Lembah Ayung Restaurant at Pramana Watu Kurung

Perched over the Ayung River Valley, only 15 minutes from central Ubud, is Lembah Ayung Restaurant. Attached to the stunning Pramana Watu Kurung Resort, this is much more than somewhere to grab a quick lunch. This is a dining experience that is all about the tropical landscape and flavors of traditional Bali.

To get to the restaurant you’ll walk through the resort, which was inspired by Panglipuran, one of the cleanest and most picturesque villages in Bali. The restaurant itself is housed in a beautiful traditional wooden joglo overlooking the resort’s pool and the lush jungle valley.

Lembah Ayung’s signature menu is packed full of traditional Balinese dishes using heritage rice, locally and sustainably grown veggies, and free-range duck, chicken, and other meats. If you’d like to try out a selection of Balinese dishes the Pramana Nasi Ungu is a must. This platter includes delicious aromatic rice, fish satay, chicken curry, and of course some fragrant sambal for a little spice.

Other options include Indonesian favorites like beef rendang, chicken satay, and fried rice or noodles. For those who want to enjoy the atmosphere and breathtaking views but are more into Italian, Chinese or Indian dishes, there is plenty to choose from as well. As well as a comprehensive western menu.


If you’re looking for that real Bali feel Pramana Watu Kurung has it in spades. The 18 rooms are all designed to feel like traditional Balinese compounds with a luxurious twist. From the entranceways that reflect Balinese homes to the interior decor, they reflect the art and culture of the island. Fortunately, you don’t even have to be staying at this boutique resort to enjoy it, and can you really say you’ve experienced the beauty of Ubud if you haven’t spent some time admiring the gorgeous Ayung River views? We think not.