The folks from Motel Mexicolo have done it again! Enter The Salty Seagull - a lively restaurant and bar in the same style as Mexicola and just down the road. SHE and a buddy dropped in here during a recent stay in Bali. Having followed the updates on Facebook, SHE couldn't resist a peek at one of the new kids on the block in the ever-changing restaurant world that is Seminyak. The Salty Seagull is in a great location on Jalan Petitenget in Seminyak: just around the corner from Potato Head and the W Hotel, down the road from one of our favourites, Taco Local. We were met by a cheery young lady who happily led us past the ping pong tables (Tuesday's are tournament night!) into the central bar and restaurant area. It's a simple menu with nothing too fancy, and not much sign of anything green and 'healthy' (read salads), but we were here for the fish and chips.
SHE started with a prawn cocktail - very 80's, big fat prawns, excellent cocktail sauce. My buddy ordered the fish and chips battered; SHE chose the crumbed variety. Both were delicious. The chips were fried to perfection - SHE couldn't get enough of them. The margaritas (at around $10) were amongst the best SHE's sampled in Bali...and SHE's spent a lot of time on this particular research!
There's a large outside area that feels like an Aussie beer garden, complete with astro-turf and a huge screen that was showing a surfing movie at last visit. The whole venue has a relaxed, come-as-you-are and do-as-you-like feel.
SHE's heading back to Bali over Easter and is looking forward to another visit to the Salty Seagull. Maybe SHE'll challenge the girls to a ping pong tournament? Loser buys the margaritas!