Forget Sunday Funday - weekends in Bali are all about free-flow Champagne and buffet brunch spreads. Here's our pick of the Top 20. Bottoms up!
Googling ‘best restaurants in Bali’ for a lavish Sunday brunch on the island? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together our guide to the best of the best brunches in Bali – the island’s most mouth-watering Champagne buffets and family-friendly free-flows in every neighbourhood for you to eat and sip your lazy weekends away. From decadent food spreads in Nusa Dua to bottomless drinks in Seminyak, have your people call their people, and do this fine Sunday session. It’s a thing.
THE BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH SPREADS IN BALI
The Brunch of All Brunches: Starfish Bloo at W Bali – Seminyak
The lowdown: This open air beachfront spot at W Bali – Seminyak is without doubt one of Bali’s very best for a leisurely Sunday foodie sesh. As you sit overlooking the ocean and the designer pool areas of one of Seminyak’s swankiest resort addresses, you’re beyond spoilt for choice at this fancy and oh-so fabulous hotel. From the gourmet beachside buffet to the perfectly curated à la carte plates and designer cocktail menus, the options here seem to go on forever. And, as you’d expect under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Ashley Garvey, the quality is unparalleled. Dive into Pan Asian flavours and international live cooking stations, like scrummy seafood and crispy babi guling, to roast meats, zesty salads and smoking BBQs. And then there’s the dessert. Oh those desserts. And did we mention, pool access is included too? Now that’s a Sunday done right!
The deal: The brunch package includes free flow soft drinks and a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Add on a drinks package to also include free flow Prosecco, wines, beer and selected cocktails, or go top of the pops with the Food & Champagne package: all of the above plus free flow French Champagne. The brunch runs from 12pm – 3pm, and children aged 3–11 are half price.
Starfish Bloo at W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3000 106
Sunny Sunday Brunch: Soleil at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
The lowdown: Positively, absolutely, utterly extraordinary – no expense is spared at Soleil’s Sunday brunch, situated beachfront at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas. French for ‘sun’, the golden glow of Soleil offers Mediterranean and Pan-Asian cuisine with influences from Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. The array of food is as vast as the resort’s never-ending pool, with a fantastic selection of premium meat, grilled seafood, endless delicacies, and an all-inclusive a la carte menu, as well as daily chef’s selections. Oh, and don’t forget the mouth-watering dessert bar, with its horizon of sweet creations and even a liquid nitrogen ice-cream station…
The deal: Brunch is inclusive of free-flow soft drinks, whilst two tiers of drinks packages lets you add on wine, cocktails and beers, with the premium package offering bubbles. Brunch runs from 11am – 3pm.
Soleil at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Nusa Dua Jl Raya Nusa Dua, Sawangan, Nusa Dua p. +62 361 301 7777, e. [email protected]
Seafood Brunch: Seasalt
The lowdown: At Seasalt every Sunday, the Seafood Brunch is where all-you-can-eat ocean delicacies are dished up by the boatload overlooking Seminyak’s white sands – sparkling wine included! That’s right fellow feasters, you’ll want to steer your Sunday munching ritual to Alila Seminyak’s uber cool beachfront eatery for a seaside feast inspired by the ocean. Kick off with fresh ceviche or a few sides of fresh salmon, before tucking into the seafood-heavy menu, full of delectable fruits de mer (the juicy chilled prawns or freshly shucked oysters are our faves!). When you’re done, sidle off to the stunning pool to soak up the rest of the afternoon, ideally with a glass of something fizzy.
The deal: Seasalt’s Seafood Brunch is inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, and free flow iced tea, soft drinks and chilled juices. The brunch runs from 12pm – 4pm every Sunday.
Seasalt, Jl Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3021 889, e. [email protected]
Brunch À la Française: Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
The lowdown: This legendary spread at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort has become one of Bali’s most famous feasting rituals, thanks to its endless array of gourmet cuisines, bottomless bubbles and tropical, oceanside vibes. With a splendid array of the finest food from France, Italy and beyond (like charcuteries, cheeses and decadent selections of French pastries), the Brunch À la Française transports you to the Mediterranean with its stunning spreads of meats, salads, pizzas and seafood – plus a fresh sea breeze and a live band serenading the occasion. Of course, it wouldn’t be a French feast without some fine wines and bubbles too, so the brunch offers additional drinks packages that include bottomless pours of exquisite French vinos, spirits and plenty of Champagne.
The deal: The Brunch À la Française is inclusive of soft drinks, but it’s always best to splurge on the drinks packages: choose from thefree-flow alcohol package, or go big with the premium package that includes premium alcohol and Champagne. The brunch runs every Sunday from 11am – 3pm.
Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, BTDC Complex Lot No 5 Nusa Dua, p.+62 361 849 2888, e. [email protected]
The Astor Diamond Champagne Brunch: Kayuputi at The St. Regis Bali Resort
The lowdown: The thoroughbred equivalent of a Sunday brunch, this impressive, five-star Champagne feast at Kayuputi (the signature restaurant of The St. Regis Bali Resort) is on another level. Luxe. Decadent. Divine. World-Class. It’s the Rolls Royce of Bali brunches – the place to add plenty of caviar or fine Champagne to your weekend. Unequalled in Bali in opulence and exclusivity, the brunch showcases the finest Asian-inspired, haute cuisine. It starts with Champagne, aperitifs and hand-crafted canapés in the glittering bar area to get you in the brunching mood before the main event begins. All of your favourite foodie delicacies make an appearance here: a seemingly endless parade of oysters, lobster, caviar and every other expensive ingredient you can imagine delivered direct to your table. Foie gras, fresh seafood and high grade meats – it’s all here in a big way. This is one brunch that’s worth the splurge.
The deal: Brunch includes complimentary aperitifs, Champagne and juices at the Kayuputi Bar from 11am – 12pm. Add the Beverage Package to include Champagne, a selection of premium red and white wines and legendary cocktails. Brunch is 12 – 3pm and is by reservation only.
Kayuputi at The St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata, Lot S6, Nusa Dua Bali, p. +62 361 300 6786, e. [email protected]
Sunday Brunchcation: The Apurva Kempinski Bali
The lowdown: Much more than “just” a gourmet brunch, the Sunday Brunchcation at The Apurva Kempinski in Nusa Dua is an entire day full of fabulous fun in the sun (and spa!). For starters, the brunch is perfectly poised at Pala Restaurant, smack bang in the middle of the enormous 60 metre infinity pool and the incredible smorgasbord on offer. And what a smorgasbord it is. The Brunchcation spread features a grand selection of seafood, roasts and cuts from the fire, including suckling pig on a spit, a giant lobster ice sculpture, sushi, sashimi and a flaming grill on standby ready to cook your food to-order. Be sure to save space for dessert, because the superb display here is as decadent as the finest French patisseries in Paris, complete with a chocolate fountain, gelato counter, fruits and cheeses. But the Sunday sesh doesn’t stop there. As part of the Brunchcation package, brunchers can enjoy 20% off on every spa treatment at the Apurva Spa, as well as exclusive access to the ocean-view fitness centre, and complimentary kids activities, water sports, and a sun lounger on the resort’s tropical beach. Hellooo Sunday funday!
The deal: Brunch includes free-flow soft drinks and a complimentary welcome drink with live entertainment on the Rooftop Bar. The brunch runs from 12pm – 3pm, and children aged between 6 and 12 years can dine for half price.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 209 2288, e. [email protected]
Pizzaria Sunday Brunch: Pizzaria at Hyatt Regency Bali
The lowdown: Every Sunday at Pizzaria – the authentic Italian restaurant right on the beach at Hyatt Regency Bali – friends, families and lovers alike can graze the day away just footsteps from Sanur’s sands. Not only serving Italian staples, the Sunday Brunch is a fabulous fusion of favourites from both Pizzaria (hello Black Pepper Crab!) and Omang Omang – Hyatt Regency Bali’s second signature restaurant. Unlike many other brunches, you won’t find an endless array of dishes here. Instead, this Sunday Brunch is all about quality dishes that you’ll want two or three servings of. That being said, there’s still more than enough to choose from here, with live cooking stations and top-quality dishes that have been carefully curated to form thoughtful brunch plates you’ll love – think Italian and international cold cuts, cheeses and seafood, to Indonesian essentials, desserts, frozen cocktails and some of the best Italian sodas in town. Deliziosa!
The deal: Brunch includes free-flow soft drinks and offers two alcohol packages to choose from. The brunch runs from 11.30am – 3pm every Sunday and is serenaded by a lively acoustic duo, topped off with entertainment and an awesome kids playground. Kids under 6 eat for free while kids under 12 pay half price.
Hyatt Regency Bali, Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Sanur, p. +62 361 281234, e. [email protected]
Boneka’s Jazz Sunday Brunch: Boneka Restaurant at The St. Regis Bali Resort
The lowdown: As the originator of Sunday brunching in Bali, The St. Regis Bali Resort has mastered the art of creating gastronomic perfection in one of the most stunning venues on the island. Begin with complimentary aperitifs, including the signature Bali Mary at the King Cole Bar from 11am, then let the culinary crusade unfold at noon. Premium gastronomic delights are available a la carte, like lobster omelettes, Wagyu beef steak and eggs, caviar and foie gras, as well as homemade specialties conveniently brought to your table. There’s also the epicurean buffet that features an outdoor grill station showcasing the catch of the day, oysters and meat from the carvery, plus mouth-watering selections of exquisite desserts and a live jazz performance by the resort’s resident talents to complete the decadent degustation.
The deal: The brunch includes a complimentary aperitif selection at King Cole Bar from 11am – 12pm. Add your beverage package which includes a selection of red and white wines and cocktails, or the Premium Beverage package which includes Champagne and a selection of premium wines and cocktails.
Boneka Restaurant at The St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata, Lot S6, Nusa Dua Bali p. +62 361 300 6782, e. [email protected]
Japanese Sunday Brunch: Ji Terrace by the Sea
The lowdown: Every single Sunday at Ji Terrace by the Sea, this stunning Japanese & Asian fusion restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali serves up a creative Japanese brunch menu alongside contemporary cocktails, panoramic ocean views, a slightly salty sea breeze and chill tropical tunes. It’s Canggu’s go-to Sunday grazing spot, with an affordable free-flow fine wine and cocktail package to boot. Hungry brunchers can feast on charcoal-grilled Yakitori, fresh sushi rolls, Wagyu steak with egg, Ahi tuna, beef tataki with garlic crisps and breakfast Udon crowned by prawn tempura to name but a few. Just don’t forget Ji’s Wasabi Bloody Mary to top it all off.
The deal: The brunch includes endless orders of Japanese bites with complimentary free-flow on selected non-alcoholic drinks. The (recommended) option of adding free-flow selected cocktails & wines is also available. The brunch runs from 11am – 3pm every Sunday.
Ji Terrace by the Sea at Hotel Tugu Bali, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, p. +62 361 4731701, e. [email protected]
The Global Explorers Brunch: Arwana Restaurant at The Laguna
The lowdown: Beach views, family bonding and a travel-inspired brunch – it doesn’t get better than that at the award-winning The Laguna Resort & Spa. This international brunch at the resort’s signature Arwana Restaurant is nestled on the beachfront, and it’s here you’ll find a fabulous array of cooking stations for curious explorers to tour and discover – from one continent to the next. Think fresh-from-the-net local seafood and juicy barbecued meats, to Japanese sushi, French pastries and Balinese babi guling, AKA suckling pig on a spit. All of this is served up overlooking the ocean in ultimate luxury, with entertainment throughout the day (including a live saxaphonist!) and fun activities for little explorers, like treasure hunts, face painting and sweet surprises from the candy tree.
The deal: Explorers can choose from three different brunch packages, from Captain Cook’s Voyage that includes soft drinks, iced teas & coffee, to the Christopher Colombus Journey with local and international beers. The top package, Marco Polo’s Adventure, includes sparkling wine, red and white wine plus cocktails and beers. The brunch runs from 12pm – 3pm with complimentary beach and lagoon-pool access included. Children under 12 can brunch for free.
Arwana Restaurant at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2 Nusa Dua, +62 361 771 327, e. [email protected]
Bali’s Longest Brunch: Sundara Beach Club
The lowdown: With the sun shining and the weather sweet, settle in for a chilled and sultry Sunday at Sundara Beach Club – home to the longest brunch on the island. Running for almost six hours from 11am, bask in the beach club’s refined oceanfront atmosphere with sublime views over Jimbaran Bay while grazing on an unlimited supply of modern Asian inspired tapas. Hot, cold, sweet or savoury, there’s heaps to choose from here – complemented perfectly by a sensational drinks list. The Wasabi Martini is a sure-fire winner, and the sunset Happy Hour just so happens to start right as brunch ends…
The deal: Brunch offers unlimited a la carte options with three optional add-on beverage packages, including a soft drinks-only package, soft drinks with selected cocktails, or all of the above plus red, white & sparkling wine. The brunch runs from 11am – 4.30pm every Sunday. Reservations are essential.
Sundara at Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 701010, e. [email protected]
Hawker House Street Feast Brunch: FIRE Restaurant at W Bali – Seminyak
The lowdown: To give you a taste of the sights, sounds and smells of Asia’s bustling food scene, FIRE at W Bali – Seminyak transforms its ever-popular dining area into a luxurious South-East Asian marketplace every Sunday. Your weekend brunching ritual is brought to life at this Hawker House Street Feast, with sprawling live food stations featuring your favourite street food classics from an array of different cuisines. It’s just like an authentic hawker street market – one that’s been jazzed up to five-star standards and comes with optional Champagne, naturally.
The deal: Brunch includes free flow soft drinks and a glass of bubbles on arrival, with the option of two alcohol packages: free flow wine and beer, or the whole lot plus bubbles. The brunch runs from 12pm – 3.30pm every Sunday.
FIRE Restaurant at W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak Bali, p.+62 361 3000 106
Organic Sunday Brunch: glow at COMO Shambhala Estate
The lowdown: At the buzzing heart of the serene and stunning COMO Shambhala Estate, glow is the wellness resort’s contemporary-styled, open-air venue that makes for the most gorgeous Sunday brunch spot. All about flavour, healthful food and great company, the brunch here is centred around the Estate’s organically-grown ingredients and locally-sourced produce. The big brunchy menu is divided into seven scrumptious sections: Late Risers, Garden & Pastures, Steamed, Hand-Rolled, From the Grill, Local Specialties and the Chef’s Selection of Sweet Treats. We recommend working your way down the delicious list, from the soft-cooked organic egg with smoked salmon, asparagus and Green Goddess dressing, to the tiger prawns, marinated lamb skewers and stir-fried tempeh, finishing with the fabulous spread of desserts. Yum!
The deal: The brunch is inclusive of the all-you-can-eat food menu, with drinks sold separately. Kids under 12 are half price. Brunch is accompanied by the soft sounds of local village girls practicing traditional dance to a gamelan orchestra. The brunch runs from 11am – 2.30pm every Sunday.
glow at COMO Shambhala Estate, p. +62 361 978888, e. [email protected]
Mediterranean Sunday Brunch: Uma Cucina at COMO Uma Ubud
The lowdown: As if you need any more reason to head up to Ubud on the weekend, COMO Uma Ubud’s much-loved signature restaurant knocks out a very special Sunday brunch. Think freshly thrown pizzas hot from the brick oven, perfectly grilled seafood on the chargrill and an endless supply of sides, nibbles, bits and bites to graze away the day. Oh, and a superb selection of wines and cocktails help things along, obvs.
The deal: Brunch includes the all-you-can-eat a la carte menu, with optional add-ons for non-alcoholic free-flow beverages as well as cocktails, beers and wine. The brunch runs from 11.30am – 3.30pm every Sunday.
Uma Cucina at COMO Uma Ubud, Jl Raya Sanggingan No.21, Kedewatan, Ubud, p. +62 361 972 448
Neighbourhood Brunch: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
The lowdown: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is the island’s design-led lifestyle hotel dedicated to celebrating local flavours, local flair, and a whole lotta variety from each of Hotel Indigo’s four scrummy foodie destinations. Graze your way through the resort’s signature restaurants, cafes and bars, with their theatrical live stations, yummy pass-arounds and buffet spreads. You’ll find a melting pot of flavours, from fried dim sum and pizza, to banh mi, and scrumptious local favourites, like Nasi Goreng, satay and even Babi Guling. Wash it all down with the help of the talented mixologists, who’ll shake up the signature BALIXOLOGY cocktails using locally-sourced herbs and infused liquor. Oh, and you’ll want to bring the little ones along too, because there’s an entire desserts section that the kiddos will love, plus a dedicated kid’s corner filled to the brim with fun activities and tasty treats to keep them occupied while you sip and graze the day away alongside local acoustic performances.
The deal: The brunch includes free-flow non-alcoholic beverages, plus kid’s activities and complimentary pool access. Kids under 12 receive 50% off, and kids under 3 brunch for free. A selection of locally-crafted beers, fine wines, Champagnes and signature cocktails are available for an additional top-up. Brunch runs from 12pm – 3pm every Sunday.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, Jl Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak, p. +62 361 209 9999
Kuta’s Only Sunday Market Brunch: Feast at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
The lowdown: Sip, savour and shop at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort – Bali’s brunch that caters to the whole family with an open-air market setting and fun and games for everyone. For the kiddies, there’s a supervised children’s play area, and for adults, there’s a live DJ playing great tunes and even a wine-making station. Heck, even dog care is included here! Feast’s array of food includes freshly barbecued seafood, stations of fresh Indonesian dishes, a teriyaki grill, roasts, and most other foodie favourites. We can’t forget the delicious dessert selection, which goes on for days and even has its own candy floss machine and ice-cream building station. Then, as an added bonus, this brunch includes one free kilo (per adult) of market fresh produce from the fruit and veg stall to take home – that’s dinner wrapped up, too!
The deal: The brunch includes free-flow non-alcoholic drinks and 1 kilo of groceries, whilst additional drinks packages can be added on for all-you-can-sip locally-crafted beers, fine wines and signature cocktails. Going big? Opt for the premium Duval Leroy Brut Champagne and wines from Starwood’s Wines of the World selection. The brunch runs from 12pm – 3pm every Sunday.
Feast at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta, p. +62 361 846 5555, e. [email protected]
Bali’s First Japanese Brunch: Shiki Japanese Restaurant at Hilton Bali Resort
The lowdown: Dedicated to all the best bits of Japanese cuisine (we’re talking sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura – you name it) with a stellar cliff-top location and one of the few places in Bali that serves authentic Sapporo beer, Shiki Japanese Restaurant’s Sunday brunch at Nusa Dua’s Hilton Bali Resort was the first of its kind here on the island, and it’s “oishi”! Not only are all of your favourite Japanese dishes here, there’s also a teppanyaki counter and a nabemono table, and you even get to enjoy the beautiful pool and beach in front of the resort afterwards. Happy Sunday!
The deal: The brunch package includes food, free flow of green tea or ocha, and a bottle of Sapporo beer or a sake shot. The brunch runs from 11am – 3pm every Sunday.
Shiki Japanese Restaurant at Hilton Bali Resort, Jl Raya Nusa Dua, Seletan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 773 377, e. [email protected]
Adventura Brunch: Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali
The lowdown: Everyone’s invited to this upbeat, family-style Italian themed brunch where it’s all about fun, food and adventure! Appetites are well and truly satisfied with a delicious menu of authentic cuisine prepared in an open-concept kitchen, with house specialties including classic pasta dishes, homemade pizzas and refreshing gelatos. The live BBQ station serves delicious grill selections, lively activities, entertaining gimmicks and, of course, an extensive buffet of Italian fare. For the kids, an outdoor play area provides ample space for supervised games, keeping young ones occupied for hours while Mum and Dad can fill up on parma ham and Prosecco. Keep your eyes peeled for Pippo the Squirrel’s special appearance, and then splish-splash afterwards at the resort’s Premium wing swimming pools, which offers access to all brunchers,
The deal: The brunch includes a signature aperitif on arrival, or add-on drinks packages with free flow wine, beer and selected cocktails. The kid’s brunch includes free flow soft drinks, and children under the age of 4 can dine for free.
Prego at The Westin Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, p. +62 361 771 906, e. [email protected]
We hope you’re hungry Honeys – see you at brunch!