If you are heading to Seminyak and are looking to indulge yourself in some of the regions more exclusive fine dining options then you are going to be in for a real treat. Located on the west coast of Bali, Seminyak is a ritzy and rather sophisticated beach area that houses a number of high-end boutiques, galleries and some of Bali’s most deluxe hotels. It also possesses a number of excellent, exclusive restaurants too that serve a wonderful selection of cuisines from all around the world. If you need inspiration of where to go, here is a selection of some of the best of them.
One of the best known restaurants in Seminyak is Sardine.
Boasting exquisite views of rice fields it is an iconic venue that draws tourists from all over Bali.
Centrally located in Petitenget, its traditional Balinese décor, complete with dimmed candlelight makes this an excellent restaurant for date night.
The restaurant showcases a menu that is completely organic and served from ingredients harvested at the local farm. It offers some of the best fresh fish on the island too, including miso grilled triggerfish, pan-seared scallops with ravioli and banana leaf steamed barramundi.
Housed in a quaint bamboo thatched pavilion, the menu changes daily, so you could visit here every day and have a complete different, yet equally as wonderful, dining experience.
- Address: Jl. Petitenget No.21, Kerobokan
- Website: http://www.sardinebali.com
It is said that all roads lead to Mama San. Which while geographically true (it lies at a spot where 4 roads meet) it also is metaphorically true too, given that it is a major player on the Seminyak dining scene.
You will need to make a reservation well ahead, such is the popularity of this place, but it will be eminently worth it.
Offering exceptional Asian fusion-inspired cuisine, the restaurant’s décor takes inspiration from colonial Britain in Shanghai circa 1920, featuring marble top mah-jong tables, Chinese artwork and gorgeous tan leather Chesterfield lounge chairs.
Fully air-conditioned, the restaurant is located right at the start of the main strip of shops that run its course from Seminyak to Oberoi.
- Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan
- Website: https://mamasanbali.com
- Phone: +62 818-0612-6700
If you are looking for top notch food to satisfy a big hunger then Sarong is a solid bet.
Owned by celebrity Chef Will Meyrick, aka The Street Food Chef, who also owns Mama San, this restaurant was awarded the title of World’s Hottest New Restaurant by Conde Nast.
Located in the vibrant district of Petitenget, the extensive menu caters to all tastes.
It has a reputation for serving Asian, Indonesian Thai, Sri Lanka, and Indian meals in ‘hearty portions’. Though dishes are highly spiced as a matter of course, so you might need to ask the wait staff to tone down the chili a bit.
If you do find the food a bit on the hot side, the watermelon mojitos are the perfect beverage to cool yourself down with.
- Address: Jl. Petitenget No.19x, Kerobokan
- Website: https://sarongbali.com
- Phone: +62 812-2376-55009
Another great restaurant for date night or special celebrations is Metis.
Sitting on the corner of where Petitenget Street starts, this venue is not just a high quality place to dine, it is also an exceptional art gallery and lounge as well.
Boasting spectacular views of the rice paddy fields and lotus ponds opposite, this Seminyak restaurant presents exquisite French Mediterranean haute-cuisine in an al fresco and indoor setting.
A wonderful 5 star dining experience created by Head chef Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville and executive chef Dove Sudarsana, some of the dishes you can enjoy include roasted quail, pork belly and a fantastic seafood platter that includes lobster.
- Address: Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan
- Website: http://www.metisbali.com
- Phone: +62 361 4737888
An institution in Seminyak institution, La Lucciola offers a fine dining experience right on the beach.
A sophisticated restaurant that is entered through the magnificent Petitenget temple, the venue is housed within an impressive double-storey pavilion, with an eye-catching tropical Balinese Alang Alang style roof.
Located close to the Samaya Bali Resort, the restaurant is always busy until late at night. Which is not surprising considering it serves a delicious menu that features international fusion and Mediterranean cuisine.
If you can, try and secure a booking here at sunset, as the stunning colours of dusk over the water will make your dining experience all the more magical.
- Address: Pantai Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Aya, Kerobokan
- Website: https://www.linkedin.com/company/la-lucciola-restaurant/about/
- Phone: +62 361 730838