Catering for the Kids
Hungry for good food in Bali, but need to find somewhere child-friendly? Klook has you covered with this mouth-watering selection of the best restaurants in Bali that serve up something for the whole family. From lip-smacking local delicacies in Ubud to incredible international cuisine in Seminyak, find best family friendly restaurants in Bali.
1. Watch award-winning work at Mozaic, Ubud
Mozaic takes guests on a tongue-teasing discovery of Bali's flavours and seasons while putting on a show. Keep the whole family entertained at a 'Workshop' table, where you'll see the chefs in action. Make sure to leave room for the Mozaic Table Top dessert of Valrhona chocolate, ginger, rhubarb and strawberries – the perfect fuel for the family after an active day of Ayung River rafting nearby.
Practical information: Mozaic is a 30-minute walk or 5-minute tuk-tuk ride away from Ubud Market on the bustling Jl. Raya Sanggingan. The address is l. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571 and it's open daily for lunch from noon to 2 pm and dinner from 6 pm to 9:45 pm.
2. Breakfast with the beasts at Bali Zoo, Ubud
Sip your orange juice with the orangutans at Bali Zoo for breakfast, and you'll make the most important meal of the day the most exciting one, too! Get to know Bali's wildlife in a natural landscape while filling up on fresh fruit, pastries, eggs and seasonal dishes from the buffet.
There's plenty for everyone – including the animals. As for getting there, you can simplify the 20-minute drive from Ubud by adding a private transfer to your ticket.
Practical information: The zoo is at Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582. It's open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm and closed Thursday through Saturday.
3. A perfect private picnic in Ubud's Hanging Gardens
If you want quality time with your family, it doesn't get much more special than a private riverside picnic in the Hanging Gardens of Bali. Relax and reconnect on the bank of the river Ayung, while your personal waiter brings you garlic and herb-marinated king prawns or chicken and cheese tortillas.
It all takes place in your own hut nestled in the mystical Ubud jungle. Afterwards, you can check out the nearby Ubud Jungle Swing and Tirta Empul Water Temple.
Practical information: The gardens are located at Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali 80571 and are open 24 hours for guests of the resort.
4. Tasty tea-time treats to treasure at Chedi Club Ubud
Luscious jungle and pristine gardens surround the 5-star Chedi Club Complex, just a 10-minute taxi drive from central Ubud. The restaurant uses freshly picked herbs and ingredients from its gardens for its extensive menu of Balinese and Western cuisine.
The indulgent afternoon tea is a favourite with families for its Valrhona chocolate cake and jackfruit fritters. Talk about a way to achieve Balinese inner peace – both in the mind and in the stomach!
Practical information: Chedi Club is at Tengkulak Kaja, Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80571. The restaurant is open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.
5. Art to start at METIS
Just a 10-minute tuk tuk ride from central Seminyak, METIS Restaurant and Gallery combines fine dining and fine art to stimulate both minds and mouths. The world-class team of chefs at this eatery – ranked one of Asia’s Top 20 restaurants – whip up haute French Mediterranean cuisine alongside family favourites.
Try something exquisite like roasted quail stuffed with duck while the kids dig in to burgers and pizzas. You can wander the gallery's display of sculptures, jewellery, furniture and more from around Asia after your meal – don't miss the wooden tree carvings commissioned especially for the exhibition.
Practical information: The METIS Restaurant and Gallery is at Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361. It's open from 11 am to 2 am Monday through Saturday and from 5:30 pm to 2 am Sunday.
6. Gorge on gorgeous surroundings at The Legian
You get unparalleled sea views at The Restaurant at The Legian, where modern cuisine with an Asian twist is served next to a real feast for the eyes. The menu focuses on local, organic and sustainable ingredients, with a Slipper Lobster Curry crowning the dinner menu. For the kids, there's a children's menu loaded with yummy toasties and ooey-gooey mac' 'n' cheese.
Work up an appetite with a walk north along the seafront from central Seminyak, and you'll find this culinary jewel halfway along Petitenget Beach.
Practical information: You'll find the restaurant at Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, beach, Kabupaten Badung, Bali. It's open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.
7. All-day gourmet at TIIGO, Seminyak
Award-winning chefs serve up a wide variety of sumptuous food throughout the day at TIIGO in Montigo Resort. With a pool for parents and the largest Kids Club in Seminyak, the child-friendly resort has enough to keep you there all day. Plus, the 24-hour restaurant makes sure you don't go hungry between swimming and sunbathing.
You can even learn how to make authentic Balinese dishes like ayam betutu (Balinese spiced chicken) in a culinary class led by the restaurant's champion chefs.
Practical information: The resort is located at Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Bali 80361.
8. Room to consume at Bebek Tepi Sawah, Lovina Beach
With seven locations across Bali in traditional settings, Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurants dish out hearty Balinese cuisine in big portions. The largest branch is in Lovina and boasts expansive gardens inspired by rice fields, with an open-air dining plaza promising fresh air and plenty of room for groups and energetic kids.
It even has a spa for parents needing a little relaxation, and it's just a short tuk-tuk or taxi ride from Lovina Beach. After your meal, you might even squeeze in some dolphin-watching or snorkelling.
Practical information: The restaurant is at Jalan Raya Seririt Banjar, Temukus, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152 and opening hours are 9 am to 10 pm daily.
9. Trade lava for guava at Lakeview, Kintamani
Take in Bali's verdant landscapes and juicy local produce with an all you can eat buffet overlooking Lake Batur – all backed by the breathtaking Mount Batur volcano. Towering at 1,717 metres above sea level, the volcano gives adventurous families the opportunity to scale its heights at the break of dawn.
For a more relaxed day, opt to admire the cloud-shrouded peak from afar as you tackle a mountain of food at Lakeview Restaurant. The dining spot's just a 15-minute taxi ride from the foot of Mount Batur.
Practical information: Lakeview Restaurant is at Penelokan Main Rd, Central Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652. Opening hours are 8 am to 9 pm daily.
10. A dirty duck dinner, Multiple Locations
A visit to Bebek Bengil wouldn't be complete without sampling the legendary crispy duck – and we really do mean legendary. Translated as 'Dirty Duck Diner', the restaurant takes its name from its very first guests – a flock of ducks who ran into the new restaurant from the surrounding rice fields, leaving muddy footprints on the floor!
Today, the only ducks you'll see are served crispy in locations across Ubud, Nusa Dua and Samasta Jimbaran. Any duck-shy young diners can tuck in to a dedicated kids' menu, full of pint-sized versions of local favourites alongside mini burgers and fruit ice cream. Visit Klook before you go, and you can line up some cool activities nearby for after your meal.
Practical information: You'll find the Bebek Bengil restaurants at the following locations:
- Ubud: Padang Tegal, Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
- Nusa Dua: TDC Complex, Nusa Dua Beach, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
- Samasta Jimbaran: Jl. Wanagiri, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
The Ubud location is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm while the other two are open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.
Fab food for all the family
There's plenty on the menu when it comes to family-friendly restaurants in Bali. Discover more things to do across the island on Klook's dedicated Bali page.