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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a beautiful Saturday morning in the blissful sunlight of the early morning haze our salvation was found in the love and adoration of Karen and Marie, waitresses with an ability to connect to the soul of wandering lovers... Karen and Marie bring lustrious service through patience and attentiveness to customer satisfaction further brightening the passion between couples and igniting... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after diving, so in hats and swimsuits, but were seated immediately outside. We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings because we had never had Balinese food before. It was amazing. I loved each course and nearly every wine. The pinot noir came slightly warmer than I like, but everything else was perfect. The staff was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I ordered two entrées and the portions were too generous that we didn't finish it! Good thing we didn't order an appetizer or else we would end up being stuffed up which we are, but we walked around lake st., so it's all good. Decor was nice, staff was friendly and food was delicious. Expect each dish... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are recommended to go to this restaurant by the hotel staff as "the best Balinese restaurant in QLD" and we weren't disappointed. The food was amazing, the staff were friendly. We had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was fantastic but the service was surprisingly slow. It often took us several minutes to waive down a server so that we could get rice or something else that we needed. I'd recommend this restaurant for the food and the great Australian wine selection. It was refreshing to get away from the Esplanade and have a nice... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are always welcoming and helpful. The food is fresh and traditional with good presentation, good size serves and lovely accompaniments . We love the mixed sate which brings back memories of Bali and Thialand. Lovely outside dining also.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall food was lovely & service great. Will be back soon. Vegetarian diner disappointed with Gado Gado. Tiny serve of scant veges with minimal week peanut sauce. Very average. Not worth $20 that's for sure. Duck parcels, mixed seafood grill and starters all delicious and good portion sizes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good menu for vegetarians, fish eaters or carnivores. Nice setting, part of a holiday retreat with a sort of jungle theme, easy to find on a main road. Good food, efficient service, great cocktails! Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on our last night in Cairns. Even though it was quite busy we didn't have long to wait for our meal. The meals are sent out on trays and the waiters serve the rice which is topped up as required during the meal. There is a banquet option available for 2 or more people. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First night of a 6 night stay in Cairns and this place did not disappoint. We had the banquet and the food was divine. Plenty of food and we were hungry. The curries were delicious. We got there about 6pm, didn't have a booking and got the last available table so probably book if you're keen on some good Balinese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $22
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?