Pulau Bintan Restaurants

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    Spice Restaurant, Mayang Sari: Nice Curry

    by Loops Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Spice seem to be doing a bit of a mix of Indonesian and Indian food at the moment. We ordered a prawn curry and a lamb curry (on the bone). Both were delicious and very spicy, which is how we like it. The lamb was very well cooked and fell off the bone, just as it should. Presentation was good with small dishes of chutney and ratia too. I asked if the prawns would be shelled, which they weren't usually - so if you go for the prawn and you like your prawns shelled, please ask, otherwise you'll spend half the meal spitting out prawn shells (very romantic!) :o)

    The downside of this meal was the kids menu. The menu seems to be widespread throughout the Nirwana resort and my children were disappointed because they ordered mini-pizzas which were billed as being cheese and came with ham and brocolli on too (they were NOT very impressed, especially the vegetarian in the family!). So some attention to that kind of detail would be good.

    Prices were OK for Bintan Resorts - cheaper than some of the other resorts.

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    Kelong Seafood Restaurant: Try out the famous Gonggong!

    by vayastra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The location is remarkable beautiful, it locates by the sea, and they have their own pier for romantic dinner. it was so amazing!

    the food is excellent!, also the waiters are friendly..the only problem is that we have to pay in Singapore dollar!!..damn..

    Favorite Dish: The Gonggong; it's the local famous sea-snail, I found the taste is like eating escargot with local spices..hmm yummy

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    Lotus Cafe: Food Glorious Food

    by Aidy_p Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Having A Good Meal After an Hour Boatride

    Lotus Cafe within Angsana Spa & Resort serves a wide spread of food from both the East and West. Sitting there, you can spend you time just gazing out towards the lovely sunset.

    Favorite Dish: Being in Indonesia, you'll just have to take in the palate of Indonesian food. I tried their Mee Rebus which was not too bad.

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    Baan Aarya Thai Restaurant and Bar: Probably the best restaurant in Pulau Bintan

    by maxmtxmix Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pulau Bintan is one of the Riau Islands and is especially assessible from Singapore by a ferry. However, many visitors seem to miss the Baan Aarya Thai restaurant and Bar located at the Bintan Beach Lagoon Resort. The restaurant and bar is built near the coastline. At low tide, you can see the stretch of dark sand and mud. At high tide, the water rises to 20-50 m away from the restaurant. With pavilions made of dark timbres and soft orange lightings, the restaurant feels cosy and even romantic. Even though I have been there after dark, I have no doubts that the view at late afternoon will be most excellent.
    The Restaurant and Bar opens for dinner at six. You can enjoy a predinner drink at the bar although I must say some of the drinks were not consistently good. The menu has ala-carte items, but you can take samplers by choosing the set menus which are of good quality and value. Almost everything is delectable. Expect cooking with Asian herbs and curries. Ask the chef to go easy on the chillies if you cannot take real spicy food. Portions are generous and wide-spread varieties mean that you won't walk out of the restaurant craving for a snack in the middle of the night. Waiters and waitresses are in crisp white uniforms and generally attentive to your needs.
    Remember that at Pulau Bintan, prices are "Singaporean" and not "Indonesian". These are every bit money-for-value meals with a wonderful ambience though and definitely one of the better restaurants in Pulau Bintan. You can pay in Indonesian ruppiahs, Singapore Dollars or US greenbacks. There is no need for tipping but you really like the food and service, leave the small change. It is not necessary but will be appreciated.

    The restaurant has a dedicated website: http://www.baanaarya.com/home.html

    Favorite Dish: I love set menus as they showcase the chef's skills and you can sample several dishes as an excellent price. Instead of naming the best dish, I will allow you readers to picture the flavours through the following photographs. Almost all dishes are delicious with hints of Asian herbs and spices. I especially enjoyed the 2nd dish, robustly flavoured duck meat in light soup. Just a wode of caution: the cooking is generally light except the curries. However, most dishes are on the salty side. I recommend most of you to ask the chef to go easy on the salt, especially if you have medical conditions of the heart, or are diabetic.

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    Spice Restaurant: Normal Restaurant

    by kielorla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We have our buffet breakfast in this restaurant, the food is normal and the range is not much. But it has a nice view of the sea. We browse through the menu and they serve normal western food and some indonesia crusine. The price is quite steep.

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    Kelong Seafood Restuarant: Best Restuarant

    by kielorla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kelong Restuarant

    The most satisfying restuarant so far. It is locate on the sea and has a very nice ambience. You have to reach there early like 6pm when the sky is still bright to enjoy the sea view, as we end our spa session at 7pm, all we got when we reached there is darkness. But the sea breeze is so cool and relaxing.

    They serve nice and cheap seafood and the dishes are also very delicious. We didnt order seafood but we order 3 dishes, fried malay noodle, broccoii with mushroom and lemon fried chicken and the bill is only S$40.

    The most satisfying and delicious meal so far.

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    Kopi-O: Kopi-O Buffet

    by dinida Written Jun 15, 2010

    This restaurant's speciality is buffet. They have different buffet dinner themes everyday. Food is great ( but not fantastic)..food variety is OK only. Price for lunch is 28++ for adult not inclusive of the 21% tax. Dinner is about the same price, i.e. EXpensive :)

    Favorite Dish: I love anything that is fish...their seafood is very fresh and yummy!

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    Bintan Lagoon Restaurant: One of the Best Buffet We Ever Had

    by 05nov05 Written Dec 18, 2008

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    It offers different cuisines such as French, Italian, American and even local food. The veggies are fresh and so are the seafood. Desserts are equally delicious.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled steak, salad and chocolate confectioneries

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    Orzo Restaurant, Bintan Lagoon: Italian Restaurant

    by Loops Written Aug 2, 2008

    Orzo is billed as a Mediterranean restaurant, but seemed like it was mainly focussing on Italian food to me - lots of pasta and pizzas. The prices were fairly expensive we thought, the bill coming to S$160 including tax and GST for a family of 4 (only 3 beers consumed!).

    The food was OK but one of the pasta dishes was prepared wrongly (ingredients added that had been asked to be omitted) - when it came back it was still wrong, so that kind of ruined it for one of us. Everyone else enjoyed theirs though.

    Service was good, but we wouldn't go there again because it was just too expensive for a bunch of pizza and pasta.

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    Poolside Restaurant, Nirwana Gardens: Casual Dining

    by Loops Written Aug 2, 2008

    This place is pretty casual, probably because it is by the pool, so swimwear is expected. The food was fairly average, but not too expensive for Bintan Resorts.

    Dishes we tried were the pizzas which were rated well by our family, the Chinese Fried Rice which was OK and nicely presented, but the chicken in it looked a bit dubious (so I didn't eat that bit!). The other Indonesian dishes they did were quite nice though. I had a creamy chicken pasta one time which was a bit too bland, but mostly the food there was not too bad.

    Our kids weren't too impressed with the kids menu there though - processed rubbish - you'd be better to order them an adult meal to share with someone else.

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    Tree Tops @ The Banyan Tree: Eat with the sea breeze as your companion

    by xuessium Updated Feb 18, 2008

    My mate and myself decided to go for upmarket Indonesian at the Tree Tops Restaurant of the Banyan Tree. A shuttle was arranged from the Angsana and we arrived at the Tree Tops in barely 10 minutes.

    As the NE Monsoon was still blowing, eating al fresco (as the interior seats have been reserved) thus became a challenge as gust of winds swirled above our heads with the turbulent waves cracking onto the shore below the cliff face where the restaurant was sited. It was cool, a tad too cool. Bats were flying among the tree tops though and it was actually rather amusing as they fluttered from lights to lights.

    Service was fantastic...as what you should expect from The Banyan Tree.

    Favorite Dish: The food was a tad disappointing. For The Banyan Tree. The Beef Rendang was too rich in coconut milk. It tasted more like curry. Instead of the sombre fiery red I was expecting, it arrived looking a watery orange.

    The Kalimantan prawn curry was again, very rich in coconut milk. The prawns while big, wasn't hours fresh as it tasted a tad powdery....always a sign that the prawns have been around for a while.

    The Soto Ayam soup was a big surprise. We were expecting small bowls. We were served BIG bowls, big enough for 2 persons for each bowl. Rich in ingredients, I felt the richness actually stole the freshness of the soup away.

    The saving grace was the Lavender Panna Cotta I had for dessert. Nicely creamy though I could not detect any hints of lavender!

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    Cafe Helo-Helo: Cheap food

    by Hartebeat Updated Jun 13, 2007
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    Cafe Ole-Ole's food are very reasonable if u compare it to the restaurants at the resorts.
    A lunch at The Cove (excellent food!), Banyan Tree set me back US$42 for two person's pasta and fruit juice.
    While a lunch over here - simple yet nice nasi goreng and mie goreng with soft drinks cost only US$7.

    Favorite Dish: The mie goreng was a tad too salty but the nasi goreng was sumptuous.
    U can also ask for less spicy serving if u ain't into hot stuff.
    U got to try it!

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    Kelong Sea Food restaurant: Stepping Out of Your Resort

    by Aidy_p Written May 26, 2007
    Dinner by the Beach

    A nice Kelong-style restaurant that sits pretty on stilts just above the sea. This restaurant is simple in its decoration but serve pretty ok seafood. Remember to go early to get the best seats.

    Favorite Dish: Try everything that you can get your hands on, but keep a look-out for their prices as it's about the same price as what you can get in Singapore. If it's not for the food, at least go for the ambience.

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    Kelong: Fresh From The Sea

    by Applelyn Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    I like the ambience and fresh seafood. You can choose your "prey" from the mini kelong located at the entrance of the restaurant and select the way they cook it. I love the groupa and lobsters. I like it steamed especially when they are fresh.

    Favorite Dish: I love groupa steamed with fried garlic. The meat is very soft and the aroma of the garlic spiced up the dishes.

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  • Kelong: Kelong Seafood

    by stargate2 Written Apr 3, 2006

    Food are generally limited to what they sold in the lagoon and relatively expensive. The lagoon is isolated away from outside food.

    You can take a free bus to kelong for seafood. Quite a nice experience.

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