When in Bali, tuck into some lo­cal treats.

The plethora of restau­rants that dot Bali’s land­scape boast a host of fea­tures, such as stun­ning beach-side, cliff-side, rice field or gar­den views, open kitchens and seafood aquar­ium, to com­pli­ment their unique dishes on of­fer.

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Of course th­ese are all charm­ing, but if it is some­thing out of the or­di­nary you are look­ing for, take a look at our choices for Bali’s un­usual din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

Tsavo Lion, Bali Sa­fari & Ma­rine Park

You will need some courage to gulp down your meal un­der the glar­ing eyes of the kings of the jun­gle who lurk right out­side the Tsavo Lion Restau­rant.

The restau­rant, which of­fers in­ter­na­tional fine din­ing, is nes­tled in­side the Bali Sa­fari & Ma­rine Park. Lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the lion ex­hibit, the grum­bling roars cer­tainly make any meal here a mem­o­rable one.

Resto Apung, Kin­ta­mani

The din­ing ar­eas of Resto Apung Kin­ta­mani are made of float­ing decks that rest on a ma­jes­tic lake 1,500 me­ters high above sea level on Mount Batur.

The lake is cer­tainly the es­tab­lish­ment’s best as­set, since no nearby lakes are blessed with the same fea­ture.

Resto Apung’s spe­cialty is Nile ti­lapia, priced at Rp 70,000 (US$7.28). Each or­der usu­ally con­sists of 3-5 fish taken fresh from

You can en­joy your pri­vate din­ner at any suit­able place in the

re­sort’s vicin­ity

the wa­ter and on the visi­tors’ or­der.

Bali Tower Restau­rant, Gil­i­manuk

Ubud is home to many fine restau­rants with lush sur­round­ings while many es­tab­lish­ments in Uluwatu, have fan­tas­tic views over­look­ing the sea­side cliffs.

But Bali Tower Restau­rant rises – lit­er­ally – above all those places by serv­ing meals 30 me­ters above the ground. At that al­ti­tude, the top floor of the five-story struc­ture stands above the tree line of West Bali Na­tional Park, for a great bird’s eye view of the area.

Bali Tower Restau­rant is part of the Men­jan­gan Re­sort built within the area of West Bali Na­tional Park.

Char­ter-a-chef, Westin Re­sort Nusa Dua

If, in the trav­el­ing game, the ul­ti­mate splurge is char­ter­ing your­self a pri­vate jet, then the gas­tro­nom­i­cal equiv­a­lent would likely be to have a top-level chef pre­pare a spe­cial meal for you and your part­ner with a per­sonal but­ler to com­plete the pack­age.

Westin Re­sort Nusa Dua makes this dream a re­al­ity. You can en­joy your pri­vate din­ner at any suit­able place in the re­sort’s vicin­ity – be it on the bal­cony of your room or even on the beach – for a din­ner that is sure to im­press.

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