Multi-sensory Dining in Ubud

Multi-sensory Dining in Ubud

Udang Salad

Launched late last year, Ambar at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has quickly become the talk of the island. Elevating the bar scene in Ubud, this stylish venue not only offers amazing dining and drinking but also breathtaking views overlooking the lush tropical forest.

For many years, Ubud has been one of the island’s popular culinary destinations, offering great dishes at simple warungs to fine dining venues. This small town, located only an hour away from bustling Seminyak, has been known as Bali’s arts and crafts centre for decades, but now tempts travellers from all over the world with its culinary offerings.

One of the town’s new dining venues is Ambar, a stylish restaurant at the luxurious Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, one of the most recognisable resorts in the world. Located adjacent to the resort’s lobby, Ambar at Mandapa elevates your senses to new heights and is a haven for cocktail and gastronomy enthusiasts who seek an uplifting dining experience. 

Ambar boasts an elegant open space with wooden elements, surrounded by greenery, while the outdoor deck is the perfect place to take scenic moments to a new level, especially during the golden hour, with views overlooking the abundant lush forest of Mandapa village. Accommodating up to 60 people, Ambar is a celebration of Bali’s rich flavours paired with the traditional beverage and culinary techniques of Japan. It is the destination to explore the reimagined creativity behind the handcrafted cocktails and Japanese fusion gastronomy.

Yuzu Negroni

Speaking of creativity, Ambar’s concept was curated in collaboration with Singapore-based Proof Creative, an award-winning hospitality consultancy created by leaders and ambassadors for the Second Golden Age of Fine Drinking, who anchor the intersection of Balinese ingredients and Japanese culinary techniques with Ambar.

The inspiring drinks menu is designed specifically to ignite the taste buds with various tasting options, such as Belantara, an Ubud-focused cocktail menu that includes Yuzu Negroni, Sarapan Reviver and Koko Kohi. These creations incorporate handpicked hyperlocal herbs, fruits and spices from the surrounding forest. The Fruits of the Forest menu features a selection of classic cocktails with unique twists and eclectic spirits that allows guests to sample variants of Gin & Tonic and Tropical Aged Cocktails. Meanwhile, The Canopy Collection consists of a list of unique spirits that are the speciality of Ambar and which constantly evolves to keep the creativity flowing.

Complementing the handcrafted cocktails, guests can also indulge in Japanese fusion gastronomy, such as Udang Salad comprising crispy prawn topped with tonkatsu served with green soya olive oil. The Toro Tartare is also a big hit made up of fatty tuna served with ginger, spring onion, egg yolk and avruga pearls. For something refreshing, the sweet delights selection includes matcha mascarpone cream puff, strawberry mochi ice cream sandwich and more.  


at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve