There are not many restaurants serving up Indonesian-style fine dining and none that come close to the glorious setting of The Warung, which nudges the cliff tops of Uluwatu and has spellbinding views of the Indian Ocean. While many people associate Indonesian food with nasi goreng or chicken satay, Indonesian cuisine is actually richly diverse and full of wonderful flavours. The magic is in the details and The Warung brings in guest chefs from all over the archipelago to ensure authenticity in its dishes and to stage exciting culinary events.
All diners receive a complimentary starter, a great introduction to Indonesian flavours, served in a traditional congkak – an Indonesian wooden board game. Twelve different sections are filled with sambals, pickles, sauces and krupuk (crackers.) When it comes to mains, highlights include the Siap Base Kalas – tender and tasty grilled chicken in a creamy roasted-coconut sauce with just a hint of curry. As for desserts, there is no going past the Colenak, a warm and hearty Sundanese dish, layering grilled banana with cassava, candied jackfruit and palm sugar syrup.
Uluwatu is located on the southern tip of Bali, a peaceful region typified by towering limestone cliffs, undulating hills and world-famous surf breaks.