The island is full of phenomenal restaurants for dinner; why not share a similar appreciation for lunch? Here, we’ve pulled together great places that don’t just serve lunch as an afterthought, or as a trial-run to dinner service. No, they give lunch its deserved spot in the sun and offer up all of their best tricks.
WHAT THE TRUCK!
Great news for the Seminyak beach goers: “What The Truck!” is a fully modified VW Combi Van offering convenient take away drinks and bites with signature local fusion taco selections of Babi Guling, Beef Rendang, Chicken Pelalah, and fish. Various beverages are also on offer with signature brews and the island’s Bootstrap Cold Brew coffee for morning selections, along with local beers and mojitos in crushed ice.
A sultry beach-club by day, this Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay venue presents a new approach to customised dining in Bali, with a revamped menu and dynamic service style. Moving away from the formality and pricing typical of hotel restaurants, Sundara’s relaxed ambience enables patrons to customise their experience to suit any occasion. And while the service is faithful to Four Seasons – efficient, intelligent and spot-on – the restaurant buzzes with a cosmopolitan energy.
Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
A : Jalan Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
T : +62 361 708 333
W : www.sundarabali.com
SALSA VERDE ITALIAN FAVOURITES
Served in a fun-filled Italian restaurant situated on the beachfront with Californian décor, treat yourself to some Italian magic and la dolce vita with gorgeous Italian cuisine in Salsa Verde. The Grand Hyatt Bali’s restaurant is serving an array of seafood, pizzas, pastas and other Italian favourites for lunch. Come in your casual attire and walk around the maintained stretch of Nusa Dua Beach.
FULL SENSORY VIN+
Bringing their iconic reputation as Jakarta’s culinary and wine landmark, the VIN+ Seminyak is a full sensory experience from their renowned wine shop (a seriously good wine portfolio, along with a selection of Japanese sake) to the innovative cuisine balanced with the warmth of personal service. This is where you get to enjoy a day out, in a venue that offers the best wines of all worlds and toothsome dishes within a stylishly relaxed setting. So whether you’re looking for a casual drink and shared plates in an al fresco setting on the patio lounge or nestled up in the shade surrounded by wine bottles, VIN+ easily pops up in mind.
COSY THE DELI AND B’Z
Simple yet stylish décor, The Deli and B’z Restaurant serves you its cosmopolitan food menu in European and Asian styles within a cosy atmosphere that oozes holiday mood. Discover the restaurant’s lunch menu with a delicate taste of light and freshness meals in an French Brasserie stlye. Your kids are also in for a treat here, for the restaurant’s kids menu boasts just the kind of items the little ones will love.
The Deli and B’z Restaurant at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana
A : Jalan Melasti I, Kuta
T : +62 361 762 500
W : www.pullmanbalilegiannirwana.com
BEACHWALK SUSHI TEI
Japanese for lunch is never a bad idea. In Bali, Sushi Tei’s outlets are best known for their simple-yet-modern approach to its open kitchen concept, employing distinctive touches of Japanese culture. The Japanese restaurant’s open kitchen allows you to take a look at what’s going on as their orders are being prepared. Sushi Tei is also proud to have become the first sushi restaurant in Indonesia to feature the classic sushi bar with a conveyor belt.
A : Beachwalk L2 Blok C – 14,15,16 Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
T : +62 361 8496496
EIGHT DEGREES SOUTH TO YOUR LIKING
The signature restaurant of Conrad Bali, Eight Degrees South allows you to choose from a range of fresh, organic ingredients and create a salad exactly to your liking as you enjoy the balmy Indian ocean breeze from this beachfront restaurant during lunch time. Other dishes at the restaurant showcase your favourite cuts and seafood dishes with a contemporary presentation, making for a memorable experience for even the most discerning diner.
Eat, drink, flirt and play here, where a variety of comfort foods featuring Asian and Mediterranean flavours keep you energised around the pool or on the Woobar deck during lunch. Woobar’s beachfront p.m. bites, boasts a succulent list of hot and cold tapas as well as French AOC cheese and Iberico Jamon make soaking up the Bali sun a delicious affair. And while you’re at it, you may also want to lounge in the company of Woobar’s stylish cocktails and daytime beats.
Inspired by one of Kyoto’s legendary eateries and set within meters of Sanur’s bustling sidewalk, Kuu specialises in authentic Japanese cuisine and a selection of fine sakes. You can explore the unique style of Izakaya dining, where small plates and light bites showcase innovative and classic Japanese flavours while you experience legendary Japanese service and an enticing display kitchen that highlights the culinary team’s international talent. Communal tables for lively gatherings, comfortable banquettes and tables for two help accommodate for every dining occasions including an impeccable lunch.
SUKUN ENDLESS SAMPLER
For lunch, Sukun restaurant has created a small plate sampler menu that encourages pick and mix without limit and at a fixed price. The colourful, small-plate dishes are characteristically tasty and carefully presented – think grilled tropical seafood salad with mango vinaigrette or tempura soft shell crab salad found in a menu replete with pasta, exotic Indonesian dishes and irresistible local deserts like mango sticky rice. The dining concept is not just for those tempted by “all you can” but also appeals to diners who prefer a smaller portion.
Located right at the renowned panoramic beachfront of Nusa Dua, Tamarind hosts a casual yet elegant lunch under its spectacular thatched roof. Menus developed for this exciting new kitchen & lounge combine the flavours of local produce with an international twist. The beach deck seating area is another exclusive setting, surrounded by stunning beach trees along the idyllic sea shore. Having a bite from the restaurant’s selection of pasta, burgers, and definitely yummy desserts while gazing at the endless ocean can never go wrong, especially with a little sea breeze on the side.
ROMEOS HEARTY FARE
Romeos Bar & Grillery offers those who lunch the chance to experience top quality gastronomic cuisine. Adding a touch of sophistication to the hospitality tourism district of Legian, pamper yourself with dynamic street-front views, in a hot spot that makes for a great venue to meet up with friends as well as to unwind with like-minded travellers. Enjoy the edginess of Romeos funky glass windows and exposed brick walls while indulging in down-to-earth house specialities that include an addictive selection of grilled meats accompanied by tasty sauces and side dishes.