An all-day eatery exuding modernity in food and design.

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Nature and modernity blend seamlessly at 51 Soho, an unpretentious all-day dining venue in Telok Ayer. Exposed brick and wood is a distinctive feature, especially at the long wooden bar, where lone diners – or those keen to try out the signature cocktails – will feel at ease. The wood-slat ceiling enhances the warmth of the space.

Modernity comes in the form of a sleek black-and-brass exterior, as well as custom pendant lights at the entrance. Their curvaceous silhouettes soften the otherwise masculine design. Look closer, and you will see that the black steel panels that clad the facade of 51 Soho feature charming cut-outs of birds, teapots and cups.

This juxtaposition of feminine and masculine, as well as sophistication and raw grittiness, is what makes 51 Soho an interesting dining venue, in terms of design. Food-wise, it’s not an upscale bar, but neither is it an eat-and-go eatery. In fact, with the mood lighting and plush seats, you’ll be reluctant to leave. 51 Soho also has a mouthwatering menu. For breakfast, you have the options of a hearty Big Breakfast and the healthier Breakfast Overnight Oats. At lunch, choose between chef-recommended sets or customisable meals. Dinner is an elevated experience, thanks to premium ingredients. End your visit with a mocktail, coffee or kombucha.

Visit 51 Soho at 51 Telok Ayer Street, www.instagram.com/51soho.
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