For those of you who love traveling to seek dining spots, especially kind of luxury dining, Bali provides so many luxury dining place which offer many kind of views also great foods and drinks that you can try while you have a holiday in Bali. Here are 5 outstanding and great restaurants in Bali.
1. Locavore Restaurant in Ubud
Locavore is located on Jalan Dewi Sita – look out for the modest looking white walled restaurant just before Kafe Bunute and right across the road from Warung Citta Ovest. Taxis are recommended, or you can take a leisurely stroll if you’re staying within the central Ubud area.
Locavore Restaurant has a small area but usually fully-booked restaurant serves fine, haute cuisine but in a relaxed dining setting. Inside, there are three seating sections: there is a lounge-like part at the far end; in the centre are several round recycled wood tables fit for four together with a single long table adjacent the bar, and the most privileged spot is right next to the open kitchen. Dishes are served directly by the chefs themselves and you can watch the action as each of your orders becomes nothing short of art on a plate. The service is delivered by a solid team who have in-depth knowledge of local ingredients and the menu, satisfyingly answering each of our questions. Locavore Restaurant has caused a massive buzz throughout Bali’s dining scene since it opened in Ubud early 2013, owing much to its unique approach, using local produce to create outstanding cuisine. Locavore Restaurants is open daily at Monday – Saturday, 12.00-14.30 and 18.00-23.00. The last orders are at 21.00.
2. Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique
Mozaic is an award-winning garden restaurant and lounge tucked away in a quieter part of Ubud on Jalan Raya Sanggingan, where you can enjoy fine dinners in a lush and romantic open garden setting, or in a spacious and cosy dining pavilion. Chef-owner Chris Salans presents his fresh approach to French cuisine that incorporates local, exotic Balinese ingredients through a varying menu, together with private dinner experiences.
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique was the groundbreaker for Bali’s fine dining scene, basically putting the island on the world’s map of destination dining. The restaurant is open for dinner only and bookings strictly essential. Mozaic is also the only Indonesian restaurant to be selected as one of the 100 World’s Best in the San Pellegrino Guide. From the outside, the architecture is typically local with traditional elements such as ceramic tiles and natural wood, with a prominent Balinese style doorway. Inside, you first come across a dedicated lounge that is subtly lit by crystal chandeliers, with plush sofas and chic tabletop decor. Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique is open daily at 17.45 – 01.00.
3. Sardine Restaurant Bali
Sardine Restaurant Bali is one of the first and foremost dining spots that will catch your eye as you enter Jalan Petitenget from Seminyak’s northern end. Its white stone wall facade conceals much of the treasure within, comprising an impressive bamboo-beamed dining hall with alfresco platforms overlooking probably one of the last rice paddies in Seminyak. The delightful compound is surrounded by leafy bamboo gardens, tranquil ponds, and quirky Balinese-style garden décor of pristine white and chequered parasols.
Lounging about on its cozy sofas, crafted from giant bamboo columns, is one of the favourite perks when dining at Sardine Bali. The whole bamboo structure and furnishings is a designer showcase. The main dining hall of high open bamboo beams and thatch work is stylish and a perfect match for the surroundings, a collaboration with the renowned island-based bamboo architecture and design company, Ibuku. The whole structure is a delightful and uplifting experience to walk into, especially after ‘escaping’ from the frenetic Seminyak traffic. Sardine Restaurant Bali is open daily from Tuesday – Sunday, 11.30 – 21.00.
4. La Lucciola Restaurant Bali
La Lucciola Restaurant Bali is one among Seminyak’s most renowned beachfront dining icons, sharing the Petitenget vicinity with the namesake temple, and bordering The Samaya Bali to its south. With beachfront views and ocean breezes this venue has long been regarded as one among the best beachfront restaurants in Bali and is still packed with diners almost every night of the week. The legendary restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner, offering a menu that features international fusion and Mediterranean cuisine on two airy levels of a unique thatched-roof tavern. From here your dining experience is complemented by great ocean and sunset views beyond a coconut grove and the restaurant’s own dappled green lawn.
Petitenget Temple has a wide parking area that La Lucciola Restaurant Bali also shares. From here you can easily access the restaurant by foot via an elegant wooden bridge over a creek, which is subtly lit after sunset. Another way in is simply from the beach side right off the sands of Petitenget, which is convenient for weekenders and families looking for a fine place to dine after enjoying their time out on the beautiful coast. La Lucciola Restaurants Bali is open daily on Mon-Sun, 09.00-23.00.
5.Sundara Restaurant Bali
Sundara offers luxurious beachfront dining on Jimbaran Bay, and comes under the patronage of the legendary Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Located at the northernmost end of the resort grounds, following the curvature of the bay, this chic space has become a gorgeous addition to the beach, with its blue infinity pool and tree-shaded daybeds. Sundara consists of a dedicated bar, an open-air dining area, and a lavish five-star dining room.
Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘beautiful’, Sundara offers bright and chic beachfront dining with the laidback 55m lap pool and blue ocean as a backdrop by day. The restaurant is laid out around large mature trees that bear silent witness to the past, retained to add the ample natural shade over the pool and seaside lounges. Following Jimbaran’s magnificent sunsets, stone cauldrons dotted throughout are lit ablaze, creating a sophisticated dining atmosphere.