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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%
Travellers talk about
“satay” (66 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (24 reviews)
“corn fritters” (26 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 09:30 Hours
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
227 Lake St | Corner of Lake & Gatton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You really feel the Balinese atmosphere in the food and services as well as the ambiance of the establishment. Perfect for a quiet, romantic evening

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, very balinese style, the portion of the food was average for the price but the flavour and sauce are very similar to what we have in Bali before. Definitely coming back for our second meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KMWong322
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This nicely decorated space was overflowing on the Wednesday we went.People were being turned away.The mixed satay was indeed to die for..the duck curry's and tsofus curries as well.A bit out of the city but still a nice walk if you feel like one.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four of us and we had the banquet menu which was delicious. Lots of food, particularly liked the seafood skewers and also the pork dish. When we got our fish soup we had forgotten to say one of our party did not eat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JLO186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Bayleaf may be somewhat more expensive than its competitors, it definitely proves its value with high quality food, presentation, and authenticity. The beef and chicken sate was excellent, and the ayam panggang was packed with flavor. The yellow rice accompanying the ayam panggang was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samd233
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for 8 & were looked after extremely professionally. Highly recommend any of the food & the service was top notch. Thanks :-)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a drink at the bar as we waited for the rest of our group to arrive, were seated promptly and had our drinks order taken. The selection on the menu was good, I had the duck curry and the flavours and spice levels were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place by accident, after arriving into Cairns, this restaurant was just down the road from my accomodation. So popped in for a late Sunday dinner, Service, food and atmosphere were on point.. definitely coming back to this Balinese culinary paradise.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ClareO186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled I to the restaurant around 8:30 on a Saturday night. We were promptly assisted to a table and we ordered Sri is prior to the food. The drinks were nowhere to be found and we had ask several times before they eventually arrived...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank U3850QPians
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We thought we should try Indonesian food and this restaurant gets good reviews and was in reasonable walking distance of our holiday apartment. Started with crocodile sate, then shared the fish of the day, and finished with a coconut pancake and balinese coffee. All the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BigH2
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
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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
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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