If you, like me during the first trip to Bali, has packed your luggage full with hills and designer dresses, and now wonder where to wear them, then check my top picks for the fine-dining restaurants and fancy spots to dress up in Seminyak.
Metis is a sophisticated, upscale restaurant with elegant decors and classy ambience overlooking cascading rice terraces of Kerobokan. French-inspired, the venue serves fusion cuisine complemented with a comprehensive wine list. An excellent choice for celebrating special occasions and romantic dinners.
Image Credit: Metis Restaurant | Petitenget, Bali
Another fabulous venue with French cuisine and endless views over the emerald green rice fields – Sardine – is one of the longest operating high-end diners on the island, highly reputable due to sumptuous dishes cooked from fresh, organic produce from the own farm. The reservation is recommended.
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The rookie on Seminyak’s cosmopolitan dining scene – Bambu is considered among the best restaurants in Bali! The restaurant specialises in classic Indonesian cuisine with a modern fusion twist. Must-try is ‘Dadar Gulung’ – green crepes with coconut and palm sugar and a scoop of a home-made ice-cream.
4. Merah Putih
One of the best-known restaurant in Seminyak, Merah Putih, continues drawing visitors to witness its impressive architecture and savour the gorgeous Indonesian food. Take your seat under the cathedral-like ceiling and magnificent rain-catching pillars and indulge in bold and delicious flavours from across the archipelago.
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5. Aya Street
The first restaurant in Bali that serves Peruvian cuisine, Aya Street offers more than a casual dining experience, but a sophisticated gastronomic trip touching all five senses: the live music that fills the air, unparalleled tropical fragrances and sumptuous food so exquisitely presented that all dishes look like a piece of art.
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6. Barbacoa Bali
An elegant diner in the heart of Petitenget, Barbacoa specialises in Spanish barbeques with an Argentinian twist. Indulge in the restaurant’s specialty – pork cooked for 8 hours in a wood fire oven – while sipping ice-cold Margherita soaking in the spectacular natural setting.
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Perched above the iconic Ku De Ta, Mejekawi is no less fascinating than its neighbour with cutting-edge sleek architecture and celebrity chefs constantly evolving the fine-dining and degustation menus. Foodie’s paradise in the chic ambience with sweeping views of the Seminyak beach! Reservation is highly recommended.
Image Credit: Mejekawi, Ku De Ta | Seminyak, Bali
8. Teatro Gastroteque
One of the most sought-after boutique fine-dining venues, Teatro Gastroteque is helmed by one of the most renowned Indonesian Chefs – Mandif Warokka, who will amaze you with incredible fusion on classic French-style cuisine. Delicious cocktails are out of this world as well as fascinating interior design – think an excellent option for a very special occasion.
Image Credit: Teatro Gastroteque | Seminyak, Bali
A part of Potato Head group, KAUM pays tribute to more than 600 ethnical groups inhabiting Indonesia. The venue represents exotic flavours and original dishes inspired by archipelago’s indigenous tribes. Dishes are served up within an exquisite, fine-dining setting with beautiful décor and classy ambience.
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10. Settimo Cielo
Striking an impressive modern décor, Settimo Cielo is an authentic Italian restaurant with daily caught fish, organic produce and sumptuous meat catering to all tastes. The menu highlights include grilled seafood and hand-made pasta. The cocktail list is also fascinating!
Image Credit: Settimo Cielo | Seminyak, Bali
With new restaurants popping up what it seems like on a weekly basis, it is not an easy task to allocate only a few restaurants in Seminyak to dine in style. While Metis, Sardine and Settimo Cielo are long-established, reputable venues, there are myriads of new fabulous restaurants to indulge in the sophisticated dining experience like Mejekawi, KAUM and Aya Street, so make sure you add them to your bucket list as well.