CAFES & RESTAURANTS
Bikini is not your regular sort of restaurant, it is in fact quite special. There are places that you must try when you come to Bali, Bikini must be added to this list.
The outdoor bar and sitting area and the neon signs is very Miami, with a touch of Vegas. Think lots of hot pink! The bar itself has been meticulously designed. The marble table top and part of the splash back, in combination with the dark wine leather and brass stools, is glam and lux in a very balanced way. The individual wood strips on the ceiling and on the bar both add a new dimension to the different textures and tie up beautifully with the interior of the restaurant. While we waited for our table to be set, we had 2 incredible cocktails that left us a little tipsy and eager to try the cuisine.
The bathrooms, which I can’t go past without mentioning them, give me a feeling of being in a club rather than a restaurant. The hot pink walls and the fact that each individual bathroom (all unisex) has a unique witty slogan on the mirror, make them perfectly Instagram-worthy.
We shared the tasting menu, and basically gave free reign to the Chef to prepare whatever he pleased. The food was beyond incredible. Each plate (and there were lots of them) got better and better. Visually, each one was a work of art, and in terms of taste, texture and flavours, I have never tried better food in my life. Each dish was extremely complex and had gone through many steps before presentation. The dishes were mostly vegetarian or pesqueterian and very light, giving you plenty of room to keep on trying the next dish. There were plates that I may not have chosen if I would were ordering from the menu, but I couldn’t fault them. They were all mouth-watering and left me wanting more, creating a buzz about what other amazing dish would come next.
Just as the interior design of Bikini reveals its cultured complexities and modern sophistication, their food is both creatively inspiring and a delight to the senses. Dining at Bikini is a refined and artistic experience of the highest level.