Where to go for dinner and cocktails on a Friday night in Ubud, Bali

Ubud is a lovely place and the centre comes alive at night. But due to the many different restaurants and cafes it gets quite hard to choose a perfect spot! So I decided to share a little tip and tell you what one of my favourite places is to go to on a Friday night!

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Espresso Martini MyWarung Ubud, Bali

Welcome to MyWarung! As soon as you walk in you will notice the great atmosphere! On any night of the week its seems to be buzzing and full with people enjoying good food and great cocktails. Nice and relaxing music in the background sets the right mood and laughter fills the room. Its a lovely place perfect for an evening with friends, a family dinner or even a date night! Its warm atmosphere and the kind people make you feel extremely comfortable.

Behind the bar they make delicious cocktails and some even with a little twist! The bar is open and placed in the middle of the restaurant so you can watch them make your very own cocktail, which creates quite a show!

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MyWarung Spritz MyWarung Ubud, Bali

The ‘MyWarung Spritz’ (100k Idr) and ‘MyWarung Rujak Martini’ (100k Idr) are the specials that I got highly recommended. So I couldn’t resist and had to try them!

The ‘MyWarung Spritz’ was citrusy, summery, you could taste the red fruit, fresh but with a surprising slight sparkle which hits you first before any of the flavours kick in. The taste of alcohol is not very strong which makes it very pleasant to drink, even while you are eating. The flavours melt together nicely. Perfect hot summer day drink!

The ‘MyWarung Rujak Martini’ was extremely surprising and I have never tasted something like this before! It was fruity, orange, tangy. The moment you take your first sip its light, but hold up a second because another flavour is about to kick in! A burst of spiciness is about to take over! This drink is made with pineapple, cucumber, apple, triple 6, vodka, and then as the special ingredient.. Balinese chilli! Its extremely special and I am not surprised that this is their signature drink!

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Roasted Pumpkin salad MyWarung Ubud, Bali

For dinner I decided to try the ‘Roasted Pumpkin’ salad (65k Idr) which is vegetarian but can also be made vegan! It was very light and fresh pear really gave the salad character. Pumpkin seeds were sprinkled on top which created an amazing texture!

 

For the non-vegetarians there is a special dish that you have to try! But this dish is not for the weak! ‘Nasi Babi Sambal Matah’ (85k Idr) is a traditional spicy Balinese dish! You will be thanking them for placing a large amount of white rice in the middle of the plate, because you are going to need it when your mouth is on fire! This plate is full of tangy, fresh, spicy and crunchy flavours and textures!

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Nasi Babi Sambal Matah – MyWarung Ubud, Bali

A little tip – try the ‘Espresso Martini’ (100k Idr)! As you know I am a big coffee lover so this is definitely my favourite cocktail! Its extremely creamy, tasty, sweet and it does not have an overpowering alcohol flavour. (Which can be dangerous, this cocktail is so good that before you know it you will be falling of your chair!)

The staff is extremely friendly and always have a smile on their face! Great quality for the price you pay! Great place to impress someone by taking them out for a cocktail on a Friday or Saturday evening!

There are 4 different MyWarung restaurants in Bali and this one in Ubud is actually their newest one! But already it has a great atmosphere and it is considered to be a very trendy place!  If you want to know more about the 3 other locations click here!

MyWarung in Ubud is open from 11 am to 11pm 

Their address is: No. 7 Galeria Menara Ubud, Jalan Raya Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571 Indonesia

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Where to go for the best local food in Canggu, Bali

So I ended up in Indonesia. The country with the most amazing food full of colours and vibrant flavours. Everything is homemade, grown locally and recipes go back centuries. I am currently staying in a place named Canggu. And there are plenty of amazing cafes and restaurants, but there is something special about the cafes that just serve a messy full plate with all kinds of different homemade food made by the mother in the back.

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Varuna Warung, Canggu

You sit down on one of the few tables and are accompanied by some dogs that lay around in the shadow. You make your way inside where you order your plate full of goodness. The women looks at you in patient as she waits for you to point at any of the bowls located in the big cabined. You point, and she will place more food on your plate than you ever thought would fit. The great thing is, this plate full of deliciousness is extremely cheap so you can really fill up your plate with endless combinations! An average full plate and a bottle of water will cost between 25.000 to 45.000 idr. 

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Varuna Warung, Canggu

You impatiently go back to your seat and before you even sit down you have already picked from your plate as no-one, no-one can resist that delicious smell! Its a plate full of happiness!

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Varuna Warung, Canggu

Being vegan I always go crazy on the veggie options, and every single one is just as delicious as the other. Its healthy, and it makes both your mind and body happy!

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Varuna Warung, Canggu

I definitely recommend eating here for both lunch or dinner. Do you fancy a night in watching a movie but you don’t want to cook? Don’t worry you can just get a take away and make your whole movie experience one you will never forget.

The address is: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.89x, Canggu, Bali. 

And they are open everyday from 08.00-22.00. 

So quick, get down to Canggu! Because Varuna Warung is worth the visit!