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Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

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Beach Side Dining/Eating Out


Just wondering if you wonderful sesaoned travellers could help me with some places to eat on the beach within walking distance of the Bumi Ayu Bungalows

We will have 2 kids with us aged 5 & 7, but they are pretty fit and wouldn't mind the walk...still, the closer the better.

We would prefer to be eating local food, the boys are not fussy eaters and would give just about anything a go, unless it is likely to be chilli/spicey "blow the roof of your mouth out" hot.

We would love to be able to enjoy the beach and let the kids run wild...any suggestions.

Also any cheap little eateries that we could visit for lunch and alos dinner. Hubby is a BIG curry fan and the kids LOVE spring rolls.

Also where is the best place close to Bumi Ayu to buy beer, spirits, mixed drinks? Closest supermarket would be good too.

Thanks for your help

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1. Re: Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

Still wondering, so bumping this up

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2. Re: Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

Probably the best place is the Bonsai Cafe, it has quite a large plot on the beach and is near one of the jetties. You could also try Mango, usually see children playing on the beach outside there while the parents are eating. Both are reasonably priced, although Bonsai has put it's prices up slightly (must be a new chef/owner, as the menu has changed and the presentation is quite swanky).

Next to the Bonsai is a Circle K minimarket where you can but your booze and soft drinks. For more choice, head down to Hardy's Supermarket, you can get a bemo down there for about 3000Rp if you don't fancy the walk.

There are lots of cheap warungs down Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main street.

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3. Re: Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

hi the Lotus Pond has a selection of spring rolls and serves indonesian food.

as for curry there is a couple of good indian restaurant worth trying. it is called Little India. (cemara beach end of sanur get a bemo). also gateway of india other good restaurants in the same area.

there are so many restaurants in sanur. i suggest you get on a bemo and go along the street. hop off where you see a group of restaurants and browse the menus. there are some cheap warungs near the puri santrian on the beach. a lot of the beach front hotels have restaurants but not so cheap. the beach comes alive in the afternoons and is a good place for a few drinks.

anywhere you eat just ask for the kids meals to come "not spicy"

i would also do my shopping for essentials at the hardys supermarket a much larger selection than the circle k's etc. heaps to choose from here at good prices. there is a cheap place to eat on the right b4 going into the supermarket. not a restaurant but cheap food and good chicken strips (good for kids) for a couple of dollars. (not where the locals eat don't think this is for us). you can get cheap ice blocks there for the kids though. upstairs has some good shopping.

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4. Re: Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

Firstly, you will have to look for spring "rools" on the menu. For some reason most restaurants love to spell it incorrectly.

You will be amazed at how many restaurants are close to Bumi Ayu. Ribs and the Porch Cafe are two that are very good and quite close.

The Street Cafe, Coriander, Six Point, Charming, Massimos, Apa Kabar, Jepun and Ming are very good restaurants scattered along Jalan Danau Tamblingan.

Snooky has already named the two good Indian restaurants.

Along the beach you will find Bennos, The Beach Cafe, Spirit, Tootsies, Bonsai and Kami Sama are all within easy walking distance of the Bumi Ayu.

Further south are Stiff Chilli, Sanur Bay, Donalds Bobbies, Kesuma, Reo and Nyomans (this is where many expats take their children to play on Sunday afternoons).

There is a hotel along Jalan Danau Poso that telecasts Australia sport and news live. This is the Bali Senia Hotel.

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5. Re: Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

Thank you all for your replies.

"Spring rools"...what a hoot, thanks for the tip cempaka. Snooky your comments are great and thanks too to Happynoodleboy. What would we all do without you?

I'm looking forward to trying these eateries and maybe discovering some of our own special places.

I was a bit concerned that Bumi would be miles from anywhere, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Anyway a bemo is easy to hop on/off.

Just have to wait for our time to come now and keep discovering more of the wonderful things we can do in Bali.

Cheers TMT

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6. Re: Beach Side Dining/Eating Out

Further south there is Bobby's and Donald's on the beach as well. Their food is great too.

Indonesian Spring Rolls are called Lumpia and you'll find them on most menus. If they come served with sweet chilli sauce, try them served with peanut sauce instead (my favourite) and assuming no-one has a peanut allergy.

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