Run by an American-Balinese couple, one can get authentic apple pie as well as chicken satay here. One of the original eateries in Ubud, this ... More
Run by an American-Balinese couple, one can get authentic apple pie as well as chicken satay here. One of the original eateries in Ubud, this three-story, cozy restaurant has the Ayung River at its feet. Be sure to go down to the lowest level to see the view. Sample the tasty special grill dishes and the thick and delicious juices and lassies (blended yogurt). Beer and local wines are served as well and there is no corkage charge. A small shop of high-quality crafts and jewelry is on the top floor.
Their bebek betutu, which we ordered a whole duck a day in advance, was excellent when we tried it in 2003 & 2004. It was wow from the 1st bite till the last bite.
Unfortunately that isn't the case now. They give a small "half a boneless duck". I thought they got me the wrong order. Now you order it on the spot, no advance order needed.
What a loss for the Balinese food culture.
We won't be back.
Cafe Warung's (Ubud) Sunday Balinese buffet's bebek betutu tasted good too and we needn't folk out so much for it.
Cafe Warung's Sunday Balinese dinner buffet's is v good and value for $$. That one we will be back - if they maintain their standard.
This is a wonderful restaurant and an amazing shop attached. Murni is a legend in the Far East and people come from all over to meet her and dine in her fabulous restaurant.
It's very relaxed, tasty food, great choice, not expensive and lovely setting.
A visit to Bali isn't complete without going there. Loved by locals as well as travellers.
The resturant has 5 levels to choose from, including right down on the river. You do not want to sit at the street level where the Main Road noise/fumes are. Spectacular fauna in the river gorge. Walking distance from central Ubud, We had the smoked duck, I would return just for that.
Since 1991 I have been going to Bali and to Murnis. Every year something new and special is found. Peter the in house manager is a delight. The service is top notch. The food is amazing. Try the black rice pudding, the burgers and the desserts too. My 8 years old niece love it too. Murnis is full of knowledge and interesting stories. She is a Jewel.
Murni's Warung was founded by famous antique collector Ibu Murni in 1974, She's still there very day and manages it actively. It shows - it's a great place.
Great location on a cliff top facing a tropical forest and a holy river underneath. Best location in Ubud.
Lovely open-air setting is superb. Many of the objets d�art on the four levels are from Murni�s personal collection. Many are for sale and that's nice.
There's atmosphere and style and clearly this place is a favourite amongst residents and travellers but also expats. The quality of the food and the reasonable prices are the reason.
The food ranges from European and American to Thai and Indonesian. There are daily specials and these are often Balinese traditional dishes.
We liked Tuti�s Tutu Ayam, tender chicken, infused with spices, which takes more than 8 hours to cook. "Murni�s Fish", which won an award in a contest in Nusa Dua, is also recommended. The Balinese Smoked Duck superb - the best on the island.
Wait for the desserts. There�s a wide range of different pies and cakes, all freshly baked on the premises. A wonderful ginger sauce accompanies most of them. The cheesecake rivals any in New York. Murni created the cashew pie herself using cashews instead of pecans which were not available in the early days.
Romantics head down to the lowest level near the river. Drinkers: make a beeline for the Lounge Bar. Murni�s usually in the restaurant or her adjoining shop, keeping an eye on things, and making her guests feel welcome (as do the staff who wear traditional Balinese costumes).
It�s a good idea to go to Murni�s Warung at the beginning of your trip as you�ll definitely want to return.
I have been bringing groups of travellers to Bali for the last 25 years. I always make sure that the group goes at least once to Murni's Warung and her shop. Both are the best of their kind in Bali.
It is alweays a hit as the food is so good, the setting superb (I think it's the best in Ubud) and the staff are simply lovely.
On their leisure days they tend to go back on their own.
They always love meeting Murni who is usually there when she is not travelling the world herself.
On our first evening in Ubud, we dined in Ubud�s oldest restaurant, Murni�s Warung. It�s above the sacred Campuan River, just beside the old Dutch suspension bridge, facing a spot-lit wall of tropical trees.
Fantastic. This place dedicated to the finer things of life. Murni is a well-travelled collector, who brings back amazing things, which decorate her restaurant.
There is a comfortable Lounge Bar for cocktails. We had Mojitos and a Melon Colada This is a great place to unwind, listen to great music, and take in some amazing art.
We had dinner in the lowest level amid the gardens, ponds and shrines, and the sound of running water.
The menu is extensive and has not only the Indonesian favourites, but also a very good selection of Western dishes. There are also a number of Thai-inspired dishes, which tend to be specials, and change daily.
I tried Sat� Lilit, which is Balinese sat�. Balinese sat� is pounded chicken, pork or fish, usually tuna, mixed with spices and coconut, moulded on to a coconut palm or lemongrass stick. The sticks are grilled over red glowing charcoal and then served with a spicy sambel olek. My partner ordered a creamy pumpkin soup. The soup was nutty and full of flavour.
Murni was in the restaurant, presiding lovingly over her creation. She came over, smiling, to our table and explained that the pumpkins were organically grown on her property, Murni�s Villas, in the foot-hills of Mount Batur.
My partner had Bombay Lamb Curry, which was a special that day. The curry was made of tender Australian lamb, simmered in Indian spices, accompanied by a crispy pappadum, sweet home-made mango chutney, yoghurt raita, made on the premises from a 30 year old culture, and cashew nut saffron rice.
I ordered the Grilled Tuna Steak with sambel matah: a grilled boneless tuna steak topped with a very Balinese sambel, a tossed salad on the side, served with steamed white rice.
We had a bottle of Australian Madfish Premium White, 2001, which went down perfectly with the fish.
We had desert and coffee in the Lounge Bar � soft jazz, low lights, comfortable sofas and fascinating Indonesian antiques to study.
Cashew nut pie and coconut ice-cream for me. My partner had Pisang Goreng, Balinese Banana Fritters, with Vincent�s Creamy Ginger Sauce.
Two Irish Coffees completed the evening. We had only one regret: no room for more!
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