Kayuputi Sunday Brunch ~ St Regis Resort, Nusa Dua.

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.
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Bambu Restaurant ~ Bali

Bambu Restaurant, Bali  is quickly becoming one of the new must try restaurants  in Bali. Brought to you by the highly successful team which created La Lucciola, Bambu is delivering a high quality Indonesian cuisine with a modern twist . Hidden unassumingly behind a high private wall you could easily pass this little gem by however this tranquil little water paradise has the most exquisite food on offer. The décor is traditional but modern.  The vibe is relaxed and you have the choice to be seated by the bar for a drink or dine at a table for your meal.   Due to the depth and amount of water it is safe to  presume its not one for the kiddlett’s.  The staff are dressed in traditional sarongs and are extremely knowledgeable of the menu and the areas of Indonesia the food has originated. Any of you who have travelled to Bali will be well accustomed to the cultural politeness of the locals inquiring where you are from, your marital status , how many children you have an your intentions and length of stay in Bali and the staff at Bambu carry this traditional on.  The food was presented beautifully with the Street Style Pancakes being a top choice. Add it to your List Bali Travellers or just download the Little Miss Bali App as this one is being added to the Fine Dining Section xxx Jln Petitenget No 198, Seminyak +62 361 8469797 Bumbu Bar Bumbu Desserts Bumbu Meal Bumbu Menu Bumbu Pavillion Bumbu Resto 2

Barbacoa ~ Bar & Grill, Kerobokan Bali

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
Website http://www.barbacoabali.com
https://www.facebook.com/barbacoabali
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Qunci Villas and Boutique Resort ~ Lombok, Senggigi

While we were exploring Lombok, the Qunci Villa and Resort was the place I wanted to stay but it was booked out. However we went up for Happy hour and dinner. It is a beautiful place to stay, and very popular. Some great deals to be got online shop around. Located approximately 10 minutes drive from the central part of Senggigi and on the coastline, it would be a perfect place to relax for a few days and to set of the explore the Gilis and more of Lombok. Its about a 25 minute drive from where the speed boats are to get to the Gilis. The beach out the front was a little rough and some guys were trying to surf ( its wasn’t good) The Quar restaurant had impeccable service, quality food and the freshest cocktails. A beautiful place to enjoy a sunset. I inquired about a massage as I was really struggling to find a place in central Senggigi however it was approx. 500 000 Rupiah. I noted heaps of couples with smaller babies and children so it is somewhat child friendly I also noted 1 couple with a nanny ( I think they may have brought her with them or booked through the hotel) . I would definitely look this place it if you a planning to head to Lombok. For more details head to their website http://www.quncivillas.com/

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Merah Putih ~

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They have definitely created the wow factor with the architecture at Merah Putih, the name represents the red and white colours on the Indonesian flag, the cuisine includes both traditional and contemporary versions on the Indonesian favourites and prices range from between $15 – $30 USD so very reasonable. The service was excellent and I would recommend the snapper curry, it was flavoursome and very enjoyable. Looking forward to trying something else on the menu next time.

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