Ah Sunday, that one day of the week when you can wake up revelling in the fact that you have absolutely nothing to do all day except laze around in true sloth fashion. But there’s one catch—you’ve got to eat at some point. Lucky for you, Bali has some decadent Sunday spreads going on that make it worth your while to get out of bed. Whether you’re close to the ocean or in the land of rice fields, we give you our top picks for the best Sunday feasts on the island.
Boneka Restaurant – St. Regis Bali Resort
Indulgence is the first word that comes to mind for most people when when dreaming about the Extraordinary Sunday Brunch at Boneka Restaurant. The a la carte selections here include the Lobster Egg Omelette, Wagyu Beef Steak and Eggs and Belgium Crispy Waffles or Pancakes with maple syrup, nuts and Chantilly cream. Throw in a carvery station, Valrhona chocolate fountain and an option for free flowing champagne, wine and cocktails, and you’ve got Sunday decadence down to a tee. Whilst parents enjoy a sumptuous Brunch, St Regis Bali now offers complimentary access to 4 to 12 year olds who will be entertained with intelligent fun-filled activities at the Children’s Learning Centre.
Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua| Hours: 12pm – 3pm
Benkay Japanese Restaurant – Nikko Bali Resort and Spa
For something a bit different, check out the Japanese Sunday Brunch at Benkay Restaurant to sample fresh sushi, hearty Teppanyaki dishes and the subtle flavors of traditional Japanese and contemporary fusion creations. Diners can opt for the free-flow sake and green tea option with their meal or splash out and pair your fresh fish with glasses of exquisite Brut Reims champagne.
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua | Hours: 11am – 3pm
Starfish Bloo – W Retreat & Spa
The W is the place to see and be seen, especially when it comes to their wildly popular Sunday brunches. Roam the interactive gourmet stations to sample everything from roast lamb to sushi, egg dishes, oysters, satays, salads, imported cheeses and more. Live DJs and bands provide music and entertainment and the lovely beachside location makes for a laid-back ambiance.
Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak | Hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Head past the glittering bling in the jewellery shop out front, and proceed to the stylish yet unpretentious dining room at Jemme for great views of the rice paddies out back and their stellar weekend Classic Roast Lunch. Start off with a hangover-helper Bloody Mary or an Espresso martini and choose from roast chicken, beef or lamb served with a slew of sides, including Yorkshire pudding, colourful veggies, crispy potatoes and plenty of gravy. Cap off your meal with their sinful Moist Chocolate Mud Pudding and a Raspberry Milky Bar martini. Heaven!
Jalan Raya Petitenget, Seminyak | Hours: 10am – 10pm
Petani Restaurant at Alaya
Ubud’s newest contemporary Indonesian restaurant is located in the beautiful Alaya Resort right in the heart of Pengosekan. Join their Sunday Satay Bazaar, where they offer satay stands with 12 different types of satays, including the usual suspects of chicken, beef, pork and fish, as well as some more unusual offerings like duck, quail eggs, tofu and cassava. To accompany the satays, there are a whopping 20 sambals to choose from, such as creamy peanut sauce, green chili, mangut, bongkot and many more. To end your satay smorgasbord, try a refreshing Es Daluman and wash it down with a nutritious shot of jamu. Kids, couples and singles are all welcome, and they even have free Wi-Fi, so you can catch up on your emails.
Jalan Hanoman, Ubud | Hours: 11am – late afternoon