Food is everywhere in Bali. But with so many options, let’s look at some we’ve tried and tested.
Hu’u Bali – Jln Petitenget, Seminyak
Yes, at the Villa we stayed in, food’s also good! Every villa has a Lenovo tablet with food and spa menu, various social media apps and more. We got to choose from a good variety of breakfasts so guests staying here would not be sick of the food nor be served the same food from a buffet spread. Each guest is entitled to a main course, coffee and juice. Photos in order, we tried the Full Breakfast, Avocado on toast with bacon, Eggs Benedict with ham and smoked salmon, Breakfast bruschetta, Banana pancakes, Sweet corn fritters. Coffee is also very good here.
Biku – Jln Petitenget, Seminyak
Local food at very reasonable prices (non air conditioned). They also have high tea served everyday. A part of the restaurant sells local soaps, home made natural sprays, bags, clothes and more. We ordered green smoothie (refreshing fruit drink), bintang beer, nasi campur (Balinese rijstafel with rice, 2 types of vegetables, shredded spicy chicken, spicy egg, beef rendang, satay lilit chicken, tofu & tempeh), Bubur ayam (chicken porridge) and Biku special spiced ribs (pork ribs marinated in special sauce, served with steam vegetables and potato wedges). A very satisfying meal cost us about Rp130,000 each.
La lucciola – Jln Petitenget, Seminyak
Open air, breezy, 2 storey restaurant facing the ocean. Enjoy yummy Italian cuisine while enjoying the sound of crashing waves. Food was delicious, service was great and a good option to view sunset. We ordered cafe latte frappe, crisp zucchini flower stuffed with taleggio and frito misto. The warm bread with butter was so comforting. For a light meal, we paid Rp120,000 each.
Hanging Gardens – ubud
Cafe Dewi – tegalallang rice terrace, ubud
If you are visiting the rice terrace, stop by this cafe for lunch and admire the beautiful greenery. It’s so relaxing and the food pretty good and very reasonably priced. We ordered gado gado (assorted blanched vegetables with peanut sauce, sliced boiled eggs, crackers and rice) and ayam racikan Bali (stir fried chicken mixed with Balinese spices, served with steam rice). For a decent meal, we paid Rp60,000 each.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung – Jln Betubelig, Kerobokan
Famous for their ribs and martinis, there are 2 branches in Bali. Their original is in Ubud still called Naughty Nuri’s. The branch in Betubelig is now called ‘Hog Wild in Bali’. Menu is the same at both branches. We had iced lemon tea, coconut juice, nachos, beef ribs and homemade chorizo. All good and the meal cost us about Rp175,000 each.
Merah Putih – Jln Petitenget, Seminyak
The best food in this trip is found at this restaurant. Reasonably priced fine dining. We went for lunch and then back for dinner. Food was that good for us to go back twice a day. In the day, ample natural light comes through, with palm trees inside the restaurant, we felt like we were dining outdoors but in the comfort of air conditioner. For lunch, we had coconut mojito mocktail (refreshing), Tahu isi terong (tofu fritters), ayam bakar madu (grilled chicken), krengsengan sapi (braised beef cheeks. Dessert were passion brûlée and Madu ice cream cone. Beef cheeks were superb! Lunch costs about Rp180,000 per person.
At night, the restaurant transforms into an elegant space with led lights on plants, with dim lightings make for a romantic dinner. For dinner, we went for the degustation for their ‘best of Indonesia’. We got to sample 10 dishes at Rp600,000 per person, not a bad deal for every dish was delicious! Water is chargeable. A large Fiji costs Rp55,000. We ordered 2 other mocktails to try, island cooler (lychee lime drink) and passion pine (passion fruit, pineapple). Prefer the passion pine as more refreshing. The toys bill for the night was about Rp755,000 per person.