From sun-drenched soirees in Nusa Dua to ritzy Sunday sittings by the seaside in Seminyak, fuelling up takes on a new meaning with Bali’s buffets.
A long list of dishes does not a buffet make. In fact, mastering the art of gastronomic perfection involves careful planning where fresh produce, free-flowing bubbles and beachfront views are all part of your rise and grind. These Bali breakfast buffets take the morning meal to such heights that even non-hotel guests are queuing up for a spot at the table.
From buffets that take your tastebuds on a tour in Nusa Dua to serene breakfast settings in Jimbaran, read on to find out Bali’s best breakfast buffets.
1. For a sumptuous soiree in the sun: Sunday Brunch at Soleil – The Mulia, Mulia Resorts Nusa Dua
Lavish spreads and spotting celebs – nowhere else do a Sunday soiree like Soleil’s Sunday Brunch, overlooking Nusa Dua Bay at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas. Meaning ‘sun’ in French, this spread confirms that sunshine and breakfast go hand in hand. Kick off the beachfront feasting at the appetiser buffet of Mediterranean and Pan-Asian plates. Then, loosen your belts for the wide assortment of premium meats at the live grill station, seafood and chef’s specials, all prepared with seasonal ingredients. Don’t forget to leave room for the dessert bar’s liquid nitrogen ice cream station and artful displays of sweet delights.
But don’t just take our word for it. This brunch, open to hotel guests and non-hotel guests, was crowned by TripAdvisor and Architectural Digest as one of ‘The Best Restaurants’ and ‘Most Luxurious Brunch in the World’. And since you’re on holiday, why not add a free-flow drinks package to your decadent afternoon?
2. For French flair: Brunchcation at Pala Restaurant – Apurva Kempinksi Bali, Nusa Dua
What happens when you blend brunch and vacation? Brunchcation – a new portmanteau coined by Apurva Kempinksi Bali. This breakfast buffet, which welcomes all, takes place at Pala Restaurant, which is set amid a pool in the main gardens and has jaw-dropping views of the Indian Ocean. Signature specialties come to you in collaboration with Meilleurs Ouvriers de France winner Chef Jean-Yves Leuranguer, serving up a gourmet and grand selection of decadent seafood, hearty roasts, cuts grilled to perfection and many more refined options. And it wouldn’t be a fully French affair without Pala Restaurant’s version of a boulangerie, a freshly baked bread station. Plus, with access to the resort’s facilities included in Brunchcation, even non-hotel guests can while away the day in complete bliss after they’re full to the brim.
4. For a feast with the family: Cucina Sunday Brunch – Sofitel Bali, Nusa Dua
Sleep in, then enjoy a leisurely rise and shine at the revamped Cucina Sunday Brunch at Sofitel Bali, Nusa Dua. With a fresh, rustic Mediterranean feel, this brunch favourite returned after a brief hiatus in 2022 helmed by Chef Patrizia Battolu and her team. Savour a fusion of cuisines celebrating the finest cuisines from Italy, Spain, France and Asia – there are all manner of breads, charcuteries, cheeses, pastries, meats, salads and seafood.
Feel the crisp sea breeze as a live band serenade, while additional drinks packages promise endless pours of wines, spirits, and French champagne. Children under 6 can enjoy this buffet for free, making it the perfect lazy Sunday for the whole family even if you’re not staying at the hotel.
5. For a luxurious buffet by the sea: Segaran Dining Terrace – Jumeirah Bali
At Jumeirah Bali in the Uluwatu region, a lavish Javanese-Hindu water palace-inspired resort, your morning ritual takes place overlooking the Indian Ocean at Segaran Dining Terrace. This lavish spread is a gourmand’s dream come true: oyster bar, lobster bisque, ceviche, and a line-up of classic sweet treats. Lean into the tropical culinary journey with chilled champagne and fresh juice. When the afternoon draws on, dive deep into the shimmering azure waters of Dreamland Beach, easily accessible from Jumeriah Bali.
6. For swanky spreads: Starfish Bloo Brunch – W Bali, Seminyak
Open air and beachfront, with turquoise columns resembling an abstract starfish and lobster-trap booths inspired by Balinese fishing, this brunch locale exudes a casual, yet smart beachside atmosphere. At the W Bali in Seminyak, their renowned Sunday Brunch is open to all, so anyone can indulge in a luxurious start to the day. To begin, add in free-flowing champagne to your buffet, then gawk your way through a menu of Pan Asian flavours and international live cooking stations. Offerings have a focus on garden-grown ingredients and locally sourced seafood. And with pool access included plus a swanky DJ playing until 3.30pm, you’re in for the ultimate Sunday session.
W Bali - Seminyak
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a 24-hour health club, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. This Art Deco hotel also features complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and babysitting (surcharge).
Feature image: Soleil at The Mulia, Mulia Resorts Nusa Dua. Source: Supplied.
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