Must-do Restaurants in Bali
Bali is an island idyll, which is packed to the rafters with restaurants offering stunning cuisine in beautiful settings. If you’re hoping to visit Bali, and you’re keen to experience the greatest gourmet feasts on offer, here are some musts for your itinerary.
La Lucciola Restaurant
Located in the popular resort of Seminyak, La Lucciola enjoys an enviable spot on the golden shores of Petitenget. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, La Lucciola serves fusion dishes with a Mediterranean vibe. The restaurant is set on two levels, and it boasts a unique, eye-catching thatched roof. Perhaps the most impressive element of this dining experience is the view you can enjoy as you tuck into your fusion fayre. Listen to the waves rolling in and watch the sun melt into the horizon as you raise a toast to another incredible day in paradise. The balcony enjoys the best vistas, but the downstairs area is ideal for informal dining. Brunch and lunch are a laid-back affair, while dinner tends to be a more romantic occasion. Best-selling dishes include pastries, poached eggs with cured salmon and bacon and egg souffle for breakfast and grilled yellowfin tuna and bucatini with Wagyu beef for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended for the evening, especially at weekends. During the day, the dress code is casual, but diners tend to opt for smart casual in the evening. La Lucciola is open from 9am until 11pm. Image credit : The Yumlist
Bird Nest Romantic Dinner, Ubud
The Bird Nest dining experience is the ultimate romantic treat. Nestled on a craggy outcrop overlooking the Ayung River Valley, this is your chance to dine under the starry skies and enjoy this incredible setting all to yourself. You’ll be served a five-course feast in a private wooden-framed pod with spectacular views for company. A sample menu includes smoked salmon, soup, beef chateaubriand or half a lobster and lychee mousse. You will also be able to indulge in an amuse bouche, a palate-cleansing sorbet and tea and coffee. This is unsurprisingly a very popular experience, so it’s best to book in advance. This adventure is ideal for honeymooners or those celebrating a special occasion, such as a landmark anniversary. Image credit : Kupu Kupu Barong – Ubud
A treat for all the senses, Merah Putih is a stunning spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and an arched roof, this restaurant is an architectural gem, which combines al fresco dining and an intimate indoor experience seamlessly. The menu is a celebration of Indonesian cuisine, and the presentation is every bit as impressive as the surroundings. There’s a convivial atmosphere, making Merah Putih ideal for couples and small groups, as well as larger gatherings. Highlights on the menu include Balinese squid salad, smoked octopus and bamboo lobster. There is also an extensive selection of vegetarian dishes available. Located in Kerobokan, the restaurant is open for lunch between 12pm and 3pm and from 6pm until late for dinner. Image source : Merah Putih site
Award-winning Sarong is famed for its adventurous, inspirational dishes, which capture the flavours of Southeast Asia. The concept here is to take classic dishes and traditional best-sellers and inject a modern twist. Head chef, Will Meyrick, is well-known for putting his stamp on regional favourites, and you could never tire of the eclectic menu. Sarong pays homage to cult dishes, but it also invites you to take risks, enjoy new experiences and treat your taste buds to something a little different. The decor is elegant and opulent with dark wood finishes and overbearing chandeliers, but there’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The dinner menu boasts dishes such as crispy pork belly, Indian Chinese style dumplings, slow-roasted pulled lamb shoulder and butter chicken, and there’s also a vibrant, alluring cocktail menu available. You can choose from Sarong’s take on the classic mojito, opt for a margarita or sip on an alcoholic iced tea. Sarong opens from 6.30pm until late, and you can book a table for dinner online. The bar and lounge are also open for casual drinks and celebratory cocktails. Sarong has an excellent reputation, and it’s wise to book, especially if you plan to visit on a Friday or Saturday night. Image source : Sarong fp
If you’re visiting Bali, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a restaurant. There are some incredible places on offer, many of which enjoy enviable locations overlooking the island’s stunning natural scenery. Whether you’re searching for traditional delicacies or fusion flair, Bali won’t fail to deliver. Hopefully, this guide has given you inspiration and ideas for your trip.