These fabulous restaurants and cafes have recently opened in Bali - from the perfect date night venue in Seminyak to delicious Thai food in Sanur, foodies get ready!
Another month goes by, and there are more newly opened restaurants and cafes in Bali to rave about, including a hot new haunt in Seminyak, a breakie fave in Petitenget, and delicious Thai treats in Sanur. Get your phones ready for some foodie insta-snapping and your taste buds ready for some culinary treats! Here are our picks of the best hot new tables for January:
The hottest restaurant to hit Seminyak shores has to be Bikini Restaurant – and with a tag line of #ulookhotinbikini you can see why. This concept is all about your guilty pleasures, and is the perfect place for date nights as they use the shared plate dining. We recommend trying their iconic Oyster crackers – it is an aphrodisiac after all!
Bikini, Jalan Kayu Cendana No.6, Seminyak, p.+62 (0) 361 738 454.
Copper Kitchen & Bar
Whilst Copper Kitchen & Bar might not be new to the Ubud food scene, it has a newly appointed Executive Chef, Ben McRae, who is bringing a brand new food direction to this popular restaurant set in the heart of rice paddies with volcano views. Copper Kitchen & Bar now offers a new rotating menu, which they are calling ‘Seasonal, Earth to Table’ – whereby all the product is locally sourced from Bisma Eight’s organic farm The Gardens, Tegallalang Reserve and Amed Fisheries.
Copper Kitchen & Bar, Jalan Bisma No.24, Ubud, p.+62 (0) 361 4792 888.
Aroy Thai Cafe & Lounge
Luxury boutique hotel, Sudamala Suites & Villas, in Sanur has revamped its poolside ‘joglo’ into an open-air restaurant serving delicious, light Thai-inspired cuisine. Relax poolside and treat your taste buds to perfectly cooked spicy prawn soup, Thai curries, and sticky rice with chicken in peanut sauce.
Aroy Thai Cafe & Lounge @ Sudamala Suites & Villas, Jalan Sudamala No. 20, Sanur, p. +62 (0)361 288 555.
Eternal restaurant is a new culinary haunt worth checking out, and is located at Ametis Villa on Batu Bolong in the popular ‘hood of Canggu. All the produce is sourced daily by the chefs themselves from the hills of Bedugul and the seafood market at Jimbaran.
Eternal @ Ametis, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, p. +62 (0) 361 844 5567.
Ulekan is a warung-style eatery with a modern twist. Firstly, the décor is outstanding – we loved the different sitting areas, the stunning tile-work on the floor, and the assortment of beautiful pots and vases. Secondly, the food. Well, this is Indonesian at its best, and the Rendang Sapi in particular was sublime. They use extremely tender beef cheek for this dish – mouth-gasmly good! We also love the fact that their coffee options are different blends from all over Indonesia.
Ulekan, 34 Jalan Tegel Sari, Pantai Berawa, p. +62 (0)813 3921 1466.
Alila Ubud have just launched their new seasonal menus, making a trip to their Plantation Restaurant a new culinary adventure! With lush rainforest views from every table, the venue is a fabulous setting for a meal that is crafted around a farm-to-table concept, inspired by Bali’s rich bounty of fresh, seasonal and organic produce, including dishes like sweetcorn patties and slow-roasted chicken wrapped and smoked in a banana leaf.
Plantation Restaurant @ Alila Ubud, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, p. +62 (0)361 975 963.
Towards the end of Batu Bolong, you might have noticed the new ‘Canggu Avenue’ complex which is home to a brand spanking new gym, supermarket and a couple of places to eat and drink, one of which is Kinuwa Canggu. The décor is fresh and white, the coffee is exactly what you need to start your day, and they offer a quiet place to enjoy a healthy brunch as you sit in the air con to work. Welcome to the ‘Gu Kinuwa!
Kinuwa Canggu, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.53, Canggu, p.+62 (0)361 844 5325.
Firstly, one of our all-time-fave breakie haunts, Monsieur Spoon is coming to Petitenget! For all your pastry, breakfast and coffee needs, this is the place to go – after all, we all know that the French know how to do sweet breakies! Also coming to Jimbaran in February is coffee experts, Tanamera Coffee. Here you can get your coffee fix with authentic Indonesian blends.