The CBD of Singapore is an area full of food choices and the busy stretch of Telok Ayer district is a lot more concentrated with the vast majority of bars, cafes and restaurants. Slightly further away from the main buzz, closer to China Square at 51 Telok Ayer Street, welcomes a delightful distraction — 51 SOHO, a brand new all-day dining restaurant and bar led by the same folks behind Birds of a Feather and Halcyon & Crane.
Full of style and sophistication are all the rage when it comes to interior design and ambiance of this latest dining spot, just in the same fashion as its two sister establishments, yet building up its own reputation.
The airy light-filled space of 51 SOHO seats 27 people indoors and 70 in an alfresco setting is built on an idea with a sense of community where dine, work and play do not conflict, but coincide.
This new sophisticated spot in the heart of CBD will provide everything you need from a relaxing smooth coffee and delicious breakfast options like Breakfast Overnight Oat (from $9.90) in the morning, to a super sized one-bowl meal such as Pan Seared Chicken Breast (from $15.90) comes packed with proteins and carbohydrates — ideal for a quick and easy lunch.
Other sorts of satisfying bites such Shaky Fries ($7.90), Chicken Winglets ($10.90) and Fish Fingers with house original 51 Chilli Mayo ($11.90) are available from 12pm and 6pm onwards.
Sunset comes, the kitchen pushes far beyond its boundaries and steps up in details — motif tying its breakfast and lunch menus, while elevating the familiar items to new heights with thoughtful curated premium ingredients cooked to perfection.
Charcoal grilled skewers and scrumptious mains dominate the evening menu, celebrating Asian influences on the European cuisine. Try dishes like Spice de Canard ($30.00) – 51 SOHO playful take on duck confit, Lobster Rice Stew ($38.00) – a comforting rice stew of pan-roasted lobster, or Our Spicy Pasta ($24.00) – a hot and sour spaghetti served with crabmeat, tiger prawns and Ebiko. There are also a selection of homemade tarts and cakes (from $9.90) if you still have room.
The drinks are also as important as the food at 51 SOHO. Sit by the bar and you’ll be in for a delicious fun time. 51 SOHO showcases an impressive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines and beers, liquors, coffee and tea.
Happy hours runs every day from 12pm to 8pm with selected wines by the glass from $10 to draft beers from $10 and bucket beer promotion of 5+1 range from $60 to $75 at Nett price.
Special mention to the enticing five 51 Soho specials which is a collection of classic Chinese shooters with a twist. Namely; Dancing in the Moonlight, Prosperity Cup, 51 Soho, Bamboo Dream and Dr Panda — these beautiful alcohol-infused concoctions feature legendary Chinese wines like Plum wine, Chinese rice wine and Bamboo wine; crafted with refreshing ingredients such as rock melon, lychee juice, yuzu and passionfruit. Find your choice of drink that would reveal your true personality!
Beyond the delicious alcoholic treats, you can also find plenty of non-alcoholic beverage option and innovative offerings that may change your perception. For coffee drinkers like me, you can never go wrong with espresso-based choices like latte and cappuccino, or try something new — for instance, Red Bean Latte ($12), including a range of cheese teas and kombucha teas.
51 SOHO is currently open for business all day from 8am on weekdays and 10am on weekends which will appeal to all people at all hours.
Whatever the occasion, chances are that 51 SOHO will fit the bill for those seeking a leisure breakfast, a brisk lunch, afternoon coffee or a social dining in group. The evening ambience can get uncontrollably relaxed and romantic, so if you’re on a dinner date, things will likely go very well.
Location: 51 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 048441
Phone: +65 9755 1058
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8am to 10pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 10pm
* Images are for illustration only and credits to 51 SOHO.