Jolly in the tropics: Our picks of the best Christmas and New Year feasts in Bali

Whether you’re spending the year-end holiday with your significant other, family, or your gang of friends, you’ll always have a myriad of culinary options to celebrate Christmas and New Year in style in Bali. Photo: Instagram/@kyndcommunity & @junglefishbali
Whether you’re spending the year-end holiday with your significant other, family, or your gang of friends, you’ll always have a myriad of culinary options to celebrate Christmas and New Year in style in Bali. Photo: Instagram/@kyndcommunity & @junglefishbali

Whether you’re spending the year-end holiday with your significant other, family, or your gang of friends, you’ll always have a myriad of culinary options to celebrate Christmas and New Year in style in Bali. 

From casual plant-based set courses, to delectable hotel buffets, to fine dining options, check out our selection of the best Christmas and New Year feasts you can gorge on:

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Photo: Instagram/@anantarauluwatu

Anantara Uluwatu, the resort perched on a cliff in the south of Bali, will be serving a White Christmas Eve Dinner at their 360 Rooftop Restaurant on Dec. 24. Priced at IDR495,000++ per person, guests will get to enjoy a four-course dinner from 7pm to 11pm. 

A Christmas Sunset BBQ is scheduled for the next day, where guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ at Botol Biru Bar and Grill from 5pm to 9pm. If you’re up for an all-you-can-eat teppanyaki dinner, Sono Tokyo Night will take place on Dec. 26 at Sono Teppanyaki from 7pm to 11pm. The two feasts are of the same price as the Christmas Eve dinner.

Jl. Pemutih – Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, South Kuta, Badung. 

RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 811 3995 048 or email: fbsales.aulu@anantara.com. Instagram

Andaz Bali

A Christmas tree at Andaz Bali. Photo: Instagram/@andaz_bali

Sanur resort Andaz Bali is taking part in the festivities through a Christmas Wonderland dinner on Dec. 24 and 25, as well as a New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31. A four-course set Christmas dinner will set you back at IDR790,000++ per person, and IDR360,000++ per person for four pairing artisan cocktails, available from 6pm.

NYE dinner, which starts at 7pm, is priced at IDR1.2 million++ per person for food only, and IDR800,000++ per person for free flow alcoholic drinks. There will also be a countdown event from 10.30pm onwards with IDR750,000++ charge per person for unlimited late night snacks and a glass of sparkling wine. Read more about Andaz’s festive specials here.

Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89A, Sanur, Denpasar.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 818-0543-2085. Instagram

Cuca

Cuca’s Lobster Roll. Photo: Instagram/@cucabali

Cuca, Bali’s famous tapas spot, is also getting into the holiday spirit with their festive menu. Available on Dec. 24, 25, and 31, guests get to enjoy Cuca’s set of snacks, tapas, dessert, and sweet canapes for IDR750,000++ per person. The tapas selection includes Maple Baked Pumpkin Salad, Black Squid Risotto, and Spicy Pulled Beef; while the sweet canapes consist of Peanut Butter Cookie, Cinnamon French Toast, and Iced M&M’s.

Jl. Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Badung.

RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 812-3687-0486. Instagram

Hyatt Regency

Photo: Instagram/@hyattregency_bali

Spend a lovely night at Hyatt Regency’s La La Land-themed Christmas dinner on Dec. 24 and 25 at the hotel’s seaside restaurant, Pizzaria. From 6.30pm onwards, guests may enjoy a large selection of dishes from different food stations starting from IDR750,000++ inclusive of one glass of sparkling wine and non-alcoholic drinks, or IDR1.4 million++ that includes free flow sparkling wine, wine, beer, and cocktails. Additionally, a brunch of the same theme is slated for Dec. 26, with prices starting from IDR450,000++ per person. Read more about the feasts here.

Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89 Sanur.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 815-8532-0969. Instagram

Jungle Fish and The Upper Deck Restaurant at Chapung Sebali

Photo: Instagram/@junglefishbali

The Chapung Sebali boutique resort in Ubud will be holding a Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas brunch at two of their vibrant dining spots, Jungle Fish Pool Bar and The Upper Deck Restaurant, surrounded by the lush views of Ubud’s rainforest.

The Christmas dinner will take place on Dec. 24 at The Upper Deck Restaurant from 7pm onwards, where patrons will be entertained by live music and Balinese traditional dance. Described as “set courses menu with family style,” the dinner will cost IDR650,000++ per person. Christmas brunch will be held the next day at Jungle Fish Pool Bar from 11am to 3pm, where you can enjoy all you can eat BBQ by the pool. There will be a Christmas choir with angklung to bring the jolly spirit on the occasion for the guests.

There will also be a New Year’s Eve dinner at The Upper Deck Restaurant on Dec. 31, where guests can enjoy a family-style set course accompanied by live music and Balinese traditional dance for IDR750,000++ per person.

Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Ubud, Gianyar.

RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 831 1448 2340 or email: jungle.fish@chapung.com. Instagram

Kynd Community

Plant-based Christmas dish served at Kynd Community. Photo: Instagram/@kyndcommunity

Seminyak’s famous vegan café, Kynd Community, will be serving a three-course plant-based feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Priced at IDR250,000++ per person, you’ll get to enjoy a classic holiday staple with a choice of plant-based wellington, “cheeken” roast with stuffings, and mushroom “beef” roast for the gluten-free option. Christmas lunch on Dec. 25 will be merrier with live music in the courtyard from 12-3pm.

Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 12, Seminyak, Badung.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 859 3112 0209. Instagram

Mozaic Bali

Photo: Instagram/@mozaicrestaurantubud

Ubud’s French fine dining restaurant Mozaic will be hosting a Christmas dinner on Dec. 24 as well as Christmas lunch and dinner on Dec. 25. The menu, which is curated by Chef Chris Salans, will combine French cooking techniques with Indonesian flavors. Prices start from IDR1 million++ per person for a six-course menu and IDR1,350,000++ per person for an eight-course menu with wine pairings available.

A New Year celebration will follow on Dec. 31 with a Back to The Future-themed dinner, which will feature new dishes from Chef Chris Salans from 6pm to 9pm.

Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar.

RSVP via Whatsapp +62 811 3943 288 or Instagram direct message.

Ours Bali

A good doggo posing for the camera at Ours Bali. Photo: Instagram/@oursbali

Scandi-style Christmas dinner in Bali, why not? Ours Bali, a restaurant in Uluwatu that mixes Balinese and Scandinavian style architecture, will be holding a Scandinavian Christmas Party on Dec. 24. For IDR495,000++ per person, you can enjoy a selection of items from the Christmas table such as Toast Skagen (toasted bread topped with shrimp salad) for starter, Swedish Meatballs, turkey, and vegetarian Janssons frestelse, traditional Swedish potato casserole, among others, with vegetarian options available.

Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Badung.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 813 5337 3163. Instagram

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