If you ask us, nothing says “I’m on holiday” better than a enjoying a lazy breakfast by the pool.
In the real world, most mornings are a blur of hurrying to work while getting the kids ready for school. If you’re lucky, you might just have time to wolf down a stale deli sandwich and wash it down with a cup of black coffee. Once you’re on vacation, you get to indulge in good food and the divine luxury of lingering at the table for hours on end.
Enter Sunday brunch in Bali.
From Italian cuisine to unlimited oysters flanked by live jazz bands and triple swimming pools, Sunday brunch in Bali is a feast for all the senses. Thanks to a scrumptious assortment of fresh seafood and unlimited desserts, pool access and so much more, these lavish spreads offer incredible value.
So put on your Sunday best and get ready to descend into brunch-induced bliss – and don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants!
1. Global Culinary Perfection – Cut Catch Cucina
The weekend brunch at the Cut Catch Cucina restaurant of the Sofitel Bali Resort is a glorious buffet with delicious offerings from across the globe. Savour steaks cooked to perfection, fresher-than-fresh sushi, succulent lamb chops… and the list goes on.
Seafood lovers will be spoilt for choice by the vast selection of the delicacies ranging from unlimited oysters to grilled lobster, while fans of Italian cuisine can revel in the pasta and pizza choices. Those with a sweet tooth will relish the amazing dessert selection, including a “make your own doughnut” station.
Cut Catch Cucina’s brunch is a great option for families travelling with kids, as kids under 12 dine for free! The brunch starts at 11 am and goes on until 3 pm, giving you plenty of time to savour all the fantastic food and laze by the enormous swimming pool after the inevitable food coma takes over.
Cut Catch Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Address: Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 8492888
Price: From IDR 499,000++
2. Sumptuous Sunday Grazing – Alila Seminyak
Sunday Grazing at Alila Seminyak is a mix of buffet abundance and a la carte decadence. Thanks to the a la carte element, the food is cooked just before serving and it’s fresher than your usual brunch fare. The a la carte menu also means that Alila’s brunch offers a greater variety of options than a basic buffet.
Alila Seminyak’s brunch offers Asian and Western favourites, ranging from soups to seafood and from cold meats to delicious mains. Remember to leave some room for the fabulous dessert and bakery items delivered hot from the oven.
Besides the scrumptious food, Alila provides their guests with incredible views overlooking Seminyak Beach. The soundtrack provided by the ocean blends in seamlessly with the venue’s live music sets, making for a truly sensational dining experience.
Oh, and did we mention that there are three swimming pools to choose from when planning your after-brunch swim?
Address: Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 3021888
Price: From IDR 465,000++
3. A Five-Star Brunch by the Beach – The Beach Grill
How would you like to swim in a five-star resort’s gorgeous beachfront pool and make use of their kids’ club without even checking into the resort?
You’ll be treated to these tempting perks and so much more at the Ritz-Carlton’s Beach Grill Sunday brunch, available every week between 11.30am – 4pm.
The Ritz-Carlton’s offering is perhaps the most elegant Sunday brunch in Bali and follows an a la carte concept.The fare on offer ranges from fresh seafood to international haute cuisine.
The Beach Grill’s brunch menu is divided into three sections: Starters, Mains and Sweet Temptation. The food is served on small plates tapas-style, offering a great opportunity to try a variety of dishes without going overboard – especially if you’re planning to dive into the swimming pool after finishing your meal!
The Beach Grill at the Ritz-Carlton Bali
Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot. III, Sawangan, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 8498988
Price: From IDR 528,000++
4. Glorious Global Cuisine with a View – Soleil
If you consider brunch a gentile euphemism for “food coma”, then the massively luxurious brunch at Soleil is perfect for you. Set amidst the gorgeous gardens and epic pools of the Mulia resort, Soleil offers a jaw-dropping spread of fine meats, fresh seafood and more. Eat your way across the globe by sampling some sushi and tapas and delight in the chef’s daily specials, which are delivered straight to your table by the endlessly gracious staff.
Though the savoury spread is truly mesmerising, don’t forget to leave some room for dessert. The dessert table is a dream come true for anyone who has anything even remotely resembling a sweet tooth: an all you can eat spread of tiramisu, crème brûlée… and the list goes on. If you’re looking to be truly wowed, don’t forget to stop by the nitrogen frozen ice cream station, where your ice cream is prepared right before your eyes!
As you might have guessed based on all the amazing food on offer, Mulia’s Sunday brunch is extremely popular, so booking a table in advance is strongly encouraged.
Soleil at the Mulia
Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 3017777
5. An Italian Feast in Ubud – Uma Cucina
The Italian blowout that is Sunday brunch at Uma Cucina transports you from the rice paddies of Ubud into the kitchens of Italy. Naturally, pizza is heavily represented here with freshly-thrown pies served hot from the oven. Nibble your way through the antipasti and relish the fresh taste of the seafood sizzling on the char grill – how about some octopus, or do you prefer some extra-fresh calamari instead?
No need to worry about stale food and cold pizza slices here, as Uma Cucina offers all you can eat goodness served a la carte style. And then there’s the dessert section – the mini ice cream cones are just beyond adorable, not to mention melt-in-your-mouth yummy.
True to the restaurant’s Italian roots, brunch at Uma Cucina is a real family affair. The friendly staff is more than happy to entertain the kids while mom and dad linger by the table.
Uma Cucina at COMO Uma Ubud
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan No.21, Ubud
Tel: +62 (0)361 972448
Price: From IDR 399,000++
6. Poolside Perfection with the Kids – Starfish Bloo
The Sunday brunch at Starfish Bloo is a sumptuous buffet of Pan-Asian flavours and Western delights. Upon arrival, you’re greeted with a glass of bubbly and after that, it’s time to sample some Balinese babi guling, fresh seafood – or perhaps you prefer some good old fashioned pancakes? Little brunch goers will love the jelly candies you can scoop up from the bowls available at every table.
Brunch is served every Sunday between 12 – 3.30 pm. The brunch packs a full house week after week, so booking ahead is advised. And great news for the parents: children aged between 3-11 pay only pay half price!
What makes the brunch at Starfish Bloo really and truly special though, is the fact that those visiting the resort for brunch are also welcomed to jump into W Resort’s epic WET pool. Cascading on multiple levels in free-form lagoon shapes, these pools are the stuff Bali bucket lists are made of. Good luck fishing your kids out from all that splishy-splashy fun!
Starfish Bloo at W Resort & Spa
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 3000106
Price: From IDR 535,000++
7. A Sunday Market in Kuta – Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
On an island that seems to be teeming with amazing brunch spreads, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort manages to treat guests to something truly unique. The weekly brunch has a theme of “sip, savour, shop” and guests are invited to do just that. Eat your way through the buffet spread, enjoy hot and cold refreshments and once it’s time to head home, enjoy a shopping spree at the grocery section. You can even pick up some kitchenware if you feel like it!
The staff goes above and beyond to make your Sunday an enjoyable one. Sheraton offers child care services and live entertainment during brunch – they even provide dog care! After you’re done sipping, savouring and shopping, make your way to the rooftop and enjoy a leisurely swim in the resort’s gorgeous pool – all included in the price of the brunch, naturally.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta. Kuta
Tel: +62 (0)361 846 5555
Price: From IDR 390,000++
Kids aged 4-12 IDR 195,000++
8. Vegetarian And Awesome – The Elephant
What better way to start your day in Ubud, Bali’s vibrant spiritual capital, than by enjoying a lavish earth-friendly feast? All the food at the Elephant is 100% vegetarian – and the restaurant promises to be at least 104% awesome. In addition to the scrumptious veggie food, the Elephant offers an authentic Ubud experience with luscious views overlooking the Tjampuhan Ridge.
The Elephant’s brunch isn’t your typical buffet spread. Diners can build their own meal from an a la carte menu, or else choose one of the brunch packages which include up to three plates of yummy vegetarian food, coffee and your choice of healthy juice. Overall, this is a great option for those who prefer to eat something healthy and don’t want to overindulge. The a la carte setup also means that dishes can be adjusted according to diners’ dietary needs and you only need to ask to get a gluten-free or vegan version of each dish.
So what can you expect from this 100% vegetarian, 104% awesome brunch? On the savoury side, you can enjoy sweet potato fritters with yoghurt and olive oil dipping sauce or opt for a nicoise breakfast salad. The dessert section is mouthwateringly tempting – we’re still drooling over the crepes served with lemon curd, strawberries and a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Tel: +62 (0)85 100161907
Price: Set menus from IDR 140,000
9. Luxury Brunch With a Side of Jazz – Boneka Restaurant
If you’re looking for something truly decadent, Sunday brunch at the gorgeous Boneka Restaurant of the St. Regis Bali Resort is a no brainer. The brunch starts with a cocktail hour at the King Cole Bar, followed by a sumptuous brunch at the Boneka Restaurant. And what a brunch it is! Lobster omelettes are complemented by Wagyu beef steak, followed by Avruga pearls served with blinis. Needless to say, this Sunday brunch in Bali is luxurious on an epic scale.
And then there’s the music. Drawing inspiration from the St. Regis’ rich history in the classic New York jazz scene, your extravagant brunch is accompanied by live music, with saxophone tunes echoing across the lush gardens and out into the Indian Ocean shimmering in the distance. Sunday Jazz Brunch at Boneka Restaurant starts with cocktails at 11am, followed by brunch between 12 – 3 pm. Treating your loved ones to this glamorous jazz extravaganza is a great idea for a birthday or a special anniversary.
Boneka Restaurant at the St. Regis Bali Resort
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Lot S6, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 8478 111
Price: From IDR 690,000
10. Amazing Value in Sanur – Artotel Sanur
The breakfast buffet at Artotel Sanur must be one of the best kept secrets in Bali. For just IDR 75,000, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast which takes you on a culinary trip around the world.
Enjoy western favourites – waffles, rolls, eggs as you like them – and don’t forget to sample some local Indonesian dishes, too. Soto Bandung is a hearty soup hailing from Java, while the enticingly monikered Seafood Steamboat is bound to satisfy your seaside cravings.
After experiencing the all you can eat splendour of Artotel Sanur, the most common reaction is “I can’t believe this is just IDR 75,000!” When you’ve done polishing off your plate, you can enjoy a lazy stroll on the beach – the Sanur beach promenade is just minutes from the hotel’s open-air restaurant. Breakfast at Artotel Sanur is served every day between 7 – 10.30 am.
Address: Jalan Kusuma Sari No. 1, Sanur
Tel: +62 (0)361 4721000
Price: From IDR 75,000
So take your pick between these amazing options and get ready to experience an unforgettable Sunday brunch in Bali! The relaxed ambiance paired together with the gorgeous views and divinely delicious food will make your Sunday meal one of the highlights of your Bali holiday.
Do you have a favourite brunch spot in Bali? We’d love to hear from you – share it in the comments below!