Restaurant Information

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  • Bistro, Restaurant
  • Batu Belig, Bali | Map
  • Mediterranean, Modern European, Vegetarian
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  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Mid Range, Upmarket

Batu Belig restaurant Watercress

Batu Belig restaurant Watercress checicken burger

Batu Belig restaurant Watercress

Batu Belig restaurant Watercress was a major surprise to me when I went there with a friend for lunch recently. Wow. Super busy, bistro-type restaurant in the trendy Batu Belig area not so far from the beach.

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The menu is mostly Mediterranean, with a broad selection of delicious sounding salads and light lunches.

My friend had the Moroccan couscous salad which she didn’t really enjoy so much, too small and inconsistent, she said.

I had the mahi mahi burger which was nothing special, though the cassava chips on the side were yum. (See the photos at the bottom of the page for pics of both of these dishes)

The problem with burgers in Bali is that the bread stays fresh for about 15 minutes after taking it out of the oven, and this was the case here. Not so impressed.

If the burger bread is stale, burgers aren’t so great, and if the salads not so great, the menu starts looking a bit small.

The presentation was nice, as was the ambience. Bali restaurant Watercress was full of people talking but you never had the feeling of being in a chicken coop that busy restaurants sometimes give.

Open for breakfast with a broad choice of delectables on the menu, along with lots of ‘power’ smoothies and shakes. My friend said that the breakfast there is excellent.

Go to the bottom of the page for more photos of Watercress.

Watercress in Batu Belig seems to be quite a happening place, at least for lunch, a bit understaffed at moments, but that is hard when you are super busy for an hour and a half then empty again after lunch ‘hour’.

The lunch time menu has plenty of options as well, mostly healthy and light from what I could tell.

Possibly they have a different menu for dinner.

It is on the expensive side, not a place to go for a cheap lunch.

Considering that neither my friend or I were happy with our lunch, it is a bit surprising how busy it is, a kind of ‘in’ place for the 30-45 expats to hang out in.

I will go again to give them another chance as surely so many people could not be wrong.

By Mark O’Brien, February 2014

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Indiana March 27, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Not nearly as good as you'd think. Busy and popular. But so so.

Caroline Petit March 31, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Watercress offers a very nice decor and a variety of dishes - Indonesian and European food. I usually go there for their breakfasts which I must say are very yummy. It is expensive - 100,000 rupiahs but it is worth it. On the other hand, I went twice for lunch and was rather disappointed. I had the Beef burger which was dry and on an other occasion a salad which was tasted but the portion was very tiny. These left me disappointed and I have not returned to the restaurant since….

Des May 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Bit over rated. Sloppy service. Food way too expensive for what it is. Popular place but don't know why.