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.
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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.
Awesome pork chop with kale salad, love the coffee. Favourite cafe in Bukit Pasoh area.
Pleasant experience. Good food and the service was great. Definitely will visit again
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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..
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.
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. ;-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!