Dinner @ Lollapalooza // CLOSED

August 28, 2016 in European by thywhaleliciousfay

While brainstorming of places to head to for our Sunday lunch after class, a fellow crossfitter mentioned Lollapalooza. And because we ended up heading elsewhere, I decided to check out Lollapalooza with my friends. So with that, reservation was made for 3 for a Saturday evening via Chope. =)

On the day of our dinner, I received a call from Lollapalooza to confirm our reservation. And because I left a request in my reservation for counter seats, the staff clarified over the tele-conversation that there was no counter seats. I guess I must have mixed them up with Lolla. But that said, they are opened by the same group of people!

It was a 5 to 8 minutes walk from Outram Park MRT station. And although I’ve made my way from Outram Park MRT numerous times now, its network of exits still confuses me. Haha.

Upon arrival at the restaurant, I immediately fell in love with the space as the staff led me to our table. I really love what they did with the place. It was simply gorgeous.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-


1) Sea urchin and crab tart, $18 (above) – I am so glad I insisted on ordering this. My friends don’t like sea urchin, so we almost gave this a miss. But after I got them to try it, my friends agreed the tart was pretty good. Although they felt the sea urchin was slightly redundant. To them, it was just sea urchin placed on top of an egg tart. But I really liked this. A must order. My only grip was that it’s a little too small for 3 to share.

2) Galician hand-dived scallop, $15 (5 pieces) (above) – The first impression of the dish was that the scallops were really on the small side. Just look at the amount of meat. So small!

3) Burrata, $38 (above) – With bayonne ham, feijoa and wild honeycomb.

4) Chargrilled Mediterranean octopus with spicy tomato salsa, $20 per 100g (above) – This dish came up to $18 on the receipt.

5) Chargrilled secreto Iberico de bellota (served pink), $30 (above) – This was really good! I went with 1 female friend and 1 male friend, and our guy friend kept going at this dish such that I only managed to have 2 pieces. =( A must order.

6) Chargrilled tuna collar, $44 (above) – This was pretty good too. When it was served, the staff told us to remove the skin first by running our knife beneath the skin. And I understood why we had to do that. The skin was thick and very difficult to slice through. Had we tried to portion the collar with the skin on, we would end up smashing the fish meat beneath instead.

7) Flourless almond cake, $20 (above) – With salted caramel mousse and mango lime ice cream.

8) Apple galette, $20 (above) – With yuzu chantilly cream.

Frankly, the food at Lollapalooza was expensive for its small portion. Which was ironic because it’s written on their website that their food was meant to be shared. I guess they meant sharing between pairs.

Will I recommend Lollapalooza? Well, I am really on the fence for this. I really like the ambience. But I always believe food should still take the main stage. So while the dishes were nicely executed, it was really overpriced. Dinner at Lollapalooza was meant to be a birthday treat from my friends, but I insisted on splitting the cost with them.

And do take note that the menu changes every day. As taken from their website, it’s to allow them to focus on working with the best produce available; How they cook depends on what they get.

1A Keong Saik Road, Singapore
6221 3538, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sat : 11:45 – 14:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 8
Sun : 12:00 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Value: 6
Mon – Sat : 18:00 – 23:00 (Dinner)
Service: 8