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The best lunch restaurants in Ubud: First Table guide

September 2022

The best lunch restaurants in Ubud: First Table guide

One of Bali's tourism hot spots, Ubud is one of those places where you need more than a few days to explore! Set amongst rice paddies, jungle ravines and rainforest, Ubud is regarded as the cultural hub of Bali, with stunning architecture, temples and museums.

If you need a break from sightseeing and have a hankering for a tasty lunch in Ubud, take a look at these five dining destinations that are among the best restaurants on First Table.

Golden Monkey Ubud, Ubud lunch restaurant, Bali lunch restaurant

Golden Monkey Ubud

If you're after an authentic Chinese BBQ, dim sum and Chinese-Cantonese food, the Golden Monkey is your go to for Chinese dishes in Ubud. Serving tried and true favourites, fill up on dim sum, or visit the Chinese BBQ section for roast chicken or duck with Hoison, crispy pork belly or peking duck pancakes, did you just start drooling?  For vegetarian and pescatarians, there's tofu, spicy seafood and aromatic fried rice. The Golden Monkey is right in the town centre of Ubud, so take a break from sightseeing and try out one of Bali's best lunch restaurants.

Bali lunch restaurants,  Bali restaurants, Kelusa Restaurant

The Kelusa at Samsara

Surrounded by lush jungle and natural tropical interiors, The Kelusa is located inside the award winning Samsara Ubud. The menu showcases local ingredients - try out the locally sourced seafood laksa, the spicy slow cooked beef stew, or the Balinese spiced broth with local seafood. There's also a pizza menu if you feel like the Italian favourite, with Margherita, pepperoni and Betutu chicken all getting a look in, and the beef burger is also equally as attractive!

Kabana Jungle Club, Bali lunch restaurant, Ubud lunch n

Kabana Jungle Pool Club

A dream setting with four levels, eight swimming pools and jungle surrounds, you'll feel miles away from the everyday at Kabana Jungle Pool Club. The menu features the best of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines: think sliders, kebabs, kofta, tzatziki, hummus and Turkish Pide, are we making your stomach rumble? Then take a tour of Kabana's cocktail menu, perhaps a mango martini pool side, or go healthy with a coco loco or passion summer smoothie. Aannddddd relax!

Pesona Lounge, Bali lunch restaurant, Ubud lunch restaurant

Pesona Lounge

The perfect place to fill a hungry tum after a morning exploring, or where to fuel up before an afternoon sightseeing, Pesona Lounge is a beautiful combination of Indian heritage luxury and modern opulence. Get your lunch time curry (and cocktail) fix here, but start with bhajis, masala chips or Nepali momo's. Did we say curry? All your favourite vindaloos. tandoors, Rogan Josh and the popular butter chicken are all on the menu with chicken, lamb and beef options. Mop up the curry with one of ten (yes ten!) types of naan bread, and wash down the feast with one of Pesona's bespoke cocktails. 

Cascades Restaurant Ubud, Bali lunch restaurant, Ubud lunch restaurant

Cascades Restaurant and Bar

Jungle views and jungle vibes, Cascades is the place for your long lazy Ubud lunch fest. With a tasty mix of Indonesian and Western dishes, you can try something new without leaving your culinary comfort zone. With a pizza menu, and casual eats such as the beef burger, or chicken wrap, as well as Indonesian dishes of Indonesian spring rolls, Nasi Goreng, Ikan Panggang with snapper and local scallops,  you'll find something for all palates at this hidden tropical paradise. 

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