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“Perfect”

Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #8 of 746 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$41
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Valby, Denmark
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Yes locavore takes a higher price for the food. But compared to European prices and the standard of the food it is cheap. The food is fantastic. We had the 7 course dinner, which ended up being more like 10 course, with the small free snacks. If you like good gourmet food, go there.

Visited May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Heavenly dining experience. Really love it!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had dinner at Locavore at the first night we were in Bali. After a quite tiring day, more than an hour delay departure from Singapore and almost a 2-hour drive to Ubud, the dining experience we had here really made our day!

It was definitely the best we've ever had! We chose to order the a la carte menu instead of the 5 or 7-course set menu since it was already 8 PM. We didn't want to end up having the full stomach and couldn't sleep well. XOXO.

The service was great. The menu is always changed every month, I believe. We had beetroot salad and octopus as appetizers. Baramundi & chicken as the maincourses. The names might be simple yet the tastes of the food were heavenly! And each meal was a sweet surprise. It started with tomato sorbet & chicken consomme, which was served as a complimentary. The tangy and sweet flavour was so unique. It reminded me of Indonesian rujak. After that, we waited for each meal to be served just like a child expecting his birthday present. LOL.

The Locavore team really did the job heartily, paid attention to detail.
And we do hope can return again someday to try the course set menu!

The only drawback was the parking lot. We had to park at another street and walked to the restaurant since Dewi Sita Road side was full. But it wasn't a big deal.

  • Visited May 2014
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“A delicious meal”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our 5 course degustation at Locavore on 12 May. The dishes served were all inventive, well-prepared and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and attentive. We especially enjoyed the sweet corn, pork and passionfruit courses. We will certainly be back and will tell our friends!

Visited May 2014
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“Best in Bali”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We ate at Locavore last night and it didnt disappoint. During our stay in Bali this time we have eaten at Mozaic,Sarong,Metis and Mamasan and this was definately the best culinary experience. I think what they are doing with local (not imported) ingredients is amazing and special. The service is very good and friendly. Every dish is explained to you and is a taste sensation in the mouth. When we come back next time we will definately come back to this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Where dining is an experience”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Both of us had a seven course degustation experience which did not disappoint. We were told that the course would take three hours to complete when we ordered. Hence make sure you are not rushed for time when you decide to dine here. The presentation of the food is an art in itself. Food is excellent. Make sure you make reservations at least one week in advance. Will be back for more dinners in the future.

Visited May 2014
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