Potato Head Beach Club makes its grandeur mark at one of Bali’s prestige location surrounded by some of the best restaurants, bars, and retail. “We wanted to create something original from Indonesia that could be seen and enjoyed by the Indonesian and international audience. As a local venture, we wanted to make our presence felt within the international scene and Bali seems to be the perfect stepping stone,” says co-owner Ronald Akili. There is definitely a personal touch to what we do. The menus in Potato Head bistro are based on nostalgic home recipes and personal memories from our travels. We put our own collection in the restaurant, from the artwork to the furniture. We want people to see that we put our soul into each projects and that we’ve invited them into our lives,” added Ronald.
Since introducing PHBC in 2010, both owners has successfully gained numerous international recognitions from various publications and medias. Known for its multi-cultural blend of gastronomy, libations and entertainment which imbues music, art and fashion at the same time, PHBC has given Bali and its visitors the best of island living with a memorable and fun experience. Designed by acclaimed architect Andra Matin as a modern take on the Coliseum, the towering elliptical facade is crafted in Potato Head’s seminal trademark of mismatched 18th century teak shutters collected from across the Indonesian archipelago. The beachfront bar and 500-square meter emerald lawn leading to an infinity pool is all housed inside a state-of-the-art amphitheater.
Drawing focus on the ground floor is the Potato Head bar; designed using ideas from the owners’ personal collection of vintage mid century furniture. The selection of handcrafted cocktails offers a cool and opulent fusion of both old and new inspirations carefully combined with cutting edge mixology techniques. Like its counterpart in Jakarta, the continually evolving artisanal cocktails at PHBC are a high point.
Beyond the lounge-bar space, PHBC houses three restaurants where each of them presents its own distinct personalities. Potato Head Bistro serves comfort food inspired by international home cooked recipes. On the other hand, Lilin offers a tapas selection of South East Asian cuisine and choices of exotic live seafood as its main highlight. The journey is not complete without savoring Chef Take’s dishes mad with passion and love, at the elegant, yet homey, chandelier-lit restaurant that is Tapping Shoes.