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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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