Aside from its beautiful beaches and landscape, Bali is known for its booming dining scene and diverse culinary delights. But what are some of the most beautiful, must-visit restaurants among them? Ahead, we share some of the newest hotspots, that travellers are clamoring to visit. From a restaurant with Wes Anderson-inspired interiors, to another that feels like a wine bar in Paris, this is our edit of the best restaurants to visit right now in Bali.
Muda By Suka, Canggu
Muda By Suka serves Asian-inspired food and cocktails. The food menu here is inspired by a number of East and Southeast Asian cuisines, but with a Western taste and ingredient influence. Meanwhile, the cocktail menu uses Japanese flavours, paired with spirits and liqueurs from Europe.
Bar Vera, Pererenan
Opened in March 2023, Bar Vera will have you feeling like you’re in a cosy, neighbourhood wine bar in Paris, where stylish patrons unwind over good food and drinks. The bar’s name ‘vera’ comes from the word ‘veritas’, meaning ‘truth’, which is reflected in the place’s menu and service.
Inspired by the lost Aztec civilization and its art and architecture, Mesa will transport you back in time. Beyond the venue’s grand door, a black and red theme awaits. The club is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10pm ’til late, with staged dancers and tequila flowing throughout the night. The rooftop level is open also Wednesdays to Sundays, but between 12pm and 4pm. The venue is also home to a pool deck with cabanas and high tables.
Byrd House, Sanur
Byrd House merges pool club with restaurant, right on the sand at Sanur’s Segara Beach, with the waves lapping just beyond. The architecture here is all sleek lines with bamboo woven throughout the build, including a uniquely-designed roof that makes guests feel like they’re in a bird’s nest. The venue is one of two eateries, one formal and one more casual.
The name ‘flock’ encapsulates how the owners of Flock wanted the space to be: where free-spirited people can come together and build a community that gets stronger together. Since its opening, the restaurant has hosted community events and projects involving local artists, blurring the boundary between restaurants and art. The menu here is all about comfort food, and almost everything is made in-house.
Honey and Smoke, Ubud
Though Honey and Smoke sits on Ubud’s main Monkey Forest Road, it has a speakeasy, you’d-have-to-know-about-it feel. It’s the latest creation of lauded restaurateur Will Meyrick, and offers a dining experience centred on Modern Australia, but featuring fire. The interiors here are also of note, as they’re inspired by Wes Anderson films. A 1920s-style train carriage set inside the venue makes you feel like you’re on a literal culinary journey.
Tickled Pink, Canggu
Tickled Pink was started in Melbourne by two good mates just two months before COVID hit, and it’s since grown to two more venues in Melbourne and now the fourth in Canggu, opening this June. It’s a cafe-cum-restaurant-cum-dayclub with Melbourne-grade coffee and cabanas and day beds you can rent where you can enjoy poolside cocktails, while admiring the rice fields just beyond.