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May 30th, 2016
Top 10 Restaurants with a View in Bali

Whether overlooking pristine, lush jungle or crashing waves and a sunset-dappled ocean, Bali has a plethora of dining venues complete with enviable vantage points.  Thankfully, dazzling views don’t always mean a heart-stopping bill at the end of the meal, with plenty of options catering to every budget.

Here, we reveal our top ten Balinese restaurants that will satisfy your eyes… as well as your appetite.

For more Bali holiday inspiration, head to LuxuryEscapes.com and start planning your next travel experience.

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Private dining at La View

La View Restaurant, Kupu Kupu Barong, Ubud: This split-level Southeast Asian-French-fusion restaurant’s outdoor terrace takes in sweeping vistas of the Ayung River Valley and lush tropical gardens. But if you want to up the ante, La View’s private dining Twilight Table experience is a surefire way to delight someone special.  A five-course dinner is served on a private, floating platform under a canopy of stars against the natural woodland backdrop.

Ju-Ma-Na at Banyan Tree

Ju-Ma-Na, Banyan Tree Resort, Uluwatu: High on Bali’s southernmost cliff, Banyan Tree’s fine-dining restaurant Ju-Ma-Na previously took the crown for the Best Restaurant In Indonesia award – and it definitely deserves its status. Diners can take in breathtaking views over the surrounding ocean from its al fresco terrace and the food – the bulk of which is fresh seafood with an Asian twist – could easily rival that of any lauded big-city restaurant.

Ombak at Soori

 

Ombak, Soori Bali, Tabanan: A shimmering backdrop of black sand and rolling waves, punctuated with nighttime fishermen; the backdrop to Soori’s Ombak restaurant is tranquility personified. Named after the local word for “waves”, this luxe, beach-side venue serves an international fine dining menu, covering everything from Wagyu steak to Indonesian specialities.

Positioned on the north side of the hotel’s private beach, the restaurant also hosts regular barbecue dinners on the beach, complete with local Balinese musicians and dancers.

Dinner Under the Stars at Four Seasons

Dinner Under the Stars, Four Seasons Resort, Sayan: Built into the side of a lush jungle basin and situated at the end of 55-metre foot bridge, the lily pond on the upper level of the Four Seasons Resort in Sayan offers a backdrop that is pretty tough to beat. Brimming with lily pads and lotus flowers, the infinity-edge pond offers 360-degree views of lush jungle, surrounding rice terraces and the roaring Ayung River below. And in this setting, the exclusive Dinner Under the Stars experience offers a rose petal-strewn. The five-course menu is available in complete privacy for just one couple and bookings are obviously essential.

Hanging Gardens of Bali

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Ubud: Picture this: led down a candlelit path through lush, green jungle, you cross a river and suddenly enter an ancient temple, illuminated by hundreds of candles. A Balinese priest arrives and blesses you and your partner, before you take your seat at a specially arranged dining table. Surrounded by acres of forest and fireflies, your private degustation dinner is served.

For a truly unique dining experience, dinner at the on-site Dalem Segara Temple at the Hanging Gardens of Bali resort is a must.

Sardine Kuta

Sardine, Kuta: Housed in a sprawling, polished bamboo pavilion overlooking glistening rice paddies and bordered by banana trees, Sardine offers great food, paired with a spectacular view.

The airy space features a large Koi-filled pond and the menu is a constantly changing affair. At Sardine, the paddock-to plate-ethos is very much a focal point and local seafood, plus salads and vegetables from the in-house organic garden make up the bulk of what’s on offer.

Bebek Tepi Sawah

 

Bebek Tepi Sawah, Ubud: Located just off the main Ubud high street, Bebek Tepi Sawah is set in the middle of a ‘sawah’ rice paddy field. The mammoth space is comprised of outdoor pavilions scattered around the paddy, in which diners can choose to be seated on chairs or on the wooden floors.

Famous for its duck dishes, the crispy Bebek Betutu (Balinese smoked duck) is a safe bet.

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El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Top, Uluwatu: Situated in one of the most secluded spots on the island, this is the place to come for a sumptuous dinner without the crowds. Perched 50 metres above sea level on the cliffs of Uluwatu, with an infinity pool overlooking some of Bali’s favourite surf breaks, El Kabron has one of the best clifftop sunset locations, providing an 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean.

Since opening in 2011, the restaurant has become a go-to for Spanish and Mediterranean fare, serving up quality tapas and paellas.

Bawang Merah Beachfront Restaurant

Bawang Merah Beachfront Restaurant, Jimbaran: It may not be the slickest restaurant in Jimbaran but the incredible ocean views more than make up for the lack of white linen tablecloths. Dine with the sand between your toes and the sound of the waves in your ears from a menu focusing on freshly caught seafood. Watching the sunset here is spectacular – and make sure you stay for the after-dinner entertainment in the form of traditional dancing and a friendly local band.

Sari Organik

Sari Organik, Ubud: At the centre of Ubud’s organic produce movement, Sari Organik is a must-visit not only for its fresh, healthy meals but also for its stunning setting.

Perched above a sea of rice paddies and housed in a rustic, open-air bamboo pavilion, the eatery serves vegetarian and vegan dishes, raw soups and salads in a quintessential Balinese setting. Produce is harvested daily and diners are welcome to explore the adjacent farm (a 15-minute walk through the rice fields), where you can handpick your salad greens.

For more Bali holiday inspiration, head to LuxuryEscapes.com and start planning your next travel experience.

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