Bali Bali, Covent Garden
You ask - you get! After the foodie side to my blog went by the wayside just a tad as the fitness reviews took over, I've been receiving numerous in-mails from you guys asking for them to return. So here we are - starting off with Best Indonesian in Central London, Bali Bali…
The nearest you can get to Indonesia, without the bother of getting on an aeroplane.
|Table for 2|
|The feast arrives!|
|OK, enough photos, time to eat!!|
|A plate of everything!|
I almost don't want to say this, as we honestly couldn’t fault the Main dishes, however when it came to desserts I never find the Oriental options particularly appealing. With Bali Bali's choices including Indonesian layered cake, banana fritters, coconut milk pancakes; already full from our main, we decided to share a ‘safe’ option of Chocolate Chip Mint Ice cream. However, refusing to let us leave without trying out the Thai speciality, Banana Fritters in honeys syrup, the waiter brought over a portion of these also.
OK, so I’m not a huge fan of deep fried food anyway, but when it comes to deep friend banana, after an already pretty heavy meal…. I probably would have preferred to stick to the ice cream! But, like with the Beef Rendang, if I hadn’t of tried I wouldn’t have known….
|When in doubt, always stick to the ice cream!|
What really made Bali Bali stand out was the impeccable service we received. As a family run business, having been in business for decades, the staff could not have been more knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Not only were we greeted and seated down straight away as we entered, our food arrived fresh moments after ordering, and service throughout the meal was attentive, yet not overbearing. The perfect combo!
|Vibrant and bustly without being overcrowded|
You bet! The only difficulty would be whether to order the 8 dish selection again, or a full size portion of one of my favourites (the struggle, however, would be deciding which one)!