balinese atmosphere & cuisine. Having just spent 3 weeks in Bali found the food to very good, served by attentive wait staff.

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Thank David P
Mareeba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the pork dish as a take away, no other restaurants in Cairns have anything as delicious. The food was fresh and steaming hot when we collected it and full of flavour. We only had to wait 15-20 minutes on a busy Saturday night and staff are always friendly.

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Thank Rebecca S
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Balinese restaurant in the Bay Village Retreat is a wonderful place to visit for a meal. They have happy hours in the evening and serve good Balinese food. The service is average as the restaurant is always full during meal times.

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Thank Rambomenon
Cairns Region, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not familiar with Balinese food at all and do not even know what to expect but it was delicious for my taste. The service wasnt the best but I love the deco.

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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, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?