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The Cave Bali: Where Luxury Cuisine Meets Cave Marvel

the cave bali, The Cave Bali: Where Luxury Cuisine Meets Cave Marvel

Bali is really a place where you can find anything, even things that you never imagined before. One of the most unique experiences you can have in Bali is dining at The Cave Bali, where luxury cuisine and cave marvels collide.

The Cave Bali, as the name implies, is housed within a natural cave in the Uluwatu area. This subterranean natural cave was discovered in 2013 when there was villa construction in the area. The cave was then conserved and is now transformed into a luxurious fine-dining restaurant.

This peculiar restaurant is now led by Chef Ryan Clift and is ready to welcome you for an unforgettable dining experience amidst the stalactites and crescent walls that line the natural wonder. Here, you will be served a seven- or ten-course modern gastronomic menu with optional wine and beverage pairings. Very tempting, right?

Here is everything you need to know about The Cave Bali

Chef Ryan Clift: The man behind The Cave Bali

People who dine at The Cave Bali are able to have fantastic meals with romantically unique vibes thanks to Chef Ryan Clift. His remarkable invention, as expected, is the result of a long journey. Ryan Clift’s culinary career began at the age of 14 in Devizes, England. He received his training from some of the world’s most renowned chefs, including Marco-Pierre White, Peter Gordon, and Emmanuel Renaut.

In 1999, he moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he worked as the head chef at Shannon Bennett’s critically famous Vue de Monde. In 2008, he launched his own business, the Tippling Club, in Singapore. The club is well-known for its avant-garde cuisine and innovative beverages. Ryan quickly amassed a slew of international honours, including five World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence.

Ryan’s distinct brand of modern gastronomy has made him a regular feature at globally recognised food festivals. You may be familiar with him because he has appeared on various television shows. Let’s not forget National Geographic Specials in India and Korea, Mobile Chef Singapore, and ‘Eat List Star’ judges. So, what can we expect from his creation at The Cave? Let’s get started on the menu!

Dive into the taste of The Cave Bali menu

Do you know what makes The Cave Bali so unique? Once you eat here, your palate may never be able to taste the same flavour again because Chef Ryan Clift changes the menus every three months. The menus that we list here (as of September 2023), for example, will change in December 2023.

The Cave Bali is only available for lunch and dinner. Both meal periods feature seven-course prix-fixe menus. However, they also provide an extra 10-course set menu with additional wine and beverage pairings at a different price.

Their menu is carefully chosen, with essential supplies flown in from all around the world. If you are allergic or intolerant to dairy, soy, egg, gluten, or vegan foods. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please let them know when you make your reservation. Don’t ever make last-minute requests because they will not be able to accommodate them.

Courses will be shifted to the vegetarian menu for pescatarians or non-seafood eaters. Muslim guests should be aware that The Cave by Chef Ryan Clift is devoid of pork and lard. It is not, however, a halal-certified restaurant, and alcohol is present in certain meals despite being boiled off.

The Cave Bali 7-course menu (Cassic Menu) as of September 2023

  • Honeycomb Cracker (kombu cream, chives, ikura)
  • Potato Terrine (bine marrow, salsa verde, caviar)
  • Stuffed Chicken (Hokkaido Scallop, truffle, black pepper sauce)
  • Tomato Water (baby tomato, basil, and wasabi)
  • Amaebi (tigre de leche, green shiso, coconut)
  • Paris Brest (foie gras, mango chutney, yoghurt)
  • Hamachi Collar (tomarillo, basil pesto, pequillo pepper)
  • Wagyu Pot au Feu (parsnip puree, consomme, daikon)
  • Dessert: New Age apple tart and a sweet treat

Meanwhile, the 10-course menu isn’t significantly different from the original, but you will get additional dishes, which are Tutti Frutti and Liquid Omellete. There is a 15-minute break after five or six courses, so you can enjoy the moment without feeling stuffy in your stomach.

Estimated Price:

  • IDR 1.600.000++ 7-course set menu
  • IDR 3.400.000++ 7-course set menu with wine and cocktail pairing
  • IDR 2.150.000++ 10-course optional set menu
  • IDR 3.900.000++ 10-course optional set menu with wine and cocktail pairing

Important Notes for Visiting The Cave Bali

  • All reservations at The Cave Bali require a 50% advance deposit, which will be required immediately upon booking. Deposits are totally transferable but non-refundable if cancelled within 24 hours. Pricing, menu, and schedule may differ for certain occasions and holidays.
  • You must arrive 15 minutes before your reservation time since seating times begin promptly. Because of the limited seating capacity, cuisine, and projector displays, your dining will begin at predetermined times. If you are late, you will be taken down into The Cave depending on the projector show. They also won’t accept guests after 30 minutes.
  • You should not wear thongs, singlets, alcohol-branded apparel, bathers, beach slippers, ripped shorts, or beach shorts to respect the venue and other diners. Guests who do not follow the dress code will be issued a sarong.
  • The cave is completely underground and not accessible by wheelchair. The cave restaurant is 31 steps from the main entrance, while the facilities are 11 steps. Please keep this in mind if you or your partner have special wheelchair requirements or are claustrophobic.
  • Another significant consideration is that The Cave is a non-smoking and vape-free establishment. If you smoke, there is a smoking spot above the ground.
  • We recommend leaving your little ones at home due to the nature of the venue and experience. However, if you want to bring your children, you can only reserve lunch seating, but children under the age of four are not permitted. Children under the age of 12 are likewise not permitted during dinner seatings.

Don’t miss the chance to visit The Cave on your trip to Bali. In this one-of-a-kind restaurant, you will not only indulge your palate in world-class cuisine but also immerse in the beauty of this natural cave. Therefore, don’t hesitate to make a visit for a romantic dinner with your loved ones and make unforgettable memories together!

  • Opening Hour: 12.30PM – 02.30PM (Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday), 05.30PM – 07.30PM and 09.00PM – 11.00PM (Dinner)
  • Address: Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh Br. Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Bali [MAPS]
  • Website: https://www.thecavebali.com
  • Phone: +62 3618470700
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