After living in Bali for almost two years, we spent a lot of time exploring where to eat in Bali, Indonesia. But one of our favorite experiences while living there was experiencing the best brunch in Bali. When we returned to Bali, we knew we had to return to Starfish Bloo Bali. Our Starfish Bloo Sunday brunch experience was one for the record books. We had to experience it again.
Sometimes you have such a great experience when traveling, that you do your very best to recreate it. I knew it was a tall order when returning for the Starfish Bloo brunch at the W Seminyak. We tried our very best to enjoy the best Champagne brunch Bali offers just one more time.
In this post, we share our Starfish Bloo Sunday brunch review, including tips on how to make the most of brunch in Bali and the W brunch Bali.
Our First Visit to the W Hotel Bali Sunday Brunch
While living in Ubud, we had a strange message from a long lost friend. Someone we knew many moons ago when living in D.C. and in Chicago. Between his moves and our travels, we sort of lost touch with Tyler. Then, suddenly, he was visiting Bali, with his partner, Luigi.
We made our way down to the beach for a night, staying our very first time at our Bali home away from home, Courtyard Seminyak. We planned our visit around Sunday brunch in Bali. What better way to break the ice after many years apart than breaking bread at the W Hotel Seminyak brunch? Where we heard they had the best brunch in Bali.
The W Bali brunch was a memorable experience – from what we remember. Over glasses of sparkling wine, mimosas, bellinis, and who knows what else. Over plate upon plate of seafood and luxury treats. With a view over the blue seas of Seminyak, we caught up with Tyler. In a lot of ways, it was like we had never been apart. The four of us enjoyed our Bali brunch. Immensely. Maybe a bit too much. We were the very last table to leave, and in true W Hotel Sunday brunch fashion, they just cleaned up the party around us.
Monday was a rough morning, to say the least. The W Hotel Bali brunch took us down hard.
Our Return to The Best Brunch in Bali
After a two year absence from Bali, we were, once again, staying at our Bali home away from home, Courtyard Seminyak. Our stay fell over a weekend. We were desperate to return and experience the famous W hotel brunch in Bali at Starfish Bloo.
Without friends, without Tyler and Luigi, I figured we would still experience a fab brunch, but I was a little concerned that it would disappoint. I didn’t think we could recreate the best Sunday brunch Bali offers. You have to remember, as much as Eric and I get along quite well, we do spend all our time together. All. Our. Time. TOGETHER. Just imagine that with your significant other.
So, we obviously continue to enjoy each others company. But, just the two of us, as this epic Sunday brunch in Bali. Could it top our visit with friends two years before? Was it still the best Sunday brunch in Bali, even for a couple?
I am sorry to say to Tyler and Luigi, it just about did.
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Starfish Bloo Brunch Menu – The W Seminyak Brunch
Brunch at Starfish Bloo was just as I remembered. Greeted with a glass of sparkling rose. Views to the sea. The breeze blowing the palm trees. It truly is everything you imagine Bali to be.
And, the food. Stacks of spiny lobsters and giant prawns. Row upon row of sushi. This Starfish Bloo brunch menu includes a luxury combination of a Champagne brunch and a seafood brunch, all on a lovely Bali beach.
Peking duck rolls with scallions and hoisin sauce. Foie gras. Pork ribs. Fresh kebabs.The local babi guling, roasted pig, complete with stacks of crispy pig skin. Yes, this was exactly as I remembered the Starfish Bloo Sunday brunch menu and the atmosphere was exactly what the W brunch Bali should be.
W Hotel Seminyak Sunday Brunch Desserts
The dessert spread was just as you would expect from the W Brunch Seminyak. Donuts, pastries, and piles of marshmallows. All sorts of cake pops. The thing that struck me the most about dessert at the brunch at the W Hotel was just how bright it all was. It was like a contemporary art piece, all fabulously presented. And, it tasted pretty great too! I was like a child moving from one display to the next, taking it all in.
W Hotel Starfish Bloo Brunch Review
Overall, the Sunday brunch at the W Seminyak was just as I expected. My only complaint was that they ran out of some food items a little before the end. I was hoping for some more grilled seafood, and we just couldn’t come across any. They may have had a larger crowd than normal as that Sunday the W Seminyak brunch hosted their 6-year anniversary party.
As far as the fun level of the W Hotel Seminyak brunch, of course, we missed Tyler and Luigi, but the table of blokes from Oz at the next table more than entertained us. By the end of the brunch, we had enough sparkling wine and cocktails to more than make up for their absence. Sorry guys.
Is Starfish Bloo Seminyak still the best brunch in Bali? Until someone tells me otherwise, I would say so. It is easily the best Sunday brunch in Seminyak. Great food. Great drinks (and heavy on the pour). Great music. So much fun! I would definitely recommend it to anyone heading to Bali. The W Bali brunch is a great value for an all you can eat Bali brunch, both for travelers to Bali and for expats living Bali.
Starfish Bloo Sunday Brunch Booking – The W Bali Brunch Price
The best brunch in Seminyak Bali is at Starfish Bloo Bali at the W Seminyak is actually a pretty decent price considering how expensive it is to drink in Bali. The W Hotel Bali brunch price depends on the package chosen.
- W Hote Bali Brunch Menu is about $40 a person. This includes the Sunday brunch buffet, juice, soft drinks, and a welcome drink on arrival. This is called the Food Package.
- The W Bali Brunch with alcohol is about $80. This includes a welcome drink, beer, wine, and sparkling wine (normally Prosecco) as well as select cocktails. The drinks are free flow. This is called the Food & Beverage Package.
- The Champagne Brunch Bali at the W brunch it is about $125. This includes the above but adds in free flow Champagne rather than Prosecco. This is called the Food & Champagne Package.
- These Hotel W brunch prices don’t include an additional 20% tax.
- In my opinion, the Starfish Bloo Bali brunch with alcohol is the best value.
You can email Starfish Bloo Bali at their W Hotel Bali booking email to reserve a table and see their Starfish Bloo menu for other meals. Reservations are strongly recommended for the Starfish Bloo brunch in Seminyak.
Note that the W in Seminyak hosts two brunches on Sunday. The one at Starfish Bloo is the fabulous see and be seen brunch. The other one at FIRE W Bali is more for families and is a little more chill. Go fab and go Starfish Bloo!
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We were hosted by the W Hotel Seminyak for this brunch, but I would have gone anyway! It’s just the best way to spend a Sunday in Bali!
Amber Hoffman, food and travel writer behind With Husband In Tow, is a recovering attorney and professional eater, with a passion for finding new food and drink destinations. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Together over the last 20 years, they have traveled to over 70 countries. Amber is the author of the Food Traveler’s Guide to Emilia Romagna.