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Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #16 of 838 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 August 16, 2014

Don't go anywhere else for a fine dining experience it will never match up! This is by far one of my best eating experiences in Bali ! A MUST! From the start to the end it was EX, We only had the 3 courses but what surprised us was all the extras you get with your meal which i did not expect.
Loved it!

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1  Thank spozz
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This restaurant would be amazing in NY or LA, but the fact that it was in Ubud, Bali was incredible. From the moment we were seated, the service was attentive, and the seasonal tasting menu hit all the high notes. They knew we were celebrating a special occasion and greeted us with a delicious welcome cocktail. The octopus terrine was amazing as was the chicken liver & steak tartar. The rest of the meal was just one fabulous dish after the other. And for dessert, they let us swap out one chocolate for the banana & coffee, and that was perfect. And the price, though high for Bali, would be a bargain anywhere else. Make sure you make a reservation because it was a small restaurant and they booked up quickly. The night we were there, they were full and were turning people away at the door. You do not want this to happen to you.
My only criticism was their website, which can use some tweaking. I must have received five emails confirming my reservation and five more reminding me to come.

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1  Thank werhappy2travel
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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is by one of the best I have visited.

The food cooked to perfection and presented in qwerky yet elegant manners!

All dishes explained in Balinese and English.

Service with a smile.

Keep up the great work!

1  Thank Bhavesh S
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having missed seeing the volcano due to foggy weather, Locavore was the only highlight left to my trip and it far exceeded my expectations.

Book at least 2 weeks before your trip. We tried one week before and all dinner slots were taken. However, lunch was still available and we got that.

For lunch, you don't get the option of the degustation menu with the drink pairing. Instead, you order the dishes a la carte. The menu is pretty much the same, with some options unavailable.

The friendly waitress was knowledgeable about all the menu items and happily answered our queries about the food, and its ingredients. We ordered one Bisque Crustacean to share and Pork and Chicken mains.

The bisque crustacean was a lovely soup with one prawn sausage. The soup was delicious but a little salty as most bisques go.

The pork and chicken mains had the meat done two ways, and was beautifully presented. The meat was done just right and the flavour was magnificent.

Small eaters and already full, we contemplated if we could still stomach a dessert, and wondered how people could eat the 5, or 7 course meals since we were already done at 2.

However, having had our minds blown with what they had pulled off, we ordered a dessert each. We ordered the coffee & banana as well as the chocolate done 5 ways. The coffee & banana had the combination done 5 ways as a tribute to the Kintamani coffee - it had one sorbet, ice cream, mousse, banana and coffee jelly. The waitress explained that the chocolate done 5 ways had a specific order to be eaten, passionfruit chocolate panna cotta, chocolate sorbet, chocolate 'soup', chocolate mousse and a chocolate truffle to finish.

We were so glad that we ordered desserts because they were magnificent! We also abstained from sharing each others' desserts because it would have been the utmost sacrilege to disrupt the carefully curated tastes that had been painstakingly prepared for us.

The entire meal came up to about SGD73, which is really good value for money considering the delicious, well-presented food, comfortable environment and the superb service. A similar meal in Singapore would easily cost triple.

Do note that food takes some time in between as the food is prepared on the spot, so a 5 course meal would take about 2 hours. This creates a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the company and get ready for the culinary experiences as they come.

My only regret of this meal is that I can't have another experience here, since it requires bookings far in advance.

As we left, the chefs stood in a line behind their counter and bade a sincere farewell to us. Locavore, I swear we will be back!

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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Right from the gorgeous welcome to the farewell the dinner was perfect. We had the 7 course degustation and the timing and service were perfect, every dish was explained, the staff even knew about cooking techniques ( I'm a biiiig foodie) and other things most wait staff around the world do not. The amuse bouches and extras were a delight and surprise. I read about this 2 weeks before we went and they had one table for 2 on one night only so book early. Foodies will be even more happy. I will just post one photo, the chocolate course ( 5 parts to it) and we are definitely coming again next year , thanks eelke and everyone

1  Thank PDXKiwi
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