Luxe Dining Experience Review: Apéritif in Bali

The concept


Apéritif is designed as a sanctuary where time slows down, a place where you can fully immerse yourself in the present or even transport back to the enchanting era of the 1920s. The menu here is not just a list of dishes; it’s a masterpiece, each creation inspired by the chefs’ life experiences, unveiling their artistic flair and captivating narratives.


The Atmosphere

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Aperitif is an absolute must-visit for the ambiance alone. Where else in Ubud, or perhaps all of Bali, can you discover a 1920s jazz-themed bar? The cocktail bar exudes vintage charm with its lush interiors, verdant walls, and opulent décor. Once you step into the restaurant for your dinner, the black and white decor will leave you in awe, reminiscent of scenes from “The Great Gatsby” (yes, the one starring DiCaprio). Be sure to dress up for this elegant and sophisticated setting.


For Whom


Gentlemen, if you want to make your lady feel truly special, this is where you take her. Whether it’s your anniversary, a birthday celebration, your honeymoon, or simply a desire to dress up and indulge, Apéritif is the place.
We also recommend this spot for girlfriends who enjoy dressing up and savouring a delightful dinner—because why not treat yourselves, right?




While a la carte ordering may not be an option here, you absolutely must indulge in the canapés before your dinner. These bite-sized wonders burst with flavour, leaving you yearning for more. If they sold them in bags, we’d be buying them by the box! Choosing the best dish is a tough call because every bite is a delectable revelation. It’s seriously that good. But if we had to pick one, their take on PB&J would be the standout.


Ideal Time to Visit

Apéritif exclusively opens for dinner, but this restriction only enhances the dining experience. The evening is made even more special under the cover of darkness.

Most Instagrammable Spot


Absolutely everything! Did you not hear the 1920s, Great Gatsby vibe? Every nook and cranny is Instagram-worthy. Even the dishes are picture-perfect. The presentation is exquisite, the colours vibrant, the plating delicate, and, let’s admit it, they look like works of art.

Additional Notes


We cannot find a single flaw in this establishment, especially when it comes to the top-notch service. Our server was not only knowledgeable about the dishes but also articulated her descriptions eloquently, allowing us to savour her words. Apéritif boasts an open-plan kitchen, where you can witness the culinary magic unfold. There’s no hiding for these accomplished chefs (not that they need to). We had the pleasure of meeting and greeting the chefs, especially Chef Nic and Alexander. Initially, we thought they were welcoming us because we were writing an article, but as it turns out, all the servers guided other guests to meet the chefs as well. It’s quite an imposing sight when they all stand there in their pristine white attire—ideal for an Instagram photo opportunity!

If you find yourself in Ubud, we wholeheartedly recommend experiencing an enchanting evening at Apéritif.


Reserve Your Table Now!

Address: Jl. Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 971777 / res@aperitif.com
Opening hours: 4 pm (Bar, pre-dinner aperitif & cocktails), 6 to 9 pm for bookings
Website: [https://www.aperitif.com](https://www.aperitif.com)