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.
A quaint and nice place for high tea, but so much for lunch. 1 point due to the duck dish being quite salty that we had to use tabasco to alleviate the sodium. Service is friendly and fast, and everything came really fast. Possibly because its after lunch time.
There is Roo m for improvement for service. Desert (toast) for sharing was served without knife provided instead spoon which we did not order any soup. One of the waiters tend to mumble at the kiosk when we asked if the wet tissue is chargeable, when we were just next to the kiosk and listening. This we don't really feel comfortable.
I think the food was excellent and the food was served fast . However given the cost of the dishes it might be good to consider giving water free to customers rather than charging $5 per bottle . The cost of beverages like tea is also rather high
4th time here and still one of the best resto for me. Food and service is the best. Always receiving good compliment from my friends and loved ones that i chose this resto in terms of ambience and food quality.
Had a fantastic dining experience in Arteastiq. The ambience is great. Quiet and romantic. The food looks delightful and pretty. Love everything we ordered - lobsters, cod fish, foei gras, chocolate soil, mango strudel and the ice lychee tea too!
Food was great. But the staff are not considerate. I was trembling bec I had an empty stomach. I ordered a drink but it takes some time to come so I approached the male staff at the counter for a biscuit. I explained my situation but he refused to give me a biscuit. I told him to give me then the biscuits for my drink first and he can take off from my drink. He complianed But he was unhappy.
Food was nice (high tea) but amount was little for the price paid. The place was rather warm and stuffy on a hot afternoon. At first we were given window seats which were very nice (long windows), but after a while, we had to shift to the seats inside simply because the hot sun was shining directly on us.
For the price the food were beautifully presented and the ambience is nice. However the table near to the windows are too low for comfortable dining and the chairs were also not that comfortable to sit for hours. Staff were unable to be attentive because it was valentine's day and restaurant was full. Overall it is value for money.
Place is lovely and food is great. Staff seems new and not sure what is on menu. But one of them was nice enough to explain why we were seated in a corner when the whole place was 80% empty. Service needs improvement but food was good.
Service was good. Intended to have high tea but aa we came a little earlier we bad their all day brunch insteas. No regrets as food was still amazing. Their fruit teas were hands down the best i've had!