About BRBCA

The Best Restaurant Bar and Café Awards is a competition run by NOW! Bali - a local media company - to find the best restaurants in Bali, as well as the best cafés and bars on the island:

NOW! Bali has been sharing life on the island with visitors and residents for over 9 years. Focusing on travel, culture and leisure - the three pillars on which Bali’s tourism industry stands - we have published stories, videos and inspiration to all those who love the island life.

Part of Bali’s ever-growing industry is the food and beverage scene; in recent years this has grown in both quality and quantity. From fine dining destinations to creative health cafés and even jaw-dropping cliff clubs, the island is now bustling with places to eat, drink, lounge and party.

As part of our efforts to promote and reward those are really excelling in the industry, each year we facilitate and host the NOW! Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA). The NOW! Bali BRBCA is respected because it is both transparent and unbiased. We do not handpick venues based on preference, but invite all qualified venues to join. Then, from this list, winners are voted 100% by the public, from our readers to fans of each establishment - this is all done through a live online voting system.

Starting in 2014, the Bali BRBCA has grown every single year. In 2017, 175 venues participated in this restaurant competition, which shows how excited the island is about showing off how spectacular the dining scene is in Bali.

The goal is to find the best restaurants in Bali in separate categories, through public opinion. We have 18 categories that venues will enter into; on top of this, we also have our Editor’s Choice Awards, highlighting specific achievements, as well as our ‘Industry Choice Awards’, where we ask only the pure professionals in the F&B industry (hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs, baristas and more) to put in their thoughts on who the best restaurant on the island is today.

At the end of it all, we announce the winners at the BRBCA Gala Night, where all come and enjoy an evening celebrating the achievements of the best restaurants in Bali.

If you’re part of the Bali restaurant industry and think that your establishment is at the top of the heap - register today and join the competition! If you’re a food lover and want to support your favourite venues, sign up as a voter, we’ll be giving out prizes to those give their say. Help us find the best restaurants in Bali.