Batubelig is sandwiched between sophisticated Seminyak and surfer’s haven Canggu, drawing travellers of all ages and nations. As an emerging and increasingly sought-after Bali destination, Batubelig offers a diverse and attractive dining scene. With elegant and rather pricey dining venues happily coexisting alongside trendy midrange restaurants, here are our favourite Batubelig restaurants to suit all budgets.
1. Grass and Grain
Situated on the main street of Jalan Batubeig, Grass and Grain is an elegant midrange venue specialising in fantastic (and gluten-free!) breakfasts and fabulous vegetarian menus. The restaurant also offers delicious Western and Asian cuisine for those who prefer a juicy steak or a mouth-watering burger to organic chia and granola fare.
2. La Gastronomia Bali
Lovers of Italian cuisine will definitely appreciate La Gastronomia Bali, a popular venue offering delicious homemade Italian cuisine in a charmingly casual setting. Impeccable service is a major coup at this restaurant, making any and all meals a very special occasion. During high season, the cafe may get full, but you can always ask for takeaway, so there really is no excuse to miss out on La Gastronomia Bali’s bargain-priced genuine Italian dishes.
3. Strawberry Fields
The romantically named Strawberry Fields is a midrange American-style venue tucked into Gang Anisa on the way to Canggu. The restaurant serves a range of European and local dishes and features unusual decor and a super-relaxed atmosphere. Famous for its delicious burgers and sandwiches, Strawberry Fields also specialises in amazing salads. For those craving for something lighter and healthier, the venue also offers breakfast bowls, organic smoothies and exotic fruit juices.
4. Italycafe Pizzeria Bali
If you love pizza as much as I do, you cannot miss this tiny venue set right along Jalan Batubelig. The pizzeria offers authentic Italian pizzas made with fresh and organic ingredients of the highest quality. Thanks to their killer pizzas and cute decor, Italycafe Pizzeria Bali has become one of the most popular restuarnts in Batubelig, so if you want to snag yourself a table, you better get here early.
5. Slippery Stone
Slippery Stone is another attractive midrange restaurant located in Batubelig. Situated close to the ocean, Slippery Stone is an ideal shelter from the scorching Balinese sun, and a fantastic choice for the light lunch. Serving Mediterranean cuisine, the venue also offers excellent grills and authentic Greek desserts for those with a sweet tooth – some even say this is the best Greek food in Bali!
6. Warung D’Nini
Besides the unparalleled setting of this tiny (and very affordable) local eatery, Warung D’Nini also serves scrumptious Indonesian and European cuisine. Treat your taste buds to fantastic grilled chicken, or opt for the simple yet delicious nasi goreng. As you sit there sipping an ice cold beer and taking in the mesmerising views of verdant rice terraces surrounding the restaurant, you will barely remember that there are other restaurants in Batubelig at all.
And there you have it: our favourite picks of the Balubelig food scene. If you are starting to feel the first pangs of hunger, not to worry – all the wonderful Batubelig restaurants are just waiting to deliver you into a heavenly food coma.