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“Amazing food, a culinary experience”

Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #7 of 779 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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 December 15, 2013

Where to start? One of the best meals I've ever had! The food was amazing but it was more than that. The restaurant has a very sleek European feel, almost Scandinavian. All the tableware is made especially for Locavore from a studio somewhere in Bali. The lines on even the water jugs are beautiful. Our waiter was very gracious and helpful. The chefs really take pride in their work and often come out to the tables to explain the dishes. Our waiter told us 95% of the ingredients in the meals are sourced from Bali.

When we dined at Locavore some of our party had time constraints (babysitters) and we didn't have the luxury of extending our meal to the 5 or 7 courses. Instead we chose from the a la carte menu. It was amazing food, but looking around at other tables I did get a little meal envy seeing what other patrons were enjoying with the 5-7 course fare. So I would recommend taking your time and going for the 5-7 courses with wine parings. By Bali standards it is one of the more expensive restaurants but you get excellent value for money. In AUD my meal cost around $40 and that includes a cocktail, wine, main course and desert. Oh, and did I mention a bloody mary sorbet as a start! How yummy!

At the time of writing, the restaurant is not open on Sundays but open for dinner all other days (I don't know about lunch). I am sure Locavore will garner quite a following in the weeks to come and you may need to call ahead to make a reservation. I would highly recommend eating at Locavore!

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

A onderful international restaurant in Ubud. I have lived here for a number of years & always been so disappointed in the restaurants in Ubud. Some of them with a great reputation, where the food is so mediocre....
Locavore has finally changed this situation.
Great food, good wines, and wonderful people preparing the food and serving.
Thank you Eelke & Ray for being here!!

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Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Locavore last night... Great addition to the range of top class eateries in Ubud... Run by a team of inspired young chefs from Europe.. Passionate about what they do. And very open with their time and energy to give their customers something unique... Well worth checking out... but not cheap by Bali standards.. A place for special occasions if you're a bit povvo like us!!! :)

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Thank Gavskii
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Using only local produce in Bali is not easy because of logistics and climate. We know! But you guys and Team do! Serving a more then excellent 7 course International standards menu. We loved it! Your personal touch, the restaurant, it's all comfy,, cozy and for sure makes us come back with all our visiting friends from Indonesia and abroad. Even for smokers like us, it's fun to meet other customers in the "smoking area" outside.

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Thank marjan v
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

They surprise you with every meal.
Beautiful pure food , local products, they make there own dry sausage amazing. The surprise with tomato is one that you have to try!!!!
They have a 5 and 7 course that is price quality very good.
Try before you die

Thank friendsplatjadaro
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