Legian easily comes in second place after Kuta as Bali’s most popular beach dining destination. In addition to the rows of small shops along its main beach road, together with the art markets and stalls that line Jalan Mertanadi and various intertwining lanes, an assortment of restaurants and bars share the scene offering a seemingly endless mix of local and international cuisine. From five-star beach resorts to burger joints, Legian has it all.
Legian’s wealth of dining spots makes for a culinary adventure, and there’s enough for each meal to be a whole new experience. You can find them along the main Jalan Raya Legian, the legendary Jalan Arjuna, to the satellite streets of Melasti and Poppies Lane. Nevertheless, we have singled out several venues here to help you decide between only the best of places to eat around this favourite resort area.
Azul Beach Club is one of the best spots in Legian to enjoy laidback drinks, sea breezes and views by day, and chill-outs at sunset. Formerly The Parasol Restaurant, the beachfront restaurant and bar is located by the southern gardens of the Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa, and stands out near the coastline with its visually appealing all-bamboo structure. The beach club comprises semi-open dining sections, a bar and lounging spaces set over three levels, all designed under rotundas and towering thatch-roof domes.
By day, Azul Beach Club offers pleasant cool shelter to escape the heat, from where you can simply chill while enjoying the sea views. Hit either of its centrally positioned bars - one on the upper deck and another below - that embraces the name, ‘blue’ in Spanish, through its glowing backlit design. There’s a great list of signatures designed by acclaimed mixologist Joseph Boroski. Dessert cocktails and martinis to ‘modern tikis’ such as Pina Mai Tai and Colada Mama all prove delightful quenchers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Padma 2, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 765 759
Kori Restaurant and Bar is a garden restaurant on the popular backpacking side road of Poppies Lane, which is practically connects Kuta and Legian, and where you can enjoy a large variety of Asian and international cuisine in cool and relaxed settings. The restaurant allows you to escape from the heat and hubbub of ‘Downtown Legian’ and is a good option if you’re up for trying out some authentic Balinese or Indonesian dishes while in the neighbourhood.
Once you step through the restaurant’s Balinese stone gates, there are several seating options to choose from: in the main pavilion, out in the soothing garden with tables laid out under fern and frangipani, or at any of the dining cabanas that are flanked by lotus ponds inhabited by koi carp and turtles. Kori Restaurant and Bar is among the few dining spots along Poppies Lane offering this kind of quaint atmosphere. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Legian, Poppies Lane II, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361) 758 605
SKAI Beach Club at Padma Resort Legian in Bali is the resort’s main beachfront venue, where you can take in the stunning sunset moments over the Legian surf from various cosy lounging spots indoors and out on a semi-al fresco terrace and while soaking in an infinity pool. Aptly, its name is a playful acronym of ‘sunset, kocktail, al fresco and indulgence’. SKAI adds to the small number of beach club lounging options on Legian Beach.
Returning guests to Padma Resort will find SKAI Beach Club as the amazingly refreshing result of a total revamp from Padma’s former Bella Rosa Italian restaurant, where you can now enjoy a refined chill-out venue with signature cocktails served from a strikingly designed bar composed of a criss-cross woody trellis and latticework, and with light bites from an all-day dining menu. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Padma Resort Legian, Jalan Padma No.1, Legian
- Tel: +62(0)361 752 111
The Pearl Hotel Bali is a charming three-star property located only 500m from the sands of Legian Beach, on the legendary Jalan Arjuna, otherwise previously known as Jalan Double Six. Its in-house restaurant serves refined gastronomic offerings, a step above the typical fare of most restaurants nearby.
French chef Jeremy Blanchet and his dynamic team create fresh and innovative dishes from entrée to mains and desserts. Among the must-tries are the grilled scallop wrapped in Parma ham with asparagus mousse and passion balsamic vinegar dressing for starters, and the tender Timor lobster tail ravioli for mains. Optionally, go for the tasting plates that enable you to try a variety. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Thu – Tue 18:00 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Arjuna (Double Six), Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 732 743
The Kopi Pot serves Indonesian and international cuisine set in Balinese garden settings with grass-roofed pavilions. Opened in 1990, it quickly established itself as a firm favourite with visitors keen on trying out their great 'kopi Bali' coffee, Javanese 'tongseng kambing' spicy lamb stew and homemade desserts, which some refer to as the best in town.
The Kopi Pot's additional Lone Palm Bar provides visitors views over Legian’s busy street. Many repeat visitors to Legian who have dined here and are looking for something different than their hotel restaurant’s menu, also end up taking the walk to this spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Legian, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 752 614
The Plantation Grill is the flagship restaurant within the collection of sophisticated dining and lounging options at the Double Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak, brought to you by well-known Bondi chef and restaurateur Robert Marchetti. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel’s southwest wing, The Plantation Grill opens its doors for stylish evenings with interiors that hark back to the 1920s, serving innovative dishes of grilled meats and seafood with first-class services to match.
Well-designed and immersive, The Plantation Grill is the first of its kind on the island to present posh, Gatsyb-esque interiors. A main dining hall under a double-vaulted ceiling offers choices of subtly-lit and cosy booths, of mostly curved dark leather sofas around small round tables, a thoughtful seating design that enables each of the carefully prepared dishes being presented to take centre stage. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
- Location: Double Six Luxury Hotel, Double Six Beach no.66, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 734 300
Formerly known as Taman Ayun Restaurant at Padma Resort at Legian, Donbiu is now the top dining spot in the area that offers a feast, from sumptuous buffet breakfasts with cuisine from around the world, to festive Balinese themed Sunday night dinners with great variety that includes the praised Balinese roast pig of ‘babi guling’ on the menu.
The extensive selection is paired with friendly and attentive service from well-trained staff that ensures guests have a memorable dining experience. After the temporary closure of Padma Resort’s Bella Rosa Italian restaurant, now you can also find the great Italian specials at Donbiu. Daily live entertainment commences from 19:00. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:30 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 752 111
Romeos Bar & Grillery at Ossotel Bali offers a cosy and warm dining experience in Legian with its great range of grills and comfort cuisine, together with refreshing drinks and cocktails served with flair. The venue features direct street access from Legian’s Jalan Padma Utara, from where you can easily drop in with friends or family for a fun time and a feast. Since opening in 2013, it has added a touch of novelty to the somewhat conventional northern Legian neighbourhood, with its sleek boxy sleek boxy architecture with high windows against a criss-crossed framework.
However, stepping inside Romeos Bar & Grillery you will find a slight contrast; its subtly lit interiors and brick walls are inspired by a traditional pub, and some corners even feature candelabras overflowing with melted wax, which gives it a more relaxed countryside feel and goes perfectly with a menu that specialises in a variety of grilled meats and seafood. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 12:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Padma Utara, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 225
For those wishing to enjoy Bavarian meat delights while in Legian, head down to the main street of Jalan Legian. Mama’s is easily spotted – a large signage with its name in red and a colourfully painted Swiss cow figure are eye-catchers. If you’re not on a diet you should stop by here where you can stuff your tummy with extra-large portions of beef-based cooking such as the 1,000 gram pork knuckles with sauerkraut, giant curry sausages, or maybe a couple of jumbo hot dogs.
All of their meat is supplied by the well-trusted Bali-based butchery, Soejasch. You won’t only find traditional German dishes, but also some Mediterranean and even Indonesian homemade dishes as well. Wash down with draught German beer to complete the experience. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours
- Location: La Walon Shopping Center, Jalan Legian 1, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 761 151
Five Monkeys has become the go-to burger joint in Legian for its generously sized burgers, soft homemade buns and luscious honey barbeque sauce. Centrally located, it is a great break away from boutique shopping along Jalan Legian, with its excellent selection of local and international beers. The menu is simple, offering a choice of tasty burgers and hotdogs and refreshing drinks throughout the day – all prepared in an open kitchen.
You can enjoy your meals outside on a shaded counter or within the air-conditioned interior featuring retro Coca-Cola and beer ads on its walls. The prime offering is the barbecue bacon cheeseburger, which comes with a thick and well-rounded beef patty stacked with a soft layer of cheddar, bacon, onion rings, and the juicy honey barbecue sauce in between two soft, bulbous buns. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Legian 350, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 764 507