Apart from warungs and local eating houses, dining in north Lombok is limited to the upmarket resorts in the area; however, none are far from each other and it's easy to stay at one resort and dine at any of the others nearby.
Fine dining at the Oberoi is on top-quality local and imported produce at both the Lumbung Restaurant and the Sunbird Café (AE, DC, MC, V; daily 6:30am-11pm). Continental and Asian-fusion cuisine is available at both, with the emphasis on fresh seafood. Start with seared sea scallops on soba noodles with shiitake, roasted sesame, and soy (say that five times fast) for Rp160,000 or for a main course, Indian curry chicken with basmati rice, Indian pickles, and chutney at Rp195,000, or Australian lamb with sun-dried tomato and gnocchi for Rp385,000. Expatriate guests from Bali and the Gilis often hop over by speedboat to the beachfront Sunbird Café to dine on Asian tapas (Rp75,000-Rp130,000) and sip imported wines.
The Kokok Pletok (a la carte US$5-US$10, set menu US$18; AE, DC, MC, V; daily 7am-11pm) in Hotel Tugu is a magnificent venue surrounded by statues of the rice Goddess Dewi. Breakfast includes bacon and eggs, eggs Benedict, muesli, fresh fruits, homemade yogurt, and traditional Indonesian breakfasts such as bubur ayam and nasi goreng. The resort also offers a range of theme dinners (main courses Rp110,000-Rp215,000; set menu US$35-US$40), where guests are served authentic Indonesian dishes by waiters dressed in period costumes.
Medana Resort is a good alternative for those staying at the Oberoi, Tugu, and other resorts at Pantai Sire with lower prices than the others. The restaurant (main courses Rp45,000-Rp60,000; MC, V; daily 8am-10pm) offers a range of Indonesian specialties, fresh seafood, and Western dishes. Try the special rijsttafel, a huge feast with dessert for two people at Rp325,000.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.