June 20, 2018

Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak is actually on Jln Mertanadi, Kerobokan. Whilst Ribs are obviously the specialty of this franchise, unlike the original in Ubud they also offer quite an interesting menu of other options. I was amazed when I first tried their Fish Wings [pictured], never having even thought of eating such things before. They are […]

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June 6, 2018

Maya Sari, the lead restaurant at Maya Ubud, Peliatan, has seriously upgraded their menus under the guidance of their new food and beverage management. Dining can be inside the main room, on the garden terrace or outside above the passing river. For a starter the Beef Tataki is served with daikon, radish, mint, horseradish and […]

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May 23, 2018

Massimo has become a Sanur institution. His Jln. Danau Tamblingan restaurant in Sanur is constantly full of diners, the gelato stand at front forever busy. However the ever-smiling Massimo has never been one to rest on his laurels. Whilst other chefs in Bali excel in creating their new dishes, Massimo continues to explore and re-engineer […]

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May 9, 2018

Biku was one of the rare few. Full on opening and has been the same ever since. Biku, on Jln Petitenget, does High Teas. So do most major hotels mid-afternoon. At Biku, they are available all day, from 11.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. Not just the traditional English High Tea, which they do perfectly, but […]

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April 25, 2018

Cafe des Artistes was once the lone restaurant on Jln.Bisma, Ubud. 15 years later and there are now many but it still stands out from the crowd! Professional management, excellent long term staff, an interesting menu and a relaxed garden setting have all contributed to its longevity. The Belgian influence remains [Pate des Ardennes, Carbonades […]

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March 28, 2018

Golden Monkey, on Jln. Dewi Sita, is still Ubud’s only complete Chinese restaurant. That it offers mainly Cantonese cuisine is obvious by that world recognised trademark of Cantonese style Roasted Ducks [pictured] hanging for all to see. They are prepared on the premises, every day, along with a range of other roasted meats such as […]

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February 28, 2018

DD Warung, as reported in a previous column, has re-opened, It is now larger and far more presentable, on Jln.Danau Poso, Sanur. Its original location was in an unattractive old style warung. It was a tribute to the quality and value of the excellent Thai food served there that it was so popular. In a […]

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December 20, 2017

Pekandelan Warung, at the entrance to The Tegenungan Waterfalls at Kemenuh, continues to amaze with the quality of food served at such surprisingly cheap prices. All the key staff are ex the fine dining restaurant, CasCades @ The Viceroy, so maybe that is the reason for their quality even if they do just call it […]

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December 6, 2017

Reef is an amazing seafood restaurant. It is located at the beach, in front of the Maya Sanur. Their French F&B Manager, Emmanuel Baroiller is a perfectionist and goes to great lengths to produce quality product at very reasonable prices. For a 5 star hotel their prices are more those of a good restaurant and […]

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November 8, 2017

Golden Monkey re-opened on Jln. Dewi Sita with small banquettes at the windows, overlooking the passing parade. It is Ubud’s only complete Chinese restaurant. Now they have added a special Dim Sum Sunday. At a cost of Rp.175,000++ [children under 12 half price] and it is completely free flow. A seemingly endless supply of dim sum […]

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