Any foodie who frequently visits Bali will be well acquainted with The Junction House, formerly known simply as The Junction. This venue is sitting at the junction of two Seminyak eat-streets with some of Bali’s most celebrated culinary venues. For years it has served up international dishes with a distinctive Balinese twist in it’s gorgeous French-inspired setting.
One of the oldest restaurants in Seminyak, The Junction House had a facelift in 2017 and the refurbished restaurant champions a classic décor, complete with old-school marble chequered floors, dusty cornflour blue details and a rustic finish that makes for a causal and homely dining experience.
Homeliness is at the core of The Junction House’s philosophy, as the team welcomes every visitor with open arms to enjoy a meal in the comforting ambience of this local venue. From a number of different dining rooms to choose from, taking up a seat on the French Patio or scrolling the spines of the thousands of books from the two-storey, masterpiece library, there’s bound to be a space to suit.
The menu has maintained the well-trodden traditions of The Junction with a special focus on Asian and International cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are crafted daily. Breakfast takes on a distinctive European flair, with refreshing granola served in a jar to fruit smoothies, and a strong cup of coffee to kick start the day.
The lunch and dinner menus are fused with local spices, vegetables and seafood. Start your culinary journey with a light soup such as the soto ayam, a traditional Indonesian clear chicken soup while for mains, indulge in the Thai beef crown mango for salad, or the Belgian carbonade or salmon steak. With a dedicated section of the menu for crêpes, you know they are going to be good. Who could say no to a banana, coconut crepe or a creme brulee?
If you’re after a drink, the wine list is constantly changing, but you’ll regularly find wines from France, Australia and Chile. For something slightly more adventurous, order a cocktail. The popular Junction Extreme combines vodka, Bacardi, pepper, mint, orange and soda, while the Illusion features vodka, orange, pineapple, Midori and soda.
The Junction House brings the best of both worlds together in one unique space. Stop by for international dishes with a distinctive Balinese twist, a rotating wine list, the gorgeous French-inspired setting and an atmosphere that’s hard to beat.