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“Very good”

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 607 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $22
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Merimbula, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We chose the banquet without wine for 2 people (minimum persons) And ordered our own bottle of wine. The food was lovely and more than enough to eat. The service was fantastic. We were there early and the restaurant filled quickly. The only complaint from us is that we were charged for the price of the banquet including wine as well as the bottle we ordered ( an over charge of approximately $10) and didn't realise until we got home so felt it was to late to complain. We are sure it was a genuine error and would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely, lovely, lovely”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Persuaded friend to eat here; ordered banquet with wines. Food was fabulous; only suggestion we have is to present main course in two serves (fish, duck, chicken followed by pork, lamb, beef) as by time one gets to sample all they have begun to get cold. The wine choices were not so good but the staff responded very positively to our request for an alternative to one which we really disliked. This is a gorgeous place with really lovely food at a good price. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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Maryborough, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was the find of our Cairns stay. Wonderful service and delicious food. The cost was reasonable at around $50 per person which includes a glass of wine. Would recommend the dessert platter.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“BAGUS TAPI DINGIN.....”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The title means.. "Good but cold" in Bahasa Indonesia.......

A group of us dined the Rijstafel set dinner menu... an Indonesian feast of tastes and flavours..and were certainly delighted.... other reviews and the menu tells you in detail.. entree.. mains and dessert plate... you will complete the meal elated and sated....

BUT... one brickbat which the restaurant MUST address and is well below expectation....

It was a cold, windy and drizzly night. We were outside and there was no protection save for the verandah and eave. We were sprinkled on all night... every diner outside was cold and the wind made the food cold in minutes and significantly detracted from the flavour of the meal,and the ambience...

For a restaurant of this quality, it's simply not good enough to leave this situation unattended. It would not require significant effort to place a screen or some other appropriate device to protect from the elements.

We were not the only ones suffering... and the busy restaurant was not able to accomodate us inside. We did ask on booking and were told.. yes it may be windy, but you will not be wet. Well, that's not correct.

We will certainly go back... the food was well presented and authentic,but only if we are sitting inside if the weather is not favourable.

It's not my intent to go on about this one aspect, but there is really no excuse for a well established restaurant not to do something about it. We were in the cheap seats and paid full price.

Come on Bayleaf... make your place sing.. sort this out quickly please... winter is still here!

  • Visited July 2013
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Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful birthday dinner.”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife booked on the morning of my birthday, we turned up the place was filling quite quickly the staff were great and thoughtful with everything. The food was fantastic and filling.Michael the waiter and introduced us to some wines we wouldn't have tried before and he was right on the money. A fantastic night and we will be back.

Visited July 2013
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