The Lokal

Tanjong PagarCake & Coffee$$$$
79 Reviews
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Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners
This restaurant is no longer bookable online with Quandoo
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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 Times

Open now - Closes at 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Lokal
136 Neil Road
Singapore 088865

Menu Highlights



Cauliflower 3 Ways

Almonds & ricotta

Chicken Liver Parfait

Onion jam, pickles & toast

Potato Rosti

Smoked salmon, trout roe & crème fraiche

Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche

Avocado, citrus & macadamia



Goji berries, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds & homemade vanilla yogurt

Black pearl BLT

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, fried egg, & homemade ketchup

The Lokal Lobster Roll

Slipper lobster tails, gherkin, coleslaw & lemon mayonnaise


Lokal Fish & Chips

Red garoupa, sweet potato fries & chili coriander mayonnaise

Slipper Lobster Linguine

Tomato-shellfish stock & basil

Braised Beef Cheek

Pickled shallots, roasted carrots & mash potatoes

Tasmanian Grass Fed Beef Sirloin Tagliata Steak

Asiago cheese, cherry tomatoes & watercress

Steak Frites

Fries, herb butter & side salad


Sticky Date Pudding

Caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream

Chocolate Rum Mousse

Banana & almond brittle

Main Menu

Sunday Roast Dinner Menu


More about The Lokal, Singapore

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.

79 The Lokal Reviews

79 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Sarah T.a year ago · 3 reviews

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.

Tham E.a year ago · 8 reviews

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.

Jason T.a year ago · 10 reviews

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.

charlie y.a year ago · 9 reviews

good location for famaily gathering. food ok. but the price is a bit high. The place quite small and limited seating. Can be improved by providing more option for the food selection as there is only 3 type to choose from.

See Woon T.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Lisha T.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Wai F.a year ago · 1 review

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!

Kelly H.a year ago · 1 review

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

Joyce N.a year ago · 2 reviews

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.

Sophiana T.a year ago · 2 reviews

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