Innovation Meets Tradition as John Hardy Seminyak Launches A New Long Table Menu

Infused with tradition, reflecting the John Hardy philosophy of preserving ancient skills and supporting local communities, John Hardy Seminyak’s new Long Table menu is a contemporary dining experience that showcases Indonesia’s culinary heritage.


Created by Chef Tomy, the multi-course sharing menu draws on childhood memories and celebrates vibrant, indigenous, lesser-known local ingredients and traditional recipes. Overlooking the lawn and temple on the lower level of the stunning gallery, this culinary experience is full of surprises and delicious spins on home-style recipes.


Inspired by the famous Long Table lunches at John Hardy workshop and Kapal Bamboo Boutique in Mambal, Chef Tomy challenges himself and his team to create innovative menus built around traditional recipes and ingredients. Beautifully plated, each dish draws on Chef’s close ties with the local fishing and farming community and plays with seasonal produce and the freshest catch of the day.



Lunch begins with amuse-bouche, small bites that vary according to the freshest ingredients. A welcome drink of ‘holy water’ is a refreshing blend of local flowers and herbs. The next course is freshly made kerupuk, crackers made with rice and tempeh, served with a variety of sambals and pickled vegetables.



The main course offers a glimpse into today’s farming and fishing communities, featuring grilled Sumatran fillet of beef that has been marinated in tamarind and fermented soy, a seafood dish built around the ‘catch of the day’ sourced from small- scale fishermen, and Tum – a traditional vegetable dish wrapped in banana leaf and grilled.


The menu also features Jukut Kelor Mesanten, a classic dish from the village of Canggu, made using coconut broth, cream and moringa leaves boiled inside a young coconut – the balance of flavors will be a revelation for those who’ve never tried it. The rice dish, made with heritage rice from Jatiluwih, is cooked with kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk.


The lunch is followed by a traditional es campur, shaved ice, with a choice of toppings, and bite-sized sweets, served with coffee or tea. The drinks menu is quite special; based on the herbal tradition of Jamu, it’s a celebration of wellness which guests can order with or without alcohol.


The John Hardy Legends menu and a selection of a la carte dishes are available for walk- in guests, offering a delicious glimpse into traditional dishes served in Balinese homes for generations.


The Long Table menu is now available until 9 pm to cater for the dinner crowd. From 2 to 40 guests can be seated with 24 hours’ notice required for the new Long Table menu.


The true beauty of this menu is highlighted by Chef Tomy who presents the dishes to guests and shares stories about the ingredients and the inspiration. A professional chef with extensive restaurant and hotel experience, Tomy brings a fresh perspective to traditional dishes and local ingredients many take for granted.


“We are creating something new and relevant born from traditional roots and local knowledge. As a Chef, I believe that memories are one of the most powerful ingredients in creating recipes. On this menu, I incorporate my Sumatran-Chinese heritage and my experience growing up in Jakarta by using ingredients or flavor pairings that brought me joy growing up”, Tomy tells us.


“The philosophy of evolution and innovation of traditions has been part of the John Hardy brand since it began. When we bring this philosophy into our kitchen, it’s exciting to work with local ingredients and traditional recipes to create new and unique flavor pairings.”


The Long Table Menu, IDR 495,000++ per person


The John Hardy Boutique and Gallery at Seminyak is located at Jl. Raya Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361 and the telephone number is +62 (0) 361-9344-244 / +62 (0) 811-3811-8004.


Open daily from 11 am – 9 pm.

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