The Lokal

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Lokal | Café, Restaurant, Bar
136 Neil Rd, Singapore 088865

Contact: 6423 9918
Website: http://www.thelokalsingapore.com/
Opening hours: Mon (8am-6pm), Tue-Fri (8am-10.30pm), Sat (9am-10.30pm), Sun (9am-4pm)
Nearest MRT: Outram

THE LOKAL Lobster Roll ($22)
"Slipper lobster tails, gherkin, coleslaw & lemon mayonnaise"

THE LOKAL bangers & mash ($20)
"Served with onion gravy"

Featuring fellow blogger Kaiting and Darren, the executive chef and owner of The Lokal.



Rating: 4/5

My two cents:

The Lokal is situated at the corner of Neil Road, before the road turns in to Bukit Pasoh Road. The place was cosy and brightly-lit when we arrived. Despite the time being past lunch hour, we were handed brunch menus (yay to all-day breakfast!) and chose the two mains as seen above.

The Lobster Roll was stuffed full with four generous halves of lobsters and tons of coleslaw. The sandwich was a tad too sour for my liking as the lemon mayonnaise was found to be overpowering, thus preventing me from being able to taste the natural sweet flavour of the lobster when I ate the sandwich as a whole. On a side note, I loved the curly fries as a side-dish because it added an additional savoury flavour which goes well with the lobster roll.

As for the Bangers & Mash, this was my favourite of the two mains. The mash potato was grinded perfectly and there was not one bit of potato to be seen. The texture and flavour was soft, moist and buttery, and it went perfectly well with the onion gravy. Two different kinds of sausages were used and each was pan fried to perfection, with a crispy outer skin and succulent juicy stuffings inside.

I love it when cafés offer freshly-made fruit juice for me to wash my palate, and the fruit juice choices at The Lokal intrigues me as they offers some pretty uncommon fruit choices for their freshly squeezed juice such as watermelon or pink grapefruit (do not try if you are not a fan of anything sour!) at $6 per glass!

If you are looking to pack a bunch of vitamins in your glass, opt for their juice of the day instead which contains a unique blend of fruits/herbs/vegetables at $8 per glass.

The Lokal is one of the rare cafés at Outram that opens super early during the weekends, so if you are ever in need of a weekend morning café-hop do remember to pay this café/restaurant/bar a visit!