The art of British high tea is popular throughout Asia, and in Singapore, fans of the form can’t go past Arteastiq’s Boutique Tea House, to be found in a very imperious setting at the Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road. With a name suggesting the intersection between the art of teasing and the art of tea that makes you tick, Arteastiq caters to discerning tea-drinkers looking for a modern tea lounge that preserves the sensibilities of the European salon, but with the brand always attracting a lot of custom, we strongly recommend a reservation.
Dear diners, please note the following two sittings for reservations on weekends and public holidays:
Session 1: 1:30pm
Session 2: 3:30pm
These sittings are exclusively for the luscious seafood high tea (from $98++) only. Both sittings last 2 hours. The team will confirm reservations within 24 hours of booking. Thank you!
Singapore has long been a crossroads between east and west, the classic and the contemporary. Indeed, these cultures and epochs meet at Arteastiq Boutique Tea House, located in Orchard Road’s Mandarin Gallery. Tea, of course, is an ancient Asian tradition. Taken up centuries ago by the European aristocracy, the concept of high tea has wound its way back to the origin of tea, the east, where tea aficionados enjoy their tipple (both traditional brews and teas with a contemporary twist) seated on modern lounge furniture, designed by Marxx, but reminiscent of 17th and 18th century designs.
Fruit teas, English floral teas, Chinese, and Japanese teas, dessert teas, and even alcoholic teas jostle for elbow space alongside sweet and savoury delicacies on Arteastiq’s crowded menu. And we can’t forget the crowds that flock to Singapore’s latest rave – the patented Arteastiq Art Jam. It’s a novel concept whereby customers can sip their tea together while tapping into their inner creative. Reservations are recommended.
Great tea and ambience. highly recommend the speciality teas, especially the cold tea with gelato.
The tea served is good and the staff are really patient with us despite us not artistically inclined. Thank you for a good art jamming time!
Had the seafood hi tea set! Super yummy with different variety of seafood spread like baked oyster and lobster. Pastries abit too sweet though. Red date oolong tea was fantastic!
All was good except the oven was down when we went. Pasta slightly bland but tea was amazing and so was the soup
Went on a Monday noon & to our surprise, the place was ard 70-80% full. It’s a very pretty place I must say. We ordered the Deluxe Teasery. I found the savories pretty good, but the sweets a little too sweet for my liking (well, to be fair, I have always favored savories over sweets). The thing that impressed me the most was their dessert tea. Both my friend and I ordered “Lady Yang” (iced lychee tea with lychee gelato, which we both thought was sorbet), and found it very refreshing. 1 of it came with Green tea cookies, while the other came with biscotti. I found it really thoughtful of them as they bothered to give us different cookies to try. Service wise, they are a warm and friendly bunch. It was a pity that they are very understaffed, to the extend that we had to go get our own baby chair, or walk up to the staff to ask for certain things. It was very difficult to get their attention as all of them were very busy. Not the staff’s fault, but I hope the management can seriously look into this problem, as I am sure a lot of people went there for the atmosphere, probably looking forward to a taitai hightea experience. Overall still a pretty good experience. I will be back for their dessert tea, and most probably try heir ala Carte items.
The restaurant ambience was awesome. My girlfriends and I got sofa seats (probably because we made a reservation 2 weeks beforehand). But probably we got the sofa seat, it was relatively hard to get the staff's attention to order our food, ended up we had to walk to them to order and another time to reorder because the order was forgotten. But the quality of the food will bring us back again. :) Food wise, it was really nice. All of us loved The Royal Princess-Salmon Wellington. It's a must try! :) Mushroom Soup was good too. I personally think that the gravy for Boston Love Boat-Ciponio can be a little more so we can dip our pastry into it. However the serving of the food will require a little wait. We love our beverages too! Hot Lychee tea and Hot Irish Cream Latte were good! Not recommended to order iced floral tea because the ice melts very fast and soon the tea got diluted. For 3 person, we ordered The Royal Princess-Salmon Wellington, "The Best Mushroom Soup in the world", Nordic lights-Soba Salad, Boston Love Boat-Ciponio, Iced Rose Tea, Hot Lychee Tea, Hot Irish Cream Latte & Etna's Peak.
Cozy ambience which would be great for catching up with friends. Reserved via Quandoo and was shown to our table immediately upon arrival slightly before the reservation time. Tea was great. Pot kept it warm for longer and my family preferred the main dishes over the High Tea set. The main dishes were excellent. Especially the Cordon Blu - the truffle sauce was immense. Place was baby friendly too, though you might just want to be mindful about the relatively large serving plates which took up all of the table space. Wouldn't want your kid to be able to have those within reach. We will be back for the main dishes again.
We ordered chicken leg, capellini and scallop risotto, we like the food which were all well presented and taste good. However the service could be improved. We were given a seat facing the semi open kitchen divided by a glass panel. As the restaurant was pretty quiet, waiters are crowding around the kitchen chatting and laughing. Waitress not sure of the ingredients when asked. Waiters are arranging and dragging chairs noisily right behind me and service staff are chatting loudly at the presumably "punch card" machine besides us. In my opinion, the service will work well in a more casual family or youngster cafe but probably not here, where the Lightnings and food is more towards fine dining. Food is good but service standards definitely affects my dining experience there.
We walked in at about 8.20pm and there was a very strong smell coming from the kitchen due to their open concept. However we requested for a seat as far away as possible from the kitchen and they gladly obliged us and guided us to the big sofa seat facing the window. Once we were seated, time flew by in blissful and relaxed satisfaction. Great place to just sit back, chillax and space out even when we're in a group! *two thumbs up*
Service = 2/6 (Not approachable and not friendly enough. When wanted to place our order like nobody care about us, called so many times yet to have any respond. When at payment also the same. So service charge we paid is for this kind of service? Hope can be improve in this. Although crowded and busy but also need to take note of customers who already inside the cafe.) Taste = 3.5/6 (Average taste depends on what food you ordered) Presentation Of The Food = 4/6 (The overall presentation is quite nicely display but the pate which use to serve the food way too huge? Which occupied the whole table for just 3 drinks, food came with no place to put?) Pricing = 1.5/6 (Too expensive for just 3 dine in, total bill = $98.25) Ambiance = 4/6 (Sofa is comfortable which is good for gatherings but the table are way too small for many foods.)