“Listed in the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants and the Best in Indonesia, Locavore is all about local ingredients prepared with the magic creative twist of Chefs Elke and Ray.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Wine CellarWine Cellar
Indoor DiningIndoor Dining
Locally Sourced ProduceLocally Sourced Produce
Chef/Tasting MenuChef/Tasting Menu
Creative CuisineCreative Cuisine

Restaurant Description

Serving modern contemporary European cuisine using local, honest produce, the spacious open kitchen in this informal restaurant located in downtown Ubud is eye-catching. For a fully interactive experience, guests can also opt to dine in the kitchen itself. Open for both lunch and dinner, the floor to ceiling blackboard features both à la carte items and a daily changing tasting menu.

Lunch - Tuesdays to Saturdays 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner - Mondays to Saturdays 6:30pm - 10pm
The Night Rooster (Cocktail Bar) - Tuesdays to Sundays 4pm - Midnight

The Chef & His Brigade

Chefs Eelke Plasmeiger & Ray AdriansyahChefs Eelke Plasmeiger & Ray Adriansyah
“A culinary duo, Dutch born Eekle and Indonesian Ray have a nose-to-tail philosophy (ordering whole local animals including lambs, rabbits and pigs, and breaking them down themselves). Both their Locavore and Herbivore tasting menus feature a wide variety of dishes prepared with local ingredients.”

Biographies of Ray & Eelke

Like so many of the best chefs, the inspiring team behind Bali’s multi-award winning restaurant Locavore, began with two passionate children, each on opposite sides of the world, who came together to forge an incredible partnership in cuisine.
Ray Adriansyah was born in Jakarta to Sumatran parents. His mother was an excellent cook and Ray grew up with a deep interest in traditional and international cuisines. While studying in New Zealand, he decided to quit the business school he was attending and switch his passions towards professional cooking. After graduating from culinary school in Christchurch he returned to Jakarta and obtained the position of Sous Chef under Chef Eelke in a city restaurant. They have been working together ever since.
Eelke Plasmeijer started his kitchen career at the age of 14 in a restaurant in his Dutch village. Working his way up through the ranks, he trained at hotel school and a Michelin Two Star restaurant in Amsterdam. Visiting a mentor in Jakarta in 2008, he was persuaded to take over as Head Chef at a city restaurant there. Ray applied as the Sous Chef, and the two hit it off instantly, soon moving to Bali where they ran the kitchen at the Alila Ubud together. Working within the Alila concept of using local ingredients where possible, the two chefs decided to take it to the next level and use only local food. They then began thinking about starting their own restaurant, instead of staying within the hotel industry and the rest, as they say, is history. Locavore was born.
”It was a gradual decision to use local ingredients. We started using a few at the beginning but our commitment continued to grow. We very proud to use ingredients that are not imported; we wish more Indonesian chefs would do so. There are so many benefits all round.”
Since its inception, Locavore has continued to win prestigious awards from around the world, and is consistently ranked amongst the top best restaurants in Asia.

Welcome to Bali

Immerse in Bali’s rich and unique culture with a visit to Tanah Lot and its sea temple, or one of the many other wonderful temples (pura) scattered throughout the “Island of the Gods”. Embrace a Balinese dancing and gamelan lesson, cookery class, spa treatments, yoga or meditation, or explore the artist village Ubud located in the centre of the island. Delight in myriad watersports including fishing, river rafting, surfing, diving and snorkeling. Golf, or trek at sunrise on the spectacular volcanic Mount Batur Trek and other scenic hiking trails. Additional adventure options include mountain biking, paragliding, horseback riding, elephant safaris, and canyoning. Located just north of Legian, Seminyak is at once both sophisticated and relaxing. Known for its wonderful boutiques, spas, restaurants, cafés, and bars, it is one of the island’s quaintest towns. Slightly north, Canggu is set amidst rolling hills lined with rice paddies, and dark grey sand beaches. Experience Sanur, one of Bali’s oldest fishing villages on the southeastern coast. Witness Jimbaran Bay’s magnificent limestone cliff-fringed coastlines and lovely beaches. Situated in East Bali, the stunning scenery and simple, traditional Balinese way of life in Sidemen is equally enriching. A feast for the senses—Bali.