Prime Carnivirous Offerings at FIRE

I took a closer look at the W Bali’s FIRE last month, and sank my teeth into the restaurant’s mouthwatering meats. Currently in our beloved South Bali, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. Yet despite the big gun chains and more storming into town,

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Beachfront Delight: 13 Places to Dine By The Sea in Bali

There is something special about dining on the beach or by the sea, as a view of the ocean is definitely the perfect backdrop to any meal. Seafood grills, Pan-Asian cuisine, home-made local favourites, or even a mix of Middle Eastern flavours, it doesn’t really matter what’s served on your table, it’s the coastal vibe

The Five Best Around Ubud Town

Variety is the spice of life around Ubud and even though the trend is moving towards raw and vegan, or worse, raw vegan, there is still plenty of choice for delicious food as well. Here we check five of the best, all completely different. Whether you are staying in Ubud, or making a day visit,

Biku Restaurant: Have Your Pinkies Ready

This restaurant, famous for its afternoon tea, somehow balances a contemporary and trendy feel whilst holding a traditional Indonesian identity, without playing to stereotypes. It’s been more than seven years now since it first opened its doors, and it has established itself as a Seminyak institution. Located in the hip Seminyak area, Biku attracts a

Eastern Promises in Ubud

Ah the promises of the east. The mystery, the allure, the food is always exotic. Always, there is a tang of some exotic spice, or, in the case of Japanese, the intricate preparation with the amazing attention to detail. Today we visit two Japanese restaurants, each very different in philosophy and presentation. Ryoshi is already

Refined Dining Experiences

Despite the huge rise in Bali’s food scene, which now bustles with all-day breakfast establishments, health cafes and niche dining spots, a fine dining experience remains a hard find. Fine dining requires impeccable service, polished furnishings, a unique dining atmosphere and, of course, food that stirs and stimulates the eyes, mounth and even mind of

The Patriotic Flavours of Republik 45

Longing for an authentic, world-class Indonesian restaurant? Many come to Bali in search of Indonesian flavours, a restaurant that has the right space for decadent dinners, intimate dates or memorable group gatherings. Republik 45 is one such place that seems to have it all. Found on Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Republik 45 breaks away from the

Ubud’s Old Gold

Ubud has embraced raw with a vengeance and every week sees a new Raw restaurant opening up. Sage, Moksa, was last week, this week who knows. Yet long before the raw revolution arrived to change Ubud’s restaurant face forever, there were places producing great cooked food, the classics, the ones we love. New places come

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The Ultimate Bali Proposal

Certain places like Bali seem custom-made for great proposals, thanks to the island’s wealth of naturally romantic settings. So many locations on the island are blessed with breathtaking views and areas, and often couples can be assured of having these places entirely to themselves. This makes the weightiest challenge of how and where to ‘pop

Putting on the Ritz at Mandapa’s Kubu Restaurant

The new Mandapa Ritz Carlton Reserve in Ubud is a fantasy village that tumbles down the sides of the pristine Ayung River Valley – a place of mist and spirit. Every detail of this beautiful place has been orchestrated, every detail taken care of. Arriving at the grand lobby is like arriving in a parallel

The Flavours of Jungle Fish

Is it a jungle? Are there fish? Well only on the menu of their delightful Mediterranean restaurant looking over an expansive valley where the River Osh flows quietly by below. Actually, even though everyone knows it as Jungle Fish, the resort is properly called Chapung Se Bali Resort & SPA but for the sake of

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