Usually, when I travel somewhere and tried the food there, I took pictures of the food. Although it’s a common food, I still tried to take pictures of it. Lol.
So during my last trip to Lombok, we planned to eat and try as many restaurants as possible and as we could!
With that, I have some pictures of the food and the restaurants. Rather than keeping the pictures to myself, so I shared it here, and I tried to give a little bit of opinions of the restaurants (not just the food). Remember, I’m not a food critique … 😉
In that trip, we intentionally stayed in Senggigi, because well … it’s quite famous in Lombok island, and there are many cafes and restaurants in that area.
All of these restaurants are a walking distance from Mascot Beach Hotel Lombok, the place that I stayed in Senggigi.
Price of the main dish: IDR50,000 – 150,000
Opening hours: 09:00 – 24:000
You will always pass this cafe on your way to Senggigi area / Bangsal port.
The cafe is located in front of the Senggigi beach.
Besides restaurant, Cafe Alberto is actually also catered a Bed & Breakfast, and the have a swimming pool too!
During our visit here, we ordered Ravioli al caffè and Tagliatelle al Ragu plus the Onion Rings. The main dishes were quite okay, not the best, but still okay; but what we loved was actually the onion rings. We ordered 2 portions of onion rings!
The place itself was quite nice, probably it would be better during the evening time, as they also place the tables and chairs on the beach. Probably this is gonna be your place for romantic dinner on the beach? 😉
If you see German and Indonesian flag in one of the restaurants in Jalan Raya Senggigi, then you have reached Grand Corner Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant is owned and run by a German family.
At first, we actually wanted to go to other place where there were many visitors in that restaurant; but then we spontaneously turned and entered Grand Corner! Haha …
When we entered the restaurant, there’s only a few tables that were occupied, but then there were many visitors coming in. So if one of your parameters (including myself! :D) in choosing restaurants is to see whether there are many people eating there; well I will tick that
box for Grand Corner 😉
We ordered a lot of food in this restaurant … We ordered Jondori fish, ayam (chicken) taliwang, sate pusut, and pelecing kangkung plus ice cream mocco locco for the dessert! It’s a lot! Lol.
My food was Jondori fish, and it’s good! My favourite in the dish was the potatoes and the sauce! But when I tried ayam taliwang, the taste was just took over the fish. It was sooooooo delicious! Probably the best ayam taliwang that I ever had!
There were a couple that told us that their King Prawn was superb too! Wanna try? 😉
Happy Cafe Senggigi
If you stay in Senggigi, you will see some cafes or restaurants that have live music, including Happy Cafe Senggigi.
So actually we’re on our way back to the hotel, but apparently we still didn’t want to go back to the hotel … 😐
Then we passed this cafe that has live music, which is located in Plaza Senggigi …
What attracted us to this cafe was of course … the live music!
It’s not just an ordinary cafe band … It’s a real band, with a great vocalist!
It was Thursday night, and the band was Ary Juliant & The band.
We just went in to Happy cafe, enjoy our cold beers, and listen to the band.
I recorded their performance, but unfortunately the quality of the video was not that good … Just don’t maximize the screen, then it will be okay 😀
Cafe Tenda Cak Poer (Tenda = Tent)
How come we ended up eating here?
Well, again … We didn’t plan to eat here, and again we actually already walked pass this Cafe Tenda Cak Poer to check some other restaurants that were quite far from it … But we change our mind, and returned to eat here.
Big mistake to return? NO!
I was ordering bebek bakar (grilled duck) or was it fried duck (?) … and because it was sooo good, then I ordered another one, grilled fish! Still good! But I can’t order another one because I was too full haha … Don’t forget to try their sambal (chilli)! It was nice! Don’t worry, it’s not that spicy 😉
Sinthya ordered king prawn, which was also good, but too much sauce. Other than that, the king prawn was great!
I had a chance to chat with the cook, and just found out that they’re apparently from Surabaya.
About the location … What I can remember is the tent was located in Jalan Raya Senggigi and in the left side if you walk from Happy cafe. I think from Happy cafe, you just walk straight to Grand Corner direction, and probably the location is after The Santosa Villas & Resort.
Just to make sure, call them here >> +62818546727 / +62370692037.
It opens only for dinner from 6PM to 1AM.