We ate here 4 times in recent visit to Bali in May 2013. Had read reviews and wanted to go on previous visits but ran out of time. So glad we did this time. Restaurant is located virtually directly opposite the rear staff entrance to the Padma Hotel in Legian, opposite the CBA ATM and about 6 doors or so along from Posers Bar on the corner. We came here initially for a quick late lunch as had been shopping nearby. Had the coldest Bintang we had all trip and I’m not usually a beer drinker. My husband had the garlic prawns for approx AUD$6 and they were so good that I ordered a plate as well. They were cooked exactly as they should be, BBQ in the shell with garlic & light oil and herb dressing, cooked to perfection and so simple. Could not believe the quality & amount of prawns for the price. They were so fresh. We found out later they have their seafood delivered fresh every day from Jimbaran Bay – an Aussie Guy owns the restaurant. We even left a fine dining restaurant in Seminyak one night after really poor entrees and jumped in a cab back here so we could have the prawns and a bottle of their Rolf Binder Aust Chardonnay which was so reasonably priced by Bali standards and similar price to the local Balinese wine which isn’t great.
One lunch my 10 year old daughter had the ham & cheese baguette – it was great to have a choice of something fresh and healthy with no chips. Both leg ham & cheese were very high quality and the baguette was just perfect.
We also went the night the seafood buffet was on. I didn’t have the buffet but stuck with the garlic prawns – I just couldn’t go past them. My husband had the buffet and said it was fine, nothing sensational although he did like the tuna steaks. The place was packed this night but I’m not a buffet fan, except for breakfast. I think if you order off the menu you won’t be disappointed. I understand menu is to change soon under new Manager but I hope they keep the garlic prawns.
The staff, one waiter in particular was fantastic.
The place is spotless and the toilets, as other reviewers have said, have to be seen to be believed and they even have air con – such a find in Bali and handy to know when shopping locally! We’ll be back for sure!
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