With a dramatic setting overlooking breathtaking panoramic views of Ubud’s lush, tropical forests, the Viceroy Hotel’s luxurious in-house restaurant CasCades is one of the most romantic dining settings in Bali. Water features and floral decorations blend seamlessly with timber and stone finishes for a truly ‘natural’ experience. The restaurant features French food with an Asian twist, using local products where possible but importing high-grade meats from Australia and New Zealand. Try, for example, the New Zealand Lamb Nori, a lamb loin wrapped in a supremely light pastry with sides of potato gratin and ratatouille, or the tuna tartare with homemade french fries and mayonnaise. Choose between a seven-course dégustation menu or order a la carte for dinner (the lunch menu offers more casual fare like pastas and hamburgers). Their wine list counts more than 160 bottles, earning a commendation from Wine Spectator. Next to the restaurant is the Viceroy bar, a magnificent lacquered meeting spot for the well-to-do with a beautiful view of the Petanu river gorge. The Viceroy Hotel complex also has the only private helipad in Bali, so you could even chopper in and out for a quick lunch.