the elephant

Tucked away from the main streets of central Ubud, is an open, quaint but cozy restaurant known as The Elephant. When you approach the entrance your first reaction just might be a sense of calm. The ambiance is inviting, the staff is warm and the decor, exquisite. A mixture of dark brown woods with deep coloured turquoise textiles and a touch of Indochina furniture were the focal points. However, the centre of attraction to say the least is the gorgeous blue elephant mirror displayed behind the bar. Positioned facing the jungle, the restaurant undoubtedly steals your attention.

You will be faced with a wide selection of healthy vegetarian and vegan choices. Their mission and ecological philosophy behind their brand, is to make the food “with love” and that composition and ingredients determines the taste of the food. Being wholly vegetarian and flexible to accommodate vegans, they're definitely on the right track. Of course, we can all agree there are other factors, but with a mission statement like “we are trying to create food that is delicious and healthy to eat but which doesn’t endanger the health of the planet in its making” is enough to want to support them that much more.

Our mini tribe here at YOGI TIMES decided to share the polenta chips a la martini, mixed kale salad with couscous, polenta alla griglia and the handmade potato gnocchi with burnt sage butter and almonds all will absolutely melt in your mouth. It was sensational. Each dish was comprised of some sort of superfood. It was tasty and ultimately, is a wonderful experience!

If you’re looking for a health conscious and appetizing dish while spending a joyous evening with a spectacular view, The Elephant is just the place.

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