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“Disappointing”

Lestari Grill & Pasta
Ranked #104 of 554 Restaurants in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Lestari BBQ CateringEat as much as you like at your homeMixed SaladGreen SaladTomato / Cucumber SaladPasta Salad with VegetablesGarlic BreadItalian DressingFrench DressingRoquefort Cheese Dressing1000 Islands DressingBeef TenderloinTuna MédaillonsChicken BreastFrankfurter & Chorizo SausagesBaked PotatoesRatatouille VegetableSour CreamCafe de Paris SauceDill SauceBlack Pepper..
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Our meal at Lestari started promisingly but ended up being disappointing and not up to the standard promised by the Trip Advisor reviews. The menu was difficult to choose from - too many options without a clear idea of what we would actually receive. Two of us ordered the BBQ special - all you can eat for Rp 220K; one ordered the Seafood Salad; the last member of our group ordered the Prawns Tapas starter and then a pasta. The menu prices were nett which is great.

Complimentary cold towels, icy fruit punch and a tiny spring roll arrived quickly.

Two slices of garlic bread were the first course for the BBQ options. When we ordered this we were asked what we wanted to eat and in what order; this was very difficult to answer without knowing how big the serves are and if they would be accompanied by anything. We thought we would just try a couple of things as we could order more if it wasn't enough (the menu does say "all you can eat"). After the garlic bread a plate of mixed salads arrived: pasta, garden, green and cucumber/tomato, each with a different dressing. Tasty, not very big. Then came the first of the meats, a tiny piece on the plate with a baked potato. One piece of steak was well cooked, medium rare as requested, the other was seared on the outside and raw and jelly like on the inside, and was returned to the kitchen for more cooking. It was still very rare when it came back and too tough to eat. The plates were removed and the tuna was brought to the table, this was overcooked as the plates were so hot the fish continued to cook at the table. Couldn't eat potato with the fish as this had been removed with the prevous plates and we weren't asked if wanted to keep it. The tuna was accompanied by 'Ratatouille' - zucchini, onion and capsicum cooked in butter. Next up were the sausages, a frankfurter and a chorizo (sort of) rolling around on the plate by themselves. I asked for more ratatouille to accompany this, it took around 15 minutes to arrive, by which time we'd had enough strange sausages, and this time it consisted mainly of capsicum. All in all a very odd way to serve and eat dinner.

The other meals were so-so; prawn entree was four tiny creatures in a spicy butter for Rp 90K. Tasty but very overpriced. Seafood Salad was also very small; one prawn, four cubes of raw tuna, similar amount of snapper, and a few leafs of iceberg lettuce. Pasta was saturated in cream with just a few pieces of fish.

The staff were charming but had to run off to the kitchen for the answers to our questions. There were quite a few customers, unlike the other restaurants we walked past to get to Lestari. I wonder what everyone else's experience was like, why does this restaurant have such a good Trip Advisor rating? Experiences like this devalue TA in my opinion.

1  Thank Tracey M
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Lestari2960, Owner at Lestari Grill & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Tracy

Thank you very much for visiting Lestari Grill & Pasta and for your constructive critic and we will try to implement your input as soon as possible.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The service is fantastic, it has a tranquil atmosphere
& every meal was a delight.
My son loved the BBQ ribs & ordered a second serving... Both of my kids (13 & 6) were catered for perfectly.
Their frozen margaritas are the best.

2  Thank Lisa M
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Lestari2960, Owner at Lestari Grill & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Lisa

Thank you very much for visiting Lestari Grill & Pasta and for your very nice and helpful review.

We are looking forward to see you again.

Best regards

Lestari Grill & Pasta

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We had a group meal at this restaurant this weekend and couldn't fault the food or service. Really great Italian fare, genuine menus and great service. Highly recommend.

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Thank saraho718
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Lestari2960, Owner at Lestari Grill & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Sarah

Thank you very much for visiting Lestari Grill & Pasta and for your very nice and helpful review.

We are looking forward to see you again.

Best regards

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We were staying nearby and had two meals here. We were a group of 6. Great food, fantastic service, good selection of wine, I recommend the brand Plaga, very reasonably priced. A meal for 6 people, entree, main and desert for 4 plus wine, approx $30 Australian dollars per head.
A hidden gem!!

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Thank Kathryn B
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Lestari2960, Owner at Lestari Grill & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Kathryn

Thank you very much for visiting Lestari Grill & Pasta and for your very nice and helpful review.

We are looking forward to see you again.

Best regards

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We are staying next door and were so pleased we ate here on the first night of our 10 day holiday in Bali. We both enjoyed our meals and went back again. Peter the owner and his staff make it a very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank DennyC56
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Lestaribali, Owner at Lestari Grill & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear Denny

Thank you very much for visiting Lestari Grill & Pasta and for your very nice and helpful review.

We are looking forward to see you again.

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