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Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #29 of 870 Restaurants in Ubud
Price range: $32 - $39
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our non smoking restaurant serves modern, contemporary European cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. Our chefs share a passion for crafting contemporary European cuisine from quality local ingredients. This concept is already popular in the west and, although it is still new to Indonesia where most chefs rely on expensive imported ingredients, we are proud to be amongst the first to introduce high-end and locally sourced cuisine to Indonesian kitchens. A great deal has been achieved in Locavore' first year which we hope to build on in order to continue satisfying our guests and to continue the strides made in spreading this concept throughout the country. We started working together in Jakarta over five years ago and gradually came to see that it just didn't make sense to cook with imported ingredients when we were surrounded by Indonesia's bounty. We think of ourselves as the catalysts between local producers and discriminating diners. Our ingredient-driven menu celebrates the farmers, fisherman and artisans we've met along our journey. By developing lasting relationships with local producers, we ensure you the freshest of chemical-free seasonal produce and ethically fed meat animals. And by supporting local farmers and artisans, Locavore is an authentic member of its community. A reservation is strongly recommended, typically you should be able to secure a table 2-3 weeks ahead. Reservations can be made via our website and our Facebook Page. Upon making a reservation via one of our two convenient online booking options you will receive a confirmation email to your inbox which will include a booking reference. 24 hours prior to your booking date you will receive an additional email asking you to reconfirm your booking along with instructions on how to do that. We realise many of our guests are busy enjoying their wonderful holidays in Bali or simply don't have all day e-mail access but we do kindly request your attention on the booking emails. We are very thankful for the interest everyone has shown in Locavore but without a confirmed booking we will regrettably have to release the table to other guests. Locavore is a small and cozy restaurant operated by a team of highly dedicated food enthusiasts whose primary goal is to ensure our guests savor their experience at Locavore while dining on artistically prepared, fresh and highly enjoyable dishes. Part of that process is to source 95% of our products locally and not to keep large stocks but rather to source as much of our products fresh on a daily basis. This, together with the fact that all of our dishes are prepared a la minute with only fresh produce, certainly leads to more strain on our team but absolutely allows us to achieve our stated goal of providing our guests with locally produced, fresh and delicious dishes. We are and aim to continue being a fine dining establishment that focuses equal parts on the cuisine and on the experience. To ensure that experience consists of the highest quality, Locavore focuses on a series of set tasting menus; 5-courses or 7 courses in either Locavore or Herbivore style. We are more than happy to modify our set tasting menus for those with dietary preferences, as long as those preferences are mentioned to us during your booking process, since we cater to our guests needs and especially since our chefs certainly love to be challenged to meet new heights. Some may call those preferences a 'dietary restriction' but we simply view your preferences as part of our obligation to ensure you enjoy the experience at our restaurant. Although a meal at Locavore may last several hours, the reason for that is not lack of care or attention but rather the exact opposite ... every dish is prepared with meticulous attention so as to ensure that every one of our guests will walk away from Locavore remembering the cuisine they experienced with us. Come to Locavore not for a rushed meal based on an endless menu but for a meticulously planned culinary journey prepared by our team that will leave you satisfied, fulfilled and eager for your next visit. While we understand that this philosophy may not be applicable for everyone, as food enthusiasts we welcome everyone and anyone to join us at Locavore to take part in this culinary approach which we believe in, standby and advocate for within the sphere of fine dining. As a final note, generally we can advise guests that our menus can take the following service time: - 5 course : 1.5 to 2 hours - 7 course : 2 to 2.5 hours
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great food in a great atmosphere! Thrilling my tastebutts and kind service. I woukd definitely come back next time l am in Ubud.Keep it going guys!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of surprises await you as your taste buds getting a boost, an injection of what good food used to be like served in a proper air conditioned yet relaxed and casual atmosphere. I saw people of all ages from youngsters to well dressed 5 star hotel owners and gm's, as well as chefs and good food lovers tasting their food carefully. Happy we have this addition to our pallet in Ubud !

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not since the early days of “Chez Panisse” in Berkeley, California have my senses been so opened to the unrealized potential in what we call “food”. Dining at Locavore is that rare experience in which the transformation of excellent ingredients is so creative that it opens one to excitement about ALL of life.

And in the true classic tradition it is done with organic, sustainable grown local ingredients bursting with flavor, honoring and supporting them and the people who grow them. It is clearly the work of people who are love food and all it represents.

We had the tasting menu with 5 items and for 3 hours we lingered over an experience we did not want to end. The drink menu included a Rujak Soda with the balance of tamarind, palm sugar, green mango and chilies in a beautiful large thin glass. Refreshing and satisfying. The appetizer of Smoked Marlin “Mayonaisse” was delicate and creamy. The Kemanii Pesto from the local basil with its slightly minty flavor was a revelation. The “Bloody Mary Sorbet served with Tomato Consommé and Cherry tomato salad” was a beautifully presented exquisite contrast of cold and hot and salty and sweet. The chef is a master at creating and combining textures, tastes, temperatures and colors. The chicken with a preparation of potato so thin it could be parchment contrasted the creaminess of the pate and the natural flavor of a well raised, perfectly cooked moist chicken. Each dish was presented on a plate that suited the dish, the seafood in a bowl in the shape reminiscent of a sea urchin. The wine glasses by Riedel were a delight to hold.

Someday I will go only for desserts and have 5. The Coconut mousse was a delicious cloud in a glass accented with tiny bits of caramelized cashew hidden in the center. And its companion scoop of mango mousse was perfectly intensely mango. The tarragon crème with the warm madeleine was brilliant. The Mulberry mousse and all its accompaniments were so deeply purple and flavorful.

The restaurant is a pleasantly lit, simple, elegant contemporary space, the chairs comfortable and the service is friendly efficient and knowledgeable. And, if you wish, you can watch the dance of the food preparation in the open kitchen.
I would say take your name off of the one year wait list for Thomas Keller’s “French Laundry” and call “Locavore” for a reservation today.

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1  Thank Vixtori
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a pleasant surprise to find this quality in Ubud. Definitely recommend the tasting menu and the a la carte had dishes on that I will have to come back for. Dishes are all prepared from what is locally available, so expect the menu to change with the seasons. Everything was 5star presented and top quality. But book ahead, the restaurant is not big and fills up quickly.
PS the deserts are to die for.

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1  Thank Mataka
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Had the opportunity to eat at Locavore in Ubud with an expat friend living in Ubud shortly after it opened. Restaurant is run and owned by two chefs - one Indonesian, one Dutch who manage to approach the dining experience in very SF way that is simultaneously relaxed / informal / welcoming but totally passionate and meticulous in the crafting and presentation of their amazing dishes. The restaurant design is beautiful and matches that philosophy. We did a prixe fix tasting menu that was truly world class - but sourced, of course, with local ingredients and flavored from Bali. Have tried a lot of the high-end restaurants in Bali (not just in Ubud) and this is the best. It also compares very favorably cost-wise to the "Mozaics" of Bali and I think is a great value given amazing quality and standards. I also like their commitment to supporting and building the community of organic farmers and artisanal suppliers..... Like the other reviewers, my only hesitation in writing this review is that it will be much hard to get a table when I visit next time!

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1  Thank napabali
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