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Written by Kristyna Schonova, Beverley Lennon
Assisted by Antonius Yudi Sendjaja
Edited by Laura Jodoin
With its white sand beaches, sloping mountains and lush green forests, it’s no surprise that Lombok is popular amongst surfers, adventurous travellers and simply anyone who wants to escape from touristy Bali.
It’s a little off the beaten path, and many quality restaurants can be found here, with unique and experimental dishes (and also regional dishes, if you feel like having some nasi goreng!)
But these restaurants don’t just stop at great food – they also have beautiful scenic views that will leave you absolutely speechless.
If you are looking for a place to enjoy a casual midday lunch, a romantic dinner for two, or sunset cocktails at the beach during your Lombok holiday, check out these 11 hotspots for a great view with your meal!
1. This venue is so stunning that it even hosts weddings!: Aura Lounge and Bar
Now, we know that Lombok has a plethora of fabulous quality dining options popping up along its fabulous coastline but Aura Lounge and Bar isn’t your typical one.
Firstly, it’s not located on the beach but on top of a hill and trust me, it is bound to take your breath away with its dreamy setting and incredible views of Selong Belanak Bay.
And if you’re here for a special occasion, I’d highly recommend you to book their scenic deck – they set up a beautiful table for two where you get to be set with endless views of lush greenery and the blue horizon behind.
Yes, Aura Lounge and Bar is a strong contender in ‘dining with a view’ game but their delectable dishes won’t disappoint either –their Asian menu is highly recommended!
*Note: Booking is highly recommended. By booking you will avoid the minimum spend of Rp. 250,000 (Approximately USD $17.60) per adult.2. Sunset and ocean views for a romantic occasion!: The Kliff Bistro at Katamaran Resort
Take in the beauty and bounty of Lombok’s stunning coastal line at The Kliff Bistro – this is where you get to dine with magical ocean views.
In fact, it’s hard to imagine a better place for date night. However, make sure to come before sunset to relish on the amazing scenic setting on offer – in the evening, the place is enhanced with candlelights, turning it into one romantic location to pop the big question. And besides just good views, this is also where you are promised with some ridiculously good food while on a visit to Bali’s sister island.
During the day, it’s the perfect place for some light bites – pizza, sandwiches, salads and more are on the menu as you immerse in the horizon and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze.
As the sun goes down, the candlelit venue serves up awesome grills, meat and the freshest seafood! And if you happen to be a real seafood lover, we’d recommend you to give a go at their ever-so-popular ‘Spaghetti all’ Aragosta’ that comes with a whole lobster. A real delight – according to past diners.
What’s more to love? Enjoying views of the chef working his magic in the open kitchen!
3. Come on top of the hill for even greater views!: The Other Place Restaurant at Kuta Cabana Lodge
Located on the top of the hill, The Other Place is one of those places that simply take your breath away as soon as you enter.
The ambience and atmosphere here are bound to transport you to one of those lesser-known islands in Thailand. In fact, it reminds me of the restaurants in Koh Phangan where time seems to have stopped.
What’s even more incredible is that this restaurant was built with natural materials only! Look around and you’ll see that bamboo is simply everywhere. From the roof to the table mat under your plate – everything is natural!
The chef is a real grill master- think grilled prawn with garlic butter lemon, yumm! And once you’ve filled yourself up; enjoy some peaceful time on their hammock and take in the views for as long as you want or need to!
4. Rooftop dining or toes-in-the-sand?You choose!: Cafe Alberto Lombok
If you think that it has to be a tradeoff between ocean views or good food – well, Cafe Alberto is here to prove you wrong. Smart be those who build their restaurants/cafes on the sand and live up to serving up great food!
By the look of it, Cafe Alberto seems more like a beach club than just a cafe – it’s located smack bang on the beach, has various seating options that offer endless sea views and even let you use their swimming pool!
Whether you settle on their rooftop or right on the beach for a memorable romantic toes-in-the-sand dinner experience, you can be guaranteed with uninterrupted vistas while you indulge in their menu favourites which include their pasta, satay or Nasi Goreng.
5. An energizing start at the top of a hill: Horizon Restaurant and Lounge
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Start your day right with homemade granola, fresh fruit salad and delicious fruit juice (or lassi, if you want something a little sweeter).
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What better way to start your day than with an energizing hilltop breakfast as the sun rises?
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The menu here ranges from curries and pasta, to vegetarian options, to everything in between – so you’ll never have a shortage of options here! If you’ve got a sweet tooth (and who doesn’t?), the dark chocolate cake with coconut cream is sinfully decadent.
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Feel like doing a little cooking yourself? Try the “sweet and spicy” cooking class! You’ll get to pick fresh herbs from the restaurant’s own garden and use them in your dishes.
There are also 5 daily yoga classes, running throughout the day from 7am to 6pm, if you feel like squeezing a little bit of zen into your day!
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And as the sun goes down, plop down in comfy beanbags, or at the cosy little tables, and soak up the sunset with a cocktail in hand.
6. A hidden dining paradise: Artati Lombok Bungalow and Restaurant
Looking for a real secret hideaway or a hidden gem? Artati Lombok Bungalow and Restaurant offers a quiet and relaxing dinner experience paired with a beautiful view and friendly service.
Nestled amongst emerald green hills and overlooking Selong Belanak Bay (a famous spot for surfing enthusiasts), this culinary paradise is only an hour’s drive from Mataram City.
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A wide selection of meal options means there’s something for everyone at Artati; not only Indonesian dishes but Western meals are also offered on the menu. Endless options and maximum affordability if you happen to be on a budget!
Don’t want to leave? We wouldn’t blame you! You can spend a night in the bungalow and take advantage of the sunset before you head to bed, and before waking up to the dawn rising over the sea in the morning.
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7. Dine and swim at the foot of the volcano: Rinjani Lodge Restaurant
Pick your view! Would you rather dine with the view of the towering Rinjani volcano, or by the infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean?
Your choices don’t end there. Rinjani Lodge also boasts of a diverse and tempting menu offering both Indonesian and Western cuisine. All of their dishes are halal and MSG-free (not to mention absolutely delicious!). The food isn’t the only thing that’s good here – if you’re thirsty, try a delicious fresh fruit juice.
They say that a true culinary experience begins with your eyes – it’s all in the visual presentation! Rice wrapped in a banana leaf, chicken satay stacked high like a teepee, and many other creative presentation ideas give traditional Indonesian cuisine a fun and unique twist. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
This is the ideal place to fuel up after a day of adventure in Gunung Rinjani National Park, or after an afternoon of splashing and swimming at the Sendang Gile waterfall.
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If you’re hesitant to leave, you don’t have to! Rinjani Lodge offers the comfiest rooms to see you through the night peacefully.
8. The ultimate oceanfront sunset experience: SENJA Lounge & Bar
If you’re a fan of the Sheraton Hotels, this oceanfront bar definitely won’t disappoint (how could it? The beach is right here!).
Tables and comfy chairs are set up right at Senggigi beach, near enough for you to hear the gentle rushing of the waves and breathe in the fresh, salty ocean air as you dine by the stunning blue ocean.
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Live music is also provided – a perfect backdrop to any kind of evening!
A wide variety of food is available here, from snacks to meals – chicken taliwang, chicken soup, or bar snacks (to go along with your cocktail, of course!) are a great addition to the evening.
SENJA doesn’t end at food and drinks. You can also experience both local and imported cigars, a variety of shisha flavours and an exquisite selection of wines.
So whether you’re here for a romantic candlelight dinner with your love, or with friends, there’s no better place where you can watch the sun go down!
9. From the sea to your plate: Laut Biru Bar & Restaurant
You can’t top the Laut Biru Bar for location! This great bar sits directly on Selong Belanak beach and its beautiful blue and white decor perfectly compliments this popular Lombok shore.
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Imagine this scene – tables set right on the sand, candles lit, the sun going down and casting a warm evening glow over the beach. There’s nothing more relaxing than a setting like this, with the sound of the waves and gentle ocean breeze. Imagine this, coupled with dinner or drinks (or both!)
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The menu is diverse, ranging from classic Western dishes (who doesn’t like spaghetti?) to Indian curry and national dishes like beef rendang or chicken pelalah (a typical Sasak tribe dish).
Seafood lovers also have a lot to choose from! From mouthwatering options like grilled garlic prawns, rage rajang (Lombok-style fish in a yellow sauce) or simple fish of the day, these ocean-fresh options will make you glad you stopped here for dinner!
Also available are some vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as kids meals. And for sweet treats, try the homemade rum-and-raisin ice-cream – delicious!
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They can even organise a bonfire on the beach for you and your friends!
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Editor’s Note: Laut Biru Bar has a dress code, so be sure to wear a sarong or T-shirt to cover your bathing suit when you enter the restaurant.
10. Bright and airy: Verve Beach Club & Restaurant
Lush palm trees, bright orange umbrellas, the wonderful Senggigi beach and delicious meals from all over the world – this is the tropical ambience that awaits you at Verve Beach Club & Restaurant.
This vibrant lounge area is open concept and airy, where you can enjoy the laidback vibes of this beach club.
Giant sushi rolls, gourmet pizzas, New Zealand lamb chops….how can you make up your mind? Warm chocolate lava cake served with ice-cream is also one of the tantalizing dessert options (or dinner, if you feel like having dessert first!).
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After dinner, get comfy in a sunbed, beach sofa or gazebo and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Good news, ladies – every Wednesday, you get a free cocktail!
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Getting a little warm? Take the plunge and jump into the swimming pool!
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11. Little Italy at Senggigi Beach: Lotus Bayview Restaurant
When did Lombok become Rome? At Lotus Bayview, you might even forget you’re in Indonesia!
This beachfront restaurant is helmed by Italian chef Maurizio Cammarota, making it a very popular location for European travellers and anyone who loves Italian cuisine.
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You can find classic Italian dishes to satisfy your cravings, like margherita pizza, pasta, or the always-classic insalata caprese. Everything is made from the freshest ingredients and with flavours so rich and succulent, you’ll think you’re on the Italian coast.
For those who prefer Indonesian cuisine, don’t worry! There’s plenty of regional dishes offered here as well. From Ayam Betutu, Jimbaran style grilled fish, or the typical Lombok dish Pelecing Kangkung (spicy water spinach), there’s something for everyone here.
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You can dine indoors for a cosy meal, or sit at a table outside and enjoy the soft white sand beneath your feet. The view is just stunning – if it’s sunny and clear, scan the horizon for the majestic Gunung Agung in the distance.
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12. Tastes from all over the world: Spice Lounge & Restaurant
Imagine taking the best national meals from a selection of countries, two well-travelled professional chefs, a stunning ocean view, a stylish modern interior, and rolling them all up together into one restaurant.
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Well, it’s been done! Welcome to Spice Lounge and Restaurant, an oceanfront restaurant where local herbs and spices are used to create wonderful combinations of international cuisines!
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Spicy Chicken Wings from Thailand, Mauritian Fish Vindaye, Kerala Style Chicken Curry from India or Khachapuri from Georgia. These are just a few of the menu highlights! If you’re feeling creative, you can also make your own pizza by combining three items from the menu.
For dessert lovers, you’ll definitely want to sample the warm coconut tart with freshly grated coconut slices. Delightful!
Take a peek into the cocktail menu for a buzz with your dinner. Extravagant cocktails include Mauritius punch with mango and secret spices, or Sweet Valentine for the ladies – these are the best sunset companions (second only to your friends!)
13. Keep calm and chill on oceanfront beanbags: La Chill Bar
La Chill Bar has everything you might need to just switch off and relax – colourful beanbags facing the ocean, lampions, shishas and plenty of alcoholic beverages such as fresh, spicy sangria or a cool Bintang beer.
The beach-lounge vibes make this a perfect spot – watch the sunset over the ocean or simply lay back and close your eyes and listen to the waves against the shores.
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At La Chill, Cosmopolitans are so yesterday! Try a Cosmoshinta instead! This drink is concocted from black grapes, fresh lime, triple sec and vodka, for a fruity and refreshing end to your night. The Espresso Martini is another wonderfully original drink on the menu.
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Mixed fruit and vegetable juices are also options for those who like to keep things simple and healthy!
Hungry? Their burgers are the best! If you don’t feel like having a full meal, some great snack choices include the grilled chicken baguette or amazing smoothie bowls (Rinjani Lawa is our favorite!).