Bali’s food scene has exploded over the past few years and the restaurants across the island cater for everyone from fussy foodies to gastronomy geeks. Whether you want traditional dishes in local warungs or you’d rather a western meal to remind you of home, Bali has a café, restaurant or bar for you. With an influx of tourists and expats from all over the world, Bali has learned that to smash the food scene they need to offer one of everything, so you can easily find anything you fancy, from burgers and bakeries to sushi, smoothies, and slap-up steak dinners. Here we’ve chosen some of our favorite western restaurants in Bali so you’ll know where to get your pizza fix or find a healthy pitstop.
For exquisite French dining that doesn’t break the bank, head to Rev Bistro in Seminyak for a relaxed yet refined meal. This restaurant serves up quintessentially French dishes like beef bourginon, moules frites and tuna niçoise salad so you can enjoy delicious western cuisine that is full of elegance and flavour. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner you can get your fix of French food all day long, or simply nip in for a coffee or a cocktail at any time.
Aperitif Restaurant & Bar
If you want a fine-dining European feast, look no further than Aperitif Restaurant and Bar in Ubud. The chefs here know how to work magic with their ingredients, creating modern classics and flamboyant fare with flair! The restaurant has a chic design, excellent staff and quality menus, but with the European price tag this isn’t somewhere you’ll be dining every night of your stay. Try the degustation menu to enjoy a foodie journey like no other. With eight main courses, plus little extras like an amuse bouche and petits fours, your taste buds will be astounded and will long to return for more.
Roby Pizza Italiana
When you’ve been travelling in Asia for a while you sometimes want something a little different to rice and noodles and often a craving for a pizza really sets in. This is when you want to find an amazing Italian restaurant that serves up doughy yet delectable pizza with great cheese and an awesome range of toppings. Thankfully, Bali has Roby Pizza Italiana whose rustic pizzas are authentically created by the owner Roberto. Each pizza is made fresh to order so you’ll know you’re going to enjoy a divine dish. They also have scrumptious salads and tasty desserts too!
If your western craving comes in the shape of a dirty burger, fear not for BB52 has you covered! This incredible diner offers burgers piled high, fresh fries (often loaded with cheese), fun cocktails and a plethora of sauces and dips for you to add extra flavour. With bacon, cheese, ghurkins and tomatoes, you’ll feel like you’re in burger heaven. They also create mouth-watering vegan burgers too which are a great option whether you follow a plant-based diet or not!
Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak
Another amazing western restaurant in Bali is Naughty Nuri’s in Seminyak that is loved by locals and tourists alike. This American restaurant serves up some of the best ribs this side of Texas and the mac and cheese is to die for! With juicy marinades, crispy fries, classy cocktails and sumptuous steaks, you will certainly find something to fit the bill.
For a healthy western meal while in Bali, check out Earth Cafe and Market who provide organic ingredients, whole grains, fresh juices and plant-based produce. There are two Earth Cafe locations (Seminyak and Ubud) so there is no excuse not to continue your #cleanliving lifestyle and take photos of spectacular smoothie bowls for the ‘gram. Each cafe has a buzzing, friendly vibe and they are great places to spend a day with friends of working while eating delicious healthy dishes.