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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” (61 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (24 reviews)
“corn fritters” (26 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:00 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 yesterday via mobile

I had dinner here with three mates while up in Cairns for work. It’s a nice relaxed environment with friendly service. There are lots of options and each of us enjoyed our meals which were all served quickly.

Thank Nick Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can only comment about the one meal that I had because I was eating alone and only had one course which was their special - the Beef Rendang. It was serve beautifully with rice and pickets and salad and lemongrass decorations and the curry...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chicken curry was probably the best I've ever had. It was incredible. Served with extra little pots of chicken salad and vegetables. I had an equally incredible salad as an entree. Was looking forward to dessert on the night but after the very generous...More

Thank Pantherboy
Reviewed 6 days ago

As we were staying at the attached hotel and the TripAdvisor reviews of this restaurant were so good, my daughter and I decided to have dinner there one night. The lamb stew was about 1/4 gristle and fat and totally inedible and for what I...More

1  Thank VivianC972015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is easy to reach from Cairns CBD and there are lots of on-street parking around. The food was tasty, particularly the crocodile satay which was full of flavors. The rich aroma of food was easily noticeable as you enter the restaurant, which speaks...More

Thank Paddy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is attached to the hotel. The food is reasonably priced but not cheap. The Rijstafel has so many dishes and starts off with satay and a great tasting soup - by which time you aren't hungry any more. So go with an empty...More

Thank Laetetia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food a little spicy, but not too hot, large portions, we didn't leave hungry. Loved the tofu, cooked to perfection in the sauces. The staff friendly and professional.

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t had Balinese before but enjoyed our dinner. It was a bit spicy. We had chicken curry (bit hot for hubby). Vegetables in peanut sauce was more to his liking The corn fritters and pawpaw salad was delicious. These dishes all had Balinese names...More

Thank Veronica K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here on recommendation from a local and loved it. Service was excellent, nice restaurant and food was fantastic, presented beautifully and very tasty. We had the mixed satay and rendang as daily special. Can’t wait to go back next time I’m in Cairns.

Thank Thomotravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Bayleaf many times and we always choose it for a family gathering. We are never disappointed. The food is very tasty and quite authentic. The presentation is lovely too. I highly recommend Bayleaf to anyone visiting Cairns.

1  Thank Trish S
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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
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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