Locavore: "Unforgettable experience!"
We were fortunate enough to get a reservation here during our brief stay in Ubud. This was a truly unforgettable experience. We had the 7 course meal with paired drinks. Each meal, exquisitely prepared, seemed to get better and better. The flavours were incredible and the drinks were paired perfectly to compliment. I really appreciated the careful thought, passion and attention to detail in each meal. It was like art and really showcased traditional and local fare. The waitstaff were professional, friendly and took the time to explain each meal. The chef even visited our table to personally ask about our experience and if we had any feedback. Highly, HIGHLY recommend!!
"I loved everything about this hotel. The style is incredible - every room feels like you're walking into an adventure. Everything is spotless - so clean, even though so many of the objects and fixtures are vintage.
The food was amazing - I ate three meals there and loved each one.
The staff assisted me with public transportation which was spot on.
I wish I could have stayed longer. I loved it!"
The food was delicious, we had the green papaya salad which was spicy but not too rip your head off hot! The staff were attentive and friendly, with beautiful surroundings and really cheap. Couldn't ask for more.
MesaStila: "Heaven on Earth"
This place is really something special. Spotlessly clean throughout, delicious free breakfast and afternoon tea every day, an extensive dinner menu full of tasty local Javanese dishes, enormous villa with a daybed on the veranda to while away the hours being immersed in the spectacular mountain scenery, a heavenly on-site hammam and spa. I could go on and on! But by far the best aspect of our stay was the staff who went above and beyond the usual service of any resort staff we've ever met, even going so far as to provide a complimentary Tiramisu after one dinner because I'd mentioned it was my favourite the day before! Being so close to the natural and cultural environment of Java complete with omnipresent birdcall and intermittent calls to prayer from the surrounding mosques was nothing short of magical. As was our private trip to Borobudur at dusk (the one time we could drag ourselves out of the resort) which was organised promptly with no fuss. Whilst there are many free activities provided such as a tour of the coffee plantation, yoga etc., relaxation took hold so thoroughly that we didn't join any of them...maybe next time. And since the 7 nights we spent at Mesa Stila was a pleasure from start to finish, there will definitely be a next time.
Locavore: "A great dining experience"
I NEVER take photos of food. I cannot say that anymore. I took photos of every course and even the drinks. We had dinner there. Choice between 5 and 7 course meal. We went with the 5 course and worried that our 20 year old son might be hungry afterwards. First of all, it is not a 5 course meal - there are lots of other mini courses. And our son was full. Try the drinks and unless you need to pair wines with your food, keep to the drinks which are very good. You have a choice between meat and vegan meals. And we split it between our group of 4. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Very good service too. Make a reservation online ahead of time to ensure being able to go there. For 4 people including drinks, around $75 per person which really is not bad for a meal of this caliber.
"Recommend bubs chef friend as the place to go if you love top end food and service.
WOW he didn't let us down . Booked the 7 course kind and ended up doing 13 courses.
Outstanding food and professional wait staff. I'm going to say it out loud. "" this restaurant overall out did my Ramsay's experience on Hospital rd London"".
This is truly a food lovers total package .
Not cheap but in saying that what is produced here isn't cheap wear ever you are.
Thank you Locavore for an amazing lunch.
PS. Cocktails are pretty good to boot"
Locavore: "The food were bold, well executed, well thought of,"
"Initially I was just curious about this restaurant in Ubud that people and media were talking about, and decided to give it a try.
I went there for lunch and tried their 7 dishes (which turned out to be almost 14 dishes in total!). The food were bold, well executed, well thought of, and full of passion and love. It is as if they are not being humble at all, they are making a statement, what coming out from the kitchen is not just usual dishes we eat every day, it is extraordinary. I saw all chefs are busy in the kitchen, and they are quite mobile as they make time to go to our table and explain about each and every dish. I believe this is something we don’t see often in similar restaurant in Bali, maybe in Singapore or Hong Kong, but Bali? I dont think so. Service team looks impeccable, they dress up casual yet very neat and they are very professional too. When it comes to the price, a restaurant this caliber could have charged arms and legs, but this one surprisingly worth the whole experience (it was 850k++/pax ) Having had a great, memorable and satisfying lunch in Locavore, Ubud, it has set for me a high standard of a posh lunch should be, and by far the best lunch I ever had in such a long time. So, if you plan to try them, make a booking at least 3 weeks in advance, if you are lucky."
Thursday night cultural show was very lovely (you should make a reservation, but they nicely accommodated us). Very reasonably priced dinner, also very delicious. The music was lovely, and so were the dancers. Great way to spend a Thursday evening!
We had 2 nights here and just wish it had been longer. We were treated royally. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. The room was beautiful. A fridge in room would be good but a minor point. We really enjoyed seeing village life and a chance to relax away from the bustle of the cities. All in all a fantastic stay.
Cuca: "Great Tapas Restaurant in Jimbaran"
"Awesome tapas restaurant in Jimbaran. We came here with a group of about 15 and did the tasting menu. We chose 9 dishes and they made sharing portions for all of us. The portions were perfect - everyone left full and almost all of the food was eaten. Standout dishes were the scallops, pork bun, and fried chicken. Overall, our whole group was happy with the meal which says something! The menu also had some items we didn’t see other places in Bali which was refreshing. The ambiance was pretty lively and the service was good. The pricing was also very reasonable, we paid around $100 a head including tip and we had a lot of nice alcohol. Great dinner - must do if in Jimbaran!"