Bali is renowned for its stunning ocean views and its delicious dining venues. Combine the two and you are in for a dining experience you won't forget in a hurry! From Jimbaran to Seminyak, check out our pick of top restaurants on the beach in Bali that boast spectacular views!
Looking to dine the days away at famous and fabulous restaurants on the beach in Bali? No visit to the island is complete without enjoying a delicious meal whilst sitting on the beach, taking in the view of the sparkling azure water in front of you, watching the surfers ride waves and curling your toes in the white sand below. Here we have put together our fave beachfront restaurants on the island to enjoy cocktails at sunset and dining from a fab beachfront vantage.
The Restaurant at Alila Seminyak, Seminyak
The Alila Seminyak is a newly opened hotel that sits on one of the island’s most famous beaches. It is host to The Restaurant, which is a casual yet elegant bistro style venue which sits beachfront, perfect for unwinding with delicious food under the sun and stars. Choose to sit either indoors or outdoors, and take in the stunning ocean views and enjoy their authentic take on Pan Asian food, prepared by Executive Chef Stefan Zijta and his team. Zijta’s philosophy is ‘craft-over-creation’ so you can expect seriously high quality, delicious gastronomic delights and succulent grills.
Our fave bit about The Restaurant has to be their new Sunday Graze! The weekend doesn’t get much better with an indulgent brunch where you don’t need to get up out of your seat, with free flow drinks [you can even make it free flow cocktails if you fancy a Sunday session!], home-baked breads, pastries and various endless Western and Asian dishes! Complimentary access to their infinity Party Pool by bar and Kids Club is also included. Check out their website for prices and deals, especially their special birthday promotion where the fifth person in the group gets a complimentary meal!
Alilah Seminyak, Jalan Taman Ganesha No.9, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 302 1888.
Sundara is a destination for memorable dining and indulgent beachfront relaxation. Situated within the prestigious Four Seasons Resort Bali, Sundara has stunning panorama views across Jimbaran Bay. Housed within two free-standing Balinese-style pavilions Sundara also incorporates a boutique beach club vibe with an impressively long infinity pool with ocean views, comfortable daybeds, and private cabanas.
In the day, there is a laid back atmosphere with light casual cuisine, and by night the fire pits are lit and it transforms into one of the best restaurants in Bali with fine dining of Modern Asian cuisine. Each dish comes in three sizes meaning you can customise your dining experience, whether it be a light dinner with friends over cocktails, or an indulgent romantic dinner for two!
Sundara, Four Seasons Jimbaran, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, p. +62 (0)361 708 333.
Starfish Bloo, W Retreat Hotel & Spa, Seminyak
Starfish Bloo is located within one of Seminyak’s most fabulous hotels – you haven’t done Bali unless you have visited the W Retreat Hotel & Spa! Head here for the delicious food, tasty cocktails, and awesome views. Graze on regional and international food [they serve some of the finest seafood and grain-fed meats around}. We recommend heading here for cocktails as the sun goes down, then enjoy a delightful dinner with friends in an Insta-pic worthy setting.
W Retreat and Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak p. +62 (0)361 3000 106.
Kayuputi, The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua
For beautiful beachfront fine dining, head to Kayuputi restaurant in The St. Regis Bali Resort in beautiful Nusa Dua. Dine al fresco and feel the ocean breeze on your face as your take in the stunning panoramic ocean view from your very own private cabana whilst gorging on premium Asian-Haute cuisine. They also have a great wine list, which perfectly compliments any menu choices. This is one not to be missed if you want to treat yourself to an upmarket dining experience!
Kayuputi, The St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 8478 111.
Mejekawi, Ku De Ta, Seminyak
One of the best fine dining restaurants in Bali, Mejekawi at Ku De Ta, features the joint forces of three top chefs Phillip Davenport, Ben Cross and Will Goldfarb. It is an innovative ‘kitchen and laboratory concept’ – in short, there are five and twelve-course menus on offer, which highlight Ku De Ta’s ethos on providing local produce from the island [plus there is a wine pairing option]. Mejekawi sits in a new wing on the second floor, with beach and ocean views from all angles through the glass walls.
Mejekawi, Ku De Ta, Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 736 969.
Standing Stones Restaurant, The Royal Purnama, Sanur
The Standing Stones Restaurant at The Royal Purnama is what you would call picture-postcard-perfect! Dine semi-alfresco and take in the impeccable sea views, whilst munching on fresh Balinese, Asian and Continental cooking. We recommend the Seafood Indulgence package which includes a lots of delicious seafood plus a Lobster set menu [the seafood is purchased directly from the village fishermen that day!].
Standing Stones Restaurant, The Royal Purnama, Jalan Pantai Purnama, Kec. Gianyar, p. +62 (0)361 849 3706.
Soleil, The Mulia, Nusa Dua
If you are looking for the perfect Sunday Brunch restaurant [this is a big craze in Bali!], then look no further than Soleil at The Mulia. Arguably The Mulia’s most popular restaurant, Soleil is best known for their fine dining as well as the stunning view! You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors, either way you will be looking out across the vast Indian Ocean. Head to their Sunday Brunch and enjoy the view whilst you graze over countless gourmet buffet stations, a la carte, plus free-flowing wine.
Soleil, The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)36 1301 7777.
Arwana, The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua
Arwana sits on one of the most attractive beaches in Nusa Dua with panoramic views of the ocean. Choose to dine indoor by the vivarium or outdoor under the shady trees, overlooking the serene Indian Ocean. Take your lover here for an incredibly romantic dinner, and enjoy some of the finest seafood on the island [the chefs select a fresh variety in the market each morning!]. If you like twinkly soft lighting, the sound of the waves crashing gently on the beach and fresh fish then this restaurant is for you.
Arwana, The Laguna Resort & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2, p. +62 (0)361 771 327.
Chez Gado Gado, Seminyak
Sitting right on Double Six beach, the legendary Chez Gado Gado restaurant and lounge is the perfect choice for a dining experience with you friends and family on the beach! Head here for a yummy breakfast, or take a break from the beach and grab a quick lunch, or come here to watch the sunset as your enjoy delicious cusinine and cocktails. Let the atmospheric surroundings and stunning beach-front location of this venue create a night you’ll not forget in a hurry!
Chez Gado Gado, Jalan Camplung Tanduk Dhyana Pura No. 99, Seminyak, p.+62 (0)361 736 966.
La Laguna Bali, Canggu
If you like tapas, if you like a beach view, and if you like a sunset, La Laguna Bali in trendy Canggu is not to be missed. The gypsy vibe of this restaurant is beautiful yet laid back – lounge on colourful bean bags, sit on high bar stools or grab a table indoors where you’re surrounded by random bits of trinket furniture. Sit back, enjoy their fab cocktails and graze on seriously yummy tapas [in particular we recommend the cheese board!] and watch the sun disappear into the Indian Ocean infront of you. Recommended with friends or a lover!
La Laguna Bali, Jalan Pura Kayu Putih, Banjar Dinas Tegal Gundul, Desa Tibubeneng, Kuta, p. +62(0)361 474 214.
Pirates Bay Bali, Nusa Dua
If you are looking for a restaurant on the beach to take the kids, this has to be the one for you! Channel your inner Captain Hook and head to Pirates Bay Bali for a dining experience the little ones won’t forget in a hurry. This pirate-themed open-air cafe and restaurant comprises of a replica pirate ship on the sand, tree houses, a bay lookout tower, a pirates’ kitchen, plus there is even a two hour treasure hunt for the kids [so you can enjoy a rum cocktail whilst the kids play!]. Their menu includes eastern and western food, kids options, plus vegetarian delights as well, and there is a tasty BBQ!
Pirates Bay Bali, Jalan Nusa Dua, p. +62(0)361 894 8138.
El Kabron, Uluwatu
If your taste buds are calling out for some Spanish food, head to El Kabron in beautiful Uluwatu. Perched 50 metres above sea level on the cliffs this restaurant and beach club boasts a truly Spanish atmosphere, plus a breathtaking 180-degree view of the ocean. Soak up the stunning sunset and enjoy a feast – our fave has to the the seafood paella with the squid ink, washed down with a few glasses of sangria!
El Kabron, Jalan Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu, Bali, p. +62 851 0080 3416.
Echo Beach House, Canggu
Echo Beach, in hip Canggu, is a haven for expats and surfers, and most evenings you will probably find them at Echo Beach House feasting on the seafood and meat BBQ (with an all you can eat salad), enjoying a cold Bintang, whilst watching the surf. Lounge on the beanbags at the front of the restaurant if you want the best view in the house, or sit back on the white table and chairs and take in the vibes and view from a far. A must if you are in Canggu!
Echo Beach House, Echo Beach, Canggu Bali, p. +61 (0)361 747 4604.
Top image: Alila Seminyak