3 Best Restaurants in Ubud for a Top-Notch Dining Experience
Ubud is a healthy food lover’s dream. Organic, raw, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly cafes line every main street. In fact, there’s so many healthy cafes in Ubud that even after living there a month, I had a hard time sampling them all.
In the world of healthy travel, I’d say that’s a good problem to have!
But Ubud is also home to several world-class, fine dining establishments. Upscale restaurants well-suited to the discerning gastronome or for a romantic night out. Restaurants who view dining as a memorable experience – where food sensitivities and dietary restrictions are greeted with open arms as a creative challenge to the chef.
As a world traveling celiac, that’s music to my ears!
So if you’re looking for the best restaurants in Ubud – for a healthy, exquisite and worry-free culinary experience – you’d be smart to splurge at these three spots:
(Note: always notify the restaurants ahead of time of any specific dietary restrictions)
1. Bridges Bali
The view at Bridges Bali is in a word – spectacular. Overlooking the Campuhan River, the restaurant offers breathtaking views from multiple levels of dining. Bridges serves both Balinese and Western delicacies and has the only wine bar in Ubud. The goal at Bridges Bali is to pleasure your five senses – and I say they’ve succeeded. Especially after eating the Balinese spiced duck leg.
Address: Jalan Campuhan, Ubud, Bali 80581, Indonesia
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00am to 11:30pm
Phone: +62 361 970095
The name says it all with Locavore – it’s all about “local” food. Chefs Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah serve up tantalizing and unique flavor combinations with ingredients from local farms, fishermen and artisans. The dining room is cozy with an open kitchen – perfect for watching the chef’s work their magic. Quite simply, Locavore is an unpretentious foodies paradise.
Address: Jalan Dewista, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Hours: Mon-Sat: 12:00pm-2:30pm and 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Closed Sun-Mon for lunch.
Phone: +62 361 977733
If you mention fine-dining in Ubud, chances are someone will recommend Mozaic. Its an award-winning 5-star restaurant that offers a truly unique culinary experience. Chef/owner Chris Salans offers three innovative tasting menus, prepared from the finest local and imported ingredients. I had the 8-course Grand Menu (yes, all for me!) and it did not disappoint.
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Hours: Mon-Sun: 6:00pm – closed
Phone: +62 361 975768
Have you traveled to Ubud, Bali? If so, I’d love to hear about your favorite restaurants! Share in the comments below.