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.
Food quality is high and chefs are highly skilled. Tastes are more experimental than usual with positive outcome on most dishes. Ambience is excellent. Service could be improved - wait staff come when requested but not quickly, do not demonstrate initiative (soup with spoons, ask how many spoons despite all guests seated and obviously sharing) and service lacks warmth or friendliness. Prices are on high side for food, but overall bill gets significantly increased when add their attractive teas to the order.
The food was fairly good, but the service was not that up to standard, considering they had such good reputation online and we were recommended to the place by my other group of friends. We were there with intentions to celebrate my friend's birthday but the service was lacking, the wait for food was a little long and considering that there wasn't quite a crowd on a Saturday. 1 minor incident was that this server swiped a chair off our table without first even asking if we needed the chair though yes it was left empty but I think it was only polite to ask before doing that.
Arteastiq is a wonderful tea spot. Our teas were flavourful and robust. We especially enjoyed the sour plum tea and it definitely stole the show. The ginger chai was great as well. The desserts are amazing, with the crepe and Tiramisu stealing the show. We will definitely be back when we visit Singapore again
Fantastic experience. I highly recommend high tea. It's delicious, very good quality and value for money. It looks as if the quantity is not much but then when you actually eat it, it is quite all right. You can also combine it with other dishes, we tried the fritatta and it was ok.
Food is okay. Price is a little dear for its soup's portion. Beef with foie gras is tasty; thou' requested for MW it came pretty bloody & had to Ask to hv it more cooked. The open concept kitchen will leave some lingering smell on our attire & hair. I was a little concern about the dust on the lightings though... It's time for spring cleaning. Service is alright. Will come to try its hi-tea the next time.
Unique selection of Mar"tea"ni, tastes good with the right amount of alcohol. The duck confit was quite tasty and portion was ok for the price. Would be good if we were informed upfront that the dish would take awhile, as we ordered 2 mains and they were served at least 10 minutes apart. Nice ambience and polite staff, would return again.
The ambience was quite nice and the service was good. The seafood soup was rather tasty although the mushrooms overpower the seafood in the soup. The salad was quite strange as it was mainly black rice and pomelo. The ink squid pasta was quite delicious but the cod fish tasted quite normal. The dessert of the day was white chocolate cake and it was really good! I would love to come back for its desserts.
Great food and environment for catching up with friends. The salmon wellington and snapper fillets were the highlights. Amazing tea selection but unfortunately there's a rule about the number of times, if any, a tea pot can be topped up with hot water. Considering the price paid per pot, you would think top ups would be readily available.
Awesome place, booking is only for the drawing and not for the cafe itself. I felt like I was a kid again and just took reference images to draw, and finally I was actually quite proud of my work! Definitely brings out my love for art once again.
They used to have lunch set, but now they only have branch menu during lunch hour. We had pasta and it came with soup and fruit cake. Pasta was nice but we can have the same quality of food with much cheaper price else where. Tea was good as always. Probably not going back for lunch anymore.