Well, as most of you know, I spend almost every evening when I’m in Bali doing fieldwork for TA forum members, ie eating out and trying new places! There are many new ones in the Seminyak/Petitenget/ Kerobokan areas but more about those later.
This post is about all the new restaurants that have sprouted in the Batubelig/Canggu area.
Oldies and goodies in the area include Warung Sobat and Warung Satya which were joined by Naughty Nuris about a year ago. In the last 4 months there has been a rapid increase in the number of eateries in the area and I’m doing my best to try them all!
In Batubelig is now a restaurant called PAVILION which is a beautiful structure with a lovely tented roof run by Vanessa. Pavilion has only been open for about a week so is still feeling it’s way. They have a grill menu and also the usual other items you find in Bali but they do have a range of salads. I had a salad which was very fresh and tasty and my husband grilled fish. This restaurant is a little more pricey than others in the area - 69,000 rupiah for a salad I found to be a bit on the expensive side but it was lovely!
LA TAPA is another restaurant on the same stretch of road - run by a Spanish lady. Obviously they serve tapas and sangria - Once again I found this to be expensive for the amount of food you get on your plate. The other problem is that for the last 2 days it has been closed when we have driven past, so I’m not sure what is happening there!
There are a couple more new restaurants on this road but I haven’t been to them, so can’t comment! I’m doing my best!
If you continue along this road to Canggu you will come across The Canggu Plaza which is, in fact, a group of 3 restaurants, a real estate agency (as if we need more of those in Bali!), a beauty salon upstairs (Esthetic) and a kids clothes shop. The restaurants are TRATTORIA, SUKSEMA and BOSSA NOVA and are respectively Italian, Japanese (Mainly sushi bar?) and Brazilian Churrascaria Grill - you know the kind, all you can eat meat, salads and desserts. The meat here is very good as are the salads. I have only had the pizzas at Trattoria (excellent with lovely fine crusts) so can’t comment on the rest of the menu. I don’t eat sushi so am unable to comment more on that restaurant except to say that all the fish is kept under the counter and refrigerated. Just an aside - I did have a lovely facial at Esthetic!
Moving further along this road to Jl Pantai Berawa there is yet another Eat Street starting here!
The first restaurant is KORMA, which I have yet to try but plenty of people eating in there so it can’t be too bad. Next door is BUTTER which was the 1st one on this strip - coffee and home made, delicious cakes are their specialty - their cakes are baked on the premises every morning. The lemon coconut ones are yummy and the coffee VERY good.
Further along is CANGGU CAFE (I think thats the name - something like that anyhow) which I have also yet to try (its on the list - I’m getting there in between going to all my old favourites!) Next door to that is INDOTOPIA which serves Vietnamese and Indonesian food with no MSG - as their signs all over the walls proclaim! This little restaurant is great, the PHO soup as good as in Vietnam and the cooking smells make you salivate the minute you walk in. Those of you who go to Ubud will be happy soon as they are shortly opening in Ubud.
I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be more restaurants opening in the strip as there is building going on and they don’t look like shops that are being built. That reminds me that there is a small deli that will open soon called Campur Deli but I have no idea what it will be like.
There is also a Mexican Warung in the street behind parallel to Jl Pantai Berawa which is reputed to be very good and there are also a lot more, smaller warungs in the area, I’m sure there are some very good ones!