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“Brilliant Food. Well worth the visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skyblue Bar and Branded Grill

Skyblue Bar and Branded Grill
Jl Kesuma Sari No 5, Semawang,, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
0361 270683
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Ranked #37 of 256 Restaurants in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indonesian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Brilliant Food. Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This review is from our visit in Nov 2011 when the restaurant was newly opened and still beening refurbed upstairs.

After meeting Mike, the owner and having a few beers with him, he invited my wife and I to come to his restaurant for a look around.(I have managed restaurants, bars and kitchens for some years)
We decided to go have Sunday lunch on our last day in Bali and i am delighted to say that it was one of our best decisions.
We were welcomed warmly by Mike, his wife, the chef and his family. I was given a tour around the spotless kitchen(most places in Europe could take a leaf out of this chef's kitchen and how clean it is)Had a great chat with the chef, who is from Poland and had worked all around the world. His expressed his ideas to me and what they hoped to acheive in the future with the restaurant. (i must say that there ideas were pretty impressive and i do hope on our return that they have come to)
This is possibably going to be come a hub for excellent food and service in Sanur. You may pay a little more but you will get the best of food and service.

The food was amazing. The portions were just huge and we both struggled to finish our meals. I am not a major big fan of Sunday roasts but no matter where in the world we go my wife will always try and have one. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is wishing to have a trad Sunday Lunch. The beer is also most importantly, freezing cold......
When we do get to return to Bali we will be going back to Skyblue again. I really want to try there menu out. I enjoyed my chats with Mike and found him, his wife and chef very friendly and hope to meet them again soon and have a few more beers with him again and enjoy his restaurants food again.

One peice of advice. Get a taxi there. Dont do what we did and have a nice walk along the beach. When you get to the restaurant the aircon will freeze you. This restaurant deserves for you to be nice and fresh when you arrive. It is not a vest, shorts and flip flop type of restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A Find in Sanur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We really enjoyed our family meal here chatting with Mike, the very friendly owner and his wife, who showed us the spotless kitchen. The steaks are very good and the service is excellent. We had two young children with us for dinner and the waitresses made a big fuss over them and brought out toys for them to play with. We were delighted with the entire experience and would highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out. It might take a little finding as it is down a narrow lane near the beach but it is worth the effort.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The restaurant was quiet when we were there but this was very undeserved. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. They even placed an individual mosquito burner at our feet to make sure the mozzies didn't bite! We started with garlic bread, followed by ribs which fell off the bone and fillet steak which was well priced and exceptional quality. There was also 10% off wine which was an added bonus. The manager and the lady who served us were so friendly and efficient. When we had finished our meal and were leaving we were given a tour of the kitchen which was spotless. They also asked us to sign the visitors book which was a lovely touch. A very pleasant evening.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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australia
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A touch of Christmas in Sanur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We booked our group of six online for the Christams lunch menu prior to leaving for Bali. Emails were replied to promptly and proffesionally.
It is a smallish restuarant on a lane leading towards the beach. It has been recently renovated and has an indoor area as well as a deck area. All nicely done.
As we had booked the special chritmas day menu, I can only comment on the food of the day - however it was all delicious and plentiful.
We were served either free beer or 'buck fizz' on arrival on some simple pre lunch nibbles. All tasty. The main lunch was more traditional fare - pork, ham, lots of roast vegetables and of course gravy.Plenty of choices. It was served buffet style, but order was maintained as tables went up one at a time. The was so much food and we were encouraed to go up for seconds.
Dessert was either cheesecake or traditional pudding. Special mention to the chocolate baked cheesecake - it was absolutely amazing.
The atmosphere of the place is relaxed and friendly. It seemed many of the partons were local ex-pats, who were all very welcoming to us. It was an absolutely lovely way to spend Christmas. The only difficult part was carrying our overstuffed bellys back to the hotel.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An excellent choice for a night away from the hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Skyblue was a very pleasant find. Mike, the owner, is a gracious host, and the food and service matched his personal touches. We would highly recommend giving it a go.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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