The Lokal

Tanjong PagarCake & Coffee$$$$
79 Reviews
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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

Closed now
9:00 am - 4:00 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


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
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Reasonable value
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Jason T.a year ago · 10 reviews

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.

Yuling K.a year ago · 3 reviews

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

Clarence T.a year ago · 2 reviews

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.

Lynn K.a year ago · 7 reviews

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.

Koh W.a year ago · 1 review

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 .

Joey L.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Noriaki K.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Charmaine t.a year ago · 3 reviews

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👍🏼

Dominic H.a year ago · 5 reviews

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.

Eric K.a year ago · 2 reviews

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