Oceanfront Dining Pleasures
Imagine biting into a speciality dish or two amid cool ocean breezes after a lovely day of sightseeing in Bali. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a few drinks, beachfront dining is a part of life here on the island that visitors must put on their to-do list.
After over thirty years, this legendary venue has earned itself a long-standing legacy in what is usually only fifteen minutes of fame. Modestly standing to the side tail-end of Jalan Dhyana Pura in the bustling labyrinth of Seminyak, Chez Gado Gado has the appearance of a strong and quiet secret, reluctantly shared – despite ease of access.
The posh venue is an exotic and ambient blend in a magical location with unsurpassed views of the orange sunsets over the Indian Ocean. The restaurant’s latest menu, Sunset Bites, has a lot to offer one wishing to enjoy the sunset – going down directly in front of you. The menu was created to involve the best available produce from around Bali.
Jalan Camplung Tanduk (Dhyana Pura) No.99, Seminyak
Phone: 0361 736966
A sultry beach-club by day, iconic restaurant by night, this Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay venue presents a new approach to customised dining in Bali, with a revamped dinner menu and dynamic service style. Moving away from the formality and pricing typical of hotel restaurants, Sundara’s relaxed ambience enables patrons to customise their experience to suit any occasion.
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.
Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jalan Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
Phone: 0361 708 333
Named after an Indonesian spice, this charming signature restaurant of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort features a welcoming front bar as well as private and casual dining settings that include cosy pavilions on the resort’s Koi ponds. You can choose to dine overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean, the manicured gardens of the Cliff Lawn, the award-winning Greg Norman golf course, or Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot Temple.
Merica also showcases contemporised South East Asian classics and a regional selection of Asian and European breakfast specialties. Additionally, special children’s menus and allergen-free meals are available to cater to the most delicate of palates. Merica also prides itself in using fresh resort-grown produce such as rice, eggplants, cherry tomatoes, corn, chilli, papaya and basil.
Merica at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort
Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Tabanan
Phone: 0361 815 900
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. Premium Asian-influenced haute cuisine, a stellar wine list and priceless setting combine with magnificent views of the ocean.
The name Kayuputi means white wood in Indonesian. In a vision of white, its decor is perfectly modern featuring the elegant backdrop of the Indian 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. The intimate Kayuputi Champagne Bar in the restaurant beckons with soft white sofas, offering evening cocktails before dinner. After dinner, enjoy the option of fine cigars from an elegant humidor.
Kayuputi at The St.Regis Bali Resort
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua
Phone: 0361 300 6786
Breezes Tapas Lounge opens for lunch and dinner, and is a great place to refresh on a sultry afternoon or to soak in one of the island’s famous sunsets over a sophisticated tropical cocktail. Breezes’ creative team of mixologists is on hand to delight you with top shelf spirits and exotic flavours.
Choose from a dynamic selection of signature drinks including the Berry Breeze, Colada Martini, and Frozen Midori Sour. While the dinner table spans out to a 360-degree view of the majestic Indian Ocean, the talented chef recommends starting with the Gambas Al Ajillo. Freshly caught prawns are prepared with parsley and just the right amount of garlic.
Breezes Tapas Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III,
Sawangan, Nusa Dua
Phone: 0361 849 8988
Designed as a modern interpretation of a ship on stilts, The Shore offers a unique dining experience. By day, this restaurant offers all time favourite dishes like pasta, pizza, sandwiches and Asian dishes paired with a wide selection of refreshing drinks; including The Shore’s signature smoothies. In the afternoon, you can enjoy an afternoon tea by the beach or at The Shore’s Marina deck.
By dinner time, The Shore presents a sophisticated semi fine-dining set up featuring a wide choice of the freshest seafood, imported meats and organic vegetables in its continental influenced cuisine. The extensive wine list from both old and new worlds, offers the perfect pairing for each dish.
The Shore at Grand Nikko Bali
Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
Phone: 0361 77 33 77
This is a place that offers a beachfront bar and dining experience on the soft white sands of Mushroom Bay in Nusa Lembongan. Imaginative yet traditional, the open-air design allows for relaxed comfort with the flow of warm tropical breezes and stunning water views over the bay. An innovative yet diverse gourmet menu has been carefully crafted featuring the best of fresh local seafood, a selection of appealing international dishes and delicious wood-fired pizzas.
You can indulge in easygoing cocktails, gourmet flavours and ice-cold beer in a lovely atmosphere with friendly service. Hai Bar & Grill is easily accessed from anywhere on the island. If you’re in Lembongan but not staying in Hai Tide Beach Resort where Hai Bar & Grill is located, call 828 97103137 or 0813 38995448 for free transfer service.
Hai Bar & Grill at Hai Tide Beach Resort
Mushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan
Phone: 0361 720 331
This InterContinental Bali Resort outlet is a casual, open-air beachfront bar overlooking the sweeping curve of the bay. It offers a refreshingly unpretentious, “toes-in-sand” informality, fanned by ocean breezes and with the best front-row seats to unparalleled 180-degree sunset views across Jimbaran Bay.
For the ultimate informal all-day dining experience for lunch, dinner and everything in-between, Sunset Beach Bar & Grill serves freshly-made salads, sandwiches and contemporary seafood bites, Mediterranean favourites and other light snacks, while evenings highlight succulently fresh seafood selection from the grill. The Gelato Counter is a big hit with families and the best way to keep cool.
Sunset Beach Bar & Grill at InterContinental Bali Resort
Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran
Phone: 0361 701 888