Bali really is known for some amazing food. Anthony Bourdain and numerous other noted food critics have widely lauded it’s unique and varied mix of local and international cuisine at every corner. This is not to mention the absolute bounty of amazing fine dining options in both the larger cities and towns of the island. Add to that the sheer variety and choice on offer at some of the top resorts and you have a real recipe for a mouth watering culinary holiday. But what makes it and what doesn’t in our top ten? For the moment the list is mainly made up of fine dining experiences, but this may change. Additionally, who is to say that we won’t create another top ten for those jaw dropping “off the map” experiences.
What makes a number 1 Restaurants in Bali?
Combine an amazing view with an amazing setting and you’ve started off with a winner. Go on to do something like marry those two with great food and great service and you are in line for a champion restaurant. A great restaurant does all of the above and should be known up and down the island for it’s consistency. In the end a great view is not essential but it is essential that the food is second to none on the island.
What gets the others in?
Like our article on resorts this article on dining on the island is highly competitive. The sheer volume of places to eat on the island sings to its rich foodie heritage but it’s the great quality that makes tabulating a list like this such a challenge. The list is mainly made up of locations which like the number one, offer great service, food, wines alongside a great location and a great atmosphere. While this list may changes from time to time (and we’d love your feedback) it’s unlikely that we’ll struggle to fill it anytime soon.
The local cuisine is good, the international cuisine is good and the fine dining is good. Bali has a lot to say for itself of the food front. Despite it’s relatively small size in area the island has a huge food culture. Yes it has some of the usual suspects in terms of McDonalds, KFC and the like but that doesn’t mean that the local fare is suffering. In all truthfulness the local fare is, by most accounts, a lot better than the standard mass produced stuff, however you need to have a little adventure in you to take the leap. All in all you will not struggle for good food at very affordable rates in Bali and the variety is as good if not better than almost anywhere you would ever see.