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“Back-To-Basics, Expertly Done”
Review of Sip Wine Bar

Sip Wine Bar
Ranked #77 of 588 Restaurants in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: SIP is a trendy and animated French brasserie-like in the heart of bustling Seminyak in Bali. Authentic French regional cuisine is its culinary identity enhanced by one of the most comprehensive wine lists in Indonesia, offering no less than 16 wines by the glass, daily.SIP thrives to maintain its reputation of ‘high quality-affordable’ bistro/brasserie with a perky ambience, providing a truthful and relevant piece of Paris in Bali.Gallic fun under the tropics!
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Somebody said: ‘Let’s open an old-style French bistro offering the best dishes France can offer, cooked really well.’ And then, as an afterthought: ‘In Bali.’

This was no ‘after the third daiquiri’ fantasy. It’s come to pass, its name is Sip Bistro, plonked down like a time capsule on a busy street in Seminyak, and it’s quite, quite wonderful.

As always in Seminyak, you’re never far from a car, and there’s not much Sip can do about that, except seat you at a table as far back from the road as possible – not good for smokers but fine for everyone else. I ate there four times in a month and would have gone more often if it had been a wee bit cheaper. Quality costs. I never mind paying a premium for excellent food, and this food is truly expert. Daniel, the owner, is there most nights to see that things run smoothly. He says that his idea was to produce excellent French cuisine from a menu that reflects several regions but always stays with the great basic dishes: onion soup, foie gras, pepper steak, confit of duck, desserts heavy on the cream. This he has done.

Traffic aside, the setting is perfect: properly thick white table cloths, heavy silverware, sparkling glasses, gracefully folded napkins. The arrival of my onion soup was heralded by an aroma that simply talked to me; I’ve never savoured a soup so rich in intense flavour. The duck was perfect, tender and fleshy. The house Malbec was properly kept and served. The coffee, bread and butter are all to die for. The local staff can explain the menu. Service is as brisk and efficient as service can be if quality food is to be timeously plated and served. This is an exceptional venture and no wonder it fills up most nights.

Prices may strike you as being on the high side if you spend the rest of your holiday doing Bali on the cheap. But as I say, it’s well worth it. Save Sip for that special treat and revel in it.

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Thank John T
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a very good quality resturant and bar, the menu and wine list are tops for this resort area. The food and wine list are very good quality and are cooked tastefully and servered very well by the very attentive helpful staff. No problems would eat here again recomemended ++++

Thank StPolo
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We always return to SIP Wine Bar each time we go to Bali, which is at least once a year. French food at is best. The service is impeccable, the food excellent and wine selection is out of this world! This time we had the Foie Gras Terrine and then the Steak Tartare.... with a few glasses of Champagne and a bottle of Chateau Montrose 2005... What a great treat it was... Pricy, of course if you go for the expensive stuff (wine!!) but the quality of the food is so good... Recommend to every one who wants to celebrate a special occasion and like French food. If you are more the fish and chips or pizza type on holiday, don't go there!!

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Thank Plafond63
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

All of our party of 6 enjoyed their selections whether entrée, main or dessert. Staff very attentive & customer service oriented. Wine expensive but that's Bali.

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Thank jpmac43
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Devine food very authentic, incredible staff ( the best in a long while) and pleasant surrounds what more could you want.

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Thank angsana10
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