Presents not wrapped? Plans not finalised? Don’t worry, be happy and check our last minute guide to Christmas in Bali. From the full traditional feast to ‘not a turkey in sight’, Christmas celebrations in Bali take on all the colour and fun of a multitude of cultures. Here are our picks for the top feasts in all our balifood land.
Ulu Cliffhouse – Tropi Christmas – Cliffmas Day
When: December 25, Lunch and Dinner, open 10am-10pm.
How much: Rp. 600k++ per person, Rp. 200k++ for kids, with welcome drink. 2 hours free flow add: Prosecco Rp1.3jt++, Duval Leroy champagne Rprp1.75jt++
Why: Come as one (or ten) and be many! No matter how young or old, Ulu Cliffhouse makes everyone look cool. Bring your bathing suits, dive in, get wet and pop your cork over the brilliant blue horizon. This is the place to get into the spirits.
Finns Recreation Club – Christmas Day – Buffet Lunch
When: December 25, Lunch only 12am – 5pm.
How much: Lunch Only: Adult: Rp. 600,000 nett, child: Rp. 250,000 nett
Lunch + Splash: Adult: Rp. 950,000 nett, child: Rp. 480,000 nett
Why: families have been celebrating at Finns (ex-Canggu club) for years, so why mess with tradition? Graze all afternoon on the fabulous buffet, raise a glass to friends and family, while the kids get active, sing along with the Jodie O’Shea orphanage choir, and hohoho with a visit from Santa. Members discounts apply, open to the public.
Book online at: http://finnsrecclub.com/whatson/christmas-day-buffet-lunch/
KU DE TA – Christmas Family Day
When: December 25, Lunch only.
How Much: KU DE TA Adults – Rp. 950.000/net, Children – Rp. 400.000/net Mejekawi Adults – Rp. 1.500.000/net Children (3-12yrs) – Rp. 550.000/net
Why: Because it never fails to impress. Whether you choose to spend the day beachside at Kudeta, complete with kids activities, live music and a DJ line-up, or head upstairs to the award-winning Mejekawi, it’s always one of our top picks for Christmas.
Sundays Beach Club – Christmas on the Beach!
When: December 25, Lunch from 12pm – 4pm.
How Much: Rp 1,3jt++ per adult Rp 350,000++ per child
Why: A beach day is always a good idea, even better with a great menu from Sundays’ festive chefs. Highlights include ocean-caught seafood, roast turkey, whole roast pig, glazed ham, fresh salads and trimmings. Don’t miss the dessert buffet’s burnt lemon cured pavlova. Celebrate christmas on the beach with the whole family!
Alila Seminyak – Seasalt – Coastal Christmas EVE
When: Dec 24 7pm – 11pm.
How much: IDR 750.000++/person | Half price for kids under 12 years old, includes welcome eggnog or hot wine.
Why: Celebrate Christmas eve overlooking a stunning stretch of beach, enjoying a luscious 5-course set dinner as a Christmas choir entertains you, Santa pays a visit, and gypsy songstress, Lydia Rose, and her band, put on a special performance. Head home happy to open your presents early.
Salazón – CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN seminyak STYLE
When: December 25, Lunch from 12pm – 4pm.
How much: Rp 490,000++
Why: Step it up at the industrial-chic Salazon and celebrate Christmas with a stunning menu, from a welcome cocktail and shared plates, to starters like their grilled oysters, mains like the ‘Geroges’ milk-fed suckling pig with roast vegetables, dripping spuds, chutneys, sauce and stuffing balls, and then perhaps a dessert of Drunken Soaked Fruit Pudding with custard, cream and berries. Perhaps, something completely different. Music by DJ Hallex M.
or PH: (0361) 9342100
Bali Asli – “Not Christmas Lunch”
When: December 25, Lunch 12pm – 7pm.
How much: Rp. 450,000++
Why: Celebrate Bali-style with a Christmas lunch that’s a little out of the ordinary. Bali Asli is hosting their East Bali Megibung Feast and it comes with a bird’s eye view of a live volcano. Bonus. Not a turkey or plum pudding in sight! Celebrate love, life and happiness.
When: December 25, Lunch & Dinner 11am – 10pm.
How much: Adults Rp. 790,000 nett includes a glass of bubbles on arrival. Children 12 & under – 300k net includes soft drinks, juice and water. Children under 3 free.
Why: Enjoy a menu full of favorites created with signature flair from the kitchens of Cocoon and then hang out for an afternoon by the pool while the tunes chime in to get the party started. Upstairs or downstairs, the kids will love the elves, the activities and gifts.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book.
Spice – Festive Season Menu
When: 24 to 30 December 2017, Dinner 12am – 11pm.
How much: Rp. 295.000++
Why: Spice by Chris Salans offers a gourmet experience at a price you can afford. Experience the culinary genius of Chris Salans, the founder of Mozaic restaurant, and settle in to enjoy a festive feast with French flair and a touch of spice. Don’t miss out on the spicy cocktails. In Ubud or Sanur.
Booking: Sanur: https://bookv5.chope.co/booking?rid=spicesanur1706bal&=1&source=rest_spicebali.com PH: +62 361 4490411
Ubud: https://bookv5.chope.co/booking?rid=spiceubud1706bal&=1&source=rest_spicebali.com PH: +62 361 4792420
Settimo Cielo – XMAS Brunch Week
When: 23rd to 30th December 2017, Brunch from 9am.
How much: Rp. 225,000++ (Food Only) Rp. 600,000++ (Drinks Package, includes free flow Bloody Marys, mimosas, red, white and sparkling wine).
Why: Getting over it? Here’s the perfect solution to the morning after. Enjoy a combination of Settimo Cielo’s celebratory breakfast and lunch grazing menus.
Settimo Cielo Christmas Dinner
When: 25 December 2017 6pm – onwards, Dinner.
How much: Rp. 450,000++ per person.
Why: Dolce vita or Dolce & Gabbana? Why not have it all? Set the mood with this sexy little Italian. Chef Nicholas produces fountains of culinary pleasure at this rustic and refined Italian celebration.
CHRISTMAS at KILN
When: 22 December at 12:00 to 30 December at 23:00
How much: Free entrance
Why: Trying to find out who’s naughty or nice? Kiln does both very well. Check out this neighborhood favourite for flame-grilled festive food, amazing cocktails on tap, and roast dinners so good you won’t be able to tell your Mum.
Chachara – Christmas Dinner
When: 24 December 2017, 7pm to late, 25 December 2017, 12pm.
How much: Free entrance, no minimum spends but booking is essential.
Why: Whether you celebrate Christmas eve or on the day, prepare for a cheeky celebration with the masters of tapas. With an Italian behind the stove, you can expect a few of mum’s recipes to show up for this a la carte feast.
Bookings: https://cho.pe/ChacharaBali or PH: +62 819 3469 9559
When: 24 December 2017, 9pm.
How much: Rp. 190,000
Why: Catri’s Balinese night is always a firm favourite in Ubud. The tongue firmly in cheek Christmas eve edition promises to be a night to remember. It’s hard to beat R4D’s cocktails any time, but you know they are going to turn it up for Christmas.
When: 24 December 2017, Dinner.
How much: 6 course menu: Rp. 1,350,000++ or 8 course menu Rp. 1,750,000++, with wine pairing from Rp. 998,000++
Why: Books have been written about Mozaic, inspired by French cooking and spiced with the flavours of the Indonesian archipelago, this will be an affair to remember.
When: 24 December 2017, Dinner.
How much: Rp. 500,000+ for 2 pax or Rp. 800,000 for 4 pax. Whine/Cocktail paring Rp. 200,000+ per pax
Why: Share a memorable meal prepared by the team at Frestro, who take great pride in their stunning artisan menus, inspired by Italy and infused with Balinese hospitality. Pair it with great wine, cocktails and the people you love.
Bookings: www.frestro.co.id or PH: 0361 9345 888
Fat Gajah – Joy to the World
When: 25 December, Dinner.
How much: 180,000++
Why: All year long we find joy at fat Gajah and to celebrate this festive season, they are turning up their twisted dumplings and organic noodles to shine a light on Asian-inspired christmas feasts. Take a turn on the fried creamy passion fruit pud to tantalise the taste buds and celebrate the joy of good food and great company.
Bookings: email@example.com or PH: +62851.0168.8212
When: 24 & 25 December 2017
How much: 160,000++
Why: Arang Sate Bar celebrates the traditional of sate every day, to step things up for the holiday season, expect a sprinkle of glitter, an array of sparkling cocktails and menus that shine with skill and enthusiasm.
Above Eleven – Christmas Eve Under The Stars
When: 24 December 2017
How much: Starting from 700,000++
Why: Take a step up and enjoy sweeping views over Jimbaran Bay, an inspired menu of Peruvian specialties and a cocktail bar that will put improve your dance moves and add sparkle to your christmas calendar.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or PH: +62 811 386 0404