We lucked out during our trip to Bali that we ended up being there on a Sunday so we were able to experience the most acclaimed Sunday brunch at the Kayuputi restaurant at St Regis in Nusa Dua. Seats are limited and advance reservation is required. I made ours months before we arrived, and reconfirmed 48 hours prior or else, would lose my reservation.
The brunch at Kayuputi Restaurant is referred to as “The Platinum Brunch” and for good reasons. World travelers claimed Kayuputi Sunday Brunch as one of the best, if not the best in the world. A very special, unique and fine dining experience.
Our brunch started with an hour of cocktails and appetizers from 11:00 to 12:00noon. Then we moved to the main dining room to eat for three hours from noon until 3:00 pm. We remained seated and were served at our table, instead of getting up to get our food from a buffet line. The foods are fresh and some were made to order. Another thing that made this brunch different from other AYCE (All You Can Eat) places was, we were allowed to order anything a la carte from the menu. In addition, waiters were constantly moving around with trays of different dishes in small portions.
It is wise to starve before coming here to make sure you have room to savor most, if not all, the gourmet delights they offer.
Its décor and atmosphere exude a simple, yet sophisticated ambience. Perhaps. purposely designed this way to turn our main focus on the food. Walls are painted white, tables covered with white tablecloth; food served on white China. The only contrasting color comes from rattan chairs to give it somewhat of a tropical feel.
It’s location is perfect, and so romantic overlooking a spectacular view of the beach. Definitely a place to consider to celebrate a special occasion or to impress.
As soon as we were seated, they filled our glass with champagne followed by caviar served with blintz, a perfect pairing! However, only the 1st glass of champagne was complimentary and you have to pay extra if you wanted more.
After a while, those small portions filled our tummy. We were so full and refused to eat anymore, and turned down hard to resist decadent desserts waiters were passing around.
However, we succumbed to temptation or our waiter was so persuasive and ordered his recommendation, their specialty dessert, a must try….. Grand Marnier soufflé. It is made fresh to order and takes 20 minutes, which gave some time for our tummy to settle down and to make room for dessert.
To be honest though, we did not find our dessert something to die for. Perhaps, our taste buds were so satiated they lost sensitivity at this point. Gluttony can do that, you know.
Conclusion: Platinum Brunch at Kayuputi is a dining experience not to be missed, and a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to impress. Cost is quite high in Bali’s standard, but its money well spent at 110,000 Rupiah per person (app. $100 US). We’ve spent quite a bit more at other places and did not get half as much in terms of value, ambience, quality & amount of food offered at Kayuputi.