A family-friendly Mediterranean dining experience complemented by an extensive drinks’ menu, heartfelt service and a wonderfully relaxed ambience.
Located within the pristine Nusa Dua enclave, a haven of five-star luxury resorts, and just 13km south of Bali’s international airport, Octopus Ristorante is one of eight delightful eateries found within the culturally rich, expansive and beautifully ornate Ayodya Resort Bali.
Found directly beneath the hotel’s cavernous Balinese-inspired lobby, and open only for dinner, Octopus Ristorante is a refined family-friendly restaurant serving in-house and walk-in guests a mix of authentic fine-dining and rustic home-style Italian and Mediterranean dishes complemented by an array of cocktails, locally produced and imported wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Offering a warm Balinese welcome, Octopus Ristorante is an ideal choice for a leisurely dinner with family or friends. The interior is a luxurious blend of rich woods, tall pillars, sweeping drapes and design accents dominated by a large collection of vibrant aquatic-inspired contemporary stained glass.
On arrival, the attentive staff will usher you to a seat at the bar or, if you choose, take you directly to your beautifully laid table where you can begin the evening with a signature cocktail, like the Ayodya Secret Lover, or a fruity mocktail like Sugar Daddy, as you delve into an à la carte menu crammed with a delectable selection of antipasti, mains, scrumptious pizza and deserts.
Serving a varied collection of Mediterranean favourites, Octopus has something for everyone. From the entrées, select from appetizing plates like Mi Cuit Salmon – sous-vide salmon served with caviar, fennel, beetroot and a tangy citrus emulsion, or pan con tomate with cured ham, a beautifully presented dish that features ripe cherry tomatoes and ham served atop a slice of crusty bread placed on a dark slate and drizzled in extra virgin olive oil.
The mains feature classic meat dishes like crusted lamb rack, hanging tender steak, escalope de poulet en croute and lombo di agnello con bruschetta – premium loin of lamb with carrot mousseline, eggplant mousse and mint jus, as well as a full-on Italian selection with pizza, pasta and risotto. There is plenty of seafood too, like the signature grilled rock lobster served with butternut baby spinach, tropical salsa, caviar and Hollandaise sauce, and our favourite Kedonganan Bay catch of the day with zucchini and potato tagliolini, edamame and jus.
If you can’t decide, try the Carne e Pesce alla Griglia, a selection of Italian-style grilled meats, seafood and seasonal vegetables created to share, served with an ice-cold bucket of beer, making it a perennial favourite for groups.
With classic crème brûlée, panna cotta, tiramisu and gelato, along with a couple of delicious composites like Chocolate Trilogy and Oasis, a fresh and tangy collection of fruit, mousse and sorbet, on the menu, it’s a good idea to leave a little space for dessert and the perfect way to wrap up a memorable night of Mediterranean feasting.
Ayodya Resort Bali
Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
Bali 80363, Indonesia
T: (+62) 361771102
Exquisite Taste December 2019 – February 2020