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“Absolutely amazing lunch at a good price. Be sure to choose the Herbivore menu”

Restaurant Locavore
Ranked #29 of 911 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 37
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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 6 April 2018

We were bewildered by everyone around us all opting for the same menu (Carnivore). It seems like people have a misconception that vegetarian food is bland and boring. My partner and I opted for both menus, so we could try all the different dishes, and we were not disappointed! In fact, my partner preferred the Herbivore menu!

We thought the price was really worth what the quality and quantity of the food. It almost never ends!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Highlights were the suspension staff who were very attentive to our needs. Funnily enough the most delicious parts of the meal was the amuse bouche which they gave us a bunch of before the meal starts

However that was the highlight, the goat tarter was nothing special and rest of the meal was the same. It's a real shame as we had looked forward to it given the reviews. Maybe the restaurant was just being very ambitious and this time they missed the mark. Would still come though if they have a new menu because I appreciated what they tried to do and the staff were awesowm. Overall decent experience.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Amazed by the unique delicious menu and fantastic service. Each dish had its unique special touch and was a masterpiece!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Our group of five enjoyed a lovely dinner at Locavore, once on the Best 50 Restaurants in Asia list. It was expensive by Ubud standards at about 5,115,000 Indonesian Rupiahs for a dinner for 5 with 2 of us opting for the 7 course and 3 of us opting for the 5 course set menu, with some ice teas, beers and sparkling water thrown in. There are only two choices of set menus with one vegetarian and one not and then you can choose to have 5 courses or 7 courses out of the set menu. The servings are small but even the 5 course option is enough food as there are many small bites that are provided as complimentary starters. You will not be stuffed but then again you will not still be hungry either at the end of the meal. Even dessert is preceded by a complimentary pre-dessert and followed by chocolates and marshmallows.
Every single small bite or dish was stunningly beautiful in presentation and there are some definitely interesting and spectacular tastes in the dinner. Generally the complimentary small bites starters are the more interesting and fanciful in presentation, making you guess at what it is or even which is the edible part! Everything was well cooked though and nothing was disappointing. Service is also very good and for many of the dishes, one of the chefs would come over to explain the dish.
I am including a lot of photos with this review because so many of the dishes were photo-worthy.
We all agreed we have a very interesting and very good dinner at Locavore and were glad we chose to spend one of our two dinners in Ubud at Locavore.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Love made edible. The chefs are true artists and you can see the passion behind each of their accomplishments. From the tastes to the presentation in stunning ceramics where each dish is paired with a perfectly matching plate to the wording and structure of the poetic menu.

Impeccable service from the very first step in.
I loved how the menu comes with a little glossary which explains the traditional fruits and spices of Bali, it definitely enriched our experience.
Typically I am not the cocktail fan let alone alcohol, well let me tell you that Locavore proved me wrong- definitely the best cocktails I’ve ever had, hands down!
While waiting on our meals we were served a myriad of different amuse bouche and we were blown away with the different levels of taste explosions within one bite; A chilli tomato relish with a floral note and sour tang that finished off with a sweet caress.
The other amusing delight is how dishes were named and little is revealed to keep you on alert, enticed and surprised at its arrival. “Into the wild” featured beautiful ferns, roots and micro herbs with a subtle and delicious vinaigrette covered in little Balinese blossom flowers!
Absolutely loved this experience, a must try and a must go back again!

Thank est2017
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