One of the best place in Umalas.
I live in Umalas and I am a regular in this restaurant. I ate here at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is always good and the place is really nice. Quality/price for me this is the best place in Umalas. You must try it!
22 Jan 2019
French decor...and not much else
PLACE: Good Stylish looking place, with good vibes and polished retro and post-modern French soundtracks. French Bistro name and busy atmosphere claims are legit, with a tropical dash. CROWDS: Meh A mix composed of middle-aged to retired Caucasian expat residents, families, and the occasional Russian tourist. PRICEPOINT: Ok Tailored to those looking for a more affordable (and much less sophisticated) French experience than those served at the likes of Sardine, Metis or even Sip and Cafe Bali. Pricing is indeed lower than most of these places, but at the clear cost of quality. EXPERIENCE: Terrible Very inconsistent kitchen, and the service is frankly terrible, from table placement to waiting performance and food presentation. It is very disappointing as some attention has obviously been put in designing an attractive menu. But due to poor execution, the overall experience falls shorts of the expectations set by the inspired chef. FOOD: Poor Typical French delicacies such as Escargots, or Foie gras Ravioles are definitely sub-par. Sauces look and taste unrefined. For French cuisine lovers, this has critical consequences, especially in a restaurant sourcing average quality ingredients. Stick to the basics such as Burgers, or beef Tartare for more satisfaction. But then, what's the point of going to a French restaurant for these meals when they can be enjoyed almost anywhere else? VEGANS: Avoid To vegans and vegetarians: there's a "Veggie" menu. And unfortunately it is a real punishment to the palate of any plant-based humans. The quinoa Tabouleh is as dry as they come, and Stuffed Vegetables are just coarsely chopped paprikas thrown in a carved tomato and topped with melted cheese. They taste full of water. Ok, it's a given that French cuisine has never been a Vegetarian/vegan's first choice, but since some thought has clearly been given to the menu to attract this crowd....well it's a trap. If you're on a gluten free diet, avoid the place at all costs. Alarmingly, neither the staff or kitchen seem to really know the difference and what ingredients are really going into the plates. Even worse: disclosed allergies are treated with incredible indifference. Congruent with the infamous French attitude? SMOKING: "Vive la liberté!" Freely in any spot of the restaurant. Shut up and hold your breathe while eating if you don't like it. A real smokers paradise. OVERALL: Poor Treat this spot as a simple and stylish French comfort food joint. Don't go there looking for romantic French fine dining. Instead, remove any expectations of sophistication set by the attractive menu and you won't be disappointed. I haven't tried the drinks/cocktails served, so no comment there. I'm certain the place could be better if the French manager present that night spent more time on the floor and less time smoking cigarettes behind the bar with his buddies. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g608486-d13188735-r646205791-O_LALA-Kerobokan_North_Kuta_Bali.html#
16 Jan 2019
Avoid at all cost, unless you want to die... seriously
What a horrible restaurant and an insult to french culinary art. After trying for 15 minutes to get the waiter to understand what « gluten free » means for my partner, i ordered myself very enthusiastically a foie gras ravioli with mushroom cream. Disclaimer: i am extremely allergic to seafood. My foie gras ravioli first came, and after suspiciously smelling fishy, i confirmed with the staff that this was actually a crab ravioli that could have sent me to my grave. So they made another one: a foie gras ravioli that was covered in... you wont believe it... seafood bisque! Honestly, i was hoping for a nice french bistro in bali, but will never set food there again and would advise anyone to avoid it
15 Jan 2019
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