Photo: Meno beach scenes.

Eat and meet

Gili Meno

There is a smattering of places all the way around the island, these are some that stood out.

Sunset Gecko
Northeast coast

It’s one thing for a menu to claim a restaurant is famous for something, but in the case of Sunset Gecko, they’ve earned it. It’s not cheap, but certainly worth your money — try the seafood curry or choose from a wealth of vegetarian and other cuisines. Highly... Read our full review of Sunset Gecko.

Mallias Child
South coast

The best option here is the seafood BBQ that comes with all manner of add-ons and is very reasonably priced. We had an absolute pigout of a meal and had no complaints. Both off the beach and beachside seating is available. Friendly staff are an added bonus.... Read our full review of Mallias Child.

Adang Adang
North coast

Thai is featured apparently due to a penchant of one of the Swedes behind this project for food from the kingdom, and while the Thai menu wasn’t extensive, we’d imagine it would make a welcome diversion from wood-fired pizza, which appears to be the island’s staple food. Other food aside from Thai is also available and given the sunsets are brilliant from here, please try it out and let us... Read our full review of Adang Adang.

Dayak Bar
South coast

Looking at Dayak, it’s easy to think it could blow away in the next storm, but the drinks are good and cheap and come with a complimentary (heavy) dose of Marley and the usual suspects. There’s no sunset view to speak of, but expect nightly bonfires and the sand is squeaky and... Read our full review of Dayak Bar.

Near the boat landing

While Rust has a proper restaurant area right by the water, the individual salas, with their low-slung tables and soft pillows, were our preferred eating area. Service can be slow. Very slow. If, for some inexplicable reason it is full, try neighbouring Jali Cafe that does pretty much the same... Read our full review of Rust.

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Where to next?

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