One of the unexpected pleasures of visiting Ubud, Bali is discovering the number of fantastic places to eat out. There are restaurants and cafes everywhere! So here is my guide to the best places to eat in Ubud Bali.
While costs and locations are a considering factor, ultimately a great place to eat out is whether it has great food, great service and a great ambience.
Having visited Ubud on a number of occasions, I have sampled a range of eateries, but there are certainly a few I just have to visit every time.
So here are my favourite places to eat in Ubud!
I had the absolute pleasure of experiencing their degustation discovery menu and was completely blown away by the flavours and matching wines. I’ve tasted degustation meals in other restaurants and always walk away feeling a bit hungry. This meal however, was both mouth-watering and filling.
The other delightful experience was the ambiance. Rondji Restaurant is situated in the grounds of the Antonio Blanco complex. At night, the place looks amazing. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to experience great food in a great location.
And the cost? 500,000Rp per person. Very reasonable for the quality and quantity provided.
My other go-to restaurant is Indus Restaurant.
Indus Restaurant, as per their website, has been an Ubud favourite for nearly 10 years due to its mouthwatering menus and its breathtaking views of the Tjampuhan River. The cuisine and décor is Indonesian inspired – it’s fine dining but with a relaxed vibe.
My one suggestion? Go for dinner and get there before dusk – as the views are simply stunning! On a clear day, you can see Mount Agung in the east, and on a full-moon, there is a romantic moon-lit view on the terrace.
A free shuttle service between Indus, Casa Luna and the Honeymoon Guesthouses is available, as well as, a free pick-up service in Ubud.
So you can drink AND be merry! And they have many cocktails to get merry on!
And for something a bit different – there is a cooking school run by Janet DeNeefe and her team. They will help you discover the secrets of Indonesian food and culture.
Cafe Des Artistes
And rounding out my favourite places to eat out is Cafe des Artistes.
In 2003, a Belgian – Rudy Kerremans, came to Ubud to set up a restaurant. Ever since then, it’s been the it place to eat out at.
The menu is European with some Indonesian delights and caters to most tastes including vegetarians But I’m sorry my veggie friends – the steak is amazing!
You’ll also find a great selection of wines on offer from Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Spain and Argentina.