With an endless array of cool restaurants, laid-back bistros and stylish beach bars, it is no surprise that Seminyak is one of Bali’s most popular neighbourhoods. So, find some time to step out of your private villa, put on your resort finery and set out to explore the culinary delights that this Indonesian idyll has to offer. Here’s some of the great spots to eat in Seminyak to enjoy Balinese food in a lovely setting.
Fine Dining With A Twist
While there are an increasing number of fine dining restaurants offering their interpretations of refined Balinese food, few do it as well as Merah Putih Restoran Seminyak Bali (Jalan Petitenget No 100x). The fine dining Balinese restaurant in Seminyak is set in a stunning indoor garden complete with soaring roof columns and coconut trees perfect for a tropical feast.
The menu is divided into two sections, traditional and modern, to allow diners to fully explore the wide range epicurean delights of Indonesian food. Highlights include an extremely crispy ayam goreng, made with organic Java chicken, Flores king prawns with house-made seaweed noodles and the babi guling bumbu kecap, a moist and tender slow roast suckling pig. Be sure to go hungry, you won’t regret it.
Jl. Petitenget No.100x,
Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Phone: + 62 (361) 8465950
Open Monday – Sunday: 12 pm – 3 pm / 6pm – Late
Located right along the stunning Seminyak beachfront, Potato Head Beach Club (Jalan Petitenget) is the place for the bold and the beautiful to see and be seen at. As the most coveted poolside daybeds fill up very quickly at this no-reservations spot, be sure to come by early to secure some prime real estate.
Stay cool under the blazing sun with a selection of handcrafted artisanal cocktails, many of which are inspired by local ingredients. There’s also a delightful menu of well-executed tapas style bar bites such as crabcakes and truffle fries to keep you fueled as you lounge in style through the day.
Jl. Petitenget 51B Seminyak,
Bali 80361 Indonesia
Phone: +62 (361) 473 7979
Open Everyday: 11 am – 2am
Bali Organic Paradise
Ubud is usually the destination of choice for health and wellness junkies on a retreat, but Earth Café & Market Bali (99 Jalan Laksmana) in the heart of Seminyak provides a welcome respite for those who prefer lighter fare.
This organic café in Bali serves up raw, vegan and vegetarian meals that are as tasty as they are nutritious. From hearty tofu omelettes and vegan burritos to raw chocolate brownies and cold pressed juices and smoothies, these offerings will leave you feeling satisfied and virtuous too.
If you’re looking for thoughtful souvenirs, check out the well-stocked retail area in this Seminyak restaurant where you can pick up some local Balinese organic produce such as dark chocolate, cashew nut butter and even red and brown rice.
Jalan Laksamana No. 99,
Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 (0) 361 732805
Open Monday – Sunday: 7am – 11pm
Warung Local Delights
(Update: Now Closed)
Balinese food is known for its intense flavours thanks to the wide variety of spices that are native to the region. For a crash course on the best street food, make a beeline to Naughty Nuri’s Warung (41 Jalan Batubelig), that’s famed for its deliciously seasoned BBQ pork ribs, fresh from the grill. With an eclectic décor featuring zany murals and life-sized sculptures of pigs, this is one unique location to feast at.
Indulge in local specialities such as mee or nasi goreng (fried noodles or rice), bebek goreng (crispy duck confit) and soto ayam (clear chicken broth) and slop on a generous portion of spicy chilli sambal – if you can handle the heat. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a stiff martini, the house drink, and let the good times roll.
Jalan Batubelig No 41,
Kuta Utara, Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 8476722
Open Everyday: 11am – 1030pm
For a shot of hipster culture, Revolver Espresso (3 Jalan Kayu Aya) is the best spot to stake out, but only if you can locate it. It’s a boutique coffee house serving up perfect cuppas of coffee in Bali. The main entrance of this very cool Bali cafe is tucked in a laneway just off the thoroughfare Jalan Laksmana, opposite the Bali Clinic, so keep your eyes peeled.
With a rustic wooden interior and potent coffee made with beans sourced from around the world and from Indonesia, this Bali cafe is an ideal spot to escape the afternoon heat while you people watch in Bali over a latte or cappucino. Revolver Espresso Bali also serves up a variety of breakfast and lunch items as well as freshly baked cakes and pastries.
Jalan Petitenget No.110,
Kuta Utara, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 (0) 3617884968
Open Everyday: 8am – 5pm