Bali 2010 - Lunch at Murni's Warung

Like Made’s Warung, Murni’s Warung is also an old institution in Bali. This casual restaurant in Ubud is one of the most blogged about restaurants on the island, and is very popular with travellers. I have been here several times myself, and can easily see the attraction. It is one of the most charming restaurants in Bali in terms of decor. Nice Balinese design, tastefully decorated with antiques and artifacts, and a great view over the Campuhan River combine to create a very cosy venue for a short break.

It is best to visit Murni’s Warung for lunch when you can enjoy the scenery. At night it would be too dark. The restaurant is actually divided into several levels. The lobby level is the highest, and it steps down to a dining area overlooking the river. The next level down is a bar and lounge, and going further down you reach a small open pavilion with only a few tables. To me this is the best part of the restaurant as you get to see and hear the beautiful river while you enjoy your meal.

The small dining pavilion next to the river.

The food at Murni’s Warung is quite average, so don’t expect to satisfy your culinary appetite. We ordered a Gado Gado, Nasi Campur, Mixed Sate and Ayam Tutu. The Nasi Campur is quite far from the Made’s Warung version in terms of taste and presentation, with only a few accompanying dishes. The Ayam Tutu (Balinese smoked chicken) was not as good as Lotus Lane’s or Batan Waru, and the Sate was honestly quite bland. Even the Gado Gado was a bit lack lustre. But the ambiance and the view is terrific.

Murni's Nasi Campur.

Gado Gado.

Satay. A bit bland, but very nicely presented over a mini terracotta grill.

Ayam Tutu. Not as good as other's but still tasty due to the aromatic herbs and spices.

Poppy seed cake with ice cream. Nothing special.


Unknown said…
Looks like a lovely restaurant, the food looks pretty good too - nice presentation.
Unknown said…
Great photos. I've been going regularly to Murni's Warung for 25 years - it's a wonderful place - lovely Lounge Bar and WiFi.

Friendly staff and great food in a wonderful setting - well, what more can you wish for?

Nice web site too - www,

Just finished their book called Secrets of Bali, Fresh Light on the Morning of the World.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in Bali.

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