After settling into your accommodation in Ubud, head into town to explore and what’s a better way to celebrate the start of a new adventure than to treat yourselves to a nice dinner, right? for recommendations and one of them told us to check out Rondji Restaurant, just a few blocks away from Monkey Forest road by foot. Perfect! We can spend some time walking around Monkey Forest to check out the scene and walk to the restaurant perched on a hill just in time for sunset!
The hotel shuttle was kind enough to give us a lift to the centre of town, and we opted that they pick us up somewhere in nearby after dinner We reached Rondji Restaurant just about 6.30pm, perfect timing for early dinner and a sunset view. However, if you head there earlier, you could spend some time in the Blanco Museum just next door within the compound itself.
Rondji restaurant is an extension of the Blanco Renaissance Museum in Ubud. DON Antonio Blanco was an art maestro who settled down in Bali and has since compiled his work of art in the Museum so that anyone could enjoy it. His museum has been equipped with a lush garden that houses rare birds such as the cockatoos, parrots and starling whites other than the restaurant and the workshop that is now run by his son, Mario Blanco. The restaurant was named after Mario’s late mother, also the wife of the late Don Antonio Blanco, Ni Rondji and the recipes were adapted from her own homemade dishes.
Although the restaurant’s decor looks like a semi fine-dining restaurant, the prices were affordable enough to give you a top notch experience. The servers were very friendly and attentive to your needs and the food were great as far as I could remember it. They are relatively new in Ubud, as they just launched around late 2012 so expect a few mini bumps here and there but nothing that spoiled our night. We picked a spot with the bet view of the hills across the patio, just so we could have a little privacy and a scenery to enjoy. We hope you’ll enjoy your dining experience there too! Here are more details:
We ordered vanilla ice tea, which was lovely on a sunny day and their two main dishes –
Bebek ala Rondji – Deep fried Balinese duck with trio Balinese sambal, long bean salad and steamed jasmine rice (IDR 86000)
Asian Satay – An assortment of Balinese sate lilit and skewered prawns grilled with Balinese condiments, peanut sauce and steamed jasmine rice. (IDR 85000)
Dinner Buns – complimentary
Lunch – Dinner from 11.00am – 11.00pm
Monday to Sunday Ala carte
Open For Group lunch or dinner, Choice of Set Menua and Buffet to your preferences.
The Legong Dance and Kecak Dance to accompany your dinner on the weekends.
Non- halal establishment.