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Lolla

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The fuss-free, delicious food, friendly service and groovy atmosphere from this 'small plates concept restaurant' makes this a place where one can have a great experience whether dining alone or in groups. There’s also a small but very well-curated and well-priced selection of wines for those who want to imbibe.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:00

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 00:00

+65 64231228
$77 based on 29 submissions
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Always statisfy

Been there for more than 5 times and the food quality is always high and consistent. Looking forward for my next trip there.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Sea Urchin Pudding11 votes
  • beef tongue2 votes
  • steamed chocolate cake2 votes
  • Giant Canadian Oysters1 vote
  • Lamb Cutlets1 vote
  • Tuna Belly ‘Chutoro’ Tartare1 vote
  • rillettes1 vote
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• 01 Feb 2015 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Always statisfy

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Been there for more than 5 times and the food quality is always high and consistent. Looking forward for my next trip there.
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• 08 Sep 2014 • 58 reviews • 1 follower

Oh so good

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The little plates of wonders of simplicity here excite the patrons' taste buds. The sea urchin pudding is a little pot of concentrated goodness of the sea, combining the sweetness of the sea urchin, savoury of the squid ink pudding and hints of sourness of the sauce to create a dish the invokes very deep impressions. The tuna, chutoro tartare refuses to let the sea urchin pudding to snatch all of the spotlight; cubes of slightly chilled chutoro charm one with the melt in one's mouth consistency, simulating, aromatic and delicious sauce that goes very well with the raw fish. The only flaw I can find in the tuna is that some tough sinews remain in the meat that disconnects with the melty texture of the flesh. Even seemingly the humble tomato salad has its ten minutes of fame when we savoured the juicy sweetness of the tomatoes from Italy, which is accentuated by the tangy sauce. The combination works beautifully.

The scrambled eggs, and Patatas Bravas with boar sausage are not as attention catching as the previously mentioned three dishes, but they delight one's taste buds. The scrambled eggs are creamy without an overly strong eggy smell and the grated roe lends a slight saltiness and edge to the taste. As for the boar sausage, the bite is chewier than the normal ones (the thinly sliced ones are better to bite on) but the taste is fragrant and have a slight gamey flavour that will not overwhelm. The potatoes that come with the sausage, are smokey and hearty in flavour, absolutely no complaint on this. The Steamed chocolate pudding is very intense in the chocolatey taste, the consistency is similar to lava chocolate cake; meaning that it is just the way I like it, moist and nice cake. No doubt that this dessert puts a sweet ending to my dining experience, though have to say that it is more like the supporting cast that rounds things up nicely, instead of being a impressive dessert.

Ambience tends towards industrial chic; the seats are quite comfortable ,though it is better not to bring a big bag due to the close proximity to other patrons at the table. The place can be quite noisy though.

The service is absolutely wonderful; a middle aged lady staff is so sincere and friendly that we felt immediately at ease upon entering the premises. The chef (seems to be the in-charge besides Ming) is very friendly and eager to share the information about the ingredients and dishes. And the staff will offer to change the bottle of iced water when it warmed up, offer a temporary bag to put my wallet in; little things like these shows the attentiveness of the staff there (though take note that we went on a Saturday afternoon when it is not crowded). Despite being busy, the chef, that lady staff and another staff nearby all took the efforts to bid goodbye in a cheery and upbeat manner.

I love the food and great service of this place.

This review (with pictures) can be found on my blog: http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/lolla-ooh-oh-so-good.html
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• 13 Aug 2014 • 578 reviews • 20 followers

Nice but overhyped

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For more reviews, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com

The food, while good, just wasn't remarkable enough for me to get on board with the small plates movement. It may be that there were a great many things on its carefully curated menu that I don't fancy (like their uni pudding or beef tripe or octopus or bottarga-laced eggs or eel tortilla or beef tongue), which so happen to be their signatures. But, it didn't help that Lolla's price points aren't quite commensurate with its portioning. Thing is, the food here is rustic while being delicately portioned, but I happen to like my food the other way around, i.e. delicate food in rustic, hearty portions. However, the desserts were stellar, and very value-for-money. If anything, we may return just for desserts. After having a more substantive meal elsewhere. 
 
 Lolla's service was outstanding though, and our waitress was just brimming with warmth and sincerity. Which was why I felt so bad when I'd inadvertently got her into trouble because of my request to hold off the parsley/cilantro/coriander/spring onions (apparently, my "special request" wasn't communicated to the chef who'd been, very evidently, ticked off by and impatient with the waitress' lapse). For a while there, it felt a little bit like being at the front row seat at Hell's Kitchen.
 
 We had:

1) Soft Egg with Sausage & Potatoes ($16) - a breakfast hash of sorts: well executed, and a fine example of how a dish becomes so much more than the sum of its delicious parts, with a liberal dose of fragrant olive oil and smear of the perfectly poached egg.
 
2) Duck Fat Potatoes ($13): encrusted in a beautifully bronzy shell, these made for a good tummy filler.
 
 3) The refreshingly chilled Burratina Grilled Portobello ($28), bursting with clean and clear flavours, was a nice medley of the creamy and earthy and crisp.
 
 4) Grilled Chicken Breast ($26) - showered with capers, basil pesto and set in a pool of lovely chicken jus: incredibly moist, but teetered dangerously between the cooked and raw (just so you know, none of us got food poisoning, although we were picking it apart to make sure it was thoroughly cooked). I liked the intense sweetness of the sundried tomatoes weaved into polenta but it was marred by the overwhelming bite of horseradish.
 
 5) Pan Seared Foie Gras with Brioche ($34): scrumptiously unctuous, but I thought the onion-laced crab tomalley was somewhat like stuntman no. 3 on a movie set. I wouldn't have missed it if it wasn't there.
 
 6) The highlight of lunch, the Steamed Dark Chocolate Pudding ($15), freckled with coffee and chocolate chips for added crunch, was exquisitely balanced. The vanilla ice-cream provided a wonderful juxtaposition.
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