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2 New Restaurants Worth Visiting in Bali

Regardless of the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, new restaurants are opening up in Bali. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or you just want to treat yourself to an indulgent meal, these restaurants are the perfect dining destinations. 

Here are two of the latest editions in Bali dining scene.  

Rumari Bali at Raffles Bali

At the very heart of Raffles Bali’s resort lies Rumari Restaurant. Located at the resort’s highest point, Rumari Bali is caressed by cooling breezes, which carry the tantalising scent of Balinese cooking from the kitchen, unveiling a culinary journey on a sunset terrace overlooking the ocean. 

A gathering point for discerning world travellers, it is a place to revel in good company and even better food. A place to wonder in anticipation at the scent of spices carried on the air, and to gaze out over endless views of Jimbaran Bay and the surrounding jungle. The restaurant occupies the highest point on the property, and makes the most of its setting with a vast corner terrace custom-made for al fresco dining beneath a blaze of southern hemisphere stars. Inside, Balinese crafts are showcased in illuminated display cases.

The views and decor are both reasons to frequent Rumari, but the star of the show is and always will be the restaurant’s exquisite cuisine. Executive Chef Gaetan Biesuz uses the freshest ingredients from the resort’s own kitchen garden, and from local fishermen and farmers, composing authentic Indonesian dishes with a contemporary twist. Imagine richly spiced Beef Rendang curry served accompanied by fragrant coconut rice; or Asam Pedas risotto brought to life by the contrasting flavours of tamarind and ginger. Rumari Restaurant offers the most sumptuous a la carte breakfast, a unique and sophisticated Sunday selection of lavish Chef’s Creations, a gastronomy perfection of Rumari Unearthing degustation dinner, and the distinct flavours of Rumari Discovery Lunch.

Rumari Sunday Brunch 

Bringing you unique and sophisticated selection of lavish Chef’s Creations from Rujak Scallop to mini Sakanti Bali, authentic Indonesia archipelago’s favourites, and a gourmet selection of artisan pastas, artisanal cheeses, plated degustation desserts, pass around and amuse-bouche. The brunch is Available on selected Sunday 2x per month with price starting from IDR 800.000++ (with free flow non-alcoholic beverage). You can elevate to Premium Beverage package for IDR 1.400.000++ (Italian scapatella, “Good wine – good blood” and Prosecco) or to Luxury Beverage package for IDR 1.750.000++ (French stroll, “Friendship & wines are treasures as they age” and Champagne)

Rumari Unearthing Degustation Dinner 

Explore the distinct flavours of Bali as we take you on an epicurean journey around the island. Savour our Rumari Unearthing delectable 6-course degustation menu crafted from the bountiful seas of Amed, culminating at the fertile Kintamani Mountains and concludes at the gardens of Raffles Bali in Jimbaran.

Rumari Discovery Lunch

Experience the serene ambiance of Rumari at day time, while savouring our Chef’s selections of Indonesia favourites. Our three course lunch set menu offers curated dishes from Ikan Woku, Tuna Sambal Matah or vegan Tahu Kalasan. Finish off the afternoon feast with a decadent Deconstructed Klappetaart or equally sumptuous Le Cuvee Sakanti Bali.
Rumari Discovery Lunch 3-course set menu starts from IDR 700.000++ per person including a glass of our Old World Wine collections or a glass of Balinese Ice Tea.

For reservations, please contact Rumari WA +62811 382 09559 or email to

Bai Yun: Hot Pot Restaurant at The Apurva Kempinski Bali

The Apurva Kempinski Bali has recently opened Bai Yun, a delightful Chinese hot pot experience.  “Bai Yun” translates as “white cloud” in Chinese-Mandarin, and it reflects the dining concept of this restaurant. The inspiration comes from the way hot pots produce heat, which in turn creates the steam that floats in the air, resembling white clouds.

From Mongolia, China and, nowadays, South East Asia, hot pot is a popular dining style that is beloved for bringing people together. Playing an essential role, our talented chefs have crafted a selection of soup bases, such as the chicken herbal, pork collagen and vegetarian. The restaurant also focuses on using fresh seasonal ingredients. Diners will indulge in a wide range of premium- quality meat, fresh seafood, vegetables, noodles, mushrooms, tofu and meatballs. To further enhance the guest experience, each guest is able to select their preferred soups as this restaurant introduces an individual hot pot for its patrons.

Bai Yun Restaurant’s Executive Chef Ho Weng Kit has more than 23 years of culinary expertise, especially cooking for large-scale functions. He led the team at one of the biggest catering companies and co-managed the kitchens of one of the largest casinos in Toulouse, France. His culinary passion was first developed in his country of origin, Malaysia, before he moved to France in 2001, with a brief stopover of two years in Singapore. Chef Kit is a competitor by nature, and his skills and creativity have earned him over 30 prestigious accolades across Asia and Europe.

This newly launched restaurant caters to groups from 4 to 150 people, making it an ideal place for casual gatherings or family celebrations. The opening of this dining venue also adds another element to the resort’s Celebrating Diversity programme, a campaign that embraces the diverse aspects of the resort and puts a spotlight on craftsmanship.

Bai Yun opens its doors daily from 17:00 to 22:00. For more information and reservations, please call 081138209541 or email