Potato Head beach club is part of an Indonesian lifestyle and hospitality brand, with beach clubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta – as well as Bali. Whilst staying in Seminyak, we knew Potato Head was a must-do and were interested to see if it would live up to the hype.
First impressions of Potato Head
Unfortunately, we happened to pick a particularly cloudy and over-cast day for our trip to Potato Head, but we were still impressed on arrival – if you didn’t mind the big mud patch in the centre of the lawn that is.
First on the agenda was lunch. Potato Head is home to 3 restaurants and we decided to dine at their ‘fanciest’ and authentically-Indonesian restaurant, called Kaum.
Food and drink at Potato Head
Kaum is a beautiful, traditional restaurant set on the second floor with breathtaking ocean views. We were greeted by the friendliest staff and seated at a table right by the window.
The menu is made up of “small plates” and “large plates” designed for sharing, as well as a selection of rice and side dishes. Our server was extremely helpful when we asked for some recommendations. For us, this was Indonesian food at it’s finest and we wouldn’t hesitate to eat here again.
Yes, the food was a little on the pricy side, but it was well worth it considering the flavour, service and views you got in our opinion.
If you didn’t fancy a formal sit-down meal however, Potato Head also has a Pizza Garden and Lounge / Bar area serving light lunches and poolside snacks.
Pool and beach facilities at Potato Head
It’s safe to say it was a little too cold and drizzly for us to enjoy the pool and beach area, but on a sunny day we could tell this place would be a hive of activity – featuring an infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean framed by palm trees.
I would have concerns about securing a daybed though, as there didn’t seem to be that many (approx. 25) and you can’t reserve them as they run on a first-come-first-serve basis. The minimum spend price is fairly reasonable at 500,000 IR.
Nightlife at Potato Head
From their own summer festivals to all-night dance parties, Potato Head is renowned for its music scene and international DJ hosts. With events running throughout the year, there’s always nightlife to enjoy at Potato Head.
However, from our personal experience, I would have to give Potato Head a 3.5/5. We had a lovely meal and afternoon at this beach club, but it was a little too big and fancy for our liking with limited access to sun-beds. Perhaps if we went on a sunnier day, my review would have been different. For ambience I would recommend KU DE TA over Potato Head. Read my review of KU DE TA beach club in full.