It has been close to a year since my last post about food… or in fact, anything else. So, I guess it is fitting to post at least something before year 2015 ends, just to keep this space alive for a little longer.
We stumbled upon this place when we were searching for some nice restaurant to dine during our trip in Bali recently – just to celebrate some sort.
As the name says it all, it is by the renowned British chef although some reviews I read online said otherwise. As matter of fact, it is rather surprising to find this in Bali, Indonesia. Nonetheless, with all the surprising factors, it did not stop us from having a good time at this cosy place on one rainy afternoon.
The service was great as the wait staffs were attentive, helpful and accommodating. The ambiance was cosy and quiet as there were not many customers during our visit. The dining area split into three parts; patio, indoor and first floor. We were seated at upper level.
The menu was somewhat extensive yet keeping it simple with all key mains in it. Anti-pasta, appetisers, pasta, pizza and mains have at least three choices to choose from respectively.
We were famished as it was closed to 3PM when we were looking at the menu. And hence, we started off with an appetiser – crispy calamari… and cold Bintang beer.
The calamari was slightly over seasoned / salty but it went well with the lemony aioli. The batter was light and crispy while the thinly sliced garlic bits were addictive.
The Tagliatelle Bolognese was good – the sauce was rich, meaty tomato-based topped with shaved parmesan. Although the crust of Italian Meatball pizza was nice and thin, the pizza itself could be better though as the meatball was rather tiny.
For dessert, the Raspberry Pavlova was good as it was not overly sweet yet keeping the texture light and soft. It went well with the honey crumbles and raspberries.
I did not keep / have the breakdown of each dish but the overall meal came to about Rp750,000. I remember it clearly because it was rather pricey, I have to admit and it was most expensive meal we had in Bali. Nonetheless, the meal was good so was the ambiance and experience.
Jalan Pantai Kuta,
Banjar Pande Mas,
Business Hours : Monday to Sunday – 12PM to 11PM.