Sundays On The IslandArchipelago Diaries
Bali is almost always blessed with great weather, and it turns out that going to a beach club on a Sunday is perhaps one of the most popular activities on the island - you know, to gather up strength before facing Monday. But why wait for the weekend to put your feet up at a beach club when everyday is Sunday here?
With its burgeoning popularity, Sundays Beach Club has become the go-to destination for beach aficionados and sun worshippers, wanting fun and a hit of vitamin sea, as well as sumptuous food and refreshing cocktails. That’s right, for a hot oceanfront dining, Sundays is a cool place to be; sleek loungers and a sprawling deck leading down to the beach means you can do a lot more than just eating, for there’s also plenty of space to play.
Despite its rather remote location, diners and lovers of the tropical life alike still flock to Sundays Beach Club. The reason is quite obvious; as a dining venue, patrons can sink their toes in the sand while sipping their chilled, tropical cocktails to beat the heat of Bali’s sun. It’s a sexy spot during daytime; come dinnertime, evening romance takes over.
But what’s currently buzzing about Sundays is its food. That’s right, the popular Uluwatu hotspot is getting even more popular now that the beachfront venue has served its new beach menu for loyal patrons and sun worshippers. The brand new beach menu, in collaboration with James Viles, acclaimed Australian chef and owner of the two-hatted Biota Dining in Bowral, New South Wales, features fresh, healthy options perfectly suited to the Sundays relaxed beach setting. The inspiration for the menu is drawn from Bali itself.
The partnership has seen James bringing his award-winning culinary skills and experience to Sundays Beach Club’s kitchen. “Sundays is situated in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We have developed a menu that is inspired by local cooking traditions, local ingredients and local people. We’ve looked at everything, even the plates and the cutlery. It’s also inspiring for us to see customers order and try various items that are so different in cooking technique and style to what they’re used to,” James explains.
The partnership has also seen Sundays launch its first ever gourmet breakfast menu, so visitors can start the day early, beat the lunchtime rush and secure their spot on the pristine white sandy beach. It features Kick Start Breaky Bowls, Chilled Poke Bowls, Breakfast Buns and Breakfast Pizzas, all using the Sundays custom-built wood-fired oven and charcoal grill. The new menus have been thoughtfully crafted, with James keen to ensure that the dining experience is not only a tactile one but also something that can easily be shared amongst friends and family.
A particular new favourite at Sundays is the range of chilled Salads and Poke Bowls with more local ingredients coming to the fore. These include Mochiko Fried Chicken, Green Asparagus, Broccoli and Minted Peas and the creamy hummus of the Chickpea and Activated Grains.
Anyway, making it a perfect urban escape, Sundays offers more than just food. Nestled on the stunning stretch of white sandy beach on the Bukit Peninsula, you can explore the crystal-clear lagoon and scattered rock pools in a kayak or stand up paddle board along the reef. Or you can just simply relax to the cool tunes played in the background, and enjoy friendly Balinese service.
Sundays Beach Club
Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
+62 811 942 1110