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“Decent cafe with a stunning view”

Billy's Terrace Cafe
Ranked #48 of 59 Restaurants in Tabanan
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decent cafe with a stunning view”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I would disregard the negative reviews for this cafe. The food is absolutely fine, the service is good, and the view sublime. The bill came to around £45 for 6 people, including desserts, 2 coffees each and a whisky, which for tourist restaurants in Bali is not expensive, and of course by global standards - for a cafe by one of the world's great sights - is cheap. We were also allowed to linger by our window-side table without any pressure to leave.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Andrew K
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Stockholm - Sweden
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tourist trap - Stay away!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Usually it is hard to find really crappy food on Bali but these guys serve it together with a shockingly high bill.

The view is free and you can enjoy it from the side of the road. Starve or eat elsewhere!

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank FredrikWBU
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Be careful!. This is not a serious business, it is a touristic rip off.
We hired a Taxi driver to go along Bali. He seemed a nice and trustful man. We asked to stop in Jatiluwih rice terraces and to go to a restaurant we found in Lonely Planet. He told us that it was closed but that he knew a really nice restaurant. So he insisted on going there.
The place is very well located, with a nice views. But that's all. You can see there are only tourists, no local people.
The driver arranged our lunch with a waiter, and once we were sat on the table, they told us that there was a menu but that it will take long, so they recommend us a buffet for 110.000 rupiahs each one, drinks not included (around the double of what it can cost in other restaurants), and the price was not shown or written anywhere.
The BUFFET WAS AWFUL, TERRIBLE... really bad. It was impossible that this food costs this price. Besides, I found a bill in the bathroom for 55.000. As everything was really suspicious, I asked a waitress how much was a menu and, a little bit nervous she asked me at which table I was sat. What?!? If there is a buffett it should be same price, independently of the table you are sat, right? The driver came, spoke to her in indonesian and told me the initial same price again.
Annoyed, I asked other tourists and each one told me different prices for the same buffet!! THE DIFFERENT PRICE FOR THE SAME BUFFET WAS THE COMMISSION EACH DRIVER/GUIDE AGREED WITH THE RESTAURANT!!
Avoid this place. You will eat better and you will pay less!!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank mgchat74
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Saved by the view”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stopped off here during a tour of the north of the island mainly because of the stunning views over the rice terraces. There was a buffet but the 6 of us decided to go for lighter meals of sandwiches/burgers. These were a culinary low point of our trip to Bali with small portions and meagre fillings. They also came with some sort of half cooked potato wedge type things that were barely edible. The mayo looked as if it had bern around for a while and I decided to give it a miss. All that said, other guests did seem to be tucking into the buffet with gusto. All in all very unremarkable food and service in a truly remarkable setting. If it weren't for the views and lack of competition I think it would have to up its game to survive.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank davemartin3
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average Food With a Spectacular View”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My husband and I spent the day exploring the sights of Bali and decided to stop for lunch at the rice paddies. This is a popular spot to eat lunch, with a buffet offered on a deck overlooking the amazing rice fields. While the food was okay, nothing spectacular, the service was nice and the view was amazing. It was a nice break from the car, and a great way to take in the view. There were other food options nearby that may be cheaper and worth a look, but this is a very popular option with people visiting the rice fields.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank wattage85
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