In 2014, Aussie Chef Darren Farr started The Lokal, a casual Australian Restaurant-Bar with an open kitchen concept, providing customers with honest house-made comfort food from day to night — including butter, sauces, pickles & meats all made on site with good produce. Our name is German for local eatery, an influence that be explained by its proximity to Goethe-Institut Singapore and is also reflective of our diverse & worldly approach towards food.

In the day, he serves up healthy and hearty brunches like Smashed Avocado with House-made Ricotta, Roasted Pumpkin Salad, and Steak & Eggs, but slowly transits into a cozy and versatile space for casual after-work drinks & comfort food by German Head Chef Max Strauch such as Grilled Pork Chops, Tasmanian Grass Fed Steak Frites and Catch of the Day. Aside from the normal menus, both Chef Darren & Max also prepare Daily Specials with fresh seasonal produce.


Get your day started with coffee by Paradise Coffee Roasters, with alternative milk options like Minor Figures Oat Milk, Bonsoy and Coconut Milk available.
If coffee is not your thing, there’s a wide selection of smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, housemade sodas and teas to choose from.
The booze menu comprises of Pilsner Urquell on tap, classic cocktails & wines that are great for day-to-night and easy drinking to knock back a few.

So, the next time you swing by, pull out a seat at the kitchen counter to see how your food is prepared and have a chat with the chefs to find out more about what you’re eating at The Lokal!

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Enjoy Your Meal

The Lokal is all about making as much we can ourselves in-house, hence we smoke, brine, cure, pickle etc.
We believe in serving good honest food, coffee and alcohol together with warm & friendly staff.
Come for breakfast , lunch or dinner & make us your “Lokal” too

Our Upcoming Events

Jan 01 2020

    Veganuary at The Lokal

    The Lokal is proud to be a part of the #Veganuary2020 movement.Aside from our menu options, Chef Darren has come up a special dish - Kombucha soaked black barley bowl with king oyster mushrooms, fresh kale, choko, kale-macadamia pesto & grated turmeric, available for brunch till sold out daily.Take the pledge with Veganuary and gain some helpful tips - head over to https://veganuary.com/register/

    Feb 02 2020
    • 05:30PM

    Bushfire Relief Donation: Fish & Chips Night

    Continuing our efforts to help the communities affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia, we’re gonna be frying up Fish & Chips for our next Sunday night in February to raise money for the firefighting and recovery efforts.Happening on 2nd February from 5.30pm, the menu for the night will be Fish & Chips and happy hour for drinks. Proceeds will go directly to the NSW Rural Fire Service & Australia Red Cross. Come down for a casual night of...

    Feb 14 2020

      Valentine’s Day Dinner

      Join us in celebrating love this Valentine’s Day with good food & company. We’ll be serving our usual brunch menu in the day, make it a romantic date night by joining us for a casual intimate dinner at The Lokal with Head Chef Max Strauch in the kitchen.This special 4-course Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu will be available for one night only on 14th February, comprising of indulgent dishes like Pacific Oysters 2 Ways, Slipper Lobster Ravioli, Australian Veal Chop...

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