Bali has an exciting and vibrant culinary scene, inclusive of many fine dining restaurants. The dining choices here are growing year upon year. Although this is a good news for food lovers, it also means that there are too many choices and it is difficult to know where to start. There are, of course, a huge number of small local warungs and cafes still, but if you are looking for fine dining as a special treat, then Bali certainly won’t let you down.
Here are our recommended top 5 fine dining restaurants in Bali.
Swept Away Restaurant at The Samaya Ubud
Swept Away Restaurant is part of The Samaya Ubud * that overlooks a picturesque river in Ubud. If you are looking for a relaxing lunch or dinner surrounded by nature then this is one of the best choices in Bali.
You can try its toothsome lunch menu with highlights such as Pulled Chicken in Rice Paper Rolls at IDR 90,000 or the late afternoon snack menu with a range of tapas options like mini burgers and satay. These tapas tasting plates begin at IDR 40,000.
In the evening you will find a dinner menu that starts at IDR 550,000 for 4 courses or IDR 650,000 for 6 courses. The dishes on this menu include fine dining favourites like wagyu beef, lobster, and crab. If you are looking to treat yourself while you are in Bali then this is a great spot to choose.
Opening Hours: 11:00–22.00
Address: Jl. Raya Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, Bali
Telephone: +62 0361 973606
Blanco par Mandif, Ubud
Blanco par Mandif is known for its delicious local Indonesian food that is served with a modern twist. The restaurant sits in the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud. It operates out of the beautiful Blanco Renaissance Museum overlooking the mighty Tjampuhan River. As it can only seat 10 diners at one time, it is the perfect place if you are looking for an intimate and relaxed dining experience.
At Blanco par Mandif, you will find local ingredients sourced from across Bali. Their signature dishes and Indonesian desserts are typically a street food, known as Jajanan Pasar. Some of these are the Balinese duck and Lapis Legit, which is a kind or layer cake and Lepet, a sticky rice dish served with coconut milk. You can expect prices to begin at IDR 850,000 for a seven-course degustation menu, IDR 950,000 for the nine-course degustation menu, and IDR 1,100,000 for the twelve-course menu. The menu comes with wine, so while the prices may seem a little steep they are actually quite reasonable for the amount of food and drinks provided.
Opening Hours: 12:00–14:00, 18:00–20:30, 21:00– 24:00
Address: Kompleks Museum Blanco, Jl. Raya Tjampuhan, Ubud, Bali
Telephone: +62 0361 702222
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The Dava Bar & Grill at Ayana Resort, Jimbaran
The Dava Bar & Grill at the AYANA Resort & Spa * is located in pretty Jimbaran and is styled as a steak house and seafood grill. The restaurant looks out over the glittering ocean below and is famous for its sunset vistas.
The emphasis here is on delicious meat and seafood. You can get dishes such as the Stockyard Silver Label Wagyu Tenderloin (IDR 180,000 for 120 grams), or the Canadian Lobster (IDR 830,000). You can also try a traditional Indonesian dish called Babi Guling (IDR 350,000), which is suckling pig that has been slow cooked for hours. The restaurant’s desserts, such as the passion fruit soufflé (IDR 130,000) and the vacherin (IDR 90,0000) that incorporate local tropical fruits, are also well loved.
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 11.00 and 18.30 – 23.00
Address: AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali
Telephone: +62 0361 702222
Boneka Restaurant at St. Regis, Nusa Dua
Boneka Restaurant is located inside the beautiful St. Regis Hotel *. It is covered with puppet imagery, as ‘boneka’ means ‘puppet’ in Indonesian.
As this restaurant is open all day, you can start early with the buffet breakfast. One of the well known dishes are its smoked fish, oysters, and sashimi. You can also opt for decadent bites like the lobster omelette or the lobster ragout filled egg. Bruch packages begin at IDR 690,000 which includes cocktails at the iconic King Cole Bar.
If you dine in the evening, you can enjoy another buffet which has lobster, steak, and oysters. It also comes with tasting plates such as short ribs with truffle oil potato puree. This buffet package is IDR 790,000 excluding drinks. The price may be steep but it will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
Opening Hours: Breakfast 07.00 – 11.00, Brunch 12.00 – 15.00, Dinner 18.00- 22.00
Address: St Regis Bali Kawasan Pariwisata Lot S6, Nusa Dua, Bali
Telephone: +62 0361 3006796
Sangkar Restaurant at Bulgari Resort, Uluwatu
For some opulent fine dining with stunning sea views, you can consider the Sangkar Restaurant at Bulgari Resort Bali* in Uluwatu. The restaurant is located on the side of a cliff offering some of the best vistas across Bali.
There are lunch and dinner menus which feature a range of Indonesian ingredients served with a modern twist. Sample dishes are tuna and scallops cooked in Balinese chilli paste (IDR 195,000) and Satay Lilit (IDR 165,000), minced fish grilled over hot coals.
If you are in the mood to splurge, you can opt for the Gourmet Lobster Menu, costing IDR 1,320,000. It comes with three dishes that feature lobster and a dessert including a glass of sparkling wine. If you prefer a more local flavour, then the Balinese Dining Experience Menu, costing IDR 1,320,000 will not disappoint, pairing Balinese dishes a glass of local wine. Some of the dishes are seared prawns in traditional coconut broth and grilled giant prawns rubbed with Balinese spices. This restaurant delivers an amazing fine dining experience in one of the most spectacular settings in Bali.
Opening Hours:12:00 – 15.00 and 18.00 – 23.00
Address: Bulgari Hotel & Resorts Bali, JL. Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali
Telephone: +62 0361 8471000
As you can see, there are many fine dining options in Bali. Whether you are in Bali for honeymoon or in the mood to celebrate and indulge, you can be sure that Bali has enough choices for you to pamper yourself and your loved ones. If you are a food lover, these restaurants will be sure to impress your palate and well worth your money.