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“New Years Eve 2013/2014”

Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #10 of 780 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $41
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 January 12, 2014

This is simply a really great restaurant, one of the best meals I've eve had on a vacation. One of the chefs told me that their philosophy was to make french inspired cuisine, but with local products. One of the things that i've was most impressed about was their Pesto made from coconut oil, lime-basil, cashew nuts and goat cheese - sounds funny when you read the ingredients but one of the best pestos I've ever had.

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Thank Christian O
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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The best food in ubud. The Bloody Mary sorbet was a delightful combination of a warm savory finish on top of a sweet and spicy frozen froth of tomato. Food art!

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

lucky we have been there. no, it is not expensive if you compare with european Prices, you pay 50 % less here. always remember where you are, how difficult it is for them to pre pare those amazing menus. the Food is tasty with fresh herbs, well presented, the wine list is fair priced as well. and i must totally disagree with the last reviewer, the wine comparison was high standard and correct choosen. i remember every course and have been talking to guests next to our table, everybody was so positive with their Food and the professional service!

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2  Thank roger t
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had heard a lot about Locavore and certainly weren't disappointed, in fact I can honestly say it exceeded our expectations. While the setting is low key, the food was delicious, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. I had the vegetable tasting menu (a unique and exciting find in Bali) which included a wonderfully tasty bloody mary tomato sorbet drenched in a warm clear broth; and a roast cauliflower dish that was sensational. Any chef that can make cauliflower taste this good has to be a genius! The pan fried potato gnocchi were also fabulous - served with roasted carrots, beetroot and feta. My friend had the duck sausage, and the rabbit - cooked three ways - which he is still raving about. Our desserts were equally memorable, especially the combination of chocolate and passion fruit. The manager was quick with a smile and helpfully explained the menu to us, and it was fun to watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen. Ingredients are locally sourced, (they even have their own organic veggie gardens) which explains the absolute freshness and tastiness, and we liked the fact that eating here - as well as being an absolute treat - also helped support local farmers, artisans and the community. We can't wait to get back!

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Thank Louisa66
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Truly unpretentious but with the wow, just so amazingly good from the service to the presentation of food, these chefs are ones to watch as they have really got the mix of what a great restaurant should be. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Thank Sal M
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