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“Outstanding meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Locavore

Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #7 of 714 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $41
Cuisines: European, Asian, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Went there for valentines day and could not have asked for a better overall experience. Food was outstanding and service was just as good. Obviously this is expensive for Bali but was absolutely well worth it. All up cost was just over $100, for this standard of meal you would be paying well over that in Perth. Looking forward to visiting again soon

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ultimate Ubud gastronomy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

The only question is "why is this restaurant only no. 2 and not no. 1? The 7 plate tasting menu was as good as we have had anywhere! Exceptional service and artistic presentation, we could not fault any plate. The chefs left the open kitchen to explain every delicious course and the friendly, attentive staff added to our experience! Please don't miss this if coming to Bali....it's even worth the trip from other parts of Bali!



Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overrated ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Went there few month ago with friends , the restaurant it's small but look cozy , it's a bit not organize I don't know it's take very long to get our food ... Even for the bread ...the food was ok comparison the price ... But the portion is quite small -(.
When we was there we can't use our card to pay ... Hope now they able to take credit card .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The food served in this restaurant reminded me of food served at Quay in Sydney. Beautifully presented and challenging your taste buds. Nice understated and relaxed ambience. Highly recommended!

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“Inventive & delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner on a Saturday night. Best meal in Bali - one of several excellent ones. Modern decor, 10 tables, open kitchen - one can see chefs laboring over every culinary piece. And pieces they are - IMO bordering on works of art - highly creative (hamachi with advocado? ice cream), beautifully presented, and well executed. Was every dish the best I ever had? No. But everything was delicius, fresh, beautiful. Coupled with great cocktails and attentive service (complimentary cocktails as were waiting for our slightly delayed dessert were a nice touch) our dinner @ Locavore was one of the best dining experiences we ever had. And for the price - the best. Thank you, Locavore & Bali!

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