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“Dinner by Tanah Lot”
Review of Merica Restaurant - CLOSED

Merica Restaurant
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 40
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Merica, pronounced mare-rich-e-ah, the Indonesian word for spice, particularly used for all types of the region’s favourite vegetable: the honourable and revered pepper.Our signature restaurant, Merica is at the heart of our 103-hectare resort. This main gathering place offers a welcoming front bar, as well as private or casual dining settings, including cosy pavilions on our Koi ponds. At Merica, guests dine overlooking the Indian Ocean, the manicured gardens of the cliff lawn, award-winning Greg Norman golf course and the Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple. Chef Bradley Froehlich and his culinary members serve timeless Pan Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine popular in the region, with a Balinese contemporary flair.Merica is also the centre stage for our bountiful breakfast buffet, served from 6:00 am to 10:00 am daily. Indulge in a regional selection of Asian and European breakfast specialties served with freshly squeezed local juices, herbal drinks and freshly made Javanese and Balinese mountain ground coffee.Merica offers an inviting range of regional culinary favourites served in an à la carte for lunch and dinner. High ceilings and large doors opening out on to the terrace make this a cool place and inviting dining venue at all occasions.Location:Ground floor, close to the lobby overseeing Tanah Lot temple and the Indian OceanCuisine Type:InternationalDress Code:Resort casualOperating Hours:Opens daily Breakfast: 6:00 am to 10.30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Daily) Dinner: 6:00 pm to midnight (Daily)
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice quiet dinner here at the main dining area of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort.

The food was good, the staff were attentive and neither were they overly intrusive and the atmosphere in Merica was wonderful.

Prices were quite high but we were having dinner at the hotel so I guess it is to be expected.

Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Thank God for the amazing view and the kind staff!
a friend and I were in the Tanah Lot area when suddenly we felt like having late lunch with a view. I googled Pan Pacific Tanah Lot and originally I wanted to eat at their Drift Wood Restaurant which serves western food, but due to the unbearable heat, we moved to Merica Restaurant. It was 3.30pm so yeah, super late for lunch, but they were still open for lunch. We were the only guests there. We were seated at the end gazebo which is a fantastic spot, with Tanah Lot Temple and Golf Course right in front of us! a view to die for! We ordered varieties of dishes. Starting with their Lobster Spinach Ravioli as an appetizer. a blend of Balinese and Italian that dont mix that well. Not too impressive but eatable.
Now lets talk about the mains. We ordered Bamboo Lobster Curry, BBQ Pork ribs, Merica Nasi Goreng Ayam, Bouillabaisse, with a side of Ceremonial Yellow Rice.
I have eaten at numerous restaurants in 5 star establishments, and these dishes disappoint me on so many levels. The ribs would've been better if they came hot from the grill, however this looks like its been reheated in a microwave. Bamboo Lobster Curry is plain. Bouillabaisse is lacking flavors as well. Poor Lobster. could've been cooked better. The nasi goreng was meh. The yellow rice tastes like rice, with turmeric and salt without any other essential ingredients that the Balinese use in their original ceremonial rice.

Now on to desserts. We ordered Balinese Trifle, Millefeuille, and Valronha Chocolate Creme Brulee. we quite enjoyed them! Then we ordered a dessert cocktail, with coconut cream, mango, passion fruit and Balinese vanilla with Myers rum. Not very good.

I wish the Pan Pacific management will follow up on these issues. It is sad that the nicely laid out restaurant with one of the greatest views in Bali has food lacking quality and taste.

At least the view keeps us happy!

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Thank hausofawe
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Pan Pacific and had numerous dinners and breakfasts here.

Breakfast was great and a lot of choices to be had. The egg stations were fabulous and whatever egg you wanted you got.

We loved the street food night they had. Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesia and Cantonese. Delicious.

The view from the outside deck is outstanding and the staff are amazing.

Thank Yaz W
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ate here numerous times during our stay at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali and found this to be our favourite restaurant at the resort. The food was absolutely spectacular with a mix of typical Balinese cuisine with a modern twist. An absolute must if you are staying at the resort

Thank BrendonDunn78
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The view here is to die for, but if there was no view would you dine here? I think not, the food is OK without being anything above average. The staff seem OK, not that engaging. At breakfast time it is like a food hall, too many people, too little care.

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