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“Excellent quality food”

Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #11 of 788 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$40
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
Reviewed 14 July 2014

July 2014: We wanted to have dinner here but there are a lot of resrervations, no tables available. We accepted to eat at the bar, which was nice beceause we we could chat with the Dutch owner, who prepared the food right in front of us! Amazing to see all the love he puts in his work, impressive! We had an excellent dinner and consider this restaurant to be a very high quality place! You get more than you see on the menu (amuses, etc.)!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

I can see why this restaurant is no 1 in Ubud. If you enjoy a fine dining experience with creative, delicious meals don't miss Locavore. The cocktails were delicious, the service great and extra free courses complimented my meal beautifully. The minimal decor keeps the focus on the food. The prices indicate the excellent quality of the food. Enjoy. Make sure you book well in advance!

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Thank Alice S
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Many locals were unaware of this restaurant, our driver recommended it . We were lucky enough to get seated without reservations. The staff is attentive without hovering, describing each item on the menu. Drinks were unique and refreshing. We were served little tidbits that we didn't even order, very enticing. The tomato sorbet in tomato bisque was exceptional, just surprising it was so good. Owner and Chef so friendly. Enjoyable to watch the food prep line and see how it all is done. Such intensity! People line up outside to watch the chef through a viewing window assessable from the street. Cost was very low for the quality of the restaurant. He could charge twice what he does and still fill the place every night. We paid almost the same at the Dirty Duck for lunch! A must do in Ubud.

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Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We went to Locavore in Ubud while on our honeymoon. Totally sublime. Amazing flavours and really unique. We had the 7 course tasting and it was too much food but worth it because of all the wonderful flavours. Loved it.

Thank Suzie R
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

My partner and I travelled to Ubud with the intention of experiencing great accommodation (ARMA) and fine dining.

We initially booked Locavore online for lunch on the day of our arrival but our flight was diverted via Surabaya.

The restaurant were great about the cancellation and happily fit us in a couple of days later. It was well worth the wait. The place has a lovely fresh clean interior decor and was very welcoming with attentive staff.

Food was simply fantastic. Fine dining quality presentation, style and flavor combinations turned out by a smooth running kitchen you can see in action.

After an amusé bouche my partner enjoyed confit crumbed rabbit followed by pork two ways and 'looking for passion' passion fruit dessert. I enjoyed an octopus terrine with fennel and radish, followed by barramundi and the most magnificent 5 chocolate dessert I have ever had.

All food and wines were reasonably priced but beware the charge on single malt scotch.

A wonderful relaxed, inexpensive (by comparison to most) fine dining experience with the focus on local produce.

Thank Paul T
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