You’re already in Bali, relaxing by the pool or on the beach in Nusa Dua and you’re making plans for dinner. You want something different from your hotel’s restaurants. I have a great suggestion for you. This review is about the wonderful and extravagant themed evenings and brunches at Laguna Luxury Collection.
We had a reservation for Fisherman’s night in Arwana beach restaurant at the 5-star Laguna Luxury Collection, located in the conglomerate of the most expensive hotels in Nusa Dua the island of Bali. This type of dinner allows free access against payment of fixed fee. The dishes are mainly sea food and fish.
When we arrived, at first, they could not find us on the reservation list however they invited us to the neighbouring restaurant Banyubiru (which means blue water in the Java dialect). That option gave us great opportunity for access to the buffet of both restaurants. So, we could try both fish specialities and all sorts of other things from Asian cuisine. Prices were fixed due to the budget and they were 550 000 IDR for adult, equalling to appr. EUR 39. For kids the price was by half. Alcohol was charged separately. We were compensated with mocktail and juices for our inconvenience to wait for them to fix the reservation issue.
We were so impressed by the two restaurants, that in a couple of nights, we were back for the same themed dinner and a Sunday brunch. This review here includes a mixed description of all experiences in both restaurants.
…. Plenty of seafood, fish, and other kinds of dishes;
…. A great variety of sea food and meat, cooked on a grill- crawfish, fish skewers, squid, chicken, beef and pork ribs- the grill was smoking like hell 😊;
…. Noodles were prepared on spot before you at Banyubiru, garnished as per your choice;
…. A modern spinning display demonstrated the rich assortment of ice cream, with most extraordinary and exotic tastes;
…. Wine list from all major wine destinations, but here the wines were even more expensive than in the Dining Corner in Kayumanis- over EUR 63 for a bottle of New Zealand wine, which in Bulgaria would cost EUR 20 max.
My advice is, choose a local wine made from Australian grapes imported and bottled on the island of Bali. Its qualities are undeniably good, so you will not be disappointed and will not spend too much. This is the solution to the problem of high alcohol charges and insanely high prices of wine.
Well, how to enjoy this divine seafood without a bottle of white wine!;
…. Variety of food in Banyubiru– curry, spicy meat, BBQ, stew, soups, desserts, bread only has at least 10 types;
…. Fountain of white chocolate– that and the ice cream became a hit among the children.
…. They tried to help us because between the two restaurants there was a distance and it was not very convenient to proclaim dishes from one to the other. They brought us a plateau with food from Arwana, helped us with the dishes and so they managed to compensate for some inconvenience;
…. Crunchy tempura – shrimps, fish and vegetables;
I ran into an empty lobster clasp- what to do, that was my luck!
…. The warm smiles of the service staff in both restaurants;
…. The grill masters in Arwana took good care of me- they didn’t let me wait, or they brought my food on the table. When I asked them to take a picture of them, they performed a fire show- cute!
…. In Banyubiru there was live music– a lady sang pop music, it was pleasant because we were inside, and she was out, and we heard the music as a background to our dinner;
…. Light and pleasant chill-out music at the Fisherman dinner on the beach in Arwana, combined with the soft rocking of lanterns, it was like a nocturnal Eastern fairy tale;
…. The noise of the waves, which accompanied the silent music.
…. Caramel flavour in Banana fritters caramel sauce at Banyubiru;
…. The eastern charm of the smell of curry in some of the dishes again in Banyubiru, there was no curry in Arwana;
…. The tart and very pleasant smell of green tea for me in the ice cream. It became my favourite. Why nobody offers such ice cream in Sofia?!;
…. Naturally the local ginger, Galagan, lemongrass, onion, which besides exotic, bring a hot, highly energizing taste.
…. Homemade marinated fish, sealed tuna, wonderful fish skewers;
…. Lobster) grilled- the local breed is smaller, I thought even that it was langoustine at the first moment;
…. 4 types of tempura– it is the favorite of my family;
…. Very surprising to me, a sort of soup broth Arwana– lightly spicy, with herbs, lamb cut into small cubes- I loved it!
You’d better try from all dishes small morsels, since they are all so remarkable. The thing is, that there is such huge variety of them that overeating is guaranteed. Consider that you are warned! 😉
Hotel Laguna Luxury Collection, which houses the 2 restaurants Arwana and Banyubiru, is high class, expensive and impressive with its many diverse pools. Arwana is right by the beach, they even put tables there when it’s not raining. The atmosphere is pleasant, the food is delicious and the proximity to the ocean makes the experience unforgettable. It was very romantic in the slight light of the lanterns, the noise of the waves and the thin glow from the torches of the fishermen in the sea. We liked it so much that we came back for brunch on Sunday.
If you are for a week or more on Nusa Dua check up when the Fisherman’s Night is and the Sunday Beach and BBQ Brunch. I’m sure you’ll like them too. During the day there are animators, balloons, musician playing the saxophone live, and the food is roughly the same as the Fisherman’s Night. There is an option to pay a SPA fee and even stay for the day at the pools and the beach. If you are staying in Laguna, even better, you are right on spot!
I liked how Chef Made Putra‘s team worked in Arwana. It’s not accidental that this man has been there for 25 years. I wish him to continue his wonderful work in the future just like this.
If you haven’t planned your trip toNusa Dua yet, you can make a reservation here, like I did. We specifically stayed in the comfortable and wide villas with private pools Ruma Bali. You can read about them in my article Do you want to go to Bali Island with the whole family in comfortable villas with private pool? I know a place like this!
For your convenience, I leave Nusa Dua as a location in the booking.com search box and you can choose the hotel which best suits your criteria. I guarantee you that you retain all genius privileges and discounts.
If you are planning a holiday in Bali with young children, I read that the Westin Hotel Nusa Dua is very suitable. In it we visited one of the two restaurants together with Teppanyaki Hamabe. My next show will be for him.
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A: Laguna Luxury Collection Resort and SPA, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2 Nusa Dua, Bali
T: + 62 361 300 5635
You can book online for Arwana, and if you have SPG membership you will receive 10% discount from the price.
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