The beach resort area of Seminyak in Bali has an array of trendy and unique eateries with awesome menus that match their breathtaking décor. Below are just six of the many you have to choose from when picking Seminyak as your next holiday destination.
THE BISTROT – Address: JALAN KAYU AYA 117
A vintage-inspired restaurant, bar, and lounge, The Bistrot is located on the popular ‘Eat Street’. It has an industrial feel and is reminiscent of a New York loft or factory space with the high ceilings and open area. This eatery contains antiques and artifacts that provide a charming and trendy vibe. While dining inside, the hustle and bustle of the Seminyak streets are soon forgotten as you immerse yourself in old-fashioned elegance. It’s a good idea to make a reservation for dinner, as the luxurious seating (couches, hello!) fill up pretty quickly in the evening. Do yourself a favour and order anything lobster-related and you certainly won’t regret it.
SISTERFIELDS CAFE – ADDRESS: JALAN KAYU AYA, OBEROI, CENDANA NO. 7
Conveniently located just across the street from Seminyak Square, Sisterfields Café oozes modernity, trendiness, and an undeniable mod vibe. While the inside of the café is a refreshingly cool escape from the outside heat, there is also a charming outdoor seating area in the back. A fine representation of the café culture in Australia, Sisterfields has become a hip hangout for trendy, foodie travellers. The “dirty burger” is a favorite amongst visitors, although I indulged in the Korean tuna tartare and did not leave disappointed.
BAMBU RESTAURANT – ADDRESS: JALAN PETITENGET NO.198
The prices at Bambu make up for the strikingly unique ambiance and truly superb food quality. The restaurant has iconic Balinese architecture; open-air dining and floating steps over turquoise-tiled pools which lead into the dining areas. The menu is dedicated to Indonesian flavours, with choices ranging from diverse culinary traditions from each part of the country. The talk around Seminyak is that Bambu is the best new restaurant in the area.
LA FAVELA – ADDRESS: JALAN KAYU, OBEROI, No.177X
Direcly next to Bistrot, La Favela’s entry looks like a path to your very own secret garden. The décor is old-world charm with an eclectic vibe. The courtyard is equally impressive with a variety of plants, trees, spiral staircase, candles, water features, and extensive nooks for intimate seating. There is a funky, yet romantic ambiance that gives off an artistic flair. La Favela doesn’t open until noon and is crowded in the late evenings/nights with travelers wanting to socialize and drink good cocktails.
CHAR CHAR BAR & GRILL – ADDRESS: JALAN KAYU AYA, OBEROI
Char Char is easily recognizable as you walk down the famous ‘Eat Street’. The amazing architecture catches your eye; elevated steps that create a tiered terrace from the second floor down to the street level. It’s a perfect spot to chill and have some drinks while watching the buzz of the passing parade. On the ground level there is a fully air-conditioned and non-smoking area. By taking the staircase inside or directly from the ramp outside, diners can proceed to the next level, which allows you to dine right under the stars with a retractable roof for those rainy nights.
CAFÉ BALI – ADDRESS: JALAN KAYU AYA, OBEROI
Café Bali is a perfect example of vintage-chicness. When you walk up the steps that lead to the outdoor porch seating area, you suddenly feel like you have entered your own real-life fairytale. This café uses whitewashed wood, eclectic light fixtures and pretty chandeliers, as well as other cute accents like pink ribbon on their cloth napkins and fresh cut flowers in a bowl as their table centerpieces. The ambiance make you want to enjoy this magical setting for several hours. The menu is diverse and will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, while the prices are moderate when compared to the other trendy eateries on Oberoi.
If you are planning a trip to Seminyak make sure you try these places they are really quite special.