Pantai means beach in Indonesian and this Warung is true to it’s name, perfectly positioned on the beautiful Batu Belig beachfront, just north (about 10 minutes) of Seminyak in Bali.
Warung Pantai’s owner Wayan has a simple motto “work hard, play hard” and her philosophy shines through at her impeccable Warung. The pride in which Wayan and her team take in keeping the Warung spotless and taking care of guests is evident in every aspect of the food and service here.
Warung Pantai is my idea of Bali Bliss, with a location that is perfect for a restful day at the beach and a menu to suit all tastes but with particularly good Indonesian favourites such as Gado Gado (steamed vegetables with peanut sauce), spicy prawns and fish and delicious Ayam Goreng (Indonesian fried chicken), Nasi Campur, Nasi Goreng and Satays accompanied by authentic sambals and sauces.
The food is cooked off-site just up the road in Wayan’s kitchen in her traditional family compound, in an equally impeccable kitchen, and ferried to your table on covered trays by motorbike. Wayan invited me to visit the kitchen and watch her make the spicy grilled prawns and satays using her homemade Bali Bumbu(spice paste) and then grilling them on her schmick 4 burner gas bbq. (See video) There are also Western favourites and even espresso coffee skilfully delivered piping hot by bike!
Wayan’s motto is also evident in the fun and laughter that fills the kitchen and in the excellent, attentive but relaxed service of the wait staff.
A wonderful location and fabulous eating experience by the beach in Bali. Take your beach towels and head to Batu Belig for a swim and a lazy, long lunch at Warung Pantai next time you are in Bali.
Thank you Wayan and team for a great lunch and experience!