A two-hour drive from Sanur to Munduk is worth it for two reasons; chill cool air and long unhurried lunch at The View. The View is a traditional joglo-style restaurant, owned and managed by Plataran Indonesia. Its central highland location provides a contrast from Bali-beach scene. The View offers a selection of Indonesian, Balinese and Western dishes such as Ayam Betutu, Sate Lilit, Soto Ayam, Nasi Goreng, Classic Carbonara and Spaghetti Bolognese. The Balinese and Indonesian options are highly recommended. Their Ayam Betutu is exceptional; the chicken (twice cooked with Balinese spices) is deeply flavoured and the meat falls off the bone right away.
‘Rijstaffel for two’ is perfect for sampling many dishes in small portions. The scrumptious platter is highlighted by a mix of classic Indonesian and Balinese dishes such as chicken satay skewers, gado-gado, tempe and tahu mendoan, a portion of ayam betutu and lawar. Banana fritters drizzled with palm sugar syrup for dessert is included.
Indoor seats are ideal for sheltering from the cold breeze, but the outdoor bale leaves a deeper impression; lush surrounding hills and glimpses of Java Sea are swaddled in a veil of white mist. Sit back, relax and enjoy The View (pun intended) with a glass of warm traditional drink like bajigur, bandrek or sekoteng in hand.
Jl. Raya Kayu Putih Br. Tamblingan, Desa Munduk, Kec. Banjar, Kab. Buleleng,
Tel. +62 813-3899-0096