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Eat and meet


It's a vast area and you won't struggle to find basic Indonesian food at most of the beaches. Resorts can be home to exceptional meals as well. Here are a few of the better spots that grabbed our fancy.

  • Single Fin
    4.5 stars

    Our favourite

    Uluwatu overlooking the beach

    This cliff-hugging bar and restaurant has breathtaking views over the surf break below and it is easily our favourite place around Uluwatu for a sundowner. ... read more

  • Buddha Soul
    4 stars

    Excellent food

    Jalan Labuan Sait, Padang Padang

    We ate at this new addition to the Bukit collection of restaurants within a few weeks of their initial opening, and the kitchen was still finding its feet. ... read more

  • Kat's Kitchen
    4 stars

    Excellent Thai food

    Jalan Raya Uluwatu 132
    T: (0361) 272 8600

    Kat's Kitchen is a sleek, modern, air-con space with the ambience of an upmarket Thai restaurant in the West, though diners can also sit outside where the feel is more casual but still impressive. ... read more

  • Cafe Moka
    4 stars

    One stop coffee shop


    Café Moka is part of a chain of Bali bakeries that serves up decent coffee and a range of delicious pastries. It's a good place to stop for breakfast a quick coffee or to just lounge and sponge the free WiFi. ... read more

  • Yeye's Warung
    4 stars

    Definitely worth a try.

    Padang Padang

    Just across the river and up the hill in a southwesterly direction from the Padang Padang carpark is Yeye's Warung. ... read more

  • Surfer's Warung
    4 stars

    Typical surfer hangout


    San Diego native Matty ensures Surfer's Warung in the Uluwatu area is up to scratch by making sure the beer is very cold, the food is prepared hygienically and the ambience is pleasant. ... read more

  • Finn’s Beach Club
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Uluwatu
    T: (0361) 848 2111

    We’re all for enjoying simple days beachside in Bali and love it when we can just be left alone to soak up the rays and dip in the thundering surf. Usually we’re partial to doing it on the cheap — think swim, sand and nasi goreng at Balangan for instance — but sometimes it’s worth ... read more

  • El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club
    3.5 stars

    Jl Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu Bali
    T: (0361) 780 3416

    Seeking out cliffside El Kabron on Bali’s Bukit might take a bit of time, but the reward of incredible views, delicious classic Spanish cuisine, a chilled swimming pool and comfy bean bags makes the journey more than worthwhile. ... read more

  • Trattoria Uluwatu
    3 stars

    Good breakfasts

    In front of Pink Coco Hotel, Padang Padang
    T: (0361) 822 7741

    Trattoria's latest offering down on the Bukit has a similar menu to the other branches, and is set in a large, airy space with an emphasis on the colour ochre. ... read more

  • Ulu's
    3 stars

    Thai staples

    Padang Padang

    If you're looking for something a little different down on the Bukit, Ulu's delivers an interesting Thai menu, though the food may disappoint true Thai food lovers ... read more

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