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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

227 Lake St | Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 4622
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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227 Lake St | Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place has a very nice atmosphere and food options are very interesting and tasteful. The cocktails were also good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank D9669KC_
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation from my sister, who had been over 5 years ago. She raved at how good it was, so I thought I better go! I tell you what, it was well worth the visit and I would recommend putting it on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank smileitsali
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff could have been more friendly but the food really was amazing. Tables are very close together.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kryds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our fare. Note: This is not Balinese / Javanese street-food type dishes. This is an upmarket restaurant with qualified Balinese chefs trained under one of the most well known International chefs in Bali. It is far more expensive than I'm used to paying and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank balipaul55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is really tasty, service great and atmosphere very welcoming. We ordered lunch set menus and left very happy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gosian241
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended by my daughter to try Bayleaf - good food, nice selection of cocktails and wine, great friendly service. Truly loved the Balachan so so spicy hot and nice. Tried their curry chicken and bayleaf Singapore Sling

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 298meilinl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few restaurants near the Rydges hotel and what a find! Beautiful, delicious and reasonable sized dishes. We went back the second night to try dishes we missed the first night. Recommendations include the meat satays with lovely sauce, traditional ribs, duck curry...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ty101ty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner last night with a large group of family and friends. Ordered the $110 per person banquet. Very slow to come out and I had to go up to the bar and order drinks because the waiter never came to the table....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Riley1987
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a great restaurant with authentic Balinese food prepared by Balinese chefs. I would definitely go back when in Cairns. Its not cheap and a little way out of the CBD but still walkable but not in the heat of Cairns, but only a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank doggies123
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Just love the food at this restaurant. You can taste they use all fresh ingredients. Absolutely Amazing and Many Thanks.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pholwrk
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Mia Y
30 December 2016|
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Response from sennekkah | Reviewed this property |
from memory, with drinks it was around the $70 mark. but well worth it !
Wendy D
11 January 2016|
Response from Mike Z |
20 - 30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 09:30
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12:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
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06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Lake St | Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 4622
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Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant has been a well loved and highly regarded restaurant in Cairns for many years, serving authentic Balinese cuisine. This multi award winning restaurant offers a true dining experience. Head Chef Made Upadana was trained in Bali at the highly regarded bumbu bali restaurant and cooking school and worked along side Heinz von Holzen the master chef and respected food writer of the Balinese Cuisine. Our signature banquet menu the Balinese Rijsttafel offers a feast of flavours and is highly recommended.
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