The Boat Shed Restaurant is part of Nalini Resort, a quiet accommodation surrounded by an idyllic setting and situated in the south of Amed.
Its terrace facing the sea will soon be extended to welcome more travellers (at the moment it can accommodate 8 tables).
The restaurant has recently hired a new chef, Agusto, one of the only two chefs working in Amed’s region. Originally from Bali, Agusto received solid training in Europe (in Switzerland and Czech Republic). Friendly, he regularly came to make sure the served dishes were up to the clients’ expectations of the mainly European clientele.
The menu is in English and offers a large variety of dishes. It consists of both Asian dishes, including Indian and Thai dishes, and occidental dishes such as pasta, burgers, salads and soups. Fishes and seafood are core elements of the menu since the chef can count on the numerous fishermen of the region to get good supplies. Freshness guaranteed!
Depending on the season and the whim of the market, the curious can also opt for the surprise of the chef named “Surprise Me“ and available for distinct types of dishes.
When it comes to the service provided, it is pleasant, surprisingly fast and the dishes are served to all guests of a same table at the same time (not always the case in Bali).
As soon as the dishes arrive, it makes no doubt: the restaurant could nearly be considered as gastronomic, except when it comes to the bill, which remains very affordable! Nicely dressed, the plates are a real delight for both the eyes and the taste buds, while the prices are only slightly higher than the average prices in Amed.
What did we try out for you?
We tried out several dishes from The Boat Shed Restaurant during our stay in Nalini Resort, and the global quality really impressed us. Among these, we can notably highlight:
- Homemade Ravioli with Seafood (IDR 70,000, about €4.2): spinach ravioli comprising pieces of fish, shrimps, and squid. The sauce complementing it was creamy and totally delicious. It is rather simple: the last time we ate ravioli of this quality was in Bologna, Italy!
- Thai Beef Salad with Mango (seasonal - IDR 65,000, about €3.9): Thai beef salad with perfectly ripe mango all around. Splendid presentation worthy of the finest restaurants. The slices of beef tenderloin were very tender. The whole dish was very tasty (what a yummy sauce!) and delicately seasoned.
- Main course – Surprise Me (IDR 100,000, about €5.9): beautiful Dory fish fillets with eggplants, basil and a delicately seasoned dressing. Splendid presentation for a very sophisticated dish. The fish was perfectly cooked, both firm and melting and the sauce was simply delicious.
- Slice of Chocolate from Heaven (IDR 62,000, about €3.7): slice of extra moist chocolate brownie, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You will ask for some more!
You have caught on: this restaurant offers specialties from various horizons, and for each, the presentation copes with the taste. And all of this you can enjoy facing the sea in a neat setting. What more can you ask for?
Feel free to discover our impressions on the à la carte breakfasts in our complete review dedicated to the Nalini Resort.