We woke ourselves up at an ungodly hour this morning when we should have been enjoying our huge, comfy bed in our villa. Hello Kitty wanted to catch the sunrise, and she forgot that we're here in the rainy season... and the clouds take a while to dissipate after thunderstorms overnight. I also forgot to mention to her that the Ayana Resorts and Spa faces northwest... Anyway, we dragged ourselves out of bed, walked around the grounds of the resort, and quickly gave up on trying to catch a glimpse of the sun. Nap time in the poolside gazebo.
We did drag ourselves up again for breakfast, and it was just a few steps to DAVA Steak and Seafood - where we were seated outdoors with a view of the koi pond next to us.
Dominique Ansel's famous DKA, but given that we're at a resort in Indonesia, I was pretty happy with it.
We headed back to Jimbaran to have a late lunch at Kayumanis Resto inside the Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate and Spa. There seemed to be a lack of reliable reviews on restaurants outside Ubud, and once again I resorted to using TripAdvisor to get ideas... This place came up #1 in Jimbaran...
We arrived just before 2 p.m. and the place was pretty empty by then. The decor was pretty nice, although the lighting indoors was pretty poor. For some reason the tables were all placed in between windows, which meant that sunlight wasn't able to illuminate the dishes in front of us. This was pretty annoying.
beef cheeks, French duck breast, and even Australian lamb shank in his rendang.
Overall, a very unremarkable lunch. This basically reaffirms my view of restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor... or most crowd-sourced review sites. Most of the reviewers simply don't know enough. What we had were ordinary and I'd be really surprised if this place really was "the best in Jimbaran". The service was also excruciatingly slow, especially for a restaurant that was practically devoid of customers. No idea why it had to take over an hour for us to do lunch here.