Abominable buffet should have been torched by the fire dancers
Having been on an all day tour to Ubud we were pleased we had booked the traditional Balinese feast that evening in our hotel's main restaurant. The location is good just above the beach and the welcome from the staff was fantastic being clearly very keen that we had a nice time. We were given a great seat next to the central "stage" area where the entertainment was going to happen. Sadly our experience was only good down to the staff and main entertainment the food is a serious disaster. To start we are often not keen on buffet meals and this one suffers from some of the failings they usually do having to cater for a broad selection of tastes so maybe we shouldn't have come but we really wanted to experience the fire dance. The starters were an extremely uninteresting bunch of salads with only one prawn dish that had some slightly interesting flavours. The traditional duck soup was very fatty and unpleasant with unrecognisable bits floating in it. The freshly cooked in front of you Nasi Goreng for which I had so much hope was tasteless and uninteresting. The main courses in their containers were almost universally tasteless and over cooked as they have to sit there for hours with the exception of the beef randang which was ok if a bit tough. Other than the pork which was very good the sate were a bit unpleasant and the intended star of suckling pig looked great but was in fact insipid and tasteless and when we went to get some had a large ant feasting on it at which the chef was obviously mortified but that doesn't really help. Finally the desert may have been great but being all very sickly sweet were not to our taste. The only saving grace was the balinese fire dance which was a fantastic show and maybe made up a bit for one of the worst meals we had on our holiday. If you have an opportunity to see a fire dance do so but we would strongly recommend avoiding a buffet at this hotel which costs a lot and will very likely be a disappointment unless you value quantity over quality.
12 Oct 2017
Great Location Great Food
The Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Legian Beach Hotel is in a magical setting overlooking the beach. The food is excellent, prices are reasonable, staff are very friendly and the service is first class. Definitely worth visiting. You won't be disappointed..
15 Sep 2017
Very exelent food with very good service. You can choose western and asian food Nice live background music Friendly people
02 Aug 2017
Jl. Melasti, Legian 80361 Indonesia