August 15, 2018

Cocoon, Jln. Double Six at Blue Ocean Beach, Legian, is always the innovator. They are the market leader and have just celebrated their 8th anniversary, a good record for a Bali beach club. At Cocoon, they have totally revamped their menu and with great deals from suppliers have actually reduced their prices for many dishes. […]

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August 1, 2018

Warung Enak, on Jln Pengosekan, Peliatan, south of Ubud, is one of Ball’s better Indonesian restaurants. Their Rijttstafel is definitely the best, served in sections so that all dishes can be eaten whilst still hot unlike the usual all-at-once style.. They also offer a smaller, half RIjsttafel but that must be ordered by a minimum […]

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July 18, 2018

Bikini is on Jln. Kayu Cendana, Kerobokan. The Décor is a blaze of colours. The food is modern International,…. start with simple mini plates of Potato Croquettes, or Charred Mini Corn or the more adventurous Foie Gras, Oysters. Smoked Eel or Pickled Daikon. The mains include Spice-glazed Chicken, Barramundi with XO Clams and seaweed crackers, […]

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July 4, 2018

BC Steakhouse. Jln. Raya Petitenget, evolved from the Butchers Club that had been operating on these premises for the previous year and it is a high temple for the beef-lover! By now everyone knows about their dry-aged beef, used for their steaks and in their incredible hamburgers. They also offer organic grain fed beef from […]

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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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