Life is good in Bali. The greatest pleasures seem to come by the dozen here; beautiful beaches, magical views, and some of the world’s grandest villas, not to mention the delicious cuisine. 

On an island like Bali, where good times flow as freely as the ocean all hours of the day, a scheduled dinner seems unnecessary; why plan your evening when you are on a holiday? Well, we think an unforgettable holiday is incomplete without wonderful memories made around dining tables. Take a look at our recommendations; venues perfect for any occasions, whether a romantic dinner for two or a large social event with family and friends in Seminyak.

Merah Putih

Why we love it: For a truly memorable Indonesian fine-dining experience, look no further. Merah Putih’s main dining atrium is stunning; it features impressive eco-sustainable design over two levels. Imagine full floor-to-ceiling glass windows where tables are laid out among towering indoor palm trees. Luminous ornamental columns rise into high-vaulted ceilings, adding to its cathedral-like grandeur.

Cuisine: Indonesian

What to order: Dishes are meant to be shared here. Order large plates selections such as Suckling Pig, Ikan Bakar Jimbaran (whole chargrilled reef fish with zucchini and razor clams) or Padang Duck Breast (duck leg rendang, cassava and radicchio).

Happy Chappy

Why we love it: Decorations such as bright red Chinese lanterns, ceramic vases and giant laughing Happy Chappy statue at the restaurant’s centre provide the right Shanghai vibe – with hip, modern touches. Both the indoor air-conditioned banquet hall and spacious outdoor dining area is ideal for families, friends and couples; the latter is ideal for enjoying Bali’s gorgeous evenings under the stars.

Cuisine: Modern Chinese

What to order: Duck & Foie Gras Wonton Soup to start, BBQ Pork Brisket “Char Siu”, Shanghai Braised Pork Belly and any of the Hong Kong-style fried rice for the main course and finish with Cantonese style egg tarts. The steamed dim sum platter is also ideal for sharing if you want to taste a little bit of everything.

MÉTIS Gallery and Restaurant

Why we love it: MÉTIS is the place to treat yourself to an entirely sensory experience. Stunning decor, elegant setting and flawless service make a memorable dining experience. Cosy up at the bar for pre-dinner aperitifs, chill at the lounge (which overlooks the lawned garden) or head straight to the open-air restaurant.

Cuisine: French Mediterranean

What to order: Carnivores must bite into their Cheek and Tongue (braised New Zealand beef cheek and ox tongue in red wine, glazed carrot, caramelised shallots, soft creamy polenta, shimeji mushrooms and cabernet sauce) or Slow-cooked Australian Lamb Shank (served with cannellini beans, kale leaves, semi-dried tomatoes). Vegetarians will be delighted to sink their teeth into Pearl Barley Risotto (grilled portobello mushroom, sugar snow peas, artichoke, capsicum, semi-dried tomato, basil and oregano). For dessert, it has to be the Assorted Sweet Temptation (millefeuille, creme brulee, strawberry pavlova, blackberry coconut tart and lemon sorbet).

Settimo Cielo

Why we love it: The fabulous Italian restaurant, Settimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven), is situated at the front of The Layar luxury villas in Seminyak. The interior drips urban cool with concrete block walls softened by beautiful Italian marble and lighting from white shades worthy of appearing on Valentino’s catwalk.

Cuisine: Italian

What to order:  Chef Alberto Pancio combines the very best of contemporary Italian dining with lovely rustic style and flavours. Choose from a selection of tantalising dishes such as Seared Yellowfin Tuna (herbs marinade, avocado, fennel, orange and anchovies), Seafood Saffron (mussel, prawn, calamari, tuna, white wine, and fresh tomato) or mouth-watering Rabbit & Porcini Ragu Pappardelle (white wine and cream braised organic rabbit with mascarpone and porcini)

Sardine Bali

Why we love it: Housed in a striking bamboo structure, Sardine delivers organic greens, delicious fish and captivating cocktails make this Petitenget delight a hit for lovers of seafood to your table while overlooking rice paddies. The verdant field is surrounded by a herbaceous border of live bamboo and lily ponds. Their special small bites menu for Sundowners are also not to be missed! 

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

What to order:  From the land to the sea, Sardine can serve them all. Start with Grilled Quail with mushroom & parmesan risotto, followed by Barramundi steamed in banana leaf or Grilled Australian Beef Tournedos, and finish your fine evening with a Malang Apple Tarte Tatin. Nothing can go wrong!

Start planning your trip: Seminyak luxury villas

Those are where you could dine and wine and just a jump away from our Seminyak’s private luxury villas. Making a reservation in advance is advised, reach your personal Concierge to book.