This list of the best family restaurants in Bali have been chosen for their casual and welcoming dining ambiance, as well as catering especially to kids enjoyment. Some of these dining spots are signature restaurants within luxury five-star resorts, known best for their weekend brunches. At such places, the little diners get their own range of favourite treats, together with a fun corner equipped with play mats and stimulating toys and books to help keep their spirits high.
Among these handpicked selections below you’ll find other alternatives, especially for families facing the question of where to eat alfresco. These choices feature lush garden settings with wonderful nature views and sometimes a dedicated space for the kids to run and play. And most importantly, the menu features different selections that suit the palates of each family member.
Overlooking the lush Ayung River Valley and the lotus-roof lobby of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan afar, The Sayan House offers a cosy and casual alfresco dining ambiance with contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. Best thing for families is that they’re good with kids. Delights include chawanmushi (Japanese egg custard dish), sautéed foie gras presented nigiri sushi-style (IDR 155,000), salmon steak (IDR 200,000) and sweet Kyoto-style Saikyo miso soup. A regular feature is their Funday Sunday picnic and fresh market on the lawn, from noon through early afternoon. Mum can shop for local produce and products, enjoy great food and watch the kids play. A prix fixe menu is also ideal for family outings, with one of its makeshift gardens transformed into a playground for the little ones. Read More...
Sundays Beach ClubUngasan
You could consider this family venue as the southernmost spot on this list. ‘Hidden’ at the cliff base under The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Sundays Beach Club offers a beach retreat with the main draw being a pristine stretch of sand and crystal clear, swimmable waves. From its kitchen you have choices of Mediterranean cuisine where kids can opt for a spot under breezy, thatched-roof shades, or right out on the sand with parasols and daybeds. Fun beach activities include sea kayaking, beach volleyball, snorkelling and kite flying. Besides light salads and hearty pizzas, you can cool off with an icy granita or fun shakes like ‘Oreo crazy’ and ‘The Bounty’ for the kids. Read More...
Prego at The WestinNusa Dua
Prego is an Italian restaurant at The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, which offers a fun dining experience for families and kids. Just outside on the spacious lawn, the little ones can enjoy makeshift playgrounds, with mini trampolines and lawn games, while making their way to their own dedicated kids’ buffet and a cosy corner complete with beanbags, cartoons, and candyfloss and popcorn machines. A magician also goes around the tables occasionally with some awesome tricks up his sleeve. Prego is even spruced up more over the weekend for families, where the main indoor dining hall is decked with colourful balloons and décor, and several different buffet lines are set around an open plan kitchen. Read More...
As one of Seminyak’s longstanding beachfront restaurants, La Lucciola is the best place to bring the kids if you’re in for a great ocean view. The restaurant is right between the Petitenget Temple and the The Samaya Bali. All-day dining features international fusion and Mediterranean cuisine that you can enjoy on two airy levels, while most families with kids will love the ground level during the mornings until noon for its direct access to the sand under the shades of coconut palms. Read More...
Tsavo Lion RestaurantGianyar
Part of the unique African safari-themed offerings at the Bali Safari and Marine Park, and among the perks that you can enjoy as a staying guest at the adjoining Mara River Safari Park Lodge, Tsavo Lion Restaurant lets you delight in BBQ buffet breakfasts and dinners while watching lions and lionesses wandering about in their park enclosures behind windows. You can request a window seat in advance with your bookings, which the kids will surely love. Later in the evening, there’s an African fire show that is held regularly beside the restaurant and part of its night safari attractions.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
- Location: Bali Safari and Marine Park, Jalan Bypass Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19.8, Gianyar
- Tel: +62 (0)361 950 000
Pirate’s BayNusa Dua
This pirate-themed open-air cafe and restaurant overlooking the bay of Nusa Dua will appeal to kids with its collection of treehouses, open plan spaces with swings, stilts and rope games, and its impressive pirate ship replica that is ‘stranded’ on the sand where kids can also climb onto. Additionally, there’s a fun host of treasure hunt activities that you can prearrange to participate in as a family. The menu is a mix of Asian and European favourites with burgers and club sandwiches with fresh salad and French fries, to seafood favourites. There’s a full list of healthy tropical fruit juices and selection of cold beers for dad. Read More...
Cut Catch CucinaNusa Dua
As Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort’s signature restaurant, Cut Catch Cucina has multiple outlets, including a steakhouse, seafood and grill section, and an Italian osteria. Besides free dining for kids under the age of 12, they are treated to an extensive choice of wholesome buffet selections, particularly with the multitude of sweets and desserts at the heavily decorated dessert station. There’s also a fun corner with games, toys and reading material for the kids, while parents can sit back and enjoy the live jazz. ‘CCC’ for short, the restaurant continues to appeal for families with its unique weekend brunch offering that is held over two days: Saturday and Sunday. Read More...
Byrdhouse Beach ClubSanur
Byrdhouse Beach Club is one of a very few beach clubs along the Sanur coastline. It is the signature spot of the Segara Village Hotel but open for public and easily accessible via Sanur’s main beach boardwalk. The beach club comprises three different restaurants and two bars, while live bands and colourful cultural dance performances feature throughout the week to accompany your seaside seafood barbecue dinners. It’s a fun seaside vibe with varying dining options for families and beachgoers by day, with a chic and slightly sophisticated atmosphere as the sun goes down. The kids will love their dedicated backyard playground and kids’ corner close at hand. Read More...
This is one of the best sushi restaurants in Bali to bring the whole family to, whenever you’re all up for some Japanese delights and with an option at hand to bring out the fun and cheers. Attached to the restaurant, just upstairs from the main dining hall, is Hide n’ Seek, a playground facility that is well-equipped with a play-tower comprising three slides, one that leads kid spiralling down into a ball pool. There’s also wall climbing, trampolines, spider web nets, hanging bridges, tunnels and more. When the kids become peckish, call them back for some delicious sushi and kakigori, or Japanese shaved ice desserts in strawberry, chocolate and matcha tea flavours, from IDR 44,800 or USD 3.50.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:30
- Location: Jalan Sunset Road No. 239, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 6501
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/sushihanabali
Kids love an open beach to go with their meal, and these two contiguous places are among the best to go for in Bali. Jimbaran is the more famous seafood dining destination, with its cluster of 17 different cafes located right on Jimbaran Bay. Mostly open afternoon until late, each of these venues similarly offer fresh-grilled seafood served at candlelit tables arranged around the sand. The sunsets are one of reasons to be here. Up north, there’s a collection of finer restaurants in the neighbouring village of Kedonganan, offering a large variety to choose from within a more modern setting and an upmarket appeal, complete with regular live music and Balinese dance performances. Read More...