In the spirit of our upcoming annual conference, which is due to take place in Seminyak this month, we would love to share our top 5 quirkiest dining experiences in Bali with you.
Keramas Aero Park
Keramas Aero Park is perhaps one of the most unusual, yet instagrammable, restaurants in Bali. Once an abandoned passenger plane, the repurposed venue offers a selection of local and international dishes and a team of flight attendants to serve them.
Ready to get dirty? Or rather, oily? At Man Shed you can dine and drink in a garage-style space adorned with old license plates, antique motorcycles and lamps made from vintage helmets. Even the tables are made from repurposed Vespas, so you can actually sit behind the handlebars while sampling the venue’s spread of ice-cold beers, cocktails and range of Balinese and Western dishes.
Bursting with an impressive collection of colourful (and authentic) Mexican memorabilia, Motel Mexicola is the lively bar and restaurant reviving 60s-era Acapulco. Sip a margarita, discover your new favourite tequila or snack on a range of modern Mexican dishes and tapas. For the night owls, Motel Mexicola is also renowned for their live Latin music and house parties which often run late into the evening.
The Pirates Bay
Set on the sand amid an eclectic range of tree houses, lookout towers, beach huts, bamboo decks and a replica pirate ship, The Pirates Bay is an open-air cafe and restaurant offering a mix of seafood, Asian and European favourites. With a number of kid’s activities running on their grounds daily, such as treasure hunts and pirate costume dress-ups, The Pirates Bay is the perfect place for the whole family to relax and play.
Did someone say comfort food? While Motel Mexicola has your mid-century Mexico needs covered, Cosmic Diner will transport you to 60s-era New York. With a retro American diner aesthetic, the venue has a menu to match – from milkshakes to burgers, cheese fries and deep-fried chicken with waffles.