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“lovely food, great location”

Scallywags Beach Club
Ranked #12 of 72 Restaurants in Gili Air
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Scallywags Beach Club is the perfect place to spend the day. We offer a large range of fresh, organic items that are shipped from our suppliers in Lombok and Bali daily. From 6pm each night Scallywags offers the original & best BBQ on Gili Air, with complimentary salad bar. Our trained bartenders can also whip you up a fantastic fresh cocktail to enjoy while soaking up the view of Lombok and mount Rinjani. As well as being a restaurant customers are also able to rent a sun lounger and spend the day swimming on the best stretch of beach on Gili Air. Sun loungers are only Rp 50,000 per person and include the lounger, a fresh towel and access to our fresh water shower.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“lovely food, great location”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

really nice food here. it may be a little bit more expensive than some of the surrounding restaurants but its definitely worth it. Very comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff.

Visited December 2012
Thank bongodublin
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flipflop2011, Owner at Scallywags Beach Club, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Hi There Bongodublin,

Thanks for sharing your experience at Scallywags Gili Air. We are very pleased you enjoyed yourself & we hope you visit us again on your next trip to the Gilli Islands.

The Scallywags Team
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We were attracted to the idea that Scallywag’s might be an “organic” restaurant, as they advertised. I suppose the use of this word is very subjective in southeast Asia. While we thought the food probably wouldn’t all be organically grown by Western standards, we hoped at least that there was a healthy ethos about the place. Or that the food might have flavour, as organic food tends to.

We were very let down by the “Organic Beach Club.”

I ordered a “salad” which was a heap of tasteless, iceberg lettuce smothered in goo. Yum yum.

My son ordered the calamari which was termed “crispy” on the menu. We received thickly-coated, “beer-battered” (perhaps this was organic beer??) fritters with an inch of gooey, breaded coating. A generous dollop of mayonnaise was provided on the side. Right out of the bottle!

The waitress pointed out that this was the “chef’s” special creation.

Is the chef from a small, English, countryside pub? Or KFC?

There was nothing we could see or taste that was even remotely health-conscious or prepared with any sense of flavor, spice or culinary knowledge.

The food is bland, boring and grim pub fare at best. Avoid at all costs, unless this sort of thing appeals after six beers.

The very same night, we trekked into the village to eat at a famed local warung favored by the residents. A Scallywag’s waiter was there buying his dinner. Speaks for itself.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Afoodie X
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Portals Nous, Spain
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pricy but Good”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We had a mixed seafood platter - which was outstanding, but pricy in comparison to the other neighbouring restaurants. The atmosphere is pretentious and not as chilled out as the other restaurants we went to. The waiters were more aloof bt correct. I would go here for a special accasion, but not everyday.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank travellerbug337
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great fish! But get rid of the scabby cats!!!”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Food is awesome! The BBQ fish nothing short of amazing, it is a little expansive but the setting is perfect and the service is great. Wifi is a bonus but my only gripe would be the cats. As soon as our fish was served we had 2 cats jumping on the table and basically grabbing our food. The staff seemed to laugh at our new friends but it really sent a joke. The last thing u want is scabby cats all over your food and table. I have a cat myself but if he ever acted like this that would be it. The worst thing was not only did they jump up bu they were making rally crazy growling noises, types of sounds I never heard coming from a cat before! But still a nice place to dine and check out the scenery just make sure you clear the cats out first.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Zookie Z
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Pitea, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good for romantic dinners”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

We ate the beef kebab BBQ, it was ok. The restaurant looks nice and feels clean. Nice and calm music with many candles all over the place. Very romantic atmosphere. A bit pricy though.

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Thank BerglundE
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