Want to know where to eat in Bali with sensational ocean views, great beachfront ambience and yummy family-friendly menus?
From Seminyak and Canggu in the south to other parts of the island like Uluwatu and Sanur, we have shortlisted the very best beachfront restaurants in Bali with eye-catching picture-postcard sea views.
Most travellers visit Bali for a beach-style getaway. They holiday in Seminyak Villas or laze around in their Canggu holiday villa, but one thing is for sure: most people love to venture out and enjoy their breaky, lunch or dinners by the ocean. It’s holiday time, so kick back, sip a cocktail, open a Bintang and enjoy classic dining experiences with your besties by going to these wow-factor restaurants on some of Bali’s most famous beaches.
BEST RESTAURANTS ON THE BEACH IN BALI – we love these!
La Lucciola – Seminyak
For frequent visitors to Bali, you will know about this gem of a restaurant on Petitenget Beach. It’s an icon on Bali’s beachfront dining scene and sets the bar extremely high for tasty Italian food, yummy cocktails, and a breezy, cool, stylish, yet laidback vibe. La Lucciola was there before all the new hip restaurants came on the scene, and the reason it’s still here is the food; it’s absolutely amazing. With an extensive wine list and a simple yet comprehensive menu, La Looch is a must-visit for those wanting a fabulous restaurant to enjoy a relaxed meal by the ocean.
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Address: Kerobokan, Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Bali. Ph: +62 361 730838 – opens 9 am
Kelly’s Warung – Bingin
Bingin Beach is oh so hot right now, and at the bottom of the cliff right on the beach is the ultra-famous Kelly’s Warung. On The Bukit in Uluwatu, Kelly’s is where absolutely everyone goes for snacks and light meals while chilling out on the beach with sandy feet; guys in boardies and clad holidaymakers come to Kelly’s Warung for the super-relaxed beach vibe, tasty meals, and the sunset Bintangs. The food is simple, healthy, reasonably priced and perfect for a post-surf or swim. With boho vibes and two levels, you can get a prime beachfront stool; this is undoubtedly the most popular beach cafe/restaurant in the fabulous Bingin. We love the smoothie bowls and the fantastic wraps. Come for breakfast, lunch, sunset drinks and dinner. Word of warning: after a few Bintangs, the trek back up the stairs to your scooter can be tricky, and it does get dark – so take care!
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Address: Bingin Beach Jl. Pantai Bingin, Bali
KU DE TA – Seminyak
KU DE TA is the original Seminyak beach club in Bali and sets the standard for fine dining, great music, people watching, lazing on day beds by the pool and magical beach views. KU DE TA is smack bang in the heart of Seminyak, and everyone goes here for a sneaky peek, a few sunset beverages and the chilled vibe. Eat brekkie with the kids or brunch by the beach on your private day bed, graze on nibblies the whole day by the oceanfront infinity pool, or take the family for dinner under the balmy Bali sky. It’s all about the experience at KU DE TA.
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Address Jl Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, p. +62 361 736 969, e. email@example.com; Open daily from 8 am.
Ijen – Seminyak
The famous Potato Head Beach Club is home to Ijen, a gorgeous beachfront restaurant where you can indulge in the culinary delight of the freshest seafood using locally sourced produce. You have a daily selection of wood-fired fish (so yummy), which is complemented by a range of delicious cocktails and an extensive wine list. You’ll love the prawns, salted chilli octopus and the roasted chilli butter whole fish. Afterwards, head to Potato Head for some drinks and wait till things get busier later in the evening when the DJs start.
Address Jl Petitenget No. 51B, p. +62 361 473 7979. e. firstname.lastname@example.org; Open daily 12 pm – 10 pm.
St Tropez – Canggu
Everyone knows the famous beach club in Canggu: Finns. Most people who come to Bali come here for arvo cocktails or spend the day by the pool, grazing on snacks and enjoying the chilled vibes and attentive service. But let’s take it to the next level and visit St. Tropez, the Mediterranean-inspired dining where you can have lunch or wait for sunset, enjoy cocktails, and then stay for dinner. With Berawa Beach as the backdrop and the buzzing vibes of Canggu added to the mix, St. Tropez is where you can enjoy the beach vibes and socialise with friends or family. Try the tapas plates and yummy tuna steaks, or share a seafood platter with a couple of cold Bintangs. And get this……take the kids on Sunday for St. Tropez’s Seaside Affair – a long buffet lunch and a la carte choices you’ll love with five hours of free-flow alcohol – how good it is!!
Address: Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 812 3692 6243, e. email@example.com
BEST RESTAURANTS ON THE BEACH IN BALI – SEMINYAK
Starfish Bloo – Seminyak
Starfish Bloo in Seminyak is at the W Hotel, which is world-famous. So, if you are staying in one of our Bali Villas and want to venture into the hotel scene, the W is an excellent upmarket and sophisticated option. For those with a big appetite and who want a seaside, informal, and super casual venue, this is a lovely spot to park for lunch or a few sunset cocktails. The W Hotel is glitzy, and you can spend the day here if you like, soaking up the vibes. There are always lots of people watching as you munch your way through softshell crab or prawn gyoza for entrees or perhaps indulge in lobster for the main. There are burgers and pasta for the kiddies, and make sure you save room for dessert.
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Address: Jl Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 817 001 5808 Open daily from 7 am.
Seasalt – Seminyak
If you’re exploring Seminyak and want to stop off and have a bite to eat for lunch or dinner and want a fabulous seaside restaurant, then duck into Seasalt and enjoy this gorgeous venue. Located on Seminyak Beach at the Alila Hotel, you can sit and gaze over the ocean while tucking into fresh seafood and tantalising Japanese-infused dishes. As a treat, come here for a few sunset sundowners (their cocktails are fabulous), then hang around for dinner. The vibe is relaxed, yet the food is 5-star, and if you’re in Bali for a holiday, make sure you pop this on your dining list.
Address: Jl Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3021 889 / +62 811 3867 544, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; Open daily 7am – 10pm.
BEST RESTAURANTS ON THE BEACH IN BALI – CANGGU
Times Beach Warung
For a post-surf or afternoon dip at Old Man’s Beach, grab your towel, wash the sand off your feet and settle into one of Canggu’s hippest beach restaurants. And when we say on the beach, we mean it. It’s on the sand. But don’t worry, there are comfy chairs and sofas to chill out and enjoy a cold coconut and light snacks. The creators of the super-popular The Lawn are behind Times Warung, so you know the food will be delish. The vibe is buzzy and chilled; you never have to dress up here. Come in boardies, your bikini, even a sarong and make sure you stay for sunset; it’s a must. You can graze all day here, but try the smashed avo and eggs for brekkie and brunch; ya gotta try the fish tacos! For dinner, there’s tuna steak or seafood pasta the kids will love. Cocktails and icy cold Bintangs are always on offer, but we suggest waiting till sunset for the best vibes when this shabby chic place really livens up.
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Address: Jl Pura Dalem, Canggu, p. +62 811 3800 4953; Open daily 6 am – 10 pm.
The Lawn is the cool kid on the block, and its front-row position on the Old Man’s Beach is where you come to watch surfers, the beautiful people, tanned bodies, and the best of Canggu on show. Spend the day here lounging under the beach umbrellas, swimming in the beachfront sun-kissed infinity pool, snacking on gourmet delights like White Fish Ceviche, or go for the Margherita pizza. The Lawn is a fabulous experience with a boho chic vibe and is ultra popular, so book ahead to get your own day bed or rock up early. Once the sun starts to dip, kick it up a gear and try a few of their fabulous cocktails or a couple of cold Bintangs.
Bali Villa Escapes tip: keep an eye on the calendar and their website, as The Lawn hosts some of the best beachside parties in Bali you don’t wanna miss!
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Address: Jl Pura Dalem, Canggu, p. +62 811 3800 4951; Open daily from 10am.
From the guys that bought you the super-popular La Favela in Seminyak and La Plancha on the beach in the Double Six area comes La Brisa, a boho-chic beach club at Echo Beach. Drop in after a surf, walk on the beach or glam it up a bit with your besties; spend the day here soaking up the sun and cool beach vibes and watch all the tanned, healthy bodies parading up and down the beach. The food menu is pretty extensive, and we love the Tuna poke bowl and the char-drilled octopus. There’s also a kiddies menu with the usual pizzas and burgers. And yes, the cocktails are fabulous. Try the gin basil smash and the mai tai. Again, like most restaurants on the beach, make sure you’re here for sunset drinks.
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Address: Jl Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 811 394 6666, e. email@example.com; Open daily 10 am – 11 pm.
Everyone who comes to Pererenan Beach in Canggu loves the laidback surfie vibe and chilled way of life. Hippie Fish blends nicely into this tropical mix with delicious Mediterranean dishes, scrumptious cocktails and fresh seafood. It’s from the team that’s behind BB52 burgers and the famous Avocado Factory, so you know it’s going to be great. Make sure you go to the rooftop bar with its fab beach views and chilled music—Sunset’s the perfect time. For starters, try the calamari fritti, and for main, you can’t beat the red snapper, all served with love and magnificent ocean views – how perfect!
Visit: Hippie Fish
Address: Jl Pantai Pererenan No. 171, Pererenan, Canggu, p. +62 813 3759 6236; Open daily 7am – 11pm.
Sitting above the hip and ultra-popular The Lawn at the end of Jalan Batu Bolong’s new entertainment area and overlooking the beach, Skool Kitchen is the new kid on the block for fine dining beachfront restaurants in Bali. The food is simple, uncomplicated, and cooked by fire with flames fueled by natural wood and charcoal embers touching every dish. Try the Argentinian red prawns or the Grilled Flores octopus. Even the cocktails are delish and complement this fabulous ambience where you can watch the sun over the Balinese horizon – try the watermelon Mojito – how perfect.
Visit: Skool Kitchen
Address: Jl Pura Dalem, Canggu, p. +62 361 620 0603 / +62 811 3800 4952; Open daily from 5pm.