Evoking the grandeur and exhilarating vibes of the 1930s, the elegant colonial-style building housing Apéritif Restaurant & Bar immediately leaves a lasting impression. Overlooking lush paddy fields and jungle valley the tone is set for a unique, sophisticated dining and cocktail sojourn that is opulently decorated in marble, dark woods, and bronze elements that summons the convivial and grand atmosphere of a bygone era.
The renowned European tradition of enjoying an aperitif — pre-dinner drink and snack to stimulate the appetite — has been seamlessly integrated into the dining experience. Apéritif’s gastronomic approach recognises fine global haute cuisine, with a hint of Indonesian influence, drawing on flavours of the old Spice Islands. The Bar is a celebration of the rich traditions of the 1930s when the world began to learn about the secret island of Bali and the exotic nature of Ubud and its sublime beauty.
Crowned the winner of the Campari Bartender Competition 2019 with his signature Campari Cocktail “Jack & Rose”, Panji brings over 10 years experience in delivering creative bar menus to Apéritif. Having graduated from Nipaka L’ ecole Hoteliere in Denpasar, Panji has worked in various locations in Bali including at the fashionable Da Romeo Italian Restaurant in Canggu and was part of the opening team at La Palma Beach Club. Constantly striving to push the boundaries with his cocktail lists, Panji took to the seas in joining Viking Ocean Cruises spending over two years on water where he would host various events including whiskey tastings and mixology classes for guests.
Panji’s favourite cocktail is a Boulevardier because he is a fan of bourbon and negroni. The bold and complex flavour of Boulevardier also represents his personal and career growth in the hospitality industry.
Panji especially enjoys welcoming guests from all corners of the world, sharing travel experiences and sparking memories by creating special cocktails.
Apéritif Bar is a celebration of the rich beverage traditions of the 1930s when the world began to learn about the secret island of Bali and the exotic nature of Ubud and its sublime beauty. Ubud attracted a handful of colourful foreign artists and academics who were drawn to Bali for its ethereal beauty and exotic way of life. The Cocktail Anthology, a curated collection highlighting key figures in Ubud from the 1930’s, features 10 unique cocktails that tell the story of island life in this bygone era – and the expats that introduced Bali to the world. This immersion in history and culture is designed to transform your knowledge and inspire your palettes.
No Name Dropping
Always toast before doing a shot.
It’s okay to drink alone
Patience is a Virtue
Lots of love and care go into our cocktails, it takes longer than making a gin and tonic. We appreciate your understanding if your drink seems to be taking a long time, just tell us and we will try to expedite.
Learning Never Exhausts the Mind
We are here to serve great drinks and educate. If you’d like to learn more about the process and history of such things, feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff.
Gather your friends to experience Apéritif Bar’s exclusive cocktail masterclass. Learn the trade secrets and enjoy world-class cocktails. Includes a garden tour for ingredients, cocktails and Apéritif canapés.Discover More