Food

There’s an abundance of small restaurants and shabby small warung that offer the usual tourist fare at cheap prices. Most come with great views of the lake, many specialize in grilled lake fish, small and bony but tasty.

The Marini Bar & Restaurant, attached to Amertha’s and almost hanging over the hot springs, with beautiful views from the veranda, is the best place to eat. The resort’s best grilled fish, but some dishes-like the vegetables-tend to be greasy. The Art Center Restaurant asks higher prices than any other eatery (fruit salad Rp2000), but the food is well prepared. Under the Volcano Restaurant is also a good place to eat, and even stocks cold beer. Though the menu’s claim to “The Best Fried Fish In The World” is clearly an exaggeratio, the fresh lake fish is indeed excellent. Daily specials, stunning views of Gunung Batur. Only Rp2500 for three fish, grilled to perfection by an excellent cook. Owner Nyoman Mawa buys fish twice daily; the chicken run around out back until you order them.