We all love an evening of nasi campur and a refreshing coconut on the beach. But, sometimes you want to treat yourself! Fine dining in Bali is a new phenomenon, with hotspots popping up all over the island.
Vegetarian specials, meaty delights and even dessert-only feasts are available in demure settings perfect for special occasions.
Grab your friends, get dressed up, and head out to one of these amazing fine dining restaurants in Bali that will knock your socks – or flip-flops – off.
Here are the best fine dining places in Bali.
Soleil at Mulia Bali serves a Mediterranean menu of dreams packed with fresh ingredients, unique tastes and all within a stunning setting.
Noted by Architectural Digest for being one of the most luxurious brunch spots in the world, Soleil certainly upholds its reputation. Dig into an unforgettable ala carte meal, or select one of the set menus, and have your mind-blown by the incredible Indonesian, Mediterranean and Pan Asian tastes.
Overlooking the famous Mulia swimming pool, out to the ocean, Soleil is a front-runner of fine dining spots in Bali.
Dress up and enjoy this lavish dining experience.
I’m bringing Opia Bali into the mix with complete and total confidence as it is my favourite fine dining restaurant in Bali.
Inspired by global tastes, seasonal local market ingredients and with the goal of supporting the community, Opia Bali has curated a menu packed with flavours that provide an experience in themselves.
Seated on the bright – starlit at night – terrace, you can enjoy a cool tropical breeze as the perfectly presented dishes are served. From vegetarian fare to fresh fish and locally-sourced meats, each of the dishes scream with taste. Savour every mouthful and sip a dainty cocktail before moving on to your next dish.
Providing an incredibly picturesque setting, with expansive views over the hills of Jimbaran, Opia Bali is a one of the best fine dining places in Bali.
Hidden away in Tabanan Regency, Ombak Restaurant is located within the ultra-luxurious and serene Soori resort. Just steps from the black volcanic sands of the beach, Ombak Restaurant is one of Bali’s must try fine dining restaurants.
Their impressive tasting menu showcases perfectly prepared fish, meat and vegetables dishes, each paired with a matching wine to complete the flavour journey. Featuring a palate cleanser and dessert, you will be dazzled from beginning to end.
If you are looking for romance, good food and a magnificent setting, Ombak Restaurant is the place to go.
Named the #1 Best Fine Dining in Indonesia, BLANCO Par Mandif is easily the most famous of all the fine dining restaurants in Bali I have mentioned.
BLANCO Par Mandif has a choice of 3 7-course tasting menus including degustation, vegetarian and pescatarian – with the additional option of paired beverages. Select your menu and get ready to be wow’d! Chef Warokka alongside his established team uses only the best quality ingredients from local sources to create the flamboyant menu.
The comfortable and elegant setting within the Blanco Renaissance Museum complex, professionally trained staff and incredible food certainly warrants its #1 accolade.
For a special occasion, celebration or one-off luxurious night, BLANCO Par Mandif is a worthy-contender.
We can’t talk about fine dining in Bali without mentioning MÉTIS.
Carving out the fine dining scene on the island with its birth in 2009, the French restaurant serves up a packed menu of dishes with a Mediterranean twist. From foie gras to pizza and burgers, the tastes are out of this world.
Step out of your island-chic attire and into your best glamorous outfit for a night of incredible flavours and luxurious dining with your friends and family.
Perfect for a romantic meal – and popping the question – MÉTIS is an unforgettable setting.
Perched on the cliff tops of Uluwatu, Ju-Ma-Na is a restaurant known throughout the island for its incredible French-Japanese fusion cuisine.
Head here before the sunset to enjoy the outstanding Indian Ocean views over cocktails on the terrace, catching a mesmerising sunset before sitting down for your lavish mouth-watering meal. From the appetizers, to the cocktails and main courses, every bite and sip is an experience.
Ju-Ma-Na offers a choice of 3 to 6 courses set menus, as well as an ala carte menu.
The magnificent location, extravagant food and Arabian-inspired snacks and drinks create an unbelievable fine dining experience in Bali.
Taking your sense on a voyage of discovery, Nigita Dessert Bar is a sweet heaven in the heart of Canggu.
Unlike any other fine dining restaurant in Bali, Nigita Dessert Bar tests your palate with its creative sweet and savoury dishes. Passion fruit foie gras, asparagus crackers and parmesan sorbet are just the ‘preface’ for the sweet delights that are to follow.
Grabbing inspiration from around the world, all of the desserts are an explosion of flavour.
Add on the beverage pairing option alongside your savoury and dessert dishes to really immerse in the delectable experience.
For the sweet-tooth diners, Nigita Dessert Bar is one of the must-try restaurants in Bali.
Chef Chris Salans is one of the most notorious chefs in Bali, and his stamp on Mozaic Restaurant is what really makes it stand out.
Combining local market ingredients with Western cooking techniques, the set menus pack a punch of flavour and style. Beautifully presented, each of the 4, 6 or 8 tasting dishes are unique and different to the rest. With fish, meats and desserts sourced from around the island, the ingredients and dishes will change with the seasons, meaning you can keep returning to be surprised with new tastes each time.
Located just a moment’s drive from the heart of Ubud, the peaceful restaurant is a perfect setting for a romantic meal in the private gardens, or a gathering with your loved ones to celebrate a special occasion.
An award-winning Asian cuisine hotspot, Sarong is one of the most widely known fine dining places in Bali.
Taking inspiration from flavourful Asian dishes, and adding their own signature twist, the team at Sarong is able to create an Asian fine dining experience that lures in patrons from around the world. Inspired by his travels, Chef Will Meyrick has a deep understanding of South-East Asian flavours and cooking techniques, which he shows off throughout the menu.
An evening of dining at Sarong promises an alluring atmosphere with plush furnishings and a well-trained staff that will keep your comfort and enjoyment as their top priority.
Mason is a chic and comfortable fine dining spot in Canggu that offers lavish delights in a relaxed setting.
Fawn over cured meats, breads and tapas-style dishes in the airy modern atmosphere. With a huge menu of drinks and cocktails, Mason is a great spot to meet up with friends for a catch-up over delicious dishes.
In among the action of Canggu’s busy Batu Bolong, it will quickly become your favourite weekend hang-out with amazing food and good friends.
Perched on top of Ubud’s ‘Valley of the Kings’, CasCades Restaurant is part of the Viceroy Hotel surrounded by vast jungles. A 5-star fine dining spot with scenic views, this is a great place to enjoy nature while luxuriating in decadent dishes and unbeatable service.
The CasCades Restaurant has an ala carte menu, tasting degustation menu and a Balinese Rijsttafel menu to suit every type of diner. You can wander the lush gardens and dine in the comfortable open-air setting taking in the stunning tropical backdrop.
If you are looking for fresh, fancy food in the jungle, CasCades Restaurant is a perfect fine dining restaurant in Bali.
Merah Putih is a beautiful and lavish representation of Indonesia and its cuisine, with ‘Merah Putih’ meaning red and white – the colours on the Indonesian flag.
The restaurant itself is an elegant and sophisticated space with romantic lighting, comfortable seating and a towering ceiling allowing for a breezy atmosphere. If you want a picturesque dinner, Merah Putih is an attractive spot.
Their menu is packed with traditional Indonesian dishes with a deluxe twist – the risolles rendang really caught my eye.
Serving lunch, dinner and a dedicated vegetarian menu in the heart of Seminyak, if you want to try some Indonesian favourites with a special touch, Merah Putih is the place to go!
Adding a casual edge to fine dining, Uni Restaurant is the brain-child of the Mexicola-famed duo – Steven Kelly and Nicolas Lento.
Boasting both a packed ala carte menu and a 5-course tasting menu (including a vegetarian option) there is something for everyone to enjoy. Using super fresh seafood from around Indonesia, Uni is one of the best places in Canggu for all things seafood.
Alongside carefully selected wines and the cool, fun atmosphere, this hotspot is quickly becoming one of the must-try fine dining restaurants in Bali.
Sitting above the jungle treetops on a hillside in Ubud, La View Restaurant is a stunning setting for some fine dining in Bali. Featuring more romantic and intimate dining spots including the bird’s nest and pool-side dining, La View Restaurant is perfect for a special meal with your partner. As well as the usual restaurant dining for larger groups.
Fusing South-East Asian cuisine with a French touch, the restaurant promises out-of-this-world tastes.
Bask in the clean tropical air that flows through from the trees, and witness a magnificent sunset from the high view-point.
Boasting incredible natural surroundings with 5-star cuisine, La View Restaurant is a must-try.
Nestled into the beachfront within the impressive The Legian Hotel, The Restaurant is a seaview haven for fine dining.
The lunch menu is packed with sumptuous takes on simple meals – pizzas and salads – while the dinner menu is lavish and flavourful with the option of a tasting menu.
Standing out due to their award-winning wine selection and idyllic seafront setting, The Restaurant promises a romantic night for those dining with their loved ones, or a memorable meal for a family and friends get-together.
Stop-by before sunset for an incredible backdrop to your tasty dining experience.
Seasalt has a prime location right in the heart of Seminyak’s beach action. Stepping through the restaurant you will find cosy seating and a sunny terrace – or starlit at night – with the sounds of the ocean crashing as the background symphony.
Combining luxury fine dining with the natural elements of the beach, Seasalt is perfect for a relaxed yet extravagant meal.
Grab your friends and family to dine over ultra-fresh, wild-caught fish served within a succulent set menu. The beautiful setting, unbelievable food and huge selection of cocktails and wines will make this a night to remember.
By now I’m sure you are starting to notice that a lot of the best fine dining restaurants in Bali are located in Ubud – and we have more yet to come!
Apéritif Restaurant is another of the worthy Ubud contenders for your fine dining needs. Combining locally grown ingredients with globally-sourced favourites, the Apéritif degustation menu is filled with Indonesian and European tastes, presented in a sophisticated lavish way.
The regal-style restaurant on the outskirts of Ubud is a fine dining hotspot.
Taking Bali’s fine dining scene to the next level, Api Jiwa has a lively atmosphere, open concept kitchen and Omakase style menu that will have your curiosity whirling.
Accommodating only 16 guests per night, be ready for a theatrical dining experience filled with smoking dry-ice dishes, dramatic kitchen action, dish breakdowns from the chef and a drink to match each bite. Styling the menu around the guests in attendance, you are in for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime meal.
Creating plates with a neck-to-tail, farm-to-table philosophy, the chefs are able to awaken all your senses.
Within the luxurious glamping Capella Ubud resort, Api Jiwa brings camp-chic to new heights with its intimate, creative dining.
Another of Chef Will Meyrick’s creations, in the heart of Seminyak, Mamasan Bali shares the same South-East Asian tastes as its sister restaurants.
Benefiting from years of exploring the continent and cooking alongside local ladies in their home kitchens, the chef has been able to adapt traditional recipes and dishes to create a fine dining street food menu that makes taste buds dance.
The sexy atmosphere and luxurious setting makes dining with your loved ones at Mamasan Bali a special occasion.
The perfect contradiction of Mediterreanean food in the midst of the jungle is one of Embers allures. Featuring gardens within the restaurant which grow and nurture ingredients that are showcased in the dishes, the farm-to-table concept is quite literal.
Dine in the open airy space enjoying a cool tropical breeze as you tuck into unique gastronomic delights. The perfect presentation, relaxed setting and incredible tastes will have you returning again and again.
With a menu packed full of fresh, tasty and colourful dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this fine dining spot.
Seminyak is proving that it’s more than just a beach and shopping hotspot, it is also packed with fine dining restaurants! And here is another one..
Mauri Restaurant is a fine dining place in Bali that promises you wholesome tasty Italian food with a lavish twist. Their tasting menu offers fresh vegetables and fish whilst the ala carte menu has pastas and meats aplenty – there is also a Sunday brunch option for a real weekend treat.
In the bright and comfortable setting, you can enjoy dining with your loved ones with 5-star service.
Exuding a boho-chic Balinese style, Liap Liap is a relaxed restaurant where you can gather with your friends and family for a flavourful, special meal.
The grill restaurant has a menu filled with Indonesian dishes gathered from the chef’s travels around the country, drawing inspiration from the hardest to reach islands and tribes. Using traditional cooking techniques and tools, the kitchen serves up plates packed with a punch.
Explore the archipelago through your tastebuds for a night of memorable fine dining in Bali.
An award-winning smokehouse slap bang in the middle of Seminyak, Barbacoa lures in foodies from around the globe for its hearty, smoky flavours.
Grilled to perfection, you can order from the selection of fresh meats and seafood that are packed with delicious smoky flavours of the charcoal grill. Combined with strong cocktails, salty side dishes and the deluxe setting, you are promised a meal to remember.
For meat-eaters, veggies and everything in between, there is a dish for you.
Bringing fine dining to the riverside, Kubu at Mandapa is a crowd favourite for romantic dining in Ubud.
You can dine with your loved one in a private cocoon beside the rushing river, enjoying intimate time together over a decadent meal. The Kubu at Mandapa degustation menu is the perfect compliment to the beautiful natural surroundings and peaceful atmosphere.
Sip European wines and savour the tastes of Mediterranean-European dishes all whilst surrounded by expansive jungles and tropical sights.
Room4Dessert has an ever-changing tasting menu of sweet treats that is inspired by the fresh in-season ingredients available on the island. Matched with a complimenting cocktail or glass of bubbles, this fine dining experience in Bali is something every sweet-toothed soul needs to try.
In their cosy and homely setting you can nestle down with your loved ones for rich chocolates, smooth creams, fruity bites and nutty delights.
Hailing from New York, Room4Dessert has survived the tough streets to land in the luscious heart of Ubud, awaiting to surprise the island’s senses.
Salazon is the peak of luxurious fine dining in Bali without hitting the hoity-toity level.
In the centre of Seminyak’s Eat Street it is perfect for a celebration with your loved ones for somebody’s birthday or promotion. The sexy setting, luxurious atmosphere and vast menu make for a memorable meal.
For meat-eaters, be prepared for heaven, Salazon features its own dry-aging showroom filled with huge steaks and slices of meat. Choose one of the succulent steaks off the menu, along with scrumptious sides and sauces for a mouthwatering mouthful.
The Plantation Grill is a sultry and lavish atmosphere for a decadent meal. Their menu is filled with fancy favourites from Waldorf salad, to beef tartare to huge steaks, that satisfy every Western craving.
With towering ceilings and encompassing windows, a luxurious bar and sumptuous seats, this is a perfect fine dining restaurant in Bali for celebrating a special occasion with your loved ones.
Be sure to try out the ultimate chocolate cake, you won’t regret it!
Seafood lovers, I have a gem for you.
Ijen is one of the beautiful seafront restaurants located within the famous Potato Head Beach Club. The cool atmosphere, stunning scenery and modern-chic setting is perfect for a relaxed meal as the sun is the setting. You can take your pick from ultra-fresh delicious fish dishes and tasty sides alongside cocktails, ice-cold beers and soft drinks.
Succulent, perfectly cooked and flavoured, if you are looking for some of the best seafood on the island – with a chilled vibe – Ijen at Potato Head is the spot for you.
Also at the beach club..
The final offering in this gargantuan list of fine dining places in Bali is Kaum.
On the terrace of the Potato Head, Kaum looks out over ocean views with teak wood benches, and traditional Indonesian decor to match the all Indonesian menu.
Scouring the archipelago, the chefs have curated a menu packed with traditional tastes and dishes from the scattered islands of Indonesia. Using authentic cooking techniques, local ingredients and special spices, you are in for a real treat.
Be ready to have your head blown off with flavour, spice and everything nice.
Wow! So many incredible fine dining spots in Bali – how are you going to choose?
I think it’s obvious that Seminyak took the first-position slot for having the most selection, but Ubud really holds a sense of jungle-luxury that can’t be found anywhere else.
Whether you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, have an extravagant get-together with friends, or just eat well for your Wednesday evening dinner, the island is packed with some of the most beautiful fine dining settings.
Grab your knives and forks, and get ready for the ultimate food coma! No matter which restaurant you pick, you are in for a sensational taste experience.