While staying at the nearby Nusa Dua Beach Resort we visited Piasan Restaurant with some friends we made while on holidays. They had a "Chef's Special" for April of slow cooked duck (3 course meal) for 295,000 Rp which is about AU$27 for 2 people, yes 2 people not each.
To get to the restaurant you cross an ornamental pond by stepping stones to reach the sophisticated modern restaurant. The setting is fantastic as is the overall outlook of the place.
Our duck (needed 90 mins notice before ordering) was superbly cooked and presented. Entre was a duck broth, followed by the whole duck on a plate with separate steamed rice and a variety of sauces. Our fellow travelers had other dishes and all agreed the food was fantastic and well priced, as were the drinks (about the same prices as any of the lower end eating places at Bali Collection). What blew us away was the friendly, but professional 5 star service provided by all staff. It was crisp and unobtrusive.
I had spoken with the head waiter about 4 days before saying we were looking at coming for a meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary, thinking no more of it and to our surprise, with the serving of dessert, we were presented with a special heart shaped cake with "happy anniversary" written around the edges of the plate in pink icing. A quality presentation from an equally quality establishment. These are the little things that make a place special and they made us special that night.
If you want a great meal in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere, paying not too much for what you get then do yourself a favour and visit this place. You won't be disappointed.
The only down side was that this gem of a place was empty except for a couple of other tables, probably due to it's set back from view location. It is not open visible to the street as it is set along the entrance drive to Nusa Dua Beach Resort, just before the security gates.
Definitely will be returning more times when we visit Bali again.
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