There’s no denying that Bali is one of the most magical places on earth. The beaches, the tropical forests, stunning ocean views…..Bali has all the ingredients of an awesome romantic getaway. And it’s not just the scenery. There’s no shortage of beautiful romantic restaurants in Bali offering an extraordinary experience, and memories of a special evening with your partner.
If there’s something like a perfect date, it likely includes dinner in one of Bali’s many stunning restaurants. Amazing architecture, jaw-dropping ocean views, cool Bali breeze, and artistic interpretations of the best cuisines from around the world.
We’re sharing our favourites of Seminyak’s best, so you can plan your romantic evenings ahead of your holiday and be sure of a reservation on the night. Read on for our list of 5 amazing restaurants for romance in Bali:
1. Breeze at The Samaya
Breeze at The Samaya sits on a breezy stretch of Indian Ocean Beach at Seminyak. It offers an absolutely gorgeous setting, with ocean views, intimate lighting, and the sound of waves – making it one of the best options in our neighbourhood for a romantic dinner. Lunch is a vibey afternoon of seafood and crisp white wine, or go later and take in majestic sunsets over the ocean. The menu includes Indonesian, Italian and Australian fusion cuisines with a focus on seafood, and there’s plenty of options for delicious cocktails and a nice selection of wines that will beautifully complement your meal. Nestled in the glamourous Samaya Resort, Breeze offers luxurious intimacy on the beach.
Metis is the place to be and be seen. Home to Bali’s part-time local expat crowd for glamorous Friday drinks overlooking their private rice field, Metis sets the mood effortlessly, thanks to its beautiful scenery and live music. The menu offers variety but has its roots firmly planted in French cuisine with lots of options for those who want a full dining experience or who have a lighter appetite. The staff are very welcoming and attentive and sure to offer you a memorable evening. If your idea of romance includes sitting around the garden, having a scrumptious meal with some amazing cocktails, and listening to great music, then you must put Metis on your list.
3. Merah Putih
Once you get over the wow factor of the Merah Putih architecture, be sure to line up a second round of wow for the food. The menu here includes Indonesian classics with a modern interpretation you won’t want to miss. The food, along with the service from their courteous staff, will make your experience all the more enjoyable. But what truly sets this place apart is its decor. The high-ceiling and lavish interiors exude luxury and make the ambience truly amazing. The dining area is surrounded by plants and has plenty of natural light coming in, creating a lively atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place with delicious Indonesian food, and lavish decor that’s full of life – this is it.
4. The Restaurant at the Legian
The Restaurant at the Legian is embued with sophistication and is simply perfect for a text-book romantic evening. We recommend getting here at sundown because you really don’t want to miss the view here. Trust us, it’s magical. After that you can enjoy your special time under the stars, listening to some great live music while enjoying the serenity and calmness of the sea. The menu is a mix of Indonesian cuisine and clean, simple and perfectly executed staples like grilled fish. The staff is also very friendly and will make your dining experience simply unforgettable. For an alternative spin on romance, the breakfast is served on the same terrace and is class cooking done right.
Whatever your idea of a great date is, you cannot go wrong with Seasalt. The place is what dreams are made of. The setting is simply stunning, right by the sea. You can enjoy each other’s company, with waves becoming the music for the evening. If you love seafood, then this is nothing short of paradise for you. Dining here is a culinary experience, with plenty of amazing choices for all taste palettes. They also have an amazing wine collection to make the evening a little more special. Breathtaking views, a delicious menu, and their impeccable service will surely compel you to visit again.
(Image courtesy of Bikini)
For something a little more sleek and sexy, you can’t go past the edgy dining experience at Bikini. Their tantalising flavours will have you dining on serious food in a not so serious way, right in the heart of Seminyak. Stripping back the formalities of white table cloths and perfect table etiquette, “U Look Hot in Bikini” brings a shared-plate concept ideal for dining with couples or intimate groups of friends.
And there you have it – a handpicked list of some of the best restaurants for romance in Bali. We really hope that you visit one of these on your next trip to this tropical paradise. Just ask our front office team to make a reservation for you or plan ahead by contacting us at [email protected]