the internAtionAl Italian in Bali
Diners in Bali don't have to go far across the world to have a taste of famed chef Jamie Oliver's Italian creations.
In 2008, world-renowned celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, along with his Italian mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, launched Jamie's first Italian restaurant in Oxford, England. Now, almost a decade later, 65 outlets of the brand can be found throughout the world, including in the tropical island of Bali.
Jamie's Italian Kuta Beach is located on the popular corner of Pantai Kuta strip, just a short stroll away from the beach and right in the thick of Kuta's vibrant scene. The casual restaurant has a homely – yet stylish – ambience to it, a perfect dining destination for a day or night out with the family, friends or loved ones. Choose from the indoor area – ground floor and upstairs – where you can unwind in an air-conditioned room, or the outdoor area where you can enjoy the neighbourhood's dynamic.
Making the most of the premium combination of imported and local ingredients, Jamie's Italian serves Italian fare inspired by authentic recipes and enhanced with the Jamie Oliver twist. In the pilot seat of Jamie's Italian Kuta Beach kitchen is Head Chef Scott Solomon, who was previously part of the Jamie's Italian team in Glasgow and has spent years honing his skills under Jamie's and Gennaro's wings. Eager to bring the special “Jamie dining experience and ethos” to Bali, Scott stresses that the team works together with local farmers to source the best and most sustainable ingredients.
Earlier in June, the restaurant launched its latest menu, which also caters to vegetarians, vegans and other palates. In addition, Jamie's Italian Kuta Beach offers
gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and more, making it a friendly option for diners that are prone to allergies. One thing is for sure, the restaurant doesn't compromise when it comes to quality and the taste.
The baked chestnut mushrooms with crispy music bread, smoked mozzarella and thyme, and the bruschetta topped with crispy salumi, whipped buffalo ricotta, tasty herbs and aged balsamic are simply delicious to tickle your palate's fancy for a starter. The hearty Italian mains come in the form of herby Australian lamb steak char-grilled on the bone with roasted peppers, balsamic onions and salsa verde. On the pasta front, the simple baked lasagne with wagyu beef ragù is definitely a must-try.
The new and improved menu doesn't stop at the food selection, as Jamie's Italian
Kuta Beach also offers an array of Italianinspired cocktails and refreshing mocktails. The Campari Spritz – a concoction of Campari, soda and Prosecco – is a quenching solution to beat Bali's heat, meanwhile the green apple martini – vodka, passion fruit puree, syrup and apple juice – will make an indulgent dessert cocktail to give a sweet ending to your dining experience at Jamie's Italian.
Herby lamb steak