5 hot new restaurants in Bali
We've lined up five of Bali's newest restaurants and bars for you, from punchy Peruvian flavours to beautiful views of the sea, to revamped Indonesia classics.
Introducing Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu’s newest cliff-top playground nestled in Uluwatu, led by award-winning chef Diego Munoz. The lifestyle complex integrates a chic rock bar, a laidback restaurant, a private beach, and a creative sanctuary for artists and art enthusiasts. Ulu Cliffhouse’s culinary offering includes chef Diego’s personal rendition of ceviches, tiraditos, and other culturally inspired delicacies inspired by his globetrotting career. Pecatu, South Kuta, Bali. Tel: 62 813 3881 2502
When an organisation claiming to be a cartel sets up a breezy coffee shop with cosy, pink-hued interiors and a super friendly crew, you know something serious is going down. This brand new boutique coffee house just off of Petitenget offers quality brews and plenty of excellent food, including superfood bowls, burgers and healthy takes on Indonesian classics, such as the Cauliflower Nasi Goreng. What’s more, Coffee Cartel doesn’t muscle in shady cuts – the price you see on the menu is what you will see on the bill. Jl. Lebak Sari No.8 Petitenget, Tel: 62 8214 525 1005
A Peruvian-Asian restaurant, bar and lounge located along the hip Petitenget lane, Aya Street is a new sanctuary for every island foodie and cocktail connoisseur. With vibrant urban interiors decorated by Banksy, D*Face and Space Invader, you’ll have more to digest than just chef Marco Cueva’s delightful combination of Peruvian street food staples with oriental elements. Thanks to the gastro show bar, diners can witness the creation of popular dishes like the Peruvian prawn soup, grilled octopus with kalamata mayo and chimichurri mushrooms, classic ceviche, and lots and lots of beautifully made tapas. Jl. Petitenget No.99 A, Seminyak. Tel: 62877 6302 9889
Featuring industrial-chic interiors, a private dining room, a dry-aging showroom, a walk-in wine cellar and Bali’s only kitchen counter dining experience in addition to an open kitchen that reveals busy chefs curing, smoking and grilling. Every offering at Salazón is made on-site, from the dry-aged meat and fish, the sourdough bread and butter, to the charcuterie, tomato sauces, ice creams and pastries. For a hearty meal, go for the dry-aged beef tartare with four different cuts of beef, infused with cured beef fat, salt, pepper, chives, then served with eggplant crème, pickles and seaweed crackers. Jl. Kayu Aya Oberoi, Seminyak. Tel: 62361 9342100
Chachara is a new Mediterranean restaurant dedicated to celebrating the romance of Bali with fresh flavours vibrant colours. Stepping in, you’ll immediately notice a neon-orange, vintage combo-van bar, a BBQ deck and even a paella station to satiate your cravings. All 60 dishes on the menu were created with sharing in mind, including tapas, wood-fired pizzas and the signature El Willy paella. All of the ingredients are sourced locally, save for a few premium Spanish imports, with everything made in-house to emphasize on freshness. Try the salmon TNT tapas to start, followed by the squid ink paella with sautéed squid or crab ravioli with saffron butter sauce. Jl. Batu Belig, Seminyak. Tel: 62819 3469 9559