Wine & dine

The Istana boasts a dining service better than most restaurants, and the menu features a wonderful array of dishes. Extensive Western dining options are available, but we also recommend you to try some of the Balinese dishes for a unique cultural experience.

Lunch & Dinner Special Menus

A number of special lunch and dinner menus are offered, which require a day’s notice to the chef in order to make arrangements. Please remember while the villa’s facilities and staff capabilities are of the highest quality, the villa’s kitchen cannot maintain the same inventory as a restaurant that serves hundreds of patrons in a day, thus pre-ordering is a key component of the villa’s food service.

Dinner parties and functions can all be catered to – please ask the chef or manager for more details at any time of the day, whether you are requesting breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.

Food & Beverage Charges

For your convenience, as with all charges, food & beverage charges will be billed to your final account and payable in total upon checkout.

Special Requests & Dietary Requirements

Should you have a request for a dish not on the menu, or a special dietary requirement, please feel free to ask the chef, who will strive to comply with all of your wishes. Special items that need to be purchased and billed to you at cost plus 30% (the Istana Team will present receipts as proof of purchase and add the total of cost + 30% to your final bill).

Large Dining Groups

If you have a large group it is advisable that the group dines on the same dish or that you order several dishes to be shared. Please allow at least one day’s notice, and feel free to discuss any requirements with the chef or villa manager.


The Istana has a stock of soft drinks, beers, spirits, wines and champagnes. All beverages are charged per drink that you order, except for wine which is charged per bottle.

Please also ask the staff if you have any special beverage orders and they will accommodate your needs. Special items that need to be purchased separately will be purchased and billed to you at cost plus 30%.