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  • Writer's pictureChetan Prabhu

Best Beach Restaurant's & Rooftop Bars You Must Visit In Bali

Updated: Apr 7, 2018

Bali is Indonesia’s favourite poster boy for tourism; it is the most popular tourist spot in the country and it is understandable why visitors flock there every so often for the beaches, clubbing, and cultural sights. And now, it is safe to say that Bali is also one of Asia’s most vibrant dining destinations where you can get not just good local Indonesian food, but also fine dining restaurants that are of international standards & so many new venues popping up every week, the island is now saturated with some of the world's most trend-setting restaurants. Keeping up to date with all of the new and amazing venues is hard work so we decided to create a comprehensive list of the best Bali Restaurants for you!

You seriously have not lived until you have tucked into a freshly made plate of delicious Nasi Goreng or tried some mouth-watering Babi Guling!

We thought it would be a great (and delicious) adventure to hunt down all the restaurants and warungs serving the best local food.

Finns Beach Club

The crowds, the service, the view, the music and also the foods! Top notch!

Moving up north from the Bukit peninsula, Finn’s Beach Club has established itself quite rapidly among the local and tourist crowd. You’ll have a hard time choosing your favourite spot! And will you enjoy their passion fruit signature cocktail at the Surf Bar while watching Bali’s elite perform or get lost in some serious people watching on your front-row day bed while indulging in their delicious Nacho plate? Oh, and don’t forget their Sunset lounge on the 2nd floor which is available for private events!

Absolute beachfront in front of the famous Berawa surf break, but only 10 minutes from Seminyak, visitors to Finns can laze away the day in the sun from the comfort of single and double day beds on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30 metre infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar (and underwater speakers).

The striking bamboo structure was specifically designed to allow every guest to have a guaranteed sunset view. Enjoy the unbeatable 180 degree ocean views whilst listening to the cool tunes from Resident DJ’s from 12 noon.

Entrance fee: None – Minimum spending applies between 9am – 5pm (approx. 25US$ per person on a single day bed, approx. 50US$ – 6 persons on a day bed)

Opening hours: daily, 9am – midnight Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu Bookings: for more than 15 people Instagram: @finnsbeachclub

Cocoon Beach Club at Double Six

With an inviting blue centerpiece infinity pool, sun lounges, day beds and Cabanas, Cocoon Beach Club is a crowd’s favorite to escape from the Seminyak’s busy street. Kick back and relax, sipping on a cocktail and sample something delicious from our tapas and grazing menu.

You can even pamper your senses with a luxurious spa treatment in your private cabana, or just float around and soak up the sun to the smooth tunes from their resident dj’s. From 8pm the swimming pool floods with neon colour and soft candle light creates an ambient and intimate mood for lovers and friends to relax under the stars.

Happy Hours: From 4pm until 7pm every day (except special events), 2 FOR 1 cocktails, icy cold Bintangs & hip sunset tunes.

Ku de ta, Seminyak

This well-established lifestyle destination is a must-go-to on your Seminyak hotspot list (think amazing restaurant, boutique AND beach club in one)! Treat yourself with one of their amazing pizzas and you better know what you want – or you will have a hard time choosing from their extensive cocktail menu which leaves no wish unfulfilled. Our favourite: Coconut Strawberry Daiquiri – sounds almost healthy!

As the seasons change and the years roll by the elements behind the success and-growth of KUDETA remain unchanged as Bali’s most famous ocean front drinking and dining venue. KUDETA has fostered for inimitable fine-dining any time of the day or night, discreet attentive service, cutting edge-design and architecture and the roster of big name international performers -that consider the place a tropical home-from-home that maintains the vibe and -popularity of one of Bali’s most revered lifestyle icons

Entrance fee: None – Minimum spending on day beds (approx. 100US$ in high/50US$ in low season)

Opening hours: Daily, 8am – 2am

Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak

Bookings: +62 361 736969

Instagram: @kudetabali

Potato Head Beach Club Hotels, Seminyak

This beach club is one of the most popular one in Bali, home to three restaurants, two bars, an infinity pool and a 500 sq m lawn that all look over the Indian Ocean. It’s got one of the best sunset views in Bali and is host to a program of parties, exhibitions and installations featuring both local and international DJs, musicians, artists and architects. It’s open from breakfast until late.

Entrance fee: None – Minimum spending on day beds apply

Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 2am

Address: Jl. Petitenget 51B, Seminyak

Instagram: @potatoheadbali

Sundays Beach Club, Uluwatu

A piece of paradise. On this stunning stretch of white sandy beach on the Bukit Peninsula, every day is Sunday… and Sundays Beach Club offers a memorable experience like no other. Relax to the cool tunes and enjoy friendly Balinese service. Take out a kayak or stand up paddle board at low tide. Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear lagoon.

From beach cliff views from your stand-up paddle board, lounging with a cocktail, to snorkelling the beautiful reef – Sundays (and let’s be honest – on holidays every day feels like a Sunday!) are best spent at this gem down South. Our mouth-watering favourite: Grilled Barramundi Tricolour Taco.

Entrance fee: approx. 30US$ (includes 15US$ spending on F&B)

Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 10pm

Address: Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan

Instagram: @sundaysbeachclub

El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club , ULUWATU

Perched 50 meters above sea level on the cliffs of Uluwatu – Bali, El Kabron Spanish Restaurant Cliff Club has the most Secluded Sunset on the Island Of The Gods. You will experience a truly Spanish atmosphere and our breathtaking 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean. With 365 days of astonishing sunsets, we welcome you to come for the sun, stay for a Spanish dinner experience and chill till late at this hidden gem of Bali.

When entering famed “cliff club” El Kabron you feel like you have stepped right into Ibiza! Breathtaking cliff views paired with a mouthwatering tapas selection and tasty cocktails call for daytime drinking! The resident DJs’ relaxed house music  and the infinity pool overlooking the coastline add to the Ibiza feeling – ¡Salud!

Entrance fee: approx. 55US$ (includes 30US$ spending on F&B, a glass of champagne and access to the swimming pool)

Opening hours: daily, 11.30am – 11.45pm

Address: Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu

Instagram: @elkabronbali

Karma Beach, ULUWATU

Nestled on the stunning coast line of Uluwatu lies the tropical luxury oasis Karma Beach. Going down the dramatic cable car with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean is the perfect start to a relaxing day by the white sandy beach! Why not challenge your inner yogi and perform downward dog on a stand-up paddle board! If you’re feeling less bendy rent a complimentary sea kayak and snorkeling gear to explore the deep blue lagoon just off the beach. And if this also too much activity enjoy one of their ocean view signature massages at the Karma Spa!