As one of the most vibrant parts of Bali, Seminyak offers various choices of fine dining restaurants that can satisfy even the most discerning palates on the island. These restaurants can be a great variation to your home-cooked chef dinner offered by the villa where you stay. However, it is wise to know beforehand that these establishments apply dress codes and age limit regulations to maximize the fine dining experience of all it’s guests. It is also best to reserve your seats a few weeks to a month in advance as seating is of high demand in these following establishments.
1. Teatro Gastroteque
If you are into a fusion of French cuisine with a magical touch of local taste, this restaurant is a must! The restaurant stars Chef Warokka and Chef Millian, both award winning Indonesian chefs who have long history in creating fine dining in Dubai, UK, and Europe. The restaurant offers four menu packages, two vegetarian menu packages, and a premium package, each can be paired with a selection of wine and beverages. They proudly use locally caught ingredients; with Barracuda fish and seafood obtained from the Jimbaran shorelines as the main dish in several menu packages.
Make your reservation through their website http://teatrobali.com/content/reservation/
The famous Ku De Ta Beach Club offers a fine dining experience in the new wing of their second floor. The name, Mejekawi, literally means “The Sacred Table” in ancient Balinese, reflecting the restaurant’s ambition to serve only the best on your table. Managed by Chef Stephen Moore and Benjamin Cross who both have experiences cooking in Michelin starred kitchens in Europe and US,the restaurant offers scalable tasting menus with beverage pairing options,prepared in the open kitchen and served to guests against the striking backdrop of the Indian Ocean.
Non diners are welcomed to enjoy snacks and cocktails during sunset, but after 7 pm the tables in the area are reserved for restaurant guests only.
You can make your reservation online through their website https://www.kudeta.com/booking-online.html or by phone +62 361 736969.
The French-Mediterranean restaurant stars three award winning chefs: the classically trained Chef Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville, Bali’s own Chef Dove Sudarsana as the executive chef, and the Normandy native Chef Said Alem as the Managing Director. Metis emphasizes comfort and exclusiveness as the signature of their service, and provides tables in the cozy common area as well as private rooms with lush decorations, and the exclusive wine cellar dining room that comfortably caters up to 10 guests in complete privacy and seclusion where guests enjoy the 6 degustation menu tailored exclusively by the chefs in the intimate space decorated with original artwork and wine-lined walls.
Make your reservation via their website http://metisbali.com/reservations/
4. Merah Putih
Merah Putih literally means red and white, the colors of the Indonesian flag, and also symbolise the broader Indonesian philosophy and rituals practiced to honour important life events.
Indonesian food is typically eaten family style, and this convivial tradition is encouraged at Merah Putih. Plates are set in the middle of the table, meaning everyone in your group has the opportunity to sample a range of dishes; from traditional
unpretentious, simple cooking procedures highlighting the refined balance of regional dishes using specially selected tender meats, locally sourced produce and the very best aromatic spices, to imaginative culinary creations that experiment with traditional spices & flavours from across the archipelago.
Book the restaurant through their website https://merahputihbali.com/booking.html
5. Bali Pearl Restaurant
The Bali Pearl is a tropical sanctuary beautifully combining contemporary French cooking with Balinese charm. French trained Chef Jeremy Blanchet, creates sumptuous dishes with local tropical produce and traditional french flair; one of his signature dishes is the salmon confit on lightly sauteed edamame, artichoke, snow peas, and slow cooked fennel, served with kaffir foam and a side of freshly shaved fennel on top of shiitake risotto.
The chef also provides a fun cooking class taught in English, enjoyed by locals and visitors from around the world.
The restaurant opens everyday but it is better if you book prior via phone by (+62)81 934 334 060 or through their website https://www.pearl-bali.com/
6. The Plantation Grill
The Plantation Grill flaunts the lavish ambience of 1920’s Paris with a grand staircase, luxurious leather booths, high vaulted ceilings and huge glass windows overlooking the sea, and caters for intimate dinners or private parties. Guests can also relax with cocktails until late in the Sling Bar, located on the rooftop.
The restaurant is is renowned for their steak, which includes a variation of dry aged, exclusively sourced and imported wagyu. They also specialize in locally caught seafood, and delicacies cooked over custom made coal and wood grills and wood-fired ovens. Although serving dishes with pork and wine infused sauces, the menu denotes which dishes are kosher to make their restaurant open to anyone.
Book your seat through their website https://plantationgrillbali.com/reservations/
7. Settimo Cielo
The name literally means “The Seventh Heaven” in Italian. The interior drips urban cool with concrete block walls softened by beautiful honed Italian marble and lighting from white shades worthy of appearing on Valentino’s catwalk and is designed for comfortable al fresco dining in any weather, thanks to the signature glass ceiling and canvas sails over the main dining area.
The cuisine is tailored by Chef Nicolas Lazzaroni, who came to Bali in 2011 and stayed elevating his traditional Italian style of cooking to another level of rustic refined cuisine. The restaurant specializes in pasta, soup, and salads, and fresh seafood prepared in the Italian method with a variation of heartfelt cheese. Settimo Cielo is conveniently located within The Layar estate, which is perfect for guests staying in the villas.
Book the restaurant through the website here http://www.chope.co/bali-restaurants/categories/restaurant/settimo-cielo
And book The Layar villas through villalet here https://www.villalet.com/villa/the-layar-5-villa-the-layar-villas-in-seminyak-bali-indonesia/
8. Mama San
Founded as a sister restaurant of Sarong, Chefs Will Meyrick and Shannon Smerdon create their unique gastronomic fusion in the two-story retro vintage restaurant, bar, and cooking school, and upon entering Mama San guests are greeted by the unique ambience of 1920s Colonial Britain in Shanghai and the aroma of asian spices.
The Tasting Club introduces an interactive cocktail bar dining experience with dishes prepared in the style of a bartender by engaging with the guests’ preferences and offering suggestion.
Book a seat now through their website http://www.mamasanbali.com/
9. Sarong Bali
Also managed and founded by Chef Will Meyrick, Sarong is ‘the older sister’ of Mama San and focuses on Asian delicacies, ranging from South-East Asian specialties to Indian cuisine. Sarong is about everything local, thus they are faithfully committed to use only locally sourced produce from island farmers, and seafood freshly caught from a sustainable source within the local shorelines. Aesthetically, Sarong indulges guests with cozy couches, refined dining tables, and private parties within the restaurant or in your villa. Sarong also offers fun Hujan cooking classes emphasizing the importance of the close relationship with local farmers.
You can book your seat via their website http://sarongbali.com/ or by phone in +62 812-3634-3386.
10. SIP Wine Bar
The last in our list but definitely not the least!
Founded by the passionate French sommelier, the late Christian Vannequé, SIP is a little piece of Paris in Bali. The multi-award winning chef came to Bali in 2008 for a quick visit and never left having fallen in love the island.
SIP Wine Bar was established bringing French hospitality to Bali serving good honest delicious brasserie dining with superb wines and an owner who was always available for wine advice and service, and to entertain guests. French chef, Patrick “Robuchon” Chauchereau, is now responsible for the gastronomic experience and has a long history of working in the best kitchens in France, US, and of course, Bali.
Bookings are encouraged as this legendary restaurant can only accommodate 45 people in the main dining area and 25 people in the terrace dining room.
Make your reservation via their website http://sip-bali.com/reservation/
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