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Ubud best restaurants are a fine selection from the area’s wealth of dining venues. Ubud offers from traditional village roadside stalls selling local fare to modern fine dining restaurants – plus there are acclaimed ones that offer experiences featuring French culinary techniques and presentations but inspired by traditional Balinese recipes. Bali’s central highlands are also blessed with majestic views.
Here are our five favorite restaurants in the Ubud area, check this out !
Locavore broke grounds in early 2013 as an enterprise by two five-star resort chefs, Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah, who shared the same vision. They set out to passionately create a unique dining scene that serves modern, contemporary European cuisine using locally grown and seasonal ingredients. Inspired by a trending healthy dining concept in the west, they named their restaurant Locavore or ‘eat local’ and were determined to serve as catalysts between local producers and discriminating diners. Now it is regarded best restaurant in Ubud, featuring a menu that is ingredient-driven, and with their lasting relationships with the farmers, fishermen and artisans they assure their patrons of the freshest of chemical-free seasonal produce and meat from ethically fed farm animals. Delicious mains include slow-braised oxtail with pan-fried gnocchis, green asparagus and eggplant puree, and there’s also barramundi and various pork preparations. Must-try desserts include passion fruit sorbet and bitter chocolate ganache. Open for lunch and dinner – bookings are recommended. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 12:00 14:30, 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud Tel: +62 (0)361 977 733
2. Bridges Bali
Bridges Bali is one of Ubud’s most famous and scenic dining spots, overlooking the Campuhan River. As one of the best restaurants in Ubud, the multiple-level venue features a dedicated wine bar upfront, and inside you will enjoy a cosy and elegant setting with spaces that also double as an art gallery featuring regular painting, sculpture and artistic photographic exhibits. Bridges Bali serves casual lunches and romantic candlelit dinners with Asian and Western delicacies. There are many seating options, and although you will find romantic settings throughout, most lovebirds will fall for the few smaller nooks at the corners of the upper dining hall, which offer intimate spaces and unique viewpoints over the valley. These mezzanine-like corners also overlook most of the terrace and the other open candlelit tables. Must-tries include pan-fried barramundi, and preludes to the meals include a small amuse bouche topped with pungent blue cheese mousse and slice of prosciutto.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:30
Location: Campuhan Bridge, Jalan Campuhan, Ubud Tel: +62 (0)361 970 095
3. Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique
Mozaic essentially presents French-inspired Balinese and Indonesian cuisine to the island’s fine dining scene. One of Ubud best restaurants, this award-winning garden restaurant and lounge is tucked away in Ubud’s quieter part on Jalan Raya Sanggingan, only several minutes’ drive up from the main Ubud hub. Mozaic offers fine dinners in a lush and romantic open garden setting and in a spacious and cosy dining pavilion. Chef-owner Chris Salans presents his fresh approach to French cuisine that incorporates local, exotic Balinese ingredients through a varying menu, together with private dinner experiences. A dedicated lounge is subtly lit by crystal chandeliers, with plush sofas and chic tabletop décor, providing a comfort zone for pre-dinner cocktails with tapas and appetizing bite size delights. Signature cocktails include Mozaic-Roska made with Absolut vodka and passion fruit juice. Mozaic’s garden has candlelit tables surrounded with rattan chairs and fire torches. The chef’s tasting menu comprises market-fresh ingredients such as blue fin tuna ‘tataki style’ and seared freshwater yabbies from Sulawesi.
Opening Hours: 17:45 – 01:00
Location: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud Tel: +62 (0)361 975 768
4. CasCades at The Viceroy Bali
This luxurious restaurant at The Viceroy Bali has a well-deserved reputation for being one of Bali’s most romantic restaurants, set amid luxurious Balinese open pavilions topped with high thatched roofs. It offers stunning views over the lush Petanu valley. The menu is based on French cuisine, with inventive Asian twists derived from Balinese, Thai and Japanese cooking. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offers special high teas. As one of Ubud best restaurants, CasCades features full moon dinner and dances monthly, with Balinese Rijsttafel and á la carte dinners accompanied by a two-hour performance from a celebrated local dance troupe from 19:00. A regular degustation menu comprises marinated tomato with goat cheese mousse and herb oil, seared scallops, a lamb rack with prosciutto sweetbreads and black olive sauce, and a chocolate almond marquise or the chef’s finest cheese selections with dried pear lavosh. When in Bali, this is a venue to be considered for your next Valentine’s.
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Location: The Viceroy Bali, Jalan Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud Tel: +62 (0)361 972 111
5. Blanco par Mandif Ubud
Bali Blanco par Mandif serves delicious local Indonesian food but with a twist, by offering a degustation style menu that, until now, you would be more likely to find in a French fine dining establishment. The restaurant is located in the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud, and the food at Blanco par Mandif is served in the gorgeous Blanco Renaissance Museum where you can look out over the famous Campuhan River. The restaurant has an intimate feel, as it only seats up to 10 diners at one time, so is the perfect place for those looking for an exclusive dining experience. Advanced bookings are a must.
Opening Hours: 3 sittings daily: 12:00–14:00; 18:00–20:30; 21:00– 24:00
Location: Blanco Renaissance Museum, Jalan Raya Campuhan, Ubud Tel: + 62 (0361) 4792284
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