Singapulah will serve up a taste of Singapore on Shaftesbury Avenue

singapulah will be a taste of singapore on Shaftesbury Avenue

Updated 25/1/24 with the opening date

Several years back, Singaporean restaurateur Ellen Chew trialled a new concept in Soho. The pop-up was a cafe by day (Arôme) and restaurant by night (Singapulah). We all know how well Arôme did - it currently has two locations in Marylebone and Covent Garden. But Singapulah didn't fly so high and was eventually closed.

Now Chew is having another crack at bringing Singapulah back, but with a twist. The restaurateur - she also runs Rasa Sayang, Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen and Shan Shui - has teamed up with the Singapore government and tourism board. Not only will Singapulah be a restaurant, it will also be a place where you can buy all manner of amazing Singaporean ingredients.

The restaurant and shop (think mini Singaporean version of Eataly) will cover four stories of a site on Shaftesbury Avenue which was most recently home to Indian restaurant Pataka and before that Alan Yau's Babaji. Every six months it'll focus on a different range of food brands for the menu, which you can also buy in-store.

Dishes on the launch menu include: 

  • Bak Chor Mee, a minced pork noodle dish
  • Singapore Laksa made with silver pin noodles
  • Mao Shan Wang Durian

For the drinks they've teamed up with The Orientalist Spirits for a range of cocktails and they'll also be serving up a coconut shake, grass jelly drinks and chrysanthemum tea.

The ground floor will be where you can pick up products used in the various dishes and there will also be various Singaporean souvenirs on sale too.


More about Singapulah

Where is it? 53 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LB

When does it open? 15 February 2024

Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @singapulah_restaurant.


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