Lombok's natural, rugged scenery makes it the perfect place to unwind and relax in. Make your holiday complete with a romantic dinner at one of Lombok's many stunning restaurants overlooking the water. Here are five restaurants you need to try during your time on the island.
Horizon Restaurant and Lounge - at Ashtari
Set in Ashtari, this beautiful beach club-inspired style venue is open from breakfast to the evening. The extensive menu will keep you satisfied, with a range of cuisines as well as vegetarian options. Join one of the yoga classes or take part in a cooking class to learn how to make the meals yourself at home. Throughout the day, you could easily spend hours on end relaxing here, stretched out on one of the beanbags.
Rinjani Lodge Restaurant
It's time for a sea change, go inland and dine at the foot of the incredible Mount Rinjani. This astonishing restaurant provides two different perspectives: dining overlooking the dramatic volcano, or swimming in an infinity pool overlooking the coastline. The menu blends both Western and Indonesian food, all presented in a gorgeous, Insta-worthy way. With accommodation on site too, you can opt to spend a few days indulging amongst the elements.
Senja Lounge and Bar
The ultimate sunset spot along Senggigi Beach would have to be from Senja. Part of Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, the restaurant has a beach deck and more formal restaurant too. As the sun goes down, live music builds the perfect backdrop with a choice of local and international cuisine to enjoy. To add to the experience, enjoy a selection of wines, shisha and imported cigars. This waterfront restaurant is a beautiful, romantic way to end the day.
Laut Biru Bar & Restaurant
You can't get any closer to the beach than at Laut Biru Bar & Restaurant. Sitting on the sand of Selong Belanak Beach, this beautiful dining spot becomes a candlelit paradise at night. As the ocean breeze gently echoes, and the sound of the waves rolls repeats, it is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner at. The menu provides both Western and local cuisine as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Even though the restaurant is on the beach, it features a chic wooden fit-out. After a day of swimming, to dine at the restaurant, you will be required to wear a shirt or sarong to enter.
Verve Beach Club
This gorgeous beach club is the perfect place to spend your days lazing around poolside with a cocktail in hand. The daybeds and cabanas surrounded by palm trees make it a truly relaxing environment. As the sun begins to set, enjoy the music, dining and drinks on offer. With the menu bringing a variety of cuisines from across the world to enjoy.
Lotus Bayview Restaurant
Bringing you authentic Italian cuisine in Lombok, the fresh ingredients will leave you wanting to try the entire menu. But if Italian food isn't what you're looking for, there is also a selection of local cuisine to savour. The tables outside are set on the sand, or dine under the sheltered area indoors. With Bali's Mount Agung in the distance, the view sets the scene.