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Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards 2018

NOW! Bali’s 2018 List of Best Places to Eat and Drink on Bali

On the October 25, 2018, a Gala Night celebrating the NOW! Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA) named the island’s favorite and most popular food and beverage venues.

The fun-filled evening was held at the Kecak Ballroom of the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, with 300 of the island’s top hospitality representatives in attendance.

In an evening that included pre-event cocktails, canapé and a 3-course dinner, NOW! Bali Publisher, Alistair Speirs, announced that the representing company PT. Phoenix Communications would soon be bringing Gault & Millau, the world’s second largest dining guide after Michelin Guide, to Indonesia.

“We know how good the food and beverage scene is in Bali and Indonesia”, said Spiers, “but it’s time to know how good. It’s time that we benchmark ourselves against the world, our neighboring countries, the top destinations, in order to improve but also to gain the recognition we deserve”.

BRBCA will continue to promote and campaign for Bali’s Restaurant Industry, Gault & Millau would be the answer to international exposure got the island’s top restaurants.

The main focus of the evening was the awards ceremony naming winners and two runners up for the 20 restaurant, bar, and cafe categories, as well as 6 Editor’s Choice Awards and 3 Industry Choice Awards.

All awardees received a Wedgewood Trophy Plate provided by PT. Doulton Indonesia.

Started in 2015, The NOW! Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Café Awards is an annual event intended to  promote the many high quality food and beverage establishments Bali.

Voting is done by email over a 2-month period.

In 2018, 181 of Bali’s top food and beverage venues competed in the BRBCA over 20 categories ranging from Best Café to Best Cocktail Lounge to Best Italian Restaurant. On September 28, 2018 voting closed with 28,300 votes cast from participans from around the globe.

Winners and Runners Up of the NOW! Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Café Awards

Industry Choice Awards
Winner: BIKINI
Winner: Locavore
1st Runner Up: Cuca 

Editor’s Choice Awards
Poppies Restaurant - Pioneer of Bali’s Restaurant Scene
Sarong - Pioneer of High-End, Authentic Asian Street Food
Chez Gado - Pioneer of Bali’s Beachfront Dining Scene
Mozaic - Pioneer of ‘Wine and Dine’ Culture with its Degustation Menu
Madés Warung Kuta - Original Place to See and Be Seen
Naughty Nuri’s Ubud - First Dining Destination

Best Cafe
Winner: Movenpick Café
1st Runner Up: TStore Cafe & Bar
2nd Runner Up: Sunny 16 Cafe

Best Pub & Sports Bar
Winner: The Sports Bar at Fashion Hotel Legian
1st Runner Up: The Best Brew at Four Points Kuta
2nd Runner Up: The BARBer at Sintesa Jimbaran

Best Cocktail & Wine Lounge
Winner: Above Rooftop, Lounge & Bar at Four Points Seminyak
1st Runner Up: The 18th Rooftop Bar at The Trans Hotel Bali
2nd Runner Up: Naga Rooftop Bar and Lounge at Sthala Ubud

Best Beach & Pool Club
Winner: Aryaduta Bali Rooftop Pool & Bar
1st Runner Up: Finns Beach Club
2nd Runner Up: Sakala Beach Club 

Best International Restaurant
Winner: Anarasa Restaurant at Movenpick Resort Bali
1st Runner Up: Feast Restaurant at Sheraton Bali
2nd Runner Up: S.O.S. Sunset on Seminyak at Anantara Seminyak
Best Steak & Grill
Winner: Henry’s Grill & Bar at Aryaduta Bali
1st Runner Up: Dava Steak & Seafood at Ayana Resort & Spa
2nd Runner Up: The Beach Grill at The Ritz Carlton Bali 

Best Vegan Restaurant
Winner: Spa Cafe at Ayana Resort & Spa
1st Runner Up: Herb Library at Adiwana Resort Jembawan
2nd Runner Up: KAFE 

Best Balinese Restaurant
Winner: Raja’s Balinese Cuisine at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
1st Runner Up: Pasar Senggol at Grand Hyatt Bali
2nd Runner Up: Mr. Wayan, Balinese Cuisine 

Best Indonesian Restaurant
Winner: Tugu Bali Restaurant
1st Runner Up: Bejana at The Ritz Carlton Bali
2nd Runner Up: Ibu Kitchen at The Grand Mirage

Best Chinese Restaurant
Winner: Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant at Ayana Resort & Spa
1st Runner Up: Chopstick Restaurant at The Grand Mirage
2nd Runner Up: Table8 at The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali

Best Japanese Restaurant
Winner: JI Restaurant Bali at Hotel Tugu Bali
1st Runner Up: Sushi Tei Bali
2nd Runner Up: Genji Japanese Restaurant at Ayodya Resort Bali

Best Indian Restaurant
Winner: Queens Tandoor - Seminyak
1st Runner Up: Queens of India - Kuta
2nd Runner Up: Bumbu Delhi at The Grand Mirage

Best Pan-Asian
Winner: Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
1st Runner Up: Moonliet Kitchen and Bar at Anantara Seminyak
2nd Runner Up: The Tao Bali 

Best Fusion
Winner: Kilo Bali
1st Runner Up: Ginger Moon Canteen
2nd Runner Up: The Damai

Best Mexican and Latin American
Winner: Above Eleven Bali
1st Runner Up: Unique Rooftop Bar and Restaurant at Rimba Jimbaran Bali
2nd Runner Up: Motel Mexicola Bali 

Best Spanish Restaurant
Winner: Tapas Tapas Bali
2nd Runner Up: Velada Tapas Bar & Kitchen at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali

Best Mediterranean Restaurant
Winner: Tamarind Mediterranean Brasserie at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
1st Runner Up: Frestro & Bar
2nd Runner Up: Soleil at The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali

Best Italian Restaurant
Winner: Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
1st Runner Up: La Cascata at The Grand Mirage Bali
2nd Runner Up: Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali

Best French Restaurant
Winner: Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant & Bar at Banayan Tree Ungasan Bali
1st Runner Up: Pearl Restaurant
2nd Runner Up: Sip Wine Bar

Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Winner: Kayuputi at The St.Regis Bali Resort
1st Runner Up: Seasalt at Alila Seminyak
2nd Runner Up: Kubu at Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

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