Legian‘s dining scene is diverse and attractive, tempting diners with an impressive array of midrange restaurants, upscale fine-dining venues and affordable local warungs to suit all budgets and palates. Most of the venues serve a range of local and international dishes such as satays, curries, pizzas, steaks and pancakes. There are also some fantastic restaurants in Legian that offer something out of the ordinary. Here are our 10 picks for the best restaurants in Legian.
1. Azul Beach Club
Azul Beach Club is the place to go if you are looking for something different, superbly located overlooking Legian Beach, set over two storeys with unbeatable tiki cocktails. Beginning the lower deck is the sandy bar, moving through to the second level is where you will find the sunset pods, rooftop infinity pool and dining area with spectacular sunset views. Moderately priced tiki-inspired cocktails, offering a twist on some old classics as well as refreshingly new flavours. Dining here is an experience in itself, with scrumptious sharing plates and main courses on offer. We suggest indulging in one of their seafood dishes, before trying out one of their dreamy desserts.
2. Fat Bowl
Located just across the street from Padma Resort, Fat Bowl features a cool modern interior and an ample range of cuisines ranging from Indonesian to Australianand from Chinese to Japanese. The ice-cream stand in front of the restaurant draws in hoards of children and anyone with a sweet tooth. The professional coffee machine promises a fantastic cup of joe for those who simply cannot survive without their daily dose of caffeine.
3. Bali Pearl Restaurant
Elegant and sophisticated, Bali Pearl Restaurant celebrates the delicious cuisine of France in a stunning tropical setting. The elaborate menu also includes gluten-free options and offers fabulous European appetisers. Chic, exquisite and yes, a bit pricey, Bali Pearl is well worth a visit. Bon appétit!
4. Bella Vista
Bella Vista is first and foremost a coffee and juice bar, although you could also have an amazing dinner here. Located on Jalan Padma Utara, this tiny establishment provides three different seating areas to meet your demands and serves a wide selection of mouth-watering desserts, cakes and pastries to treat your taste buds.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, Hitana offers five-star dining and exotic signature cocktails. The restaurant is an excellent place to relax, savour some European and Balinese cuisine or to share a succulent seafood platter with a group of friends.
6. Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
Lemongrass Thai Restaurant is love from the first bite: flavourful, hearty and utterly exotic, Lemongrass offers Thai and Indonesian dishes cooked from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also specialises in desserts, so remember to leave some room for the sweet things, too.
7. Mozzarella Restaurant and Bar
Mozzarella Restaurant and Bar serves truly divine Italian and European cuisine, as well as cooking some of the most delicious burgers on the island. Sitting along Jalan Padma, Mozarella is one of the most popular restaurants in Legian, so it is highly recommended to make a reservation beforehand.
8. La Monde Restaurant
If you are craving for some authentic Indonesian cuisine, opt for La Monde Restaurant, which offers some of the best satays and spring rolls in Bali. It is also a great place to sample some succulent seafood, which can be grilled, steamed or fried according to your preference.
9. Sang Ria Grills
Nestled in a beautiful tropical garden, Sang Ria Grills serves delicious barbecue fare along with European and Indonesian dishes and delightful homemade sangria. The must-try here are the mouth-watering steaks cooked to perfection and the delicious barbecue pork ribs, which are prepared according to tried-and-tested American traditions.
Serving cuisines ranging from Indonesian to Italian and from American to Australian, Romeos is an attractive dining venue located on Jalan Padma Utara. Regular happy hours and nighttime entertainment help the venue stand out, drawing in visitors of all ages and nationalities to have a fun-filled dining experience in Legian.