Indulge your taste buds with inspired Mediterranean dishes at the newly opened Café del Mar Bali restaurant.
Set within the expansive grounds of Bali’s newest beach club, discerning diners now get to enjoy premium dining at Café del Mar Bali restaurant. Bringing the excitement of the Mediterranean-inspired spirit from the island of Ibiza to Bali, the restaurant serves a selection of fine dishes and drinks to satisfy the palate.
Nestled under one of Café del Mar Bali’s iconic archways, the restaurant is a light-filled venue with floor-to-ceiling windows and seats up to 100 guests indoors, with a further 60 guests on the adjoining al fresco terrace. Utilising the same concept as the original Café del Mar in Ibiza, the al fresco balcony features the iconic Ibiza blue and white sails hanging from the ceiling to help shade diners from the heat of a sunny day.
Inside the kitchen, the culinary team is led by Chef Graeme Palmer, who hails from England. Having worked with industry icons in his native homeland, Graeme brings a vast array of expertise in Mediterranean cuisine and adds his own twist and influences from the Indonesian archipelago. On the menu, diners are treated to dishes that are ideal to share between friends and family.
For starters, the venue’s homemade sourdough is a must, served with a savoury chicken fat brown butter. The refreshing and ultra-fresh king prawn escabeche is also a signature dish worth trying, using local prawns with crunchy vegetables and a Balinese spice-flavoured mayonnaise. The crudités on ice, meanwhile, is the perfect healthy snack and highlights the best produce sourced from a local farm in Bedugul.
In the big plates section, try the spaghetti crab and charred corn made using sofrito and coconut cream for a lighter, but absolutely delicious, version of the usual sauce. For meat lovers, the short rib agnolotti is filled with braised spiced sort rib and mascarpone, served with crispy parmesan tuile. Another dish that needs to be savoured is the roast chicken, which is air-dried before cooking to create a crispier skin. Always leave room for desserts, because Australian-born Pastry Chef Lani is responsible for creating sweet endings that include es teler cake, charcoal pavlova, beng-beng and more.
The restaurant embraces a casual attitude and combines an inviting and relaxing dining environment with seamless service. The cuisine is a celebration of new coastal Mediterranean and neo-Middle Eastern cuisine, focusing on a playful, seasonally inspired menu based on the highest quality ingredients.
Café del Mar Bali