With so many restaurants to choose from it’s hard to know where’s best and more so, which is the best value. So here I have put together the restaurants I would recommend for those of you visiting Bali,, Seminyak but on a budget/mid-budget:
One of the first restaurants me and my boyfriend went to along Double 6 Beach. Very low-key in comparison to the other restaurants and attached to the Sing Ken Ken Boutique Hotel, but really good value and the food is great. The menu is varied so there is something to suit everyone’s taste. If you order any of the traditional Indonesian food they bring it out on a huge wooden plate – very strange but I think it’s a nice touch. They also offer free bread and garlic dip as you wait which I love, and I love every restaurant that does this because it’s the little things that make all the difference!
Price for a main meal and beer (including tax): 120,000IDR/£5.80/€8.20
Address: Jl. Arjuna No. 1, Sing Ken Ken Hotel, Legian
Located near Double 6 Beach this small Italian restaurant is always busy and quite rightly so. The pizzas here are the best! The chef, I believe is Italian therefore you are severed with authentic Italian food which is incredible. This place is our “treat” place as it’s not as “budget” as the other restaurants we normally eat at in Bali, but still well worth it. A glass of red wine and the “Diavola” pizza is my fave combo and Cafe Marzano get it right every time.
Price for a Pizza and Glass of Red Wine (including tax): 165,000IDR/£8.00/€11
Jl. Arjuna No.6, Legian
Char Char Bar & Grill
The lunch deal here is a regular for us – a beer and a burger for 40,000IDR you cannot go wrong! There are a number of options to choose from, but aside from the burger my other favourite is the “Laksa” which I order every time. Char Char is a very popular spot sat in the Oberoi area of Seminyak on the famous “Eats Street” drawing in the crowd with their unique layout. Their layout is combined of a sophisticated restaurant with an open roof and a section called “The Steps” which look out onto the street – perfect for people watching over a Sangria and crackers and dip (which are complimentary of course).
Price for lunch and a juice or beer (no tax): 40,000-60,000IDR/£1.93-£2.90/€2.75-€4.10
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Biku is also located in the Oberoi area of Seminyak which serves local cuisine at very good prices. It is also very, very popular for their Afternoon Tea which I never got to try, but always looked lovely and their cakes are displayed for you to see and drool over. It is decorated a little bit like an antique shop/book store which I have heard is exactly what it used to be and now is converted into a restaurant. They interestingly offer Tarot readings among other spiritual reading activities between 1pm-5pm which you can book just before you visit making your lunch date even more unforgettable.
Price for lunch and a juice or beer (including tax): 90,000IDR/£4.35/€6.20
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.888, Seminyak
This was another restaurant which we went to the very first time we arrived. It’s a small restaurant holding no more than 30 people at a time and by no means fancy, but we love stopping by here after a day out and having a quick dinner. The menu is based around Australian style food which is simple and stodgy – it kind of reminds me of your classic “pub” food menu which isn’t a bad thing at all! Definitely recommend this place if you want a quiet and filling meal. They do amazing banana pancakes as well, literally the best way to finish off dinner.
Price for main meal and a beer (no tax): 75,000IDR/£3.65/€5.20
Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 8M, Seminyak/Kerobokan
I love it here. Coming in from Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, walking straight in to Old Man’s, having a quick shower, and grabbing lunch and a cold drink. Both the food and drinks are fairly priced – obviously depending on what you order. It can get a little pricey for the regular budget traveller especially when you’re buying cocktails but there is definitely something for everyone. It looks like an exotic, beach bar with multi-coloured decor and I think it gets quite lively here on a Wednesday from sunset onwards where they play a massive game of beer-pong.
Price for main meal and beer (no tax): 100,000IDR/£4.80/€6.70
Address: Jl. Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu
This little gem burrowed in between Seminyak and Canggu serves delicious food and is always full of people in the evening. It has a large menu full of different dishes and an equally big menu for its choice of smoothies (I’ve heard their coffees are impeccable also). It is not a fancy place but you can get so much food for such little money you really can’t complain! It’s very casual, very laid back and so perfect for that quick stop by on your way to or from the beach.
Price for a main meal and juice (no tax): 59,000IDR/£2.90/€4.00
Address: Jl. Tegal Sari No. 41, Canggu