The team behind Indonesia’s best restaurant, Locavore, in Ubud, have plenty to crow about having opened a cocktail bar with a menu piqued by local fruits, herbs and spices
Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, has recently made its mark on the foodie map with a sustainable cuisine revolution spearheaded by Locavore, just voted best restaurant in Indonesia on an influential list of 50 best restaurants in Asia. Now Locavore’s Indonesian and Dutch chefs, Ray Adriansyah and Eelke Plasmeijer have extended their food philosophy to the world of cocktails by creating the Night Rooster bar, just across the street from the restaurant (there is no sign outside).
The cosy lounge at the top of a steep narrow staircase is a modern take on a colonial planter’s club, with sofas and armchairs made from recycled tropical wood. The bar itself resembles an abstract collage, constructed from scores of pieces of ironwood.