Bali’s ever evolving dining scene just keeps you on your toes!
Here are some of the hot new tables in Bali you may want to try this month!
Since opening in Jalan Petitenget last year, Expat Roasters’ sleek brew bar has become the destination for coffee lovers. The café also functions as a training facility run by passionate Australian barista champion Shae Macnamara. He continues this spirit of promoting what’s local to Expat’s latest venture, Full Circle, in Bali’s charming Ubud.
Situated on Ubud’s Jalan Jatayu, a quiet street surrounded by working rice fields, the 120-seat eatery dishes up globally inspired brunch signatures showcasing Bali’s seasonal best. The white-jacketed lady in Full Circle’s kitchen is Michelin-trained chef Gloria Susindra. She is also the founder of Jakarta’s Mother Monster.
A mix of modern classics and novel newcomers, its all-day menu includes Smashed Avo with lime, Balinese Spice-Rolled Porchetta, while grazers’ appetites are catered for with fruit-loaded smoothie bowls and vegan-friendly servings.
And of course, their well-known coffee selection.
Jl. Jatayu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar. Call +62 361 982638
Located on the vibrant Seminyak beachfront, SugarSand is an exquisite two-level creation overlooking the Indian Ocean, a haven for lovers of fine food and drink, music and culture, relaxation and celebration. SugarSand’s Japanese Nikkei-inspired menu is the work of Australian-born chef Nic Philips.
He’s put together only the very best locally-sourced ingredients from both land and sea to create a fresh new feasting experience that you will love.
Reinventing Japanese elements and taking inspiration from Bali’s wild nature, SugarSand’s design resembles a jukung fishing boat, juxtaposed by striking interior artwork, and unique design touches throughout.
With a select few daybeds poolside for sunbathing, a beach bar and terrace for those wanting to walk on sand, and an open-air roof lounge for heavenly sunset viewing and intimate evening drinks, SugarSand is a place for everyone.
SugarSand, Jl Double Six, Seminyak. Call +62 361 2099999
Just when you thought that Legian couldn’t offer more than just beer and burger shacks, enter Makan Place. A new dining place, it is ready to set a new standard of culinary experience in this evolving neighborhood.
Makan Place’s menu is lovingly prepared by Chef Theodorus Immanuel, who also took part in the production of the celebrated “MasterChef Indonesia” TV series. With his international experience, Chef Theo will spoil guests with the best of both International and Asian comfort at the tastefully styled black bamboo restaurant, designed by Emma Maxwell, a Singapore-based interior designer.
Don’t miss the signature dish 800-gram Balinese Pork Knuckle with long bean salad and chilli lemongrass sambal, and the killer Charcoal Affogato.
Makan Place. Jl. Padma no. 1, Legian 80361 Bali, Indonesia. Call +62 361 767161
Tropicola Beach Club
Brought to you by the team behind Motel Mexicola, Tropicola Beach Club is the new rising star in the Batu Belig area showcasing views of the Golden Mile of Seminyak beach.
Go for long lazy days of fun and balmy nights at this pool club notable for its clean lines, bright colours, and an amphitheater shaped towards the beach.
Tropicola is the spot to relax and party from 11am to midnight every day, while munching on Chef Steven Skelly’s wood-fired bites, fresh seafood, grilled meats and veggies at their very best.
Jl. Pantai Batu Belig No 5, Kerobokan Kelod. Call +62 361 9343636
Manarai Beach Club
Situated directly in front of the fabulous Sofitel Bali, Manarai Beach House is a brand new lifestyle concept from Jakarta’s renowned Ismaya Group. With its pristine beach and turquoise ocean as a backdrop, this new beach club, restaurant and wine shop combo is all about creating fun in the sun whilst offering gourmet cuisine crafted by Michelin-trained chefs, and sexy Balinese mixed western cocktails making it the hot new kid in Nusa Dua area.
Insider’s note: You can also enjoy Balinese Jamu (traditional herbal drinks) and Manarai’s homemade popsicles. “Is there alcohol in this?’ you asked. Yes.
Manarai Beach House, Jl Nusa Dua, Lot N5 BTDC, Nusa Dua. Open daily 9am – 1am.