ELECTRIC EEL - A VINTAGE ECHO BEACH GROOVE



Opened 7 July 2023, Electric Eel is a new beachside bistro with an irresistibly homey vintage vibe overlooking the surf at Echo Beach in Canggu, Bali. For Electric Eel, the latest venue by Bali hospitality favourites Tai “Buddha” Graham and Adam McAsey, finding the right way to reference the past was key. The design takes a nuanced approach, highlighting custom marble tables, amber corduroy couches, wood panelling, travertine stone touches, black and white stone chequered floor, artwork by Jakey Pedro, and an abundance of plants (including a hanging plant wall) for a subtle retro vibe.

“People are looking for something laid back, but polished and are finding it in pleasures from a simpler time, a golden age. We wanted to create a portal to the past, layering authentic references and furniture” - says Graham. Spread out over two floors, this 80 seat restaurant features a downstairs chefs counter plus dining room, and an upstairs coastal lounge with bar and terrace that is a true depiction of the urban island feel. The chef’s counter invites diners day and night to get a front row seat to the culinary action while coastal seating upstairs provides the perfect view for sunsets over the Indian Ocean with cocktails in hand. In the evening, the lights go down, dinner is served to the sounds of crashing waves from the beach below, and great bottles of world-renowned wines are opened.

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