Get ready for some truly exceptional food at the best new places to dine at in Bali this September! From new restaurants and bakeries to fab spots to grab scrumptious takeaways. Bali is known for its buzzing food scene, and there’s always something new popping up on the Island. You’ll find fine-dining restos for date night and casual chill spots with friends. There are also revamped and seasonal menus on offer. We hope you enjoy discovering these extraordinary dining experiences around Bali. Tantalize your taste buds with our September 2023 roundup of the best new places to dine at in Bali. It’s oh so yummy!
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After much success of the Le Bajo Milkbar in Melbourne, Australia, the owners took the decision to expand the Le Bajo brand to Bali by opening Le Bajo Bali in Pererenan in late March this year. Not just a trendy poolside resto surrounded by acres of lush rice paddies, but they also house a 20-meter pool, a quirky little shop, and an open-air rooftop bar on-site to amp up your experience. This vibrant place is all about celebrating the art of tropical living with design inspired by Labuan Bajo on Flores Island.
Check out Le Bajo Bali’s cool standard menu here offering Japanese and Mexican twists on dishes. Do look into their weekly brekkie, lunch, and dinner specials which often feature dishes not listed on the standard menu. Start your day off with their yummy classic Avocado or Anchovy Toast (IDR 65K), or enjoy later dining options like their Ebi Katsu Sando (IDR 145K) or their Ponzu Bresaola Pizza (IDR 150K). We love their super eco-conscious drinks menu with hip cocktails like the Geisha (IDR 120K). Le Bajo Bali is open daily from 8:00am to 11:00pm. Make your table reservations here.
Le Bajo Bali, Jl. Babadan No.89, Pantai Lima, Pererenan, Kecamatan Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 811 3830 8989, email@example.com, www.le-bajo.com
Electric Eel Echo Beach (EEEB) is the latest hip and laid-back dining and chill spot in Canggu, opening its doors to a cool crowd in July this year. It’s the latest venture by renowned hospitality influencers Tai “Buddha” Graham and Adam McAsey of Project: Black. This nature inspired neighborhood beachside bistro prides itself on being your home away from home beach house. Soak in the retro vibes all-round as you relax in this cozy space on amber corduroy couches, with uninterrupted views overlooking beautiful Echo Beach. This 2-storey bistro features a downstairs chefs counter and dining room, and an upstairs coastal lounge with bar and terrace.
Their menu offerings bring you fresh takes on timeless classics, delivering nostalgia across their food and drinks. Head to EEEB for brunch (or for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with treats like their divine Deli Sandwich (IDR 140K) or their 160g Dry Aged Beef Burger (IDR 110K), and grab one of their freshly baked butter croissants (IDR 30K) at the counter on your way out! For something light, try their divine Mango Mint Smoothie (IDR 75K). Enjoy a selection of fresh juices and signature coffees on their beverages menu, plus more, to compliment your meal. EEEB is open daily from 6:00am until late. Make your table bookings here.
Electric Eel Echo Beach, Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.n.4, Canggu, Kecamatan Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 811 3834 753, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.electriceelechobeach.com
If you’re looking for the best fresh seafood dishes around, look no further than Azure Mediterranean Beach Restaurant. This fabulous restaurant opened its doors in July this year and is quickly gaining popularity amongst seafood lovers in the area. Set in Tuban Village in the magnificent Jimbaran Bay, here you’ll experience Bali’s best oceanfront table with a truly quintessential French culinary vibe. From superb food to the stunning ocean and sunset views, Azure offers a chic, luxurious, and unforgettable dining escape in Bali.
French Master Chef Frederic Boulay takes pride in creating unique Mediterranean dishes blending in the freshest seafood. Azure’s tantalizing French-inspired restaurant menu features top-class ingredients like lobsters, oysters, scallops, and even French sturgeon caviar. Try their flavorsome Jimbaran Barramundi (IDR 225K) and sip on a Tamarrello Yuzu (IDR 130K). Keep an eye out for their lunch set specials. Azure is open on Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Book a table here now!
Azure Mediterranean Beach Restaurant, Kelan Beach, Jl. Segara Madu, Tuban, Jimbaran, Kecamatan Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 812 3981 2549, email@example.com, www.azurebeachrestaurant.com
If you haven’t heard yet, Bali’s first Belarusian restaurant, Draniki, recently opened its doors in July this year in Pererenan. Owner Alexei proudly brings something a little different to the hungry masses in the area. This extraordinary hidden gem is definitely not one to overlook, especially if you appreciate traditional Eastern European delicacies, with a modern twist and that wholesome home-cooked food taste. This eatery’s name “Draniki” is derived from the Belarusian “potato pancakes” dish, served to perfection at this fab spot, along with various other delicious offerings.
This small island-style eatery features a hay roof and washed walls, with rattan and wood design notes. Their stellar menu offers exciting crafted Belarusian dishes beautifully plated for guests. A top choice by diners is their Atlantic Guest dish (IDR 115K) served with classic draniki, salted salmon, sour cream, and cottage cheese sauce with greens. We love their Granny’s Pancakes Oladushki (IDR 70K) for breakfast and their Draniki In Pot (IDR 110K) for lunch or dinner. Draniki is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Contact Draniki by phone or email for food orders and reservations.
Draniki, Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.78, Pererenan, Kecamatan Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 878 5841 5857, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.instagram.com/draniki
Just a short drive from town, Rüsters has become somewhat of a local staple on the outskirts of Ubud. They attract tons of visitors and artisans to their restaurant, café, coffee roastery, pottery studio, and premium concept store all at one spot. And this past August, the Rüsters brand and compound added the latest addition to their fantastic portfolio, the Rüsters Bakery. This heavenly new premium-quality Danish bakery finds its place fresh on-site overlooking the verdant rice fields and lush forests of Ubud.
Pastry lovers will get to experience an explosion of sweet flavors as experienced and highly-achieved Danish Baker, Asger Skov Hansen, tickles your taste buds with an authentic range of Danish sourdough breads, cakes, and pastries. How does a sweet Danish pastry paired with an aromatic home-brewed Rüsters coffee sound? Get Rüsters Signature Baked Cheese Cake, Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts, Pain Au Chocolat, Almond Croissants, Fresh Baguettes, Spanakopita, and more at this bakery. Pop past the bakery to see what’s on offer and pricing, plus keep an eye on their Instagram page for bakery specials. Rüsters Bakery is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Make your bookings here to enjoy some of their scrumptious bakery treats at the restaurant or café.
Rüsters Bakery, Jl. Raya Kengetan No.44, Singapadu Kaler, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, +62 811 3804 341, email@example.com, www.rusters.com
The SEN Group’s newest restaurant Bella opened her doors in late April this year in Berawa, Canggu and has fast become a favorite hangout joint for locals. Enjoy superb cuisine paired with the hottest live DJ beats around for an unforgettable dining experience. Plus, diners can stay on at the venue for extra good times and dancing! Here classic New York café chic is intertwined with hip tropical island vibes. Chill at the street-front, Parisian-style seating area and marvel at the intriguing collection of commissioned artworks decorating the resto’s interior.
Diners are mesmerized with a front row seat at the chef’s table and open kitchen, where Executive Chef, Oguz Karadogan, and his kitchen team prepare authentic seafood-focused Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, with a twist of Bali-seasonal freshness right before your eyes. Their exquisite menu includes dishes like Crab Ravioli (IDR 265K) and Chicken Shish (IDR 150K). Get tempted at this beautiful and energetic place with decadent signature desserts made right at your table, and an impressive wine list, perfect for a sweet escape! Bella is open daily from 5:00pm to 1:00am. Make your reservations here soon.
Bella, Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Bali, +62 811 3988 2777, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bellacanggu.com
Artisan French bakery Fold opened its doors in late February this year. Baked to life by Chef Maxime Chené, it’s the trendiest new addition to the vibrant bakery scene in the hip resort village, Canggu. If you love breakfast, you must visit Fold this August. Pastry-lovers are raving about it! Lounge on comfortable sofas in this two-storey green-themed bakery.
Their diverse menu includes savory, sandwich, icecream, drinks, and sweet menu sections. Try the French Brouillade (IRD 65K) or pick from a selection of yummy cakes and pastries on offer on-site, to go with some flavorsome awesome java! Fold is open daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Pop past to dine-in at the bakery or grab your treats through Gofood here.
Fold, Jl. Nelayan No.31, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali, +62 877 7727 6634, email@example.com, www.foldbali.com
Calling all grill and beer enthusiasts! You need to make your way to the hippest new gastropub and microbrewery to hit Uluwatu - Ape Club. Besides sipping on the best craft beers brewed in-house island-stye (chilled to perfection), they serve up the most divine fire forged food, wood fired pizzas, sweet treats, funky beats, and non-stop good times! Think smoked, grilled, and barbecued to perfection.
Try their Pepperoni Pizza (IDR 90K) or Smoked Brisket Sandwich (IDR 165K), paired with an Ape Club Sunset Ale (IDR 50K). Their carefully curated selection of crisp craft beers, exquisite wines, and tantalizing cocktails are sure to quench your thirst. Check out their hot menu here. Ape Club is open daily from 11:00am to 12:00am. Give Ape Club a call to make reservations or contact them here.
Ape Club, Jl. Labuansait No.234, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 858 5776 0731, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.apeclub.com
If you haven’t heard, the spot formerly known as Ubud Sunset Pool Bar has recently seen an exciting change to the coolest sunset spot around Bresela, perhaps even in all of Bali. From the same team (Alas Harum) behind Cretya Ubud and Cretya Lite, Cretya Sunset is not just a day club. It’s one of the hottest spots in Bali to chill on daybeds and hammocks, eat fantastic food, sip on colorful cocktails, and watch epic sunsets amidst lush rice fields.
Munch down on delicious bites from their appetizing menu. They offer hearty foods like burgers, chicken wings, pizzas, salads, and seafood dishes. For something unique, book one of their fab floating breakfasts (IDR 300K) and cool off in the pool. Cretya Sunset is open daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Call them for a reservation or message them here.
Cretya Sunset, Jl. Raya Bresela No.8, Desa Bresela, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, +62 813 3793 1045, email@example.com, www.desty.page/alasharumbali/cretyasunset
Nusa Dua saw the return of its much-loved beach house towards the end of April this year, but with a sophisticated reimagining by the Marriott Bonvoy Group. The grand opening of Kulkul Beach House at The Laguna Luxury Collection Resort has definitely been the talk of the town. The name “Kulkul” refers to the traditional Balinese wooden bells used to gather locals for ceremonies. Kulkul Beach House is a chic and idyllic seaside resto and retreat offering up incredible views of the Indian Ocean while you wine, dine, and recline.
This beautifully designed venue is paired with a creative and exciting menu, including innovative seasonal menus available at different times. Not just a feast for the eyes, but an explosion of flavors, try dishes like their nutty Satay Campur (IDR 198K). Their kitchen focuses on zero-waste dining and sources local produce for their dishes. They also offer various vegan dishes. Kulkul Beach House is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm and you can email or call them to make a reservation.
Kulkul Beach House, The Laguna Luxury Collection Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2, Nusa Dua, Bali, +62 361 771327, DPSLCFBReservations@marriott.com, www.marriottbonvoyasia.com/kulkul-bar
We’ve found the best new spot in Bali for refined Italian Dining. Head to Seminyak for an exceptional dining experience at Amici by Enrico Bartolini. Opening its doors in May 2023, this fantastic restaurant has already grown immensely in popularity. Amici truly captures Italy’s rich culinary traditions with a modern twist. This restaurant boasts a tantalizing seasonally inspired menu designed by gastronomy maestro Enrico Bartolini, with an extensive wine and beverage list.
Amici is led by Head Chef Alessandro D’Amico and Sous Chef Marco Oppizio. Try the Prosciutto Crudo Dop Pizza (IDR 230K) or the Tagliolino Al Pesto Di Rucola Pasta (IDR 170K) for an authentic Italian cuisine fix. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00am to 3:00pm for the lunch seating and from 6:00pm to 12:00am for the dinner seating. Reserve your table here.
Amici by Enrico Bartolini, Jl. Petitenget No.19x, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 899 6999 000, www.amici-bali.com
It’s time to embark on a three-tiered journey of indulgence. Head on over to The Mesa Bali in Tibubeneng. This colorful joint opened its doors in June and features an exotic nightclub, a rooftop utopia, and a luxe pool deck all in one place. The Mesa Bali’s design features unique colors and shapes inspired by the Aztec civilization. Here you can enjoy the ultimate day-to-night experience.
And the best part is that even if you work up an enormous appetite while dancing to the latest beats, you can refuel on scrumptious Mexican fusion cuisine and signature cocktails served here. A must-try on their menu is the Salmon Truffle Calzone (IDR 145K) and their Chilli Mango dessert (IDR 85K). They are open Wednesdays to Sundays from 3:00pm until late. Give The Mesa Bali a call if you want to make a reservation.
The Mesa Bali, Jl. Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 821 4756 1704, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.themesabali.com
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