5 New Restaurants in Bali
Foodies, it’s time to loosen those belts.
If you like to lounge by the sea then we’ve got two great spots for you to check out. But if a frog’s leg followed by some foie gras is more your thing, then head to the hills toute suite to the new French eatery in Ubud. Super stylish tapas? Look no further than Luke Mangan’s new Salt venture at Sentosa Seminyak! And just around the corner is Lello Lello, home to some of the tastiest gelato on the island.
You know what Bali’s been missing? A good old-fashioned beer garden! That’s right, a beer garden, where you can meet your mates, rock up with the kids, and order some fish and chips, a burger, and an icy cold milkshake. Or a beer – it’s that kind of garden, after all.
Old Man’s, located at Batu Bolong, is a few metres from the beach so it’s perfect for a post-surf breakfast or an afternoon beer at sunset. You may even recognize Old Man. He used to be the organic restaurant Om. The gorgeous bamboo structure is still in place giving it a great Bali feel. The fabulous mural painted by artist Lucas Grogan is absolutely mesmerizing and makes a great backdrop for a happy snap.
Old Man’s, Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, p. + 62 361 8469 158
Kakilima by the sea
Kakilima actually means five feet in Indonesian and is used in reference to the lovely, colourful food carts that wander the streets of Indonesia. The food here has a Mediterranean twist serving a range of tapas as well as more hearty mains such as ribs, kebabs, and burgers.
What makes Kakilima such a wonderful place is the huge expanse of lawn where the kids can go wild. When it’s extra hot they even turn on the old-fashioned sprinkler. Even by Bali’s ridiculous standards, the sunsets are sublime from here. Service could get a bit snappier but once that’s under control this will be the perfect Bali beach venue.
Kakilima by the sea, Jalan Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, p. + 62 361 473 1706. Open Tue-Sun 1-9pm
It seems that tapas is all the rage in Bali, and Salt Tapas, the newest member of Luke Mangan’s ever expanding Salt family, is a very welcome addition. Lots of tasty dishes to be shared in a casual, yet super stylish environment at Sentosa Seminyak. Check out the interview with Salt’s big daddy, Luke Mangan, later this week.
Salt Tapas, Jalan Pura Telaga Waja, Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, p. + 62 0361 737675
This chic new French eatery – think rustic farmhouse meets Parisian bistrot – just off the main street of Ubud is tres adorable and well worth a visit for lunch or dinner. You’ll have to pinch yourself to remember you’re actually in Bali, although the traditional temple which can be seen from the second floor, is a lovely, gentle reminder. The menu includes Gallic gastronomic favourites such as sautéed frogs legs, foie gras, duck leg confit, and apple tart tartin. Ooh la la.
Jendela House, Jalan Sri Wedari, Ubud, Bali, Indoneisa, p. + 62 361 714 1318. Open daily 11am-11pm
Hello Lello! We are always happy to road test a new ice cream shop and this joint in Seminyak is definitely the real deal. They make all their gelatos entirely from scratch – so we’re talking no nasty syrups, pastes, colourings, or additives –and everything is super fresh and definitely unique. Try the choc spice – chocolate gelato with cinnamon, coriander, star anise & cardamom – the pear and caramel sorbet, or Baileys and butterscotch!
Lello Lello, 21 Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. Open daily 8am-11pm.