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The Garden Slug

$$ - $$$
Joo Chiat
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55 Lorong L Telok Kurau Bright Centre, Singapore 425500, Singapore
+65 6346 0504
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The food is simple and nice, but nothing to ring home about. The main interest is that it is a pet-friendly neighborhood café.

Thank Mathieu M
Strasbourg, France
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I just went to this place, I must say my main dish (Chicken burger) was very nice but the desert was only ok. I was disappointed because they advertise it as "cookies crumble" and I was expected a crumble but it was just cookies chunks with ice-cream and chocolate sauce. Maybe I misunderstood it but still the cookies tasted a... More 

Thank misslatam
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning dawdle around the East Coast on my uncool ( ask my kids) fold up bicycle. Had heard of this place and sort of stumbled upon it. Funky ( or run down depending on your perspective) space. Fully intended to have some sort of big fry up- I had ridden a leisurely 5 kms. Spotted gluten free pancakes on... More 

Thank BusinesstravelOz
Singapore, Singapore
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1,129 reviews
867 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,370 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We used to stay a lane away and often ate here before our 7 year posting to China. So it was nice to be able to come back and see that the owners are still around and it is still a laid-back place to chill out. If you bring your dogs, you can hang out at the tables outside. We... More 

3 Thank orator11
Singapore, Singapore
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187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We had some friends for dinner and looked for somewhere close by to take out. We found the garden slug online. They were very accommodating and we ordered over the phone and collected 20 minutes later. Food was well prepared and portions were generous. Packing was also good. When we collected food surroundings were not the salubrious by cannot fault... More 

Thank Simon M
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Food was delicious. Enjoyed the cosy place. Desert was especially good. Artistic decorations were to my taste.

Thank girlgirl66
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The 3 pigs I think it was called was good. The pancakes are not the best not very fluffy or very good.

Thank mcd69paul
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I have been coming here for years. From the time I was an undergraduate, to my first job, and my bf and I even had our first date here! (: I've brought my family here numerous times, both local and from overseas. This place holds so many memories for me! Above everything else, the best thing is we can bring... More 

Thank jmmteo
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Went today for brunch and coffee. One of us had the ribeye steak and one had the salmon pasta. We appreciate the fact that each dish came with lots of veggies. The mash potatoes that accompanied the steak was good. No complaints. The pasta was filling, with mushrooms, capsicum, beans, smoked salmon. The overall experience is of home cooked food,... More 

Thank Francesca U
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86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Bought a $60 voucher under Groupon. I was sadly disappointed with the taste and quality of the food..particularly the full seafood platter -fries was not crisp,so are the calamaries. .the squid was like tough rubber bands under a brown crust!Prawns not fresh (including the shrimp salad)..a dull fishy smell.The fish was tasteless I'm afraid. The only good part was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau Bright Centre, Singapore 425500, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighbourhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6346 0504

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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