Dinner for the Connoisseur Fine Food at its Finest

Dining | Written By, Life on the Island |

Critically acclaimed to be among Bali’s best, these restaurants offer an exemplary dining experience with dazzling food and sparkling service in comfort and style. Make sure to check the dress code before you head out to these restaurants, and making reservations is strongly suggested.

Teatro Gastroteque in downtown Seminyak, has effortlessly become one of those places that make you want to dress up a bit for dinner. Teatro has a simple menu, yet every dish is polished, focused, and delicious. You will easily get blown away and convinced that Teatro really lives up to its name.

Teatro Gastroteque

With its contemporary open kitchen and innovative plating with sophisticated food presentation on designer plates, Teatro delivered its theatrical elements to your table. You will love pretty much everything on the menu. The wine list is snappy and commendably artisan producer focused. The service is genuinely friendly in that unique Bali genre, but also polished and highly efficient.

Teatro Gastroteque
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Phone: 0361 870 0078

Plantation Grill by Robert Marchetti at Double-Six Hotel flaunts twenties-style luxury, with marble finishes, a vaulted double-height ceiling and huge glass windows looking out to the sea. The restaurant’s décor surely is an attraction it itself, but more so is Plantation Grill’s specialty in dry aged, exclusively sourced and imported meat and line-caught sustainable seafood cooked over custom made coal and wood grills and wood-fired ovens.

Plantation GrillThe Plantation Rib Eye (grain-fed Black Angus rib eye (250g) served with Wild Green Salad, red and green peppercorn sauce) from the restaurant’s menu is beautifully cooked. With direct access down from the Double-Six Rooftop, the restaurant can easily be incorporated into the evening’s adventure.

Plantation Grill at Double-Six Luxury Hotel
Double Six Beach No.66, Seminyak
Phone: 0361 731144

Stylish and über-chic, Ju-Ma-Na at the Banyan Tree Ungasan enlivens one’s taste buds with its avant-garde menu that comprises fine ingredients and distinctive flavours. The immaculate fine dining cliff-top restaurant – complete with a stylish shisha bar, lounge, and an exceptional wine cellar – is intended to create an unparalleled gourmet experience in an ultra-glamorous setting.


The menu definitely breathes excellence. Ju-Ma-Na’s red meat options such as the “Wagyu No.9 Duo” (syrah braised short ribs, grilled strip loin, comté potatoes, glazed roots vegetables, red wine sauce) is art on a plate – it tastes as great as it is presented.

Ju-Ma-Na at Banyan Tree Ungasan
Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan
Phone: 0361 300 7000

The Bistrot has been conceptualized and lovingly put together by the formidable Morrocan and Belgian team of Zohra and Blaise. An impressive wooden and natural hewn stone air-conditioned yet high ceilinged open space, patrons immediately feel welcomed upon entering and reminded of a New York loft/factory space with a distinct industrial feel – a very metro-meets-retro feel.

The Bistrot

The food and drinks at this restaurant are elegant, healthy and of premiere ingredients found in Bali with a taste of Asia and beyond. There are some imported meats and ingredients also, which have been delicately sourced to maintain a sustainable thoughtfulness. For sure, the discerning décor along with the charming team of staff will make sure you feel completely at home.

The Bistrot
Jalan Kayu Aya (oberoi) 117, Seminyak
Phone: 0361 738 308


A sultry beach-club by day, iconic restaurant by night, Sundara at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay presents a new approach to customised dining on the island, with a revamped dinner menu and dynamic service style.

And while the service is faithful to Four Seasons – efficient, intelligent and spot-on – the restaurant buzzes with a cosmopolitan energy.

Each night, live music from Bali’s top indie artists floats across the dining room as chefs emerge from the open kitchen to finish dishes at the table.

Steering away from traditional templates, the dinner menu is divided into three sections (cold, hot and sweet) with each dish available in three sizes (small, medium and large).

Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jalan Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
Phone: 0361 708 333

Unravel the precious gem within Awarta, Ru Yi, an authentic Chinese fine dining that is translated as ‘continuous happiness’. With its warm eclectic ambience, Ru Yi will take you to a mini China Town, albeit one adorned with gorgeous finishing touches and oriental-inspired décor.

DS - Awarta's Precious Dining Gem_1

Top-notch premium Chinese delicacies such as bird’s nest soup, sea cucumber, and the world-renowned Abalone are served at Ru Yi, alongside classic family favourites that you can share around the lazy suzan. Their two private dining rooms are also available, just the perfect space to gather family and loved ones for the evening.

Ru Yi at Awarta Nusa Dua Luxury Villas & Spa
BTDC Complex Lot NW 2 & 3, Nusa Dua
Phone: 0361 773 300

Combining scrumptious food and great wines with a lovely, unique ambiance, Mozaic embodies French-inspired fine dining. And labeled as one of Bali’s top fine dining establishments, the restaurant plays host to a growing stream of satisfied food connoisseurs.

The uncomplicated Indonesian twist masters the preparation of richly satisfying international dishes, and this is some of the most sumptuous and exotic blends of the finest fusion cuisine.

The restaurant’s ever-changing menu consists of à la minute creations which evolve, disappear and return in accordance with market availability.

Mozaic’s Chef Salans prepares what inspires him in the moment, orchestrating his tasting menus like a symphony, a sequence of marvellous colours and flavours of the season.

Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Phone: 0361 975 768

The dining experience at this plush Japanese restaurant goes beyond the scrumptiousness of the shots of cold sake you love having during a Japanese dinner. The food is, of course, made with the finest and freshest ingredients.


Set in a rustic Japanese Izakaya (country inn) style, once you step foot inside Nampu, you will be immediately transported from the Island of the Gods to the Land of the Rising Sun. You can always count on Nampu to serve stunning, fresh sashimi, and to wow you with its flavours and finesse. Other dishes breathe authenticity yet are exquisitely crafted and presented to match the five-star ambience of Grand Hyatt Bali, where the Japanese restaurant nestles.

Nampu at Grand Hyatt Bali
Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Nusa Dua
Phone: 0361 77 1234 

Awarded as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in the World’ by International Food & Beverage Forum, ‘Best Top 10 Great Hotel Restaurant’ by Villeroy & Boch Award in 2011, and ‘Asia’s Top 500 Finest Restaurants’ by The Miele Guide in 2013, Il Ristorante is situated next to a water feature ornamental lake.

Il Ristorante - CERNIA (Grouper  salsify  potato gnocchi  clams foam)

The restaurant features an open-air bale-style structure and pays homage to traditional Italian cuisine in an elegantly suggestive atmosphere suffused with soft light. Open in the evening only, with seating only for 36 guests, Italian Chef de Cuisine Nicola Russo brings creative reinterpretations of classic dishes of the Italian tradition to the table, where quality ingredients imported from Italy are combined perfectly with local organic produce. The wine list also features an excellent selection of the most prized Italian wines.

Il Ristorante at Bulgari Resort Bali
Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu
Phone: 0361 847 1000

Rooftop restaurant Moonlite Kitchen & Bar offers one of the most unique culinary experiences on the island along with one of Bali’s best sunset views. You can relax at the trendy bar lounge with an extensive selection of classic and modern beverages, including seductive cocktails and a well-stocked wine list.

Moonlite Kitchen & BarA lustful menu, cooked in the open kitchen, presents the enchanting flavours of modern Asian cuisine, savoured in the Balinese inspired dining room or on the open air deck with panoramic Indian Ocean views. Enjoy the enriching sunset cocktails and evening dining, as well as chilling out to nightly live music from 7 – 10pm.

Moonlite Kitchen & Bar at Anantara Seminyak
Jalan Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak
Phone: 0361 737 773

Blanco par Mandif

This Ubud bijoux restaurant is where you get to taste the art of Indonesian cuisine at its finest.

It is the newest venture of Chef Mandif Warokka, the man behind the celebrated Teatro Gastroteque in Seminyak, This Indonesian fine dining restaurant seats only 10 people – so you can easily know you will be attended to with the utmost care and attention.

The food plating and presentations are simply staggering, and the flavours pay homage to the nation’s cuisine.

Blanco par Mandif at Blanco Museum Complex
Jalan Raya Tjampuhan, Ubud
Phone: 0361 4792 284

t’s just hard not to love FIRE, especially if you’re a meat lover. For a lot of loyal patrons, it’s the restaurant’s unconditional love of meat that drives the menu – both the chef and his team have done a stellar job fashioning the offerings.

FIRE - Fire Signature Black Angus T-bone

The view of the restaurant’s open kitchen lets you know that the kitchen takes centre stage here. Even with the striking decor, the artistry that’s taking place there grabs your attention. And it is a well-orchestrated flurry of activity as the kitchen wizards go about, preparing your dish.

From gourmet pizzas to freshly sourced fine meats and seafood to stir-frys in the wok, a plethora of sides with lots of kick will keep your main attractions in good company.

FIRE at W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Phone: 0361 473 8106

A beacon of the culinary scene in Bali, this 4-time Wine Spectator Award winning speciality fine beachfront dining restaurant offers a brilliant dining experience with premium Asian-influenced haute cuisine with a stellar wine list in a priceless setting of intimate ambience and magnificent views of the ocean.


Al fresco seating comes with a soft ocean breeze and an unobstructed panoramic ocean view. You may reserve private cabanas for dining, or settle into a soft white cushion inside the high-ceilinged restaurant where a two-storey wine cellar and a grand open kitchen add to the ambiance. Settle for the restaurant’s mixology and degustation pairing such as the Tartar of Yellowfin Tuna with Pina Colada Breeze to give that tropical sophistication to your exquisite dinner.

Kayuputi at The St.Regis Bali Resort
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua
Phone: 0361 300 6786



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