In our 2 nights stay in Gili Trawangan (or some just said it as Gili T), we tried some restaurants/cafes just for a drink or dining in or even just to watch a band. There are a lot of eating places in Gili Trawangan and usually in some of the resorts, their restaurant is open for public too.
Eating places in Gili Trawangan
The Terminal Bar & Restaurant
This is our first eating & drinking place that we tried outside the hotel which is located near the port and in front of Gili Trawangan Resort.
Terminal is an open-air bar & restaurant, and it has 2 floors. Of course we went upstairs just to get a great view 🙂
We only had a dessert here, as we just had our lunch in the hotel; so we ordered a banana split with 3 scoops of ice cream.
FYI, ice cream was my favourite friend during my stay in Gili Trawangan, because it will always taste nice in a very hot day! 🙂
Website of Terminal Bar & Restaurant: http://www.gilitresort.com/facilities.html
If you are missing the regular food food but with good price and taste, you can go to the night market, which is near the port, and happens every night.
You can find plenty of food in the night market, from chicken noodle, chicken satay, and warteg (warung tegal) food here.
We always had our dinner in this night market during our 2 nights stay in Gili Trawangan, and we were actually surprised that there were a lot of foreigners that eating here too.
One of our first night, we ate the yummy warteg food, and the second night I ate a chicken noodle, while Sinthya had chicken satay.
You can also find some nice traditional cakes in the night market, such as kue kelepon, doughnut, brownies, and many more … I think people really like Kue kelepon as it was sold out in my first night there (managed to buy it on the second night though!).
Scallywags Organic Seafood Bar & Grill
As Gili means little island, then there are a lot of eating places in Gili Trawangan that provide seafood. You can find it anywhere, including this one, Scallywags Organic Seafood Bar & Grill. Although we only had a drink here, but the food looks enticing! Probably I will try to dining in here in my next visit!
The place was quite crowded in the evening, so probably you want to come early to get a seat 🙂
Website of Scallywags: http://www.scallywagsresort.com/scallywags_bar_grill.php
No we didn’t eat and drink here, but we just watched the live band here 😀
We just watched them playing, while we’re seating at the side of the road beside its Sidewalk Cafe. There are actually some live band performs (probably every night).
The Sidewalk Cafe at Vila Ombak is an open-air restaurant, and from what we saw, they provide a buffet menu.
Website of Vila Ombak: http://www.hotelombak.com/restaurant-bar/side-walk-cafe.html
We had our lunch on our second day at ko-ko-mo. It was easy to get a table here when we visiting here, as it’s already around 3:30PM haha …
I can’t recall what I was having here, but something like beef burger, and it’s nice plus a crème brûlée for the dessert.
There are actually 3 area of dining: beside their resort, means not near the beach; on the beach with the canopy, and one without the canopy (so it’s really an open-air, which is going to be great during dinner time not lunch under the sun ;)).
To download their menu, please go here. (I can’t find the name of my food here … ;o))) ).
The Beach House Dining
Well, this was our last restaurant during our stay in Gili Trawangan. We went here on the second night, just to chill and enjoy the ambiance while having a Tiramisu. The Beach House Dining is actually a really good place to have dinner, and the ambiance is similar to Scallwags, and both serves seafood too 🙂
Website of The Beach House Dining: http://www.beachhousegilit.com/dining.html
Queen’s Coffee House
I found this place when I did my cycle around the island of Gili Trawangan. This place was my stop after a very exhausting cycle haha, and since then, this place becomes my favourite place to just relax and enjoy.
At that time, I was just stopped and ordered some cold drinks. Then I had some conversation with the staff regarding the sunset point. He said that, many people will come to this place during sunset time. Unfortunately, sunset was still a long way to go, and I had to leave this lovely place. Love this place, and love the staff! The staff is so friendly!
Recently I went back here again to ehm … work a little bit. Really love this place! It’s far from the noise, and not many people passed this area, so I just could concentrate on what I was doing. Other thing that I like about this place is the Wi-Fi … Wi-Fi everywhere on the coffee house haha. Well, I have other things that I like. Again … It’s the staff. They are so friendly (again). Love them! (again).
This time, I could catch the sunset! But … Unfortunately, the cloud was blocking it!!!!! Lol …