March 14, 2018

Let The Chicken Shop Fill Your Fridge For Nyepi

So you’ve decided to stay in for Nyepi? While many opt for the ease of a luxury hotel experience to sojourn in silence, choosing to stay at home or in a self contained villa over Nyepi is something everyone should contemplate at least once. For one thing, you’ll have unfettered freedom to relax (quietly) within the walls of your villa, not to mention the incomparable star gazing opportunities once the sun goes down!

That being said and depending on the layout and privacy of your villa, self catering can be be somewhat of a chore when lighting and cooking must be kept to a minimum. Traditionally a day of silence, you might have to forgo firing up the barbecue and getting your grill on over Nyepi but simple reheating of pre prepped meals is more than acceptable.… and easier! Cue The Chicken Shop in Canggu. Veterans of numerous Nyepi experiences, they have full understanding of what’s in store for Bali’s ceremonial silent day and have put together a Nyepi Hamper menu that will allow you to make the most of your hushed up holiday without the headache of hitting the shops the day before.

With a desire to return to simple fresh and delicious home cooked meals, The Chicken Shop’s Nyepi Hamper Menu includes all of those firm favourites such as their super succulent whole rotisserie chickens, complete with that signature herb, onion and bread stuffing. Forget about Colonel Sanders’ secret herbs and spices……one taste of these will have you hooked from the first forkful!

But it’s not just about the bird! They also offer fresh and healthy salads in a selection of sizes to suit the number in your Nyepi family, all ready to pop in the chiller and dress when desired, as well as a range of re-heatable sides and soups ready to go! Staying solo for your day in silence? The Chicken Shop does servings for singles too and they’ve even got pasta and sauces packaged and portioned for you to simply heat and eat.

Some consider Nyepi a time for total relaxation so make the most of a your chance to laze by the pool with an anti-pasti pack for two complete with cold cuts, croutons and cheese as well as olives and peppers……yes please! Make it even more Mediterranean with a serve of The Chicken Shop’s homemade chicken pate and cucumber pickles.

This special Nyepi menu is available for delivery up to 3pm on Friday March 16th, or you can come and pick it up from their Jalan Pantai Berawa store until 5pm on Nyepi Eve! Forget about rushing around before the shops shut to make sure you have enough to feed everyone for the weekend. Simply give them a call on: +62 82145467742 or email your order to: and get ready for your selection of gourmet goodies to arrive at your door!


Hot Cross Buns Come Fresh From Finns Oven for Easter Sunday

Well cross my buns and call me BugsBunny if Easter isn’t already just around the corner! We are well into the New Year with February a mere memory and as we march into month number three, Nyepi is fast approaching along with the end of another school term. That being the case, it’s never too early to tackle Easter holiday plans as nobody needs to look like a fool on April 1st and risk having nothing booked for brunch on Easter Sunday.

The simple solution for small and large groups celebrating Easter this year has got to be Finns Recreation Club. Fun and games for everyone in the family, Finns has put together an ‘eggcellent’ (sorry! it had to be done!) day of entertainment for all ages and that’s before we even get to the details about their delish Easter Brunch menu! Live, acoustic music all afternoon, a visit from the Easter Bunny and the highlight of the day; an Easter egg hunt for those who just can’t get their fill of chocolate along with a jumping castle for kids to bounce off the walls and wear off that sugar rush before they head home!

As if that wasn’t enough to sweeten the deal, check out Finns Easter Buffet menu line up for more palate pleasers. Brunch begins from 10am until 2pm so you’ve got a full four hours to sample every station and fill up on gourmet goodies. Start with the bakery and home smoked ham croissants, roast beef and mustard baguettes or cream cheese bagels……..carbs don’t count on Sundays do they??

It’s Ok, you can redeem yourself because healthy alternatives await with their selection of cold appetisers the likes of fresh chilled prawns, tuna tataki, sushi, vegetarian spring rolls and a spread of salads. Now comes the good stuff. Heads up meat lovers, be sure to grab the big plates so there’s plenty of space to fit lashings of roast beef, braised lamb, rotisserie chicken, BBQ snags and smoked ham, not to mention a seafood smorgasbord of Red Snapper, squid, Barramundi and seafood kebabs! Look no further if you fancy a little homestyle comfort food because Finns is dishing up Shepherd’s pie and meat pie and your favourite tasty sides too.

Easter Sunday is one of those days when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat your dessert first so best not block the path to the sweets selection as that’s where I’ll be headed as soon as the apple pie and pavlova hit the tables! (And yes, I will be well aware if my stash from the Easter Egg Hunt is depleted by even one!!) Candy Floss, cheesecake, fudgey brownies and a chocolate fountain – it’s all there to satisfy even the most serious of sweet tooth and lets not forget the hero of the day, Finns home baked Hot Cross Buns!!

Book now to secure your spot for Finns Easter Sunday brunch before seating gets scarce. Choose from indoor AC or al fresco tables on the terrace. Finns can accommodate groups big or small and kids under two pay nothing at all! Flash your Finns membership card and you’ll get substantial discounts on food and beverages. Gold and Platinum members are entitled to 50% off the price of brunch and 15% off all beverage purchases, while Social and Social Plus members enjoy 20% and 10% respectively. For bookings and full details regarding Finns Easter Brunch menu and prices check out the website page:


Bali’s Best Sports Bar None!

Finns Recreation Club is all about live sports! Not only does it play host to some of the biggest football events on the island, with no less than thirty TV screens across this unique venue, it’s easy to see why the place is getting a name for itself as the premier choice for sports fans to get their fix of footy and more!

Mad about football but can’t get to the game? With even more TV screens inside The Sports Bar and around the al fresco area of Bistro C Finns Recreation Club can bring the game to you here in Bali! Multiple screens ensure optimal viewing for all. With the Australian NRL season set to start from 8th March and AFL from 22nd March, Finns Recreation Club is the place to catch all the action live. Finns Recreation Club is committed to covering every single one of the games, live in The Sports Bar and at Bistro C.

Entry to Finns Recreation Club is free which means everybody is welcome to come and watch the games in air conditioned comfort and indulge in a few icy cold beers, cocktails and bar snacks while they’re at it!

Thursday nights the BBQ is fired up and it’s all about AFL. Bali’s local team aptly named the Bali Gecko’s, train on the sports field at Finns Recreation Club from 6pm. Anyone is welcome to join them for a run on the grass, or if you prefer you can enjoy the comfort of the Sports Bar and watch Thursday night AFL with a snag or steak from the BBQ.

Should you choose to watch your favourite team on a Sunday, then you can also enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast. Available from 11am with a choice of Pork, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian it’s a match made in heaven.

Soccer, Basketball and Baseball fans are not forgotten. Finns Recreation Club is committed to providing all the sporting action. Refer to the weekly sports schedule on their website to check if your favourite is being covered.

Guaranteed match coverage, cool, comfortable and classy……. It’s Bali’s best place to watch live sports, bar none!