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glammed up: don’t try to g et in wearing a Bintang
t-shirt or singlet. Ku De Ta is celebrating its 10th
birthday this year and you can even take home
CDs of their music. It is recognised as one of the
top three places in the world to watch the sun set.
Everyone is also talking about Metis Bar and
Lounge (at the top end of Jalan Petitenget) – opened
by the people who had such a hit with Cafe Warisan
(which is now under new ownership and has just
reopened after being renovated). Overlooking the
rice paddies, the food is a taste sensation. Bookings
are advisable (call 0361 737 888). Opposite Metis,
Sardine is another newcomer already making a
name for itself. Also with views over the rice fields
(the owners have bought the entire area to ensure
that they are not built out) you can walk through
the paddies and have your cocktail in the bamboo.
Sarong, eleg antly Asian, (on Jalan Petitenget)
is a “special occasion” restaurant (as if you needed
an excuse) and has a delicious and extensive menu
of T hai, Indian and Asian influences. Considered
one of the best restaurants on the island, bookings
are always advisable for dinner (0361 737 809).
Gado Gado, (Jalan Camplung Tanduk), also on
the beach, offers modern European-style dining.
Opposite is Anantara with its eighth-floor, rooftop
SOS bar and dining deck. It's the perfect place to
sip on another cocktail and watch another sunset.
La Lucciola has real Mediterranean flair and is
a huge favourite for a very special dinner. Chandi
(Jalan Laksmana) uses exclusive organically
grown greens and spices from local farmers, and
produces amazing food. The chef has worked
at Nobu in New York and there are several
areas in which to dine, including a large, enclosed,
air-conditioned glass booth The beef rendang
parcels are highly recommended.
While on Jalan Laksmana ('Eat Street') check
out Trattoria for good value Italian (how about an
entree of beef carpaccio for $7?) and Cafe Bali
has a great ambience and delicious food. Diners
are allowed to smoke at their tables – which is
good or bad, depending on your habits.
When dinner’s over, why not kick on with a
chocolate martini at the island’s favourite Hu’u
Bar (Jalan Petitenget). You can sit on the hug e
white cushions and indulge. The Living Room’s
(Jalan Petitenget ) French cuisine is excellent
and its back room has a great vibe for a before-
or after-dinner drink. The Red Carpet is a
Champagne bar (on the bend on Jalan Laksmana)
with the most extensive range of bubbles on offer
in Asia. It was voted best newcomer in 2009/2010
– check out their martinis, ser ved with a twist.
And when the martinis have kicked in and
you’re really ready for a bit of fun, head to Mixwell
Bar & Lounge (Jalan Dhyana Pura – Drink Street),
a gay bar with a fantastic drag show. The costumes
are amazing and their lip-synching is also fabulous.
Take our word for it; it’s lots of fun.
This feature was prepared with the assistance of Garuda Indonesia.
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Also try | Mannekepis A Belgian bar and bistro (Jalan Legian) with live jazz and European vibe.
Ultimo (Jalan Oberoi), great for drinks and yummy pizzas as well an intimate garden restaurant.
Chinoiserie (Jalan Sunset), just to the south of Seminyak, which has Singaporean food, is well priced
and delicious for lunch and dinner.
When you have really let rip with the credit
card and bought more than any suitcase
should be expected to handle, why not go
the whole hog and get a container? Chinta
Containers Perth can arrange to collect your
purchases from the shops, fumigate and pack
them, fill out all the paperwork, freight them
and deliver them to your house in Perth. At
$325 per cubic metre, it means you can take
advantage of some real Bali bargains. And if
you need help shopping they can even show
you where you might find the sort of thing
you are looking for. Contact Chintadesigns@
optusnet.com.au , call (08) 9240 4299, or visit
Opening at 5pm, The Rock Bar at Ayana
Resort in Jimbaran is totally amazing. It’s only
been open a year or so, and already they’ve
had to extend. A taxi will drop you at the
front gates of the hotel and once you’ve gone
through security, you start walking through
lovely, green grounds to a cliff – take a peek
over the edge and there’s the Rock Bar, on
the rocks at the bottom! A cable car takes you
down to the bar, where you can sit and enjoy
a cocktail while the waves crash onto the
shore (expect some spray). It’s one of the most
amazing settings I’ve ever seen. The original
bar was created by Japan’s Yasuhiro Koichi to
emphasise the natural beauty and layout of
the rocky outcrop on the beach with seats and
day beds providing uninterrupted views of the
ocean and coastline. There is a DJ and regular
live music performances. – Jacinta Bydder
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