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For many families, Christmas will mean a vacation out of the city, with Bali being one of the most popular destinations. This means many will be looking for somewhere to enjoy some Christmas cheer and a lot of festive food while visiting the island’s many attractions and beaches. Although finding a spot to enjoy New Year fireworks can be easy, finding the perfect Christmas meal can be a little difficult. So here are eight restaurants where you can enjoy Christmas with the family in Bali.


The extensive menu and stunningly crafted floor patterns make Barbacoa a popular dining experience for everyone. The large open space and long tables mean there is a lot of room for large families looking for a place to fit a whole group. The food is really tasty and is packed with South American flavours.

Azul Beach Club

Offering all the fun of a beach club, Azul Beach Club is a great place for the whole family. This is largely due to the décor being based on pirates and Treasure Island. The menu has some smaller dishes for kids, while the drinks and cocktail menus will satisfy the adults in the group. When it’s all finished, you can settle down and enjoy the beach.


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If your family enjoys great steaks and a host of other meat options, then Salazon is the place to go to. The dishes are large and the taste is outstanding. The décor gives a feeling of being in a hunter’s mansion combined with giant antlers adorning the walls and a giant light, which can make for some very interesting Christmas family photos.


Although Christmas can be a time of indulgence and large meals, it doesn’t have to be a time of eating unhealthily. With all the food at Zibiru created with the notion of “from farm to table” you know that everything is fresh. With such freshness, the lightness of the Italian-style menu really shines and can be a refreshing option for any family this Christmas. 


A staple for many visitors, KU DE TA is perfect for any family looking to relax, dine, and enjoy the beach. The menu has something for everyone with a mix of Asian and Western dishes, while the drinks menu will have you sitting back and enjoying the Balinese weather in no time at all.


When looking for place to enjoy a real Christmas meal, many will look for a good buffet. Look no further than Seasalt with its extensive Christmas brunch and all-you-can eat seafood. For smaller groups, try sharing a Christmas platter and then finish it with something sweet. The menu really has everyone and any-sized group covered.


Housed inside the Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Prego is a collection of everything you love about Bali with all the luxury you’d associate with the area. The theme is Italian dining with fun twists, and this is expressed with both colour and flavour throughout the whole restaurant.


If your children are of an older age when gimmicks and balloons just don’t do the job, then try Mozaic. Offering French cuisine with Balinese flavours, the menu is filled with dishes that are accompanied by stunning plate presentations. A great place to introduce the family to a more complex palate while enjoying the green tropical décor of Bali.

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