Author: Chic Eater
We first laid eyes on Sardine at petitenget street after numerous pass over looking for dinner spot to relax in this hip seminyak area of Bali. We couldn’t see the inside since the front side was mainly blocked with walls, quite similar to the entrance of Sarong. However after noticing that the parking area in front of it was consistently packed with cars and motorcycles, we then resolved our mind and chose Sardine as our spot of the night.
Walking through the entrance, I saw the outdoor seating areas with background view of lighted rice fields. It was so romantic and serene at the same time. We immediately loved the place. As you know, Metis also has rice fields view at the back, but I like the arrangement and layout of Sardine better. It emits relaxing vibes while maintaining sophistication at the same time.
Having planned to visit other late night nibble later, we selected only two mains and one appetizer. Affected by the island breeze, we chose seafood for all our dishes. Wished we ordered the duck or other dishes, but well there’s always next time right 🙂 By the way, they also have different lunch menu in the afternoon, which is slightly less pricey.
While waiting for the dish to be served, the server brought us a complimentary “amuse bouche”, which means a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre, or literally means mouth amuser. I forgot to ask what it was but it tasted good.
Manis Clams steamed in “balinese spicy bumbu” (IDR 90,000) – Perfectly seasoned, the clams are soft, fresh and tasty.
Pan Seared Wild Snapper (IDR 165,000) – the dish served with citrus and virgin olive oil, organic quinoa salad, asparagus, edamame, snow pea sprouts, did not fail to satisfy our appetite for seafood that night.
Grilled Whole Fish Jimbaran Style (IDR 175,000) – served with organic white rice, bedugul vegetables and sambal matah. The fish was fresh accompanied by a delectable sambal matah. Wonderful!
We ordered Coconut Water (IDR 30,000) and Rosella Squash (IDR 40,000) for the drinks.
To conclude the dinner, we went to the shed in the middle of the rice fields and spent some time there chit chatting. The experience was truly exhilarating and memorable for me.
Sardine is actually not a newly opened cafe in Petitenget area. We just missed it despite our more than often visit to Bali..what a bummer. Anyhow, I would highly recommend it for Seminyak traveller to venture into one of the exotic fine dining experience of Bali.
Jl. Petitenget 21
P: +62 361 843 6111 / 843 6333
Open: 11.30 am – 1 am (last order 11 pm)