The ultimate in High Teas.Posted in May 12, 2020
Biku is quite unique. Many major hotels offer High Teas but I know of no other stand alone restaurant that features them as BIKU does. It made this place an overnight standout and on almost everyone’s must-visit list. They don‘t just do a High Tea but a variety of them [Traditional English, Asian, Kid’s]. Not long after I first experienced a High Tea at Biku I happened to be in Singapore for a few days so thought I would compare it with what was then considered to be the ultimate in High Teas, at the famous Raffles. What a disappointment that was. First queuing for ages just to pay and take part, then forced to select items from a buffet that had been prepared in the kitchens many hours before, some sandwich fingers [very sparingly filled] already drying out, others soggy from excessive refrigeration, plus a few dry pastries, then trying to find a spare chair at the mini tables ignoring the debris from previous diners that had yet to be cleared away. All in all it was a disgusting and pathetic value-for–money experience, and as compared to the elegant, fun, homely atmosphere at Biku, on Jln. Petitenget, there was only one winner, but then Bali had achieved a level of dining excellence and variety envied by the whole world prior to this sad pandemic. Biku not only does High Teas, they also offer interesting breakfasts, lunches and all day snacks that include the ever-popular old fashioned cup cakes and that Aussie standard The Pavlova [pictured]. The tea menu itself reads like a classic wine list. It is an experience not to be missed.