TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE RETURN TO BALI AND ABSOLUTELY EVERY TIME WE HAVE TO VISIT BENNO'S AND USUALLY THAT IS MORE THAN ONCE PER TRIP. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASON'S WE LOVE BENNO'S. THE CAFE IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF SINDHU BEACH MARKETS AND I HAVE SAID BEFORE IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO REST AFTER A BIG SHOP. YOU CAN WATCH THE BEACH SELLER'S, MASSAGE GIRLS, HAIR BRAIDER'S AND NAIL ARTISTS AT WORK. YOU CAN LOOK OUT OVER THE OCEAN AND WATCH THE FISHING BOATS TAKE PEOPLE OUT FOR A SAIL. ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON LOADS OF BALINESE FAMILIES FROLICKED AT THE SHORE AS THIS IS THE ONLY TIME THEIR PARENTS HAVE TIME OFF FROM WORK. ANOTHER THING WE LIKE TO DO IS WATCH ALL THE TOURISTS GO BY TRYING TO GUESS WHERE THEY COME FROM.- NB JAN 2010 WE RETURNED AND WERE SADLY DISAPPOINTED . THE FANTASTIC BUBBLY NATURED STAFF HAVE ALL GONE. THE FOOD WAS JUST OK AND YOU DON'T MIND PAYING A LITTLE BIT EXTRA IF THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC SADLY THIS IS NO MORE .
Favorite Dish: WE ATE AT BENNO'S OVER 4 TIMES IN OUR JAN 2007 TRIP. WE WERE NEVER DISAPPOINTED AND THE SERVICE WAS MUCH FASTER THAN A LOT OF OTHER PLACES WE VISITED. WE ALSO GOT TAKEAWAY ONE NIGHT. SOME OF THE DISHES WE ATE ( PRICES IN AUST $) STK DIANE $6.10, FISH & CHIPS $5.50, CHICKEN NUGGETS $3.50, CHICKEN ALA KING $6.70, BEEF RENDANG $5.50, SPRING ROLLS $2.60, SNAPPER $7.60, MIXED GRILLED KEBABS $6.40, BAMBOO COCKTAIL $5.90, ALL YUMMY
JAN 2010 UPDATE; WENT STRAIGHT TO BENNOS FOR OUR FIRST NIGHTS DINNER. SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NEW YEARS DAY WE HAD HOPED .THE SEAFOOD PLATTER FOR TWO AT 175,000 RP ( $23aud WITH TAX) WHILE SEEMS LIKE GREAT VALUE WAS JUST OK. THE SERVING SIZE WAS BARELY ENOUGH FOR TWO AND NO COMPLIMENTARY PEANUTS WERE OFFERED EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE PLATES OF NUTS ON THE BAR. NO WELCOME DRINKS ANYMORE AND WE HAD MUCH BETTER SERVICE AND SEAFOOD LATER IN OUR TRIP. EVEN THE STANDARD CHICKEN SATE WAS JUST ORDINARY.
WE HAD TWO WONDERFUL MEALS AT JEPUN ON OUR TRIP IN NOVEMBER 2007. IT'S THE LITTLE EXTRAS LIKE THE COMPLIMENTARY GARLIC BREAD & FREE TRANSPORT TO AND FROM YOUR HOTEL IN SANUR THAT MAKE A MEAL THERE MORE SPECIAL. THEY HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF FOOD TO TRY IN THE MENU BOTH INDONESIAN AND WESTERN-STYLE TOO. THE DECOR WITH THE WONDERFUL ARTWORK DOWN TO THE FRANGIPANI DECORATED TOILETS MAKES FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION EVERYDAY. THE STAF ARE VERY ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING OVERBEARING. THE ATMOSPHERE IS CALM EVEN WHEN THE PLACE STARTS TO GET BUSIER.
Favorite Dish: MY 11YR OLD WAS STARVING & WANTED THE FULL SERVE OF BEEF STROGANOFF, IT WAS A MASSIVE SERVE & SO DELICIOUS SHE JUST MANAGED TO FINISH IT WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM US. MY DAD & I STARTED WITH SPRING ROLLS YET AGAIN A DIFFERENT VERSION FROM THE LAST RESTAURANT FOLLOWED BY TWO DIFFERENT BUT WONDERFUL BEEF DISHES AND I HAD TWO VERY STRONG COCKTAILS...
Smorgås (should be spelled smörgås for Swedish people) is a great café owned by a Swedish family.
It is one of the best coffee places in Sanur serving a lot of "home made" dishes. It is also a place where a lot of Swedish expats order their standard Swedish dishes (meat balls, gravlax etc). They serve some great food and healthy drinks whilst staff is friendly and helpful.
Favorite Dish: Meatball sandwich and Quiche Bolognese is my absolute favourites. I also love the apple pie combined with a healthy juice.
i ate nasi campur there. the portion is big, and everyday they have different variation for their nasi campur. after that i had cheese cake for dessert. the cakes here is very famous. some people come here just for the cake.
Favorite Dish: the cakes
Ahhhhh! The things we can do to our bodies!
We can cherish and worship our temples,
like we can use to abuse them
by filling ourselves with
processed foods, dairy, and toxins.
If you’re feeling a bit unbalanced
and want to nourish yourself
then heading over to Sanur where
Manik Organik is could be
an attribute to your health.
Besides serving healthy food,
they also offer natural remedies.
A great place to obtain items such as
Chickweed, Nettle, Burdock, Red Clover, etc.
Consultations in natural healing
are also provided.
Yoga and meditation is also offered.
THIS PLACE HAS SUCH A GREAT VIBE ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THERE IS AN IRISH BAND ( WHO ARE REALLY THE BRITISH CONSULATE AND HIS BROTHER )THAT PLAYS AND THE WHOLE PLACE IS JUMPING.
NOV 2007 ANY TIME OF DAY IS GREAT. WE CALLED IN AT LUNCHTIME AND ENJOYED WONDERFUL FOOD AND THE PLACE WAS QUIET EXCEPT FOR 2 OTHER TABLES.
Favorite Dish: TERRIFIC GUINESS AND BEEF PIE WITH MASH POTATO AND GRAVY =49500 RP ($6.20AUD)
PLUS A REALLY YUMMY COTTAGE PIE. APPARENTLY THE SAUSAGES & MASH ARE GOOD TOO.
NOV 2007: COTTAGE PIE YUMMY 42900 RP ($5.40)
DONEGAL BEEF ( COMES IN A LITTLE POT ) 48400RP($6.05)
We were heading off to eat further down the road when as usual in Bali there were Staff standing outside the restaurant with menus & a special board. Their roll is to entice you in with a special deal. They had overheard my daughter ask how far we had to walk & they jumped in with an offer to drive us home after dinner . That got us in as although taxis are cheap it's the hassle of finding one who'll use the meter for such a short trip. We were not disappointed. We were given a welcome drink each along with some nuts. My daughter & I were given a flower. They have a free salad bar so we used that instead of an entree as we were missing our salads. On our departure they gave us a voucher for a free desert on our next return visit. During our meal a guitarist played a variety of songs including requests . LIVE MUSIC IS THURSDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
NOV 2007 WE RETURNED TO CASA LUNA & WERE ONCE AGAIN VERY HAPPY WITH OUR MEALS. THEY GAVE US ALL FREE DESERT AS WELL AS A WELCOME DRINKS & A FAREWELL DRINK PLUS A LIFT HOME. ON OUR SECOND VISIT ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT WE SAT IN THE RAISED GAZEBO IN THE GARDEN AREA WHICH WAS LOVELY.
Favorite Dish: Amy had potato soup to start then a kid's meal called sailor moon, which was chicken cordon blue quite large for 25,000Rp ( $3.60 AUD). I had the blackbioard special that had attracted me in. It was a grilled snapper fillet , calamari in batter & 2 grilled prawns with a chilli/ orange sauce served with yummy vegies. Have decided to go here on our next visit to Bali as there was a table near us that had ordered traditional balinese food & the presentation was amazing.
NOV 2007 : WE DINED ON CHICKEN CORDON BLEU 44,885 rp ($5.60 AUD) SESAME TWICE CHEESE
SAME $, SEGARA MUNCAN SEAFOOD SATES YUMMY 63 250 RP ($7.90)
FROM THE STREET THIS IS A MOST IMPRESSIVE LOOKING RESTAURANT AND ONE WOULD EXPECT IT TO BE VERY EXPENSIVE BUT IT WASN'T. THE SERVICE IS TOP CLASS THE LITTLE ENTREE OF BREAD STICKS & FISH BALLS WAS A LOVELY TREAT. THE DECOR IS DIVINE & THE LADIES WAS VERY CLEAN TOO.
Favorite Dish: I STARTED WITH A FROZEN STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI AND HAD THE DELIGHTFUL SEAFOOD FETTUCCINE DAD HAD VEAL TORNADOES AND AMY HAD A KIDS PIZZA WITH A GELATI TO FOLLOW. WE THEN TOOK HOME A TAKEAWAY CALZONE AND WITH THE DRINKS ALL UP IT COST 271000RP WHICH IS ONLY $33.90 aud. SO YUMMY & SO CHEAP
This restaurant is designed to resemble a british pub. It is owned and run by a german chef who fell in love and married a Balinese dancer. You can find their life story printed on the front page of the menu. In addition to the typical fare found on a menu there were some surprising finds. I had the cheeseburger for (~$3 USD). It was absolutely delicious! They didn't use ground beef but used minced steak and it was spiced amazingly. My friend had the marinated pork chop and he licked the plate clean. This restauant also offers some interesting German dishes such as wirner schnitzel and veal cordon blue.
The bar also has a few beers available such as Guiness and Corona.
Favorite Dish: The cheesburger was delicious!
This restaurant serves the typical menu that you will find in Bali: Nasi Gorneg, Spagetti Carbonara etc but the ambiance of this place is really nice. It is very trendy in it's decoration. It actually reminded my of restaurants in LA. The staff is very attentive and there is live traditional balinese music to accompany your dinner. Some nights there is live cover bands in the bar,
Favorite Dish: The spagetti Carbonara was one of the better I tasted. But the Fried spring rolls were delicious. They come with a spicy orange chilli sauce.
In a sea of restaurants serving Nasi Goreng, Spagetti Carbonara and pizza Margerita you can find a few restaurants serving fare "a little different". The Clay Oven is one of these places. It is located on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. Serving traditional Indian food, this restaurant is realatively cheap (in comparison to Indian restaurants back home) with it's dishes about 35,000 Rp a dish. Thats about $3.75 a dish. You could see the cook off to the side grilling our paneer over an open flame and our food came quickly.
This restaurant which is located on Jalan Danau Tamblingan has a delicious Thai menu in addition to the typical touristy Balinese menu of Spagetti Carbonara and Nasi Goreng. The Chilli Chicken was my favorite (I went back again another night for seconds). The owner was happy to make it as spicy as I liked and brought some fresh chillis to the table as well. If you feel like something different (trust me you will as every restaurant serves the same thing) go to Coriander.
Favorite Dish: The Chilli Chicken is to die for! I also enjoyed the Pad Thai.
NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT FROM THE STREET BUT NICE SERVICE AND REALLY CHEAP MEALS.
Favorite Dish: WE STOPPED FOR JUST A LIGHT LUNCH OF SATE , MIE GORENG PLUS CHIPS N GRAVY FOR MY DAUGHTER ALL UP WITH A DRINK EACH IT COST THE THREE OF US 84,150Rp ( $12AUD) CHEAP....COST MORE THAN THAT FOR 2 DRINKS BACK HOME.
INSTEAD OF LEAVING YOUR HOTEL SOMETIMES IT'S JUST AS EASY TO HAVE LUNCH BY THE POOL OR ON THE VERANDAH OF YOUR ROOM . THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY SMART THING TO DO WHEN IT IS RAINING IN BALI.
Favorite Dish: ONE VERY WET LUNCHTIME WE ORDERED IN AN OMLETTE, BURGER AND CAP CAY ALL ARRIVED HOT AND VERY YUMMY. THE WHOLE MEAL COST 70,400Rp ( $10 AUD) WOW....
The restaurant at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites has a great selection for Breakfast, Lunch by the pool or Dinner. They even set up a Barbecue for you to cook by the pool. We've stayed at this hotel 3 times & still like to have one meal a day at the hotel. The hotel also has a food passport that you buy to give you 50% off your food bill & 25% off you drinks at the restarant great value.
Favorite Dish: There are so many favourites but my husband would say it is the Australian Fillet steak, even better than we can find at home. The cocktails are great & so are the desserts. The seafood barbecue by the pool was great fun. Even our balinese driver enjoyed it too.