Sarong offers guests two dining pavilions to enjoy a leisurely dinner, an outdoor lounge and an informal dining area adjacent to the bar, which is a great meeting place to taste superb cocktails and world-class wines. The restaurant is open evenings only and seats 142 in total. It is advisable to advance book although walk-in guests may be accommodated in the lounge area that blends perfectly with the sumptuously decorated open-air environment.
When the restaurant first opened the site was large and just outside of the developing area of Seminyak. The owners understood the need for parking and without foot traffic, the need to create a destination restaurant.
The ambience is raw and refined, feminine, sultry, with oversized wow interior pieces, and most of all open pavilions that express the feeling of still being in Bali.
The challenge was to link the pavilions to ensure the monsoon rains would remain in the garden and not on the guests.
Material selection and colour palette was something the designer specialised in. This is an on going process as while Bali does have a wide range of materials available, textiles are few and far between making the process slow and often frustrating. The designer spent hours in the textile stores mixing and matching.
Lighting is very important. As Sarong was to be an evening venue only, the ambiance had to be perfect. The standing lamps, the shades on the chandeliers and the amber coloured mica on the spot lights made for a sultry environment.
Special features include the large mirror about the bar, the water feature dividing the two pavilions, the layout of the central sofa dining areas, and the old Madura day bed in the garden.
Mirrors, framed, antiqued, or amber enlarge the space and reflect everything else going on in the room.