Locavore NXTIndonesia/Locavore+NXT


Contact the concierge on



The chefs and kitchen team at Locavore NXT take their sustainable approach of only using local ingredients across seasonal tasting menus further than ever before. Located just outside of Ubud in a spot surrounded by nature – quite literally, given their rooftop food forest and underground mushroom chamber – Ubud’s ‘must-dine’ restaurant, Locavore NXT, sees chefs Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah turning their dream of the future of food into a reality beyond just another great restaurant and more of a localized gastronomic rebellion.

The Chef and the Brigade

“At Locavore NXT we are working closely with Nature in a way that hasn’t been possible for us until now. I think our guests get a taste of that through our menu – with dishes and drinks that feature ingredients we’ve never been able to use before – but also through the spaces and creative experiences we share with them while they are here.” – Co Chef-Owner Eelke Plasmeijer”

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 home country of Holland. Working his way up through the ranks, he trained at hotel school and various Michelin starred restaurants. Visiting a mentor in Jakarta in 2006, 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 a small restaurant called Locavore was born. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Ten years and quite a few awards later, chefs Eelke and Ray closed Locavore to make way for their new project, Locavore NXT, a ‘more than a restaurant’ experience that takes their sustainable approach to gastronomy further than ever before.

“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.


The main dining area features expansive architecture with huge windows with views of the rice paddies, and an on-full-display open kitchen in the centre of the room. Guests are also taken through other spaces at NXT throughout their tasting menu experience.


The style of Locavore NXT’s cuisine is hard to define as it is so unique: it is a creative cuisine that celebrates the farmers, fishermen and food artisans of Indonesia while using modern European cooking techniques.

Facilities and Highlights

Locavore NXT highlight
  • WifiWifi
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Wine CellarWine Cellar
    Indoor DiningIndoor Dining
    Locally Sourced ProduceLocally Sourced Produce
    Chef/Tasting MenuChef/Tasting Menu
    Contemporary CuisineContemporary Cuisine
    Creative CuisineCreative Cuisine

Useful Information

Opening times: Monday to Saturday
Dinner seatings 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Closed Sundays
Dinner reservations required
Bar open for visitors without reservations 8pm - 11pm
Overnight accommodation available (limited space)
Dress code: casual (but no alcohol branded clothing, singlets or other beachwear)
Children over the age of 10 welcome (must participate in tasting menu)
No child-friendly facilities provided
Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Singapore
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
Jl. A.A. Gede Rai Gang Pura Panti Bija, Lodtunduh, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571


Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation,
contact them on dine@secret-retreats.com

Unique Travel Itineraries and Secret Experiences
in Indonesia


instagram youtube linkedin blog tiktok

Travel Asia with Secret Retreats

Secret Retreats is a curated community of independent boutique hotel, villas, yachts and river boats keen to share their Asian Homes with travelers, sustainably and responsibly. Conservation of the environment, culture and traditions of Asia is of paramount importance to all in Secret Retreats. A community of like-minded hospitality professionals, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to unveil the essence of Asia. Supporting the Asia based hoteliers and hospitality professionals and providing incredible holidays in Asia and tailor-made Asia travel itineraries direct to public ad travel agents.
Get inspired and make savings!
By booking direct with Secret Retreats and enjoy peace of mind from our full on the ground support. Contact our concierge and plan then book your Asia holiday now!