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bird of paradise
Once upon a time, there was a little princess who was exhausted and jaded from all the concrete walls that were getting higher and higher in her favourite faraway land, Seminyak. She searched and searched for enlightenment until she stumbled upon a petite, but enchanting glass house, with a name that was just as enchanting, Gardin. There she was welcomed by friendly fairies that offered a selection of elixirs. The princess chose something appropriate to her rebellious streak, the Forbidden Fruit. Dazzled by the fruitiness, the magical vodka, and everything else about the exquisite mixture, the princess fell in love with the place and decided to stay there forever and ever.
No, that didn't really happen. But the new Gardin restaurant (plus the neighbouring sister club, Mirror) boasts a delightful garden, naturethemed décor, and a gothic touch that makes you feel like you've been transported to one of Disney's enchanted forests. The picturesque setting makes the place perfect for a casual lunch, romantic dinner, or even for a treat of late night tipples and desserts. And the zesty cocktail Forbidden Fruit with its vodkadrenched muddled-fruits glory will make you believe you're a real princess (plus, it's perfect for quenching your thirst on hot Bali days).
Furthermore, with Mirror (and its amazing gothic chapel design) recently opening its door to party enthusiasts from Wednesday to Saturday night, I don't see why we're still talking here and not meeting there yet. Look out for me, I'll be the one wearing a princess crown and holding a glass of the exquisite Forbidden Fruit.
Jl. Petitenget no.106, Seminyak T: +62 361 8499 799, www.allin.co.id Sunday-Monday 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday 11am-1am