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West Bali for foodies


Food – in all its forms – can give intriguing insight into places, cultures and traditions. Our collection of foodie experiences – tours, walks, farms, restaurants – will give you a taste of "real Bali".

– Medewi​  

Dewi's Delicious Recipes

is a cookbook straight out of West Bali, which captures the spirit (and recipes) of a popular Medewi cafe. You can buy your copy at Dewi and Rasta Cafe, or online at Amazon.

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– Pemuteran​  

Bali Salt

sells an intriguing range of artisanal salts – some that forms naturally in pyramids – in flavours that range tumeric to smoked salt (our favourite). The "factory" is close to the shop – well worth a visit.

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– Medewi​  

Where to eat​

in Medewi? Here's a collection of the restaurants we know and often take visiting friends and family to for dinner or sunset drinks. Two words: come hungry!

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– Balian  


on sushi with a sea view in Balian. Despite having many fishing villages in West Bali, there are not many places that serve sushi, and so this one is a real treat!

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– Medewi​  


about the intricate processes and ceremonies that are involved in traditional rice farming as you walk with Komang and his father, a rice farmer, through their beachfront paddies.

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– Pemuteran  


Bali's secret food spots – from spice plantations and arak producers to warungs and restaurants – with pioneering vegan chef Diana von Cranash, who's based in Pemuteran. Specialist cooking classes are also offered here.

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– Medewi​  

Coconut oil

is a staple in many Balinese kitchens (and beauty regimens). Take a class and learn how to make coconut oil, the traditional way.

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– Pemuteran​  


is – to many peoples' surprise – produced in Bali and along the north coast there are many small vineyards. Hatten Wines offers a vineyard tour followed by wine tasting.

– near Balian​  


about organic farming and gardening during a one-day workshop in the beautiful hills behind Balian.

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Hotel restaurants with a view

Restaurnts ith a view

– Menjangan –

The Menjangan

The Menjangan's restaurant, tucked into a mangrove forest, stands on a deck that juts into the bay. There's a good chance you'll see deer wading through the water.


– Medewi –

Puri Dajuma Eco Resort

Puri Dajuma 's restaurant spills out from under a thatched dining area onto the beachfront lawns. Beautiful views, especially at sunset.

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– Pemuteran –

Puri Ganesha

Umbi, the fish- and vegetable-focussed restaurant at Puri Ganesha Homes by the Beach, offers set menus that celebrate Indonesian flavours. Advance booking is essential.

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– Menjangan –

Mimpi Menjangan

The bayside restaurant at Mimpi Menjangan fronts onto a tiny beach and a pier, and has exceptional views of the volcanoes on Java. Truly beautiful at sunset.

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– Medewi –

Bombora Wave Lodge

This boutique hotel in Medewi is literally on the surf point. The view here is just sublime – perfect for surfers who want to escape the crowds in Bali.

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– Pemuteran –

Sumberkima Hill

There are two hillside restaurants at Sumberkima: Senja is an Indonesian restaurant and cocktail bar, while Sumo serves world cuisine. Both use home-grown fruits and vegetables, and have exceptional views.

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– Balian–

Gajah Mina Beach Resort

The terraced alfresco dining area at Gajah Mina's Secret Bay restaurant overlooks a small stream as it enters the ocean at Secret Bay. The homemade pasta here is superb.

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– Menjangan –

Menjangan Dynasty Resort

Pasir Putih Beach Club stands within a lofty bamboo structure, on the fringe of the bay. Dine at a table that overlooks the beach, or have your meal and drinks served to you in a beach cabana.

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