It doesn't get much more romantic than this: an open-air, intimate restaurant on Uluwatu's cliff tops, with 180-degree Indian Ocean views, niche romance dining amongst stunning water-themed gardens and fine-dining French cuisine, outstanding in concept and presentation. This, all in the vastly experienced hands of Tirtha Bridal - the island's wedding specialists and lurve experts - whose dedicated wedding chapel premises stand next door. With its centre stage all-glass pavilion, infinity pool and lawn setting elevated above Uluwatu's pounding surf, Tirtha Dining could be almost a wedding venue itself, and sometimes is, as well as privately hired out for wedding parties and receptions post-Tirtha Bridal. If you're planning a surprise proposal, or celebration of love, Tirtha Dining is heaven-sent. But if you're not 'love's young dream' and starting to feel nauseous, read on. Even the most jaded singleton would find this naturally wild setting, near Uluwatu Temple, spectacular, its unobstructed sea views and ocean breezes a refreshing change from the south's urban sprawl. And with its peerless multi-functional concept, Tirtha Dining is grand for birthday and wedding anniversary dinners, corporate group dining (how to really impress clients) or special events, where the Tirtha team can conjure up anything from DJ soirees to live kecak performances. Tirtha Dining also rates as one of the island's premier fine-dining French restaurants - and certainly only one in the area - helmed by Japanese executive chef Hiroyuki Meno. Trained at esteemed Domaine des Hautes in Tourain, France and working alongside classically trained Michelin Star chef Paul Bocuse at his prestigious Daikanyama and Ginza restaurants, Meno is regarded as one of Japan's most acclaimed French chefs. His cutting-edge cuisine brings an unexpected gastronomic flair to Tirtha's kitchens: orchestrating flavours, combining diverse textures and evidently inspired by tropical surrounds, a focus on fresh produce, herbs and spices indigenous to Bali and the archipelago, results in a mouth-watering French-Asian union.