Bali is long established as a favourite holiday destination for Australians with more than one million of us visiting every year. With this in mind it seems only natural that some of our own institutions should be setting up shop there to provide visitors with a home away from home.

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Double Bay’s Mrs Sippy opened a Bali outpost in April this year and offers an oasis in the centre of the tourist hub of Seminyak. People come here to soak up the rays and drink up the cocktails but Mrs Sippy is a lot more than just another bar in the sun.

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For the starters it has the largest salt water pool in Bali which comes with one, three and five metre diving boards for those wishing to channel their inner-Matthew Mitcham. For those not feeling quite so energetic, the man-made Sippy Beach also has plenty of space to get horizontal and work on that holiday tan.

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Day beds are available with a minimum spend of 1 million Rupiah (around $93 AUD). However with cocktails as quaffable as the Passionfruit Margarita (120k Rupiah) and the gin-based Cucumber Fizz (130k Rupiah), it isn’t too hard to reach that target.

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A team of international chefs has used fresh local produce to create and unashamedly western food menu with a mixture of wood oven pizza, Wagyu burgers (130k Rupiah), grilled seafood, salads, and of course dessert.  

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If you’re looking for something a bit healthier and lighter then Grilled Tiger Prawns (230K Rupiah) are sweet, juicy and seasoned perfectly with just the right amount of spices and chilli.

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Charred cauliflower (110k Rupiah) with ample amounts of pecorino, walnuts, and raisins is a great option for those not wishing to pile on the holiday pounds as is the Butterfish Tartare (120k Rupiah) with shaved fennel and citrus dressing.  We would be eating salads every day if they were as tasty and interesting as these two dishes.

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As the day turns into night, live DJs bring the tunes to really create a party atmosphere and, as Mrs Sippy is child free after 5PM, it’s time to let your hair down.

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Good food and great cocktails all served poolside under the warm Indonesian sun – Don’t mind if we do. 

Mrs Sippy Bali
Phone: +62 361 3351079

I Ate My Way Through dined as guests of Mrs Sippy

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Sarah's weekdays are spent immersed in the hectic and ruthless corporate world but her weekends and evenings are dedicated to pursuing her true passion: food. Equally comfortable in a three-hat fine dining restaurant or a pop-up, hole-in-the-wall eatery, Sarah tries to satisfy her obsession for all things culinary with a never-ending quest to seek out the newest and most exciting dishes in Sydney. She has also travelled extensively across Europe and Asia and the first part of any trip-planning is, of course, in-depth research into the local food specialities. This globe-trotting has led to a fascination with a great variety of cuisines - from Shanghaiese dumplings to modern Australian seafood, from Turkish Gözleme to Yorkshire puddings. If there is a new restaurant or dish on the scene, Sarah won't be far away!


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