Six new restaurants in Bali
This time of year is perfect for hanging out in Bali – the long summer of outdoor lunches that extend into sunset drinks and on to dinner. This should be on the menu daily. Here are six must-try additions to Bali’s buzzing dining scene.
Of course Cuca is not new – for those in the know it’s been around nearly a year but is just now coming to full prominence. People are calling it Bali’s best restaurant. It is a radically different dining concept that has the likes of Raymond Blanc tweeting that it’s his ‘most exciting culinary discovery in recent memory’. It’s all about tapas, cocktails, and decadent desserts at this well kept Jimbaran secret. Brainchild of husband and wife restaurateur duo, world-class Chef Kevin Cherkas and Virginia Entizne, Cuca is committed to preparing exquisite western-style dishes utilizing only the finest local produce. Snag a seat at the exciting food bar for an interactive dining experience, settle down in the relaxed, intimate dining room, or head out to the garden lounge for a taste of laid-back tropical island dining. Read more about it here.
Cuca, Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Denpasar, Bali 80364, p. +62 361 708066
Dining by Design
Planning to throw up some gold for an anniversary celebration or simply looking to pamper a loved one on vacation? Dining by Design’s unique new ‘tailored package’ dining concept promises a romantic dining experience like no other. Choose from a variety of jaw-dropping venues, like a cliff-top deck space overlooking the Indian Ocean, and five-course menu selections, and leave the rest to the restaurant to plan. They’ll sort out everything from the décor to the wine- sweet!
Dining by Design, Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Bali 80361, p. +62 361 737773.
Urchin Grill & Raw Bar
Chef Owner Steven Skelly, former head chef at Sydney’s Pier and later The Sailor’s Club, has brought his signature mastery of modern Australian seafood to Seminyak’s contemporary dining scene. Striving to offer exceptional cuisine without the fuss of fine dining, the restaurant is designed to feel like someone’s big, airy beach house. Start with a spread of delicate raw treats like coral trout carpaccio and beef tartare, before digging into hearty mains like the crispy skinned Red Snapper with carrots, almonds and sherry vinegar. Read more about it here.
Urchin Grill & Raw Bar, Jalan Laksmana 22, Seminyak, Bali 80361 Indonesia, p. +62 361 736319.
Corner House Bali
Corner House Bali is open for business! The place to be and be seen: having breakfast, lunch, coffee, and now dinner. The new dinner menu offers a variety of small plates for sharing, like twice cooked pork belly with soba noodles and tuna carpaccio with green mango, alongside mains like herb crusted mahi mahi fillet served on a bed of polenta, and their signature Corner House burger with imported angus beef.
Corner House Bali, Jalan Laksmana, no. 10A, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia Kuta 80361, p. +62 361 730276.
We’ve raved about this casual diner along Petitenget before. Not only does this funky, quirky restaurant dish out excellent Aussie fare that we often crave when by the sea, but they’ve probably got the best fish n chips in Bali! Besides the great grub, here’s the spot to catch ping pong tournaments, movie screenings, and live DJs spinning groovy beats. And the cocktails aren’t half bad either!
Salty Seagull, Jalan Petitenget No.999 Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 361 8497588.
Brought to you by the folks behind HOBO, Sisterfields is a welcome addition to Seminyak’s boutique café options. Revel in an all-day breakfast menu, with must tries such as the homemade bircher muesli, pulled pork charcoal roll, and good ol’ pancakes, along with freshly baked pastries and a mean cuppa.
Sisterfields Café, Jl Kayu Cendana, Bali 80361, p. +62 361 9050507.
Top Image: Corner House Bali