Are you lucky enough to be spending Christmas on the Island of the Gods? Cheers to that! If like many others, you find yourself heading back to Bali after a long break, you might be wondering if your favourite restaurants will still be hosting a Christmas feast this year. We’re very happy to report that Bali is back, baby, and things are in full swing for making this the best Christmas yet. In fact, there is so much pent-up excitement in the air that some events have already been sold out! Here are the best places to eat, drink and be merry in Bali this Christmas.
Ku De Ta
Ku De Ta is obviously one of the most popular beach clubs in Bali – and conveniently, it’s located only a short walk from Chandra Villas. The venue has long been known for hosting some of the best Christmas celebrations on the island. This Christmas Day, Ku De Ta will host a gourmet Christmas Lunch featuring a four-course menu, complete with 12-hour lamb shoulder, cognac-cured Norwegian salmon, Christmas pudding, and more. This is a perfect option for families, with arts and crafts and a visit from Santa included in the program.
Where: Ku De Ta, Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
When: December 25, 12pm – 4pm
Adults – IDR 750,000++ per person
Kids – IDR 300,000++ per person
Located right along Seminyak Beach, Hotel Indigo offers the perfect setting for celebrating the holidays, Bali style. On Christmas Day, this swanky boutique hotel will host a brunch buffet that’s sure to leave you feeling festive, featuring a carving station, cheese selection, pizza counter, salad bar and so much more. The feast will be accompanied by carollers, a magician and live music, with a little help from Santa himself.
Where: Hotel Indigo, Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak
When: December 25, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Price: IDR 850,000++ per person
Barbacoa has long been lauded as one of the very best restaurants in Bali. This South American eatery ticks all the boxes, from the menu to the décor, all the way to the beautiful rice paddy views. Come Christmas Day, the restaurant will offer a fabulous Christmas lunch, family style, with multiple dishes served for the whole table to share. And what dishes they are! Oysters woodfired with chorizo butter, seared wagyu beef, roasted rolled turkey breast… and all the delectable trimmings, too.
Where: Barbacoa, Jalan Petitenget No. 14, Seminyak
When: December 25, 12pm – 3pm
Price: IDR 700,000++ per person
Looking for a relaxed setting for celebrating the silly season? Make your way over to Pavilion Surf Club. Exuding a laidback beachy vibe, this much-beloved venue looks over Double Six Beach. It’s the perfect spot for enjoying a relaxed Christmas Day feast that’s available for both lunch and dinner. The three-course menu features all the festive classics, including honey-roasted ham, roast pork and Christmas pudding.
Where: Pavilion Surf Club, Jalan Pantai Double Six No. 10, Legian
When: December 25, available for lunch and dinner
IDR 450,000++ per adult
IDR 225,000++ for kids 12 and under
Corner House is a popular restaurant located right on Seminyak’s famous Eat Street. The venue is known for their delicious menu, eclectic decor and heartfelt service. Corner House’s Christmas Day feast will feature all-you-can-eat oysters and prawns, your choice of roast turkey or Aussie ham, pavlova, sticky pudding – and all-you-can-eat soft serve with unlimited toppings! The Christmas feast will be available throughout Christmas Day, with 2-hour sittings available from 10am until midnight.
Where: Corner House, Jalan Kayu Aya No. 10 A, Seminyak
When: December 25, 10am – midnight
IDR 499,000++ per person
IDR 199,000++ for kids under 12
The Samaya Seminyak
The Samay Seminyak offers a sensational setting for celebrating Christmas. Perched right along Seminyak Beach, this five-star resort is hosting a festive soirée at their beautiful beachfront restaurant, Breeze. On Christmas Day, the restaurant is offering a family-style lunch that is sure to leave the whole group feeling merry and bright.
Where: The Samaya Seminyak, Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak
When: December 25, from 12pm onwards
Price: From IDR 550,000++ per person
If you’re looking for a Christmas meal that’s truly fit for a foodie, book a table at Mauri. This elegant venue is one of the most highly praised restaurants in Seminyak. On Christmas Day, Mauri will offer a fine dining experience that’ll wow even the most jaded gourmands. Choose between a 4, 5 or a 6-course tasting menu and get ready to be blown away by Chef Maurizio’s exquisite take on contemporary Italian cuisine.
Where: Mauri, Jalan Petitenget No. 100, Seminyak
When: December 25, 12pm – 3pm
Price: From IDR 1,280,000++ per person
Jackson Lily’s is an award-winning restaurant with large scenic windows looking over lively Jalan Raya Seminyak. This year, the venue is hosting a “Very Bali Christmas” with a set menu that’s sure to satisfy all foodies. The feast will include your choice of oysters or pork belly, barbequed chicken, lobster and more, all wrapped up with a delicious dessert trio. Make your Christmas all the merrier by also opting for their drinks package which features sparkling wine, cocktails and beer.
Where: Jackson Lily’s, Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 2, Seminyak
When: December 24 – 25, available for lunch and dinner
Price: From IDR 1,250,000++ per couple
Whether you’ll be celebrating the silly season right here in Bali or are simply daydreaming of a Christmas spent in the tropics, all of us here at Chandra Villas wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!