The Wrap of 2018

The rush to be a part of the Bali food scene continues. As with almost anywhere else in the world those who know what they are doing succeed, and most of the others fail. 2018 has seen so many new operations open and many close, some even opening and closing in the same year…   […]

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Surprising!

Odette is a surprise! A clean modern stylish fit out that you would more expect to find in Seminyak rather than in the up-country wood carving village of Mas. Not only that, there is also a relaxing garden courtyard down below where you can also dine. Whilst Odette is a popular place to visit just […]

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Snack, Sip and Sunset!

The Bali Dream is, for many tourists, the image of relaxing by a Bali beach in a trendy bar/cafe, sipping exotic cocktails and picking at gourmet snacks as the sun sets over this tropical paradise. Many resorts and stand alone restaurants are aware of this and charge accordingly, some even levying an entrance fee as […]

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Vegetarian in Ubud!

UBUD was not even on the Bali map years ago, just sometimes mentioned as an ‘Artist’s Colony’. Yet over time it has become Bali’s quality destination due to its culture preservation and fame as a top end restaurant and wellness location, with almost as many spas as restaurants. Wellness and Vegetarianism would seem to go […]

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On the Boardwalk!

There are many restaurants in Bali that overlook beaches and the ocean. Some offer fine dining, some are meant for the trendy in-crowd where quality is not the highest priority, some are very basic. One fact however seem to run true wherever; you usually have to pay for the view, and sometimes at a price […]

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Pick Up a Pizza!

The Dining Room is a pleasant open bamboo rotunda in Candi Dasa. In front is an impressive wood fired pizza oven that really stands out [pictured]. Managed by the nearby Watergarden Hotel the restaurant displays all of the professionalism of that connection. It is a level above the usual warungs and cafes of that area. […]

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Ultra Fine Dining!

Aperitif is amazing! The Viceroy has a long history for presenting the highest quality cuisine. Its CasCades restaurant has been one of Bali’s best for more than a decade, but CasCades is now relegated to just their all-day restaurant, however it still presents an outstanding dining experience. Now they have opened yet another restaurant and […]

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An Ubud Happy Chappy!

Happy Chappy arrived on Jl. Braban, Kerobokan 4 years ago, the cuisine was basic Chinese, mainly Cantonese, with excellent attention to detail, an instant success. Simple food done well! That is the secret of success everywhere. These owners actually go to restaurants themselves, the number of items in each serve [dim sum] are clearly shown, […]

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Izakaya Comes to Bali!

KUU is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Izakaya cuisine. It is located street-side at Sanur’s latest 5 star hotel, the impressive Maya Sanur. Izakaya was developed as a series of small dishes in Japan’s Sake bars. At Kuu they classify their offerings as Appetisers, Sashimi, Sushi, Simmered & Steamed, Grilled and Fried dishes and, of […]

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Hairy Balls!

The Hub is a large glass-fronted building on the western side of The Bypass in central Sanur. Its cuisine is innovative café style, and it is already popular with many local customers, mainly those who drive cars rather than motor bikes. It has hit the ground running, busy from opening, the first western restaurant that […]

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