One of original resort towns in Bali, Sanur boasts a prominent and well established dining scene. The resort boasts upscale fine dining restaurants, midrange cafes and affordable local eateries catering to all budgets and appeasing all palates. Here are our picks for the 10 best restaurants in Sanur that should be on every Bali to-do list.
1. Gong Restaurant at Kayu Manis Sanur
Gong Restaurant at Kayu Manis celebrates the flavourful and authentic local cuisines of Indonesia in a beautiful garden setting framed by mature coconut trees and lush tropical greenery. Savour hearty and flavoursome Indonesian Sate Ayam (chicken satay), seafood curry, or fresh fish grilled in banana leaf.
2. Warung Little Bird
Set along the main street of Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Warung Little Bird is a tiny local eatery that serves an ample range of genuine Balinese dishes as well as some delicious vegetarian options. Unassuming and simple, this local warung attracts both locals and tourists and provides a great atmosphere, occasional live bands, and amazing inexpensive food.
3. Warung Kecil
Warung Kecil is an affordable local style buffet, so you can sample various dishes in one visit. The eatery serves amazing meat and seafood, as well as a wide selection of vegetarian fare. Besides the fresh, high-quality food, Warung Kecil is also famous for its delicious fresh juices.
4. Mona Lisa Cafe
A cosy, midrange restaurant fringed by lush tropical greenery and serving authentic Indonesian and Italian cuisine, Mona Lisa Cafe is a must-visit. Enjoy an authentic Indonesian dinner or opt for an Italian pizza – each plate served in the cafe is flavourful and delightful.
You will be charmed by the simple yet modern interior of Charming restaurant. Set along Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the venue serves mouth-watering French, Indonesian and Asian fare to tempt your taste buds. The menu highlights include fresh lobster, river prawns and frog legs – a classic French dish served with garlic sauce.
6. The Porch Cafe
A Sanur institution, the Porch Cafe is a simple, midrange venue that serves a wide range of Australian, American and British favourites in a relaxed and casual setting. The diner also specialises in delightful desserts with an outstanding Pavlova to die for.
7. Art Cafe Sanur
Art Cafe Sanur is a quaint local eatery that serves hearty breakfasts, light lunches and flavoursome dinners. Set in a traditional Joglo house, the venue offers a wide range of Indonesian and European dishes to savour, and amazing desserts to treat your taste buds.
8. The Fire Station
A trendy pub and restaurant in central Sanur, the Fire Station features an alfresco dining space and a spacious indoor area, where you can indulge in some succulent steaks, scrumptious barbecue fare and gorgeous burgers.
9. Warung Coconut Tree
Bob Marley’s images, recycled boat timber furnishings and bohemian design make Warung Coconut Tree one of the most charming spots in Sanur. Simple and unpretentious, the restaurant serves outstanding local food including chicken satay, nasi goreng and mie goreng, along with juicy burgers for those after a more familiar meal.
10. Three Monkeys Sanur
Elegant and appealing, Three Monkeys Sanur is a sophisticated fine-dining restaurant set along the main road of Jalan Danau Tamblingan. The restaurant features classy outdoor seating and a chic indoor dining room where you can relish the mouth-watering Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes on offer.
From fine dining venues to relaxed warungs, the restaurants in Sanur offers something for all budgets and all tastes. Now that you know all the best places to eat, there’s only one question left – which one are you going to try first?