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Jalan Petitenget No. 100x Kerobokan Bali 80361, Indonesia
Jalan Petitenget No. 100xIDBali80361
+62 361 8465950merahputihbali.com
Restaurant, CatererToday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
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DESIGN

Created around a simple concept: to provide an exceptional dining experience regardless of the time, day or weather conditions.

During the day, solar films and fabrics reflect the heat yet open up to the light. Throughout rain, water is captured in translucent roof columns and filtered into our indoor rivers. Whilst the room is vast, indoor palm trees provide intimacy. Air conditioning is reduced to a minimum as cool air circulates in natural cycles to prevent humidity.

Bali based architect firm, Inspiral design studios have created a venue unlike any other. An incredible balance between visual design, eco sustainability and functional working spaces. Alternative materials and unconventional techniques and have come together for the purpose of showcasing the heights of Indonesian talent and craftsmanship.

THE FOOD

The food and flavours at Merah Putih set it apart from any other. Menus and dishes created from traditional regional recipes using the very best locally grown and seasonally sourced products, make every meal as unique as the story behind them.

Separated in sections, the menu at Merah Putih presents an opportunity to discover two unique trends of Indonesian cuisine.

In the ‘traditional’ section, unpretentious simple cooking procedures highlight the refined balance of regional dishes using carefully selected tender meats and home-grown vegetables.

Viewed from an alternative angle, ‘baru’ or 'modern' are culinary creations from a more modern era, challenged with the delicate tastes and aromas of local spice markets and food halls.  

The menu at Merah Putih is designed to be tasted.

THE CHEF: KIERAN MORLAND

At 29 years old, Kieran Morland is already an accomplished executive chef. Having worked alongside some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry, his impressive resume lists some of the world’s most renowned venues.

Positions at Momofuku (NYC), Wapping Project (London), Syracuse (Melbourne), Kudeta (Bali) and most recently, helping shape the newly opened 10 Greek St restaurant in the UK, have made Kieran a chef who not only understands the basic elements of a great dish, but also the finer details that make an exceptional meal.

Kieran’s interest in Indonesian cooking began when his sister relocated from Australia to West Java in the early 90’s. From eating at street carts at a young age, to cooking in one of Bali’s most famous beachfront destinations, Kieran has an unparalleled understanding of Indonesian food.

With his wealth of international experience and clear focus on the exceptional possibilities of regional sourced ingredients, Kieran’s creations will be more than the highlight of your dining experience.

CATERING

MERAH PUTIH CATERING creates exceptional Indonesian dining experiences.

Mixed between individual dishes and the local tradition of sharing, the menus from MERAH PUTIH CATERING present an opportunity for your guests to dive further into the unique Indonesian experience of having a special event in Bali.

From your initial tasting until the last song is played, MERAH PUTIH CATERING staff will be on hand at every moment, delivering the same beautifully crafted food, attentive service & exceptional standards from the team behind MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT.

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Frank Lau
3 months ago
Good food, small portions, expensive for the area, nice decor, service very slow...seem to need better training. You can certainly get better food and service down the street for fraction of the price. Did not see what all the hype was about.
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Moses GTC
3 months ago
Small portion. Ambient too dim. Music too loud and rubbish. Food is good. Generally ok.
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6 months ago
this was our Favorite place to go, the food is amazing and the cocktails also fantastic and its not going to hurt the wallet. if you got 6 or more people as on booking for a private pod.
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wang yong
4 months ago
Really excellent environment and delicious food. Few guests at lunch time, should come at night
David E
7 months ago
great food, nice atmosphere at night, however bar staff not as friendly as many other local bar/restaurants in the area. amazing food. book in advance and arrive after 7pm.
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Paversan Archary
2 months ago
Absolutely stunning decor, service, and of course food! Wonderful interpretation of classic Indonesian flavours!
Wahyu Kinasih
10 months ago
Loved this restaurant. Amazing food, excellent service, beautiful restaurant. Don't miss it. Must be visit when in Bali. Very well done !!!
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Ivar Gjerde
a year ago
Great contemporary Indonesian food! Cocktails were simply superb. We had a selection of the small dishes, each one better than the last!

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New season, new products… NEW DISHES! 

MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT presents it's freshly updated LUNCH, DINNER & SIGNATURE COCKTAIL MENUS!
Drop by to sample even more incredible Indonesian flavours from around the archipelago.

More traditional tastes, more contemporary twists, 
PLUS...
TWO NEW BALINESE LUNCH SPECIALS!
- NASI AYAM BETUTU
- NASI BABI GULING GIANYAR

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The CITY NOMADS have arrived in Bali and stopped at MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT for lunch... And we're glad they did!

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MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT gets a positive & very unique mention from The Round Eye Review

To say I was excited about eating here would be a massive understatement. Just coming to Bali gets my juices flowing but of all the times I’ve made the trek to our northern most suburb (which to be honest I have lost count, 18 or 19 times….maybe) I have never been this excited about eating at a restaurant. Bali, for the better and worse, is an ever changing destination and one of the big changes since the 80’s here in Bali is the food. The quality is crazy good, the presentation is world class and the diversity is incredible. One thing I can always rely on never to change though is the smiles and welcoming nature of some of the planets finest human specimans. The Balinese. To keep coming here over and over again, it is safe to say a secret love affair of mine is the people, their culture/religion and just general attitude to everything. Thankfully it’s a love affair that my wife has taken too. I am a lucky man. I mean I am writing this review from the middle of the rice paddies in lovely Sesah, a million miles away from the belly of the beast, Kuta. I am a lucky man.

Earlier this year the team at Merah Putih visited Perth to put on their Tastes Of Indonesia menu at Darlings Supper Club which due to work I missed out on. This made reading the reviews of the night very hard as words like amazing, sensational, and incredible were thrown around like cakes at a Steve Aoki gig. The post FOMO was coating my taste buds in sadness and much like a Steve Aoki set, this made me sick in the stomach. So as soon as we landed in Bali it was redemption time. 6 hours after landing we were on our way to Merah Putih.

As soon as you walk in the setting is breath taking. The ceiling is higher than a Jimi Hendrix sweat band, with a lit up web like canopy cascading the 15 or 20 metres to the floor. Ceiling to floor windows stretch along one side and Balinese style bamboo the other. Stunning. We were welcomed by the lovely staff (everyone in Bali is lovely) and asked if we would like to sit at the bar for a drink as we were a bit early. The bar is a fantastic introduction to the restaurant. The ambience of the lighting, the selection of drinks, the jazz music was all brilliant, but would the drinks back it up? Yes. Yes they would. I went with a local beer, the Stark Dark Wheat from Lovina Beach Brewery. It seems not only the food’s becoming world class but so are the beers as well. A refreshing change from the endless Bintang that’s on offer. The wife had a bellini which she loved. Neither of these really tested the bartenders skills but I have heard they do make a great drink. Cocktails are around $11aus (110,000 rupiah) which is $5 or $6 cheaper than the Woobar down the road but probably three times the price of a mystery jungle juice concoction at The Bounty. There is a reason for that. For dinner we went with a French Malbec that came in at $75aus (750,000 rupiah) that was a very tasty drop and to us reasonable. The wine list here starts at about $55 and goes up into the hundreds. Wine is never a cheap option in Bali, but some bottles are reasonable and some of your home town favourites can be going for 2 or 3 times the price.

“Your table is ready Sir”….”Fuck yeah” ran through my mind but something more civilized came out my mouth. The table setting was spacious with lit up trees through out, so that mixed with a high roof gives you an outdoor feeling. The menu here is one of traditional Indonesian flavours but fused with a very modern presentation. The menu is split into small plates and large plates. The small plates ($7-$12/70,000 – 120,000 rupiah) come in two options of traditional and modern and are more of a tapas style, or more acurately the local nasi padang style of share plates. The larger dishes (160,000-230,000 rupiah…I’m sure you have the conversion thing down now.) are obviously of a more substantial selection. The base theme of Indonesian is never lost though. I had a quick nosy over the menu but I already knew what I was here for. The much longed for Taste of Indonesia degustation. 10 dishes spread across 5 courses for 600,000 rupiah. Now 600,000 is a hell of a lot for a dinner in Bali but this wasn’t just dinner. This was a journey, an experience, a culinary story told through the vision of a skilled kitchen, and seeing how this was $140 in Australia it is a bargain for the western tourist. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!!

As the food starts to hit the table the first thing that is noticeable is that presentation of a dish is taken very seriously here. I mean it all looks the same once you start chewing it but stimulating your sense of sight with that first look at a dish just leads to overwhelming joy when it tastes as good as it looks. And here everything tasted better than it looked, and it all looked so fucking amazing. The first 5 dishes came out quite quickly, maybe over 30 minutes . I don’t liked to be too rushed at a degustation but saying that, if it’s ready in the kitchen then bring that goodness out. It also may have been due to the fact that these dishes were getting knocked off quicker than the English cricket team. So the panic of seeing food consumed Jabba the Hut style may of distressed the amazing staff. Thankfully it all slowed down before the mains and allowed us to reflect on what we just encountered. Incredibly stunning dishes that one after the other were completely flawless. From crumbed minced pork covered quail eggs, incredible beef rendang steamed buns, king prawn soup to smoked cod salads, sashimi style Lombok fish & scallops everything just seemed to get better and better. Was I in a dream? The tie to all the amazing flavours you expect of Indonesian cuisine was solid, whilst being prepared and presented in fresh and modern ways. So good was the initial dishes that I was intent on finding a flaw. There must be a flaw somewhere. All I came up with was that the scallop dish could have been served on nicer spoons. That’s it. The spoons!

As we approach the mains I was confident of easily finishing this degustation, I was wrong. I did finish it but not easily. Out came 3 dishes that were plentiful in the meat quantity. Rare beef tenderloin in a chilli soy, crispy pork belly and a duck rendang that just melted in your mouth. These just seemed better and better once again. I was on a total food high. How can this be so on point? Without too many wanky gastronomy tricks the kitchen just manages to wow you with great balance of flavours and meat cooked to perfection. Even the king prawn in the soup earlier was perfect and it had been sitting in hot liquid for 5 minutes at our table. Class! To side the mains was cocunut rice and a deconstructed gado gado of sorts that you put together as you liked on your plate. Beware there is a hot chilli side that even caught my wife “The Chilli Queen” out. Infact most dishes here will please the chilli lover whilst not too crazy to put those others off.

Cue the deserts. First to come out was the palate cleanser. Rambutan and calamansi sorbet. Calamansi is a citrusy/cumquat type of fruit and served its cleansing purpose well. In fact if it ended here I would of given a standing ovation but we had to painfully endure one more dish…haha. The last dish, the cherry on the top, the pièce de résistance you might , I can only describe in my own beautiful way with words. I’m sure it has a much fancier name. A flambéed meringue on a biscuit base that had an ice cream centre. Garnished with honeydew melon, mint and some raspberry sago….i think. More commonly known as nom nom nom. What a great way to finish. I am now contemplating doing a running high five through the kitchen, but I am so full that running up the stairs to the kitchen would be the end of me.

I have had some great degustations around Perth, Australia and the world (<--- what a wanker) and this sits in my top 3 with Gustu in Bolivia and Gordon Ramsey’s Maze that used to be in Melbourne. It’s not as fancy as those two places but if the aim of a degustation is to showcase a cuisine in your own personnal way, and take the diner on a journey and experience, then this hits it right on the head. An absolute must if you hit the shores of wonderful Bali.

5 flawless “fuck yeahs” out of 5.

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MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT presents a 'TASTE OF INDONESIA'

A selection of 11 individual and sharing dishes served over 4 courses.

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'FOR THOSE WITH NO VOICES'

MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT (@merahputihbali) very proudly supports the 'BALI ADOPTION & REHABILITATION CENTRE' (B.A.R.C) in relieving the suffering, starvation, abuse and neglect of the island's least fortunate.

Founded in 2006 by awesome Aussie expat Linda Buller, 'BARC' is strictly NO KILL and houses hundreds of rescued dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, monkeys, iguanas, an albino hedgehog and Wally the pig.

BARC provides vaccination, sterilisation, medical care, food, rehabilitation, bedding and love to all their animals as well as community awareness and education.

With no government funding, they operate solely on the support and the generosity of the global community.

For donations of any size that go DIRECTLY to the rehabilitation of Bali's street dogs, cats and animals in need, MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT is a super easy to find drop off point in the heart of Seminyak.

LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE... DONATE!

To see more about what they do and learn more about how you can help, please visit their website: www.balidogrefuge.com

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JENN is a blogger who likes good food.

MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT gets a special mention in her beautiful write-up from sunny Los Angeles.

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seminyak is the higher end super-touristy part of bali (think W Hotel, all-inclusive resort style living), which we wanted to avoid. however, we still wanted to be able to say we saw what all the fuss was about, so we spent our last night there (it's also significantly closer to the airport than the other parts of the island we stayed). we really didn't like the scene in seminyak, but it's where merah putih is, and that alone makes it ...
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Friday, June 19th is WORLD MARTINI DAY!

For one day only BELVEDERE UNFILTERED and MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT invite you to discover a selection of the coolest, rudest and most sophisticated form of cocktail from around the globe.

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Fri, June 19, 12:00 PM GMT+8
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MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT bar manager Agung Ari, creates one of his signature cocktails, the 'POMELO GIMLET'.

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'BETTY LOVES BLOGGING' ...and also MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT in this fantastic write-up about quality food destinations in Seminyak, Ubud & Sanur.

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So as I have mentioned, I didn't do anything on my holiday in Bali except make sure that the places we went to for breakfast, lunch and dinner were excellent. That goal was achieved. At the hotel w...
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MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT presents 'THE LATE NIGHT COCKTAIL CLUB' filmed on the night by our friends at BALITHISWEEK.COM

Check out their website for all of our events and everything else happening around the island during your stay...

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