The biggest new restaurant opening in Bali this year is actually a pool club. Mrs Sippy has been built around a huge 800 square metre swimming pool complete with 5 metre diving tower. The water is aquamarine blue and surrounded by day beds and loungers to fit in up to 2,000 people for swimming, sun baking and some serious posing.
Forget Ku De Ta and Potato Head, Mrs Sippy is the place to be. I was invited to check it out on a Friday and afternoon when there was a laid back atmosphere with a DJ on the decks all day and a mix of people from big groups getting stuck into the cocktails to families making the most of the pool.
Mrs Sippy’s owners haven’t neglected the food and drinks and they’ve got some serious talent on board with head chef Guillaume Zika hailing from London Michelin star restaurant Hibiscus and Public Dining Room in Sydney. On the menu there are burgers and wood fired pizzas but rather than stopping there the wood fired oven is put to good use to deliver a broad menu.
The pizza is really good at Mrs Sippy but my favourite dishes were the charred cauliflower salad ($11) and the tiger prawns ($22). The huge prawns were charred and slightly smoky with sweet flesh inside. Unadorned there’s no distraction from the top quality seafood. It’s poolside dining perfection.
This is a pool club and it’s in Bali so the cocktail game at Mrs Sippy is strong. I tried a few and my favourite was the Mandarin Smash a vodka based concoction which was a nice balance of sweet and sour.
I absolutely loved my afternoon at Mrs Sippy so here’s my tips to make the most of your visit if you’re in Bali.
- Entry is free. The only cost is towel hire of $5 but there were plenty of people there not using the towels when we visited.
- Loungers are also free but if you want a day bed there’s a minimum spend of $60 on food and drink.
- Mrs Sippy is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so there’s no need to queue to get mid morning like some other clubs in Seminyak.
- The food and drinks here are excellent so it’s worth fitting one meal in at least. I also highly recommend the dessert especially the smoked chocolate with vanilla ice-cream ($10). It’s a warm chocolate pudding with a smoky aroma which is sort of a strange thing to serve at a pool club but is truly delicious.
- Sundays are two for one cocktails (bargain!) so that’s the busiest day.
- Kids are welcome in all the pools and there were lots of them running around on our visit.
- Diving off the diving board is advisable pre, not post cocktails.
Gourmet Chick was invited to review Mrs Sippy.
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