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The Lokal

Tanjong Pagar Café $$$ +100
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About The Lokal

The Lokal is still able to take in reservations for 5.30pm and 7.30pm but it might be sharing tables. Please contact the restaurant directly if you have any questions.


Dear diners, for same-day reservations after 5:30pm please call the restaurant directly.

Around Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar, on Neil Road, locals have been heading to, um… The Lokal and finding themselves presented with an excellent cafe-bistro-restaurant that offers flavours from around the world. Great coffees, cakes and pastries are the centre of the daytime offerings here, but as the evening draws in, these give way to heartier mains as well as a good selection of beers and wines. Little surprise then that The Lokal is pulling guests from across the city to its dining room.

See below for The Lokal's special menus!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
The Lokal, Neil Road 136, 088865 Singapore

Further Information

Tanjong Pagar residents know that The Lokal is part cafe, part proper, grown up restaurant. In the daytime guests are invited to get a swift pick-me up in the shape of a coffee, or stay a while for tea and cake. But dinner is a different matter altogether. In the evenings, this Neil Road eatery transforms itself into a restaurant, with a daily changing menu to boot. Singapore’s discerning foodie bunch welcome the excellent selection of locally-sourced dishes, and tourists are grateful for the kitchen’s pluralistic approach to food.

If you find yourself in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar at a loose end, we recommend you pay a visit to The Lokal, not only are you guaranteed an excellent cup of coffee, the team pride themselves on offering a warm welcome to guests from near and afar. But if you want to see what the team at Neil Road’s The Lokal are really capable of, the only way to do it is to visit for dinner. The team delight in sourcing local ingredients and giving them an international spin, and are pulling hordes of diners from across Singapore to prove it.

View Sunday Roast Dinner Menu

For 26 February 2017

CHEF'S CHOICE

73 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 73 Reviews
Quality/Price: reasonable
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 07:56

A restaurant with excellent food & friendly staff who take care of your every need without being obtrusive...We dine here frequently & have never been disappointed The Sunday roast is great

2 reviews so far 6
27.01.2017 07:23

Great and high quality food. If you are interested in German food which is not pork knuckle or Curry Wurst this restaurant is a must! The service is amazing and the Chef Max is excellent host. We love it.

1 review so far 6
05.01.2017 09:30

Easy peasy. Better to reserve than to be in line. Lucky it wasn't crowded on weekday night. Food is good as always. Good portion and price

8 reviews so far 6
25.12.2016 08:14

Perfect service despite large crowd! Good food as well that's perfect with beautiful interior of the place!

1 review so far 5
22.02.2017 11:34

The food was of great quality! Highly recommend the Sticky date pudding! The portions are huge so sharing would be a good option for girls with smaller appetites. The wait for the food was rather long, and we were starving while waiting. However, overall this was a good experience at The Lokal. Friendly staff. Will be back again next time!

1 review so far 5
06.05.2016 07:28

The Lokal is a place where you can hang out with friends on weekday evenings and not worry about hogging the seats for too long. Fish and chips and slipper lobster linguine was great, with the seafood very fresh. Chocolate rum moouse with caramelised banana was nice too!

3 reviews so far 5
20.09.2015 21:18

Visited The Lokal for a nice weekday dinner with a friend. I had the 1/2 Roasted Kampung Chicken (came with mushrooms, spinach and truffled mash oooo :P) and it was AMAZING!!!! Great portion size :) Friend had the Sirloin Steak and it was gd too. Great dinner!!!

2 reviews so far 5
15.12.2016 07:22

Service was great. Food was good. The Catch of the Day was Beetroot Cured Salmon, which was very nice and goes very well with the toast that came with it. The truffle fries were big and yummy. Portion for kampong chicken was huge enough for 2 persons. Ice creams and sticky date pudding (which also comes with 1 scoop of ice cream) were great. They were playing blues in the background which I like but my aunt hated.

5 reviews so far 6
08.04.2016 01:31

Even though The Lokal is more known for its brunch, dinner turned out surprisingly good. The sirloin beef was very good, while the kampong chicken tasted much better than it sounded.

1 review so far 6
07.07.2016 07:51

I had a great time! the service was really good; the waitress was fun and interactive, she made us feel welcomed and at home. I really love the warm atmosphere. I ordered the crispy pork belly, and it was cooked just right, I just thought that maybe the portion could be a little more. overall, I had a great experience!

1 review so far 5
29.07.2016 15:17

We ordered the following 1) pork chop with kale salad 2) fish and chips 3) roasted kampong chicken 4) steak with fries 5) truffle pasta 6) Rosti 7) truffle fries 8) sticky date pudding the food was great! 8/10. we enjoyed their homemade ketchup and chilli sauce. however,the truffle fries barely had a hint of truffle at all. portions were all good! service was prompt. also love their weekend brunches. will return!

6 reviews so far 5
28.01.2016 16:40

having come from a certain direction, i totally missed the signboard... took me a while to find the place.. but when i did... oo... food was yum. espresso martini. OMG OMG OMG drools.. service... good. .. there is this sweetheart of a waitress :) i can't remember her name though... she made the evening better :) i'm heading back... i so wanna try the sticky date pudding..

1 review so far 3
24.02.2016 08:07

I dined there for dinner last week and honestly find it overall quite a disappointing experience. I was expecting quite a bit when I went there because of all the reviews I read about but it felt like an overrated expensive dinner which I didn't throughly enjoy. The lobster bread with curly fries wasn't on the menu for dinner and I didn't know it would only be available for lunch. I'll say compared to the lunch menu, the dinner's one is just soso. Nonetheless, I think the ambience of the entire cafe was really good and it's ideal for couples who wanna spend their night in a romantic and cosy cafe.

1 review so far 5
17.02.2016 08:52

Overall, quirky nice venue which for night dining could benefit from lower lighting to add to the ambiance and décor of the space. Staff and head Chef wonderfully attentive and friendly and food well presented. Make sure to book the cosy corner table for two with dual cushy bench seating at the back. ;-)

1 review so far 5
21.12.2016 08:41

Prices are in the mid range but the food is awesome! A good variety to suit the local tastes without being overwhelmingly atas. The Kampong Chicken and Beef Cheeks are delicious. They ran out of vanilla ice-cream for the dessert and replaced it with Honeycomb ice-cream, making it too sweet though.

1 review so far 5
08.06.2016 10:53

service was great! attentive waitress.. thou we didn't get to recommend her directly. But she was very attentive towards our dinning experience there. Thou the food may be slightly on the pricey side, but it really taste good! Especially the chicken dish was tender and juicy! Worth the $ spent.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 07:45

The Sunday roast was great. Staff were friendly. However, it was a bit disappointing when we were told we were not able to order extra portion of the Yorkshire pudding. Restaurant knew the influx of people for the roast. Should have prepared extra to meet the demand pr additional order.

6 reviews so far 6
15.07.2016 09:47

We actually ended up going earlier than our reservation time but the staff was kind enough to accommodate us. Service was great, food was even better, and the sticky date pudding is to die for. I'd definitely go back again.

3 reviews so far 5
17.12.2015 21:17

The food is excellent. But our seat is behind the column and it's difficult for the waitresses to see us and if they could be a little bit more attentive to these hidden clients it would be great but anyway the hospitality quality is at international standard.

1 review so far 6
30.10.2015 12:24

Awesome cosy place to chill out with a very welcoming vibe.. great service, really friendly staff... not much food options but every item on the menu tastes really really good. Would definitely come back more often in future!!

2 reviews so far 5
20.06.2016 00:27

Good food and good sized portions! Only downside was that at 9.30pm, clean up started (switching lights on and off etc) and felt a bit rushed and felt like we had to leave asap. Regardless, we will return but will reserve earlier in the evening.

5 reviews so far 6
30.06.2016 11:02

I have always liked the Lokal, for the ambience and the generally great food. A downer was that they discontinued their draft beers - I really liked the Asahi Dark they used to have on tap.

7 reviews so far 3
03.08.2016 09:34

Service was impeccable. Thank you for your attentiveness and ensuring our experience a comfortable one. The food was however forgettable. The fish and chip batter was thick and bland, only with covering the entire bite with the sauce it tasted better. The portion for the beef was too small and mushy. A neighborhood eatery might have offered a more flavorful dish for a better price. We believe there's much room for improvement.

1 review so far 6
24.01.2016 18:16

Great food and service! Reservation is necessary as the restaurant is quite crowded on weekends. Slightly pricier as compared to other cafes but the quality of the food is totally worth it. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 5
27.08.2015 00:50

The Sticky Date pudding was amazing! I want to go and try the brunch menu next! I only tried the Dinner menu.. Service can be improved, but I guess the dessert really help to uplift the experience.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 13:00

The food is nice & definitely worth the price! Ambience is good n not too noisy like Populus which at the other end of the street. And reservation at Quandoo help us to beat the queue, thankew!

1 review so far 5
26.05.2016 10:02

The food and dessert were good and delicious and the server was friendly. Nice environment though the space a bit small and need to go once finish dinner and not hang around. Overall a pleasant experience

2 reviews so far 5
21.10.2016 15:37

Food quality is pretty good ! Made with heart and soul and fresh ingredients instead on relying on premixes. Would love to see chef churn out more variety .....maybe do a monthly or weekly specials.

2 reviews so far 6
01.02.2016 02:20

Booking through quandoo was really convenient! Easily made my reservation through online form and whole experience was smooth and quick! Service at the restaurant was great too! Recommended :D

1 review so far 6
09.01.2016 20:07

Very good service. The two waiters were very polite and friendly. Food was excellent. Recommend the beef on hot stone and lamb shank. Their lava cake was amazing too

1 review so far 5
27.11.2016 01:08

I hope there are more desserts on the dinner menu and include some of the popular brunch dishes in as well. I love the brunch menu best. Simply miss the brunch desserts and stuff.

1 review so far 6
18.01.2016 08:47

Excellent food and atmosphere ~ ! It was also very nice of the restaurant to give us a cosy seat in the corner ~ ! it was splendid

2 reviews so far 5
04.03.2017 22:55

We enjoyed the Sunday Roast dinner very much - the food was good, the crockery a little quaint. It can get quite noisy, however, when there is a big group in the house.

1 review so far 5
08.07.2016 08:09

All their main courses are nice! Would recomend to all my friends definitely :) could be better if added more variety of dessert, overall a very nice place for dinner and gathering.

1 review so far 5
28.12.2015 09:38

Great food - Everything made in-house, very atypical of cafes in Singapore. But this is really no ordinary cafe anyway. Highly recommend the Cauliflower starter. How can cauliflower even taste THIS good?

1 review so far 5
25.03.2016 09:20

Food was nice and I love the fish and chips and roasted pork. Ambience was really nice and homely. Service staff were friendly and cheerful. Would be happy to come back again.

3 reviews so far 3
20.01.2017 00:28

Made a reservation for 3 pax but was given a small table for 2 pax. Guess there is a mixed up somewhere as the lokal mentioned the reservation was for 2 pax even thou quandoo shows 3 pax correctly. But staff was nice to quickly change our table to a bigger one.

5 reviews so far 6
12.11.2015 11:39

The food was brilliant, the same as the previous times when I dined there. The seating arrangement was slightly awkward but that was a minor issue.

3 reviews so far 5
18.06.2016 11:14

Food was great, drinks were ok but service was excellent. Try the cauliflower three ways, sirloin, slipper lobster linguine and sticky toffee date pudding - everything was well above average

2 reviews so far 5
21.06.2016 03:45

Lokal serves very decent food although the price is slightly expensive for the quality on offer. Service is quick and good, ambience was great and location is easy to find.

1 review so far 5
11.09.2015 12:39

we were ordering lobster pasta. it really taste good. the waitress are friendly and service are good. the ambience of restaurant is good. good try. must make reservation .

4 reviews so far 5
23.01.2016 08:03

Second time there, this time for dinner and the food was pretty good although dinner prices are a bit pricey. Staff were friendly. Great value with entertainer offer though.

1 review so far 5
21.09.2016 11:12

The overall experience is good! I really like the food and the service was great! However, my guest and I personally felt that the seating is a little awkward.

1 review so far 3
02.03.2017 09:03

My wife & I went there for Sunday Roast Dinner. Our table was small and near the entrance door where wind from air-con directly hit. Staff and main dish was OK but pudding was burned. Dishes/ plates were too simple and look like those used in a jail.

7 reviews so far 5
21.04.2017 08:59

Food is nice, but portion is a bit small and quite expensive. Not worth it unless there is a promotion. I hope the restaurant can give more promo

4 reviews so far 5
15.10.2016 15:19

Went there for a dinner date and enjoyed the food tremendously. The staff were excellent and the decor was cool. I have no hesitation in recommending the place.

2 reviews so far 5
18.07.2016 12:52

The live parfeit was nice and the lobster linguine was cook to perfection. It was a place worth checking out with decent food. The serving were fairly generous

7 reviews so far 5
19.05.2016 09:15

Nice ambience, and the food was good. Went there for dinner, and ordered the Slipper Lobster Linguine & Cape Grim Sirloin Tagliata. Good place to chill with friends.

3 reviews so far 5
17.09.2015 09:22

I expected more variety from the dinner menu, preferred their breakfast/ brunch menu to dinner menu. Overall was a pretty good experience, highlight was the sticky date pudding👍🏼

2 reviews so far 5
31.01.2017 18:01

Nice food, friendly staffs who give great recommendations on their food. Casual and cozy cafe by the corner of the street, great for catch ups with friends.