La Laguna has finally opened after being careful planned, created and built in the somewhat secret location between Jl Batu Belig and Jl Pantai Berawa. From the talented creative team which has brought you La Plancha and La Favela. To get there is a tricky as its down a little dirt track just after La Finca, heading towards the beach. If your on the beach its south of the LV8 Resort. This place is quickly becoming popular with expats and tourists alike when they can find it. With an excellent, well priced cocktail menu and tasty tapas menu, set amongst gypsey caravans and bohemian cushions. Even the toilets are uber cool ! My fave is the La Laguna Breeze cocktail and another great choice is the espresso martini. Cocktails from 120 00 Rup this place has been added to the Little Miss Bali App in the Cocktail Spot Section. Watch out for the Spansih Dancing horses, strutting peacocks and feisty Geese !
I do like to day dream and I kind of imagine this place is what heaven might be like. Kayuputi at the The St. Regis Bali Resort is just perfect in every sense and I could not have asked for a better place to celebrate my 40th Birthday. This 4 time Wine Spectator Award winning fine dining restaurant offers the most wondrous brunch your mind can imagine. Every Sunday serving Asian inspired haute cuisine with an opulent yet inviting atmosphere. This sea side Brunch includes complimentary aperitif and champagne or juice in the bar from 11 – 12 noon. The actual brunch runs from 12 – 3. For 1.100 000Rup Per person and Beverage packages from 995.00 per person inclusive of champagne, world class premium wines, cocktails digestives and cigars ( it’s worth it) . Seating is limited and a reservation is a must. Approximately 20 courses of the most visually exquisite and tastebud pleasing dishes are presented at your table. You can order off of the sensational al la cart menu also. Don’t be put off if you have not heard of or can’t pronounce half of the menu, I couldn’t either, however I can reassure you it was all amazing. Pace yourself as you may just explode if you try the lot. I loved it when the manager greeted us and provided a rundown of how this brunch works, I apologised for my husband who was enjoying the “huge, pumping, swell and would join us soon” Harold commented “his loss “as the staff handed me the most delicious champagne ever and I thought to myself, this is not your average brunch buffet no no no. Harold explained we can just wave anything away that we didn’t want as it was offered at our table, however my eager gang was willing to try the lot. These angels in white (highly professional wait people) just subtly appear in front of you, with some of the courses being prepared at the table with a theatrical like visual display. The caviar, the tuna, the beef was all sublime, however my favourite part was ‘The Bounty” a coconut sorbet with dark chocolate. I was totally spoilt with a huge bunch of stunning roses and also totally embarrassed as all the staff sang to “Happy Birthday” to me. Even the toilets are stunning in this place and I did take my phone in to sneak a shot of the waterfall just for you guys. Oh and I almost forget to mention your children aged 4 and up can be safely minded in the Child Learning Centre for the duration of this experience. Start Saving now as this experience is a MUST DO if you are in Bali. http://www.kayuputirestaurant.com/sunday-brunch.
and so Barbacoa is exactly why so many people have come to LOVE Bali, although evolving from their nostalgic younger days ( which you can still find around Sanur and Legian). Bali can be a total gastronomic adventure, catering to even the fussiest of foodies. Don’t get me wrong I love the street food, however occasionally its really nice to step it up and see how the other half live at a fraction of the price you would spend in Australia ( and other countries for that matter). Barbacoa opened a couple of months back and is proving itself to being an awesome place for great food, ambient atmosphere and sensational drinks. The babi guling is extremely popular and the squid is amazing, I have added it to the ‘Fine Dining’ section of my App, only as its a little fancier than other options ( you should wear a shirt and some shoes) and up there in price for Bali, however still totally reasonable. Definitely put on your must do list.
Address:JALAN Petitenget 14, KEROBOKAN.
Phone +62 361 739233
So which one is better TJ’s or Poco Loco ?
This will forever be debated between people who travel to Bali for years to come, and I know which one is my favorite. However there are many new contenders to sample and compare. If you love mexican food you will want to try some of these, from the retro vibe of Mexicola to the healthy options at Taco Beach Grill I am sure you will find something which will get you started on a whole new debate!
$5 – $11 AUD
Fresh, tasty and good for kids.
Jl Petitenget Kerobokan
Jl Pengosekan Ubud.
Taco Beach Grill
$2 – $7
try the Babi Guling Taco !
Jl Kunti Seminyak.
$2 – $9
go for the Quesadillas,
Jl Petitenget Seminkyak.
Lacalaca Cantina Mexicana
$5 – $11
Jl Drupadi Seminyak.
$5 – $16
a Bali institution if your in the area,
Jl Padma Utara Legian.
Tj’s Bar & Restaurant
$3 – $15
an oldie but a goody if your in the area
Poppies Lane Kuta.
$2 – $22
Lives up to all the hype, very cool with great food and atmosphere worth travelling for.
Jl Kayu Jati Seminyak.
I really love Sea Circus on Jl. Kaya Ayu [Oberoi Rd] in Seminyak, I find it really versatile in that its beautiful for breakfast, lunch, tapas’ and dinner, or even just for ice cream or coffee. They do really good cocktails also and throw the most amazing parties and functions. It has one of the most famous bathrooms on the island with many patrons stopping to take a selfy ( a photo of oneself with your own phone) in the beautiful mirror. I love to pop in after a massage with Ifa at Bodyworks and a spot of shopping at Mist or The Bali Boat Shed.
Make sure you pop in on if your close by I promise you will keep coming back. xxx