The Little Diner is a restaurant inspired by places which the founders had travelled to, such as New York City’s Lower East Side. It is one of a row of shops along Bukit Timah Road near the junction with Sixth Avenue. That area has seen many eateries come and go. The Little Diner is, as far as we can remember, one of the longest standing restaurants on this stretch.
We had been to the Little Diner some years back. Nothing much has changed physically over the years. It still has the dark atmospheric feel in the high ceiling space. The noticeable change was that service was not as warm as what we felt from our last visit.
The Little Diner Menu
The Little Diner Menu contains American diner staples like Mac and Cheese, Burgers and beer. Various special deals are available on different weekdays. For example on Tuesdays, all burgers are sold at $15 and craft beers at $10. At lunch time, the Little Diner offers a $22.50 two course set lunch, which was what we had. Here are pictures of some pages of the Little Diner Menu and list of their week day promotions.
For our set lunch we had the mushroom soup and crab cakes as starters. They tasted fine but were very small portions. Happy hours last from 1130 to 1930 from Tuesday to Fridays (non public holidays) when the some drinks are sold with a 20% discount. We had a Kronenburg ($12.5 for a pint before discount).
Our main courses were the pan-fried seabass and the Diner Classic Beef Burger. The fish was served in a small portion with a small cup of butter rice. The taste of the fish was fine, if only it was a bit larger. The butter rice was tasty with some garlic flavours. The burger was a more regular sized dish. It was a well-made burger with a juicy beef patty. We are happy to return for the burger especially on Tuesdays.
Our meal ended with a cup of coffee. Our lunch at the Little Diner fine. There was nothing wrong with anything. But it just felt quite average, which was very different from what we recall about our last visit when we really enjoyed our visit. Read about our visit here : The Little Diner – no more looking for love in all the wrong places!
Overall: 3 TOPs
789 Bukit Timah Road
Tue-Thu: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10pm
Fri: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10pm