Versi Bahasa Indonesia: https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/id/bali/tempat-makan-romantis/
Written by Junanto Xu
Co-written by Jia En Toh, Kristyna Schonova, Cisca Lim, Beverley Lennon and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Beverley Lennon
Is your dating anniversary coming real soon? Is being romantic the bane of your life? Pampering your loved one with a special dinner date might sound simple enough, but we all know how much effort and pain (cough$$$cough) goes into it.
Well, if you happen to be in Bali during that special day, celebrating love will be so much easier and interesting. The Island of Gods is packed with some of the most romantic restaurants, where you can immerse yourselves in an intimate world of two. No matter what brand of romance you’re after, Bali always has a way to spice it up!
And guess what? Romantic doesn’t have to be expensive here. In Bali, you can find restaurants with classy and chic ambience, views to die for, top quality food, and extraordinary interiors – all for less than $25 (some for even less)!
Who says date nights must cost a bomb? Not us!
1. For duck lovers and performance enthusiasts – Bebek Tepi Sawah (Ubud)
If you and your partner love duck – you’re in luck!
Bebek Tepi Sawah is a simple restaurant in Ubud that’s all about – you guessed it – the duck. With everything from statues of ducks and live ducks to the crispy duck that’s about to be served to you on a plate, you just know that this is one place that takes its duck seriously.
Out with a picky eater? The menu comes fully equipped with a mixture of Indonesian, Western, Asian and other International dishes, so no worries about any food-related fights here!
Better yet, while you’re chewing to the satisfying crunch of duck skin, you can also enjoy sweeping views of the paddy field next to the restaurant, or watch cute little ducks splash around their pond.
And if that’s not enough to keep you entertained, the restaurant stages traditional performances every Saturday and Sunday evening, so why not drop by then to be impressed by Classical Legong dancers and gamelan musicians?
Aside from the view, we think that the star of the show is the amazing range of juices, smoothies and mocktails that Bebek Tepi Sawah offers. Stick to a refreshing virgin colada smoothie or star fruit juice, or even something more adventurous – we dare you to try the soursop juice!2. Disconnect to a world of serenity and greenery – Boni Restaurant (Ubud)
Is your man/woman a visual creature? We doubt anything could wow them more than the stunning views that Boni Restaurant has to offer!
Boni Restaurant offers you a perfect romantic getaway, where you can just bask in the endless lush greenery of rice fields, enjoy authentic Balinese cuisine, and immerse yourselves in a world of two.
Of course, that’s if you don’t get too distracted stuffing your faces! Here, the rice is as tasty as the views are gorgeous, so make sure to try out their Nasi Campur (rice with assorted veggies and meat) or Nasi Bakar (grilled rice)!
After the meal, enjoy a quiet double date with your partner and Mother Nature as you stroll through the rice fields – this is the only third party that your lover won’t mind at all!
3. Search for romance in an enchanted garden – Limestones (Denpasar)
Run out of ways to impress your significant other? It’s time to ditch mainstream indoor dining for a romantic night out in a secretive tropical garden – candlelight dinners will never be the same again!
With its whimsical garden theme, Limestones Restaurant is a quaint location for lovers to enjoy an intimate night out. You haven’t seen ‘romantic’ until you step foot within these limestone walls, where flora adorn every corner, and a magical feeling permeates the atmosphere. It’s almost easy to forget that you’re actually on a busy street in Denpasar!
Now that you’ve got the romance down pat, get yourself some brownie points by ordering the restaurant’s most well-received dishes, such as roast pork or homemade pasta. What else screams ‘perfect date’ more than amazing food?
With Limestones in your itinerary, ‘rocky’ date nights are no longer to be feared!
4. Eat amongst lush jungle and calm winds – Lembah Ayung Restaurant at Pramana Watu Kurung
Lush green jungle surrounds this restaurant on all sides, a sheer drop is what lies beneath you as you dine. Facing the west, this is one of the best places in Ubud to watch the sunset from! Situated on top of a hill, as close to the clouds as you can possibly get, the air is fresh, and the food even fresher!
Being open air, you can enjoy the breeze which may come at you from any side, listen to the rustling of leaves, and smell the lively odours of the jungle. There’s no better way to fully immerse yourself in the rainforest!
One of the best aspects of this restaurant, is their use of seasonal produce from neighbouring regions. In this way, waste is reduced, local communities strengthened, and sustainability placed at the forefront of their values.
5. Tropical Paradise – KE-PI-TU
Drift away into pure bliss with the incredible floating sky roof deck at the Ke-Pi-Tu restaurant.
A spectacular 180-degree view of the surrounding jungle awaits you. And a cascading waterfall completes this tropical paradise – what more could you ask for?
Ke-Pi-Tu is renowned for its wide range of Indonesian cuisine, but other Asian and Western influences also shine through. An onsite bakery also ensures that you get the freshest baked goods, making breakfast extra special.
Enjoy a delicious light lunch menu full of refreshing salads, and beautifully crafted sandwiches and sweet treats.
The Kayon resort is famous for its personal touches, and this extends even to the restaurant. Expect exceptionally friendly and professional service, as you enjoy a faultless and delicious meal.
An illuminated stone Kumbu Karna Statue on the roof deck is a reminder of the diverse Balinese culture and looks spectacular with the jungle backdrop.
This hidden gem of a restaurant will transport you to another mysterious world – a mystical tropical utopia.
6. Dine like everyday is Valentine’s Day! – MoonLite Kitchen and Bar & Sunset on Seminyak (Anantara Seminyak)