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 tasting menu is seasonal based on ingredients sourced from across Indonesia. The team in the kitchen has spent years working with these ingredients; exploring and experimenting with textures, flavours, preservations, unusual combinations. Each time vegetarian and omnivore menus are proposed.


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  • Atmosphere
A small casual restaurant with a big open kitchen and a long table to dine infront of the chefs or several recycled wooden tables.


  • Cuisine
  • Cuisine
  • Cuisine
Locavore cuisine is hard to qualify, as it so unique: an original cuisine that celebrates the farmers, fishers and food artisans of Indonesia while using modern European cooking techniques.

The Chef & the Brigade

“Ray: “I’m very proud to use ingredients that are not imported: I wish more Indonesian chefs would do so. There are so many benefits all round.””

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

Bali, the island of the Gods, an island rich in fascinating cultures and traditions, stunning natural beauty and an Indonesian holiday paradise where the Secret Retreats concierge is ready to plan for you the essential Bali experience, and to recommend and book for you the best boutique hotel Bali has to offer.

The Secret Retreats curated collection of unique Bali boutique hotels has something for everyone and for every occasion. Romantic luxury escapes, perhaps a honeymoon in Bali or a destination wedding. Maybe you are looking to explore and enjoy the unique cultures, traditions, and cuisines. Or a family holiday in Bali, guaranteed to offer something for all ages, from soft adventure to fascinating cultural activities, to enjoying the rich and varied natural surroundings from the volcanoes at the island’s heart to the beaches and the sea - Bali is also renowned as one of the world’s top destinations for many watersports, from kayaking to surfing to snorkeling and diving. Or perhaps you are just looking for simple relaxation in a tropical paradise to unwind from the pressures of life and work. Bali luxury resorts can provide you with all you need to relax, from their beautiful settings, to the luxury rooms, the spas and traditional Balinese massage to the excellent dining... relaxation is guaranteed.

“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 Eelke and Ray.”

Kim, the discoverer.

Useful Information

Dress code: casual.
Well-behaved children welcome.
Opening time:
Lunch: Tuesdays to Saturdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Dinner: Mondays to Saturdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Closing period:
Sunday and lunch on Mondays

Annual closing:
only the major Indonesian and Balinese public holidays

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Singapore
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dine@secret-retreats.com
Jalan Dewi Sita #10 Ubud 80571 Bali, Indonesia