Kuta’s main tourist drag may not be considered by many as the place to find fine dining, however for those who have discovered Christian Vannequé’s Parisian brasserie and wine bar ‘Sip’ would beg to differ. Straight up, the wine list is to die for, boasting a collection of New World and quality Bordelais wines. In the kitchen things heat up as steak frites sauté and hearty Toulouse cassoulet simmer. The restaurant strives to deliver high quality for great value, offering a three-course menu for $25.
Location: 16a Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta (opposite Bintang supermarket). Ph. +62 361 730 810.
Looking for that wow factor, then you need to head to Sardine, a new and sophisticated addition to Bali’s fine-dining scene. The décor is stunning and does a fine job in creating an authentic ambience. The bamboo structure overlooks earthy rice paddies and a lush organic vegetable garden. The menu is made up of predominately fish, local seafood and organic greens that are sourced from its own organic garden. You can take a seat in one of the comfortable lounges and watch on as the farmers handpick the fresh produce that will be served up on your plate.
Location: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Ph. +62 361 738 202