Lamak Restaurant & Bar (Monkey Forest Road – Tel # 361-974-668 – www.lamakbali.com)
One of Ubud's top-class eateries; it was opened in February 2002. The unique design is by Made Wijaya (Australian Michael White) and the restaurant is operated by the German Chef Roland Lickert. The tempting menus (different for lunch and dinner) include Asian, international and vegetarian. The reasonable prices for food and wine help one relax in the open-air lounge and cocktail bar downstairs, on the upstairs terrace or in the air-conditioned dining room on the upper floor. Lamak is open every day from 11:00 in the morning to 11:00 p.m. Give it a try, and ask Roland for anything you like – even if it's not on the menu. Reservations suggested.
Mozaic (Jl. Raya Sanggingan – Tel # 361-975-768 – www.mozaic-bali.com)
Mozaic is a surprise from the moment you enter. A former meditation center on the road to Ubud, it has been transformed into an elegant garden restaurant with the help of some discreet lighting, a lush garden and the atmospheric haze of twinkling candlelight.
The entrance is a rather grand Balinese affair and gives very little hint of what lies beyond. A main pavilion, decorated with Ubud style paintings overlooks the gardens. Beyond, one finds a large open kitchen where Chef Chris Salans runs his kitchen like a maestro directing his orchestra. The décor and everything else fades into insignificance, however, when the food arrives; a virtual symphony of flavors. The menu is divided into two sections; a la carte and a special tasting menu.