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Arteastiq Boutique Tea House

Western
Arteastiq embodies the essence of luxurious living with its modern lounge and designer furniture by Marxx. One of a kind and never before in Asia, Arteastiq offers a unique tea experience; a sanctuary for city dwellers to retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban living.
Daily: 11.00 am - 11.00 pm
+65 62358705
$25 based on 111 submissions
High Tea (44 votes), Quiet (38 votes), Chillout (35 votes)
Madame Chewy

Improved All Day Brekafast Menu

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/07/25/breakfast-arteastiq/
As a result of a Groupon Deal, I found myself at Arteastiq again to check out their revamped all day breakfast menu. The food during my previous visit were mediocre, so I arrived with low expectations. This time, the improved offerings left a much better impression.   Service was slow, slow slow….it was evident Arteastiq was shorthanded and staff were not particularly in the best mood. The ambience is refined, with pops of bright colors that can dissipate the worse Monday Blues. Unfortunately, the experience was slightly dented by the sheets protecting the velvet chairs, which were sloppily attached and hence quite uncomfortable to sit on.  A couple sofas had unsightly stains on them too. Teas are definitely Arteastiq’s forte. You can count on the Iced Lychee Tea ($11) and Iced Pomelo Tea ($11) for an instant rejuvenation! Instead of iced tea, you can opt for hot tea.

Looking undeniably attractive on the menu, Morning’s Flush ($17.80) is impossible not to love. Yes, it’s unconventional to find savory fillings slabbed in between waffles but somehow the whole bite went very well together. Diners can choose from roast beef, turkey ham or bacon, which will be accompanied with caramelized onions for a sweet touch. Holding on its own is the sidekick buttermilk egg in tomato shell. Seductively runny, it carried a tangy note and is utterly divine!

For something more filling, Prime Dawn ($20.80) is a good bet. Choose between sausage or bacon to go with pan-fried potato-broccoli medalion, scrambled eggs and cheesy roasted tomato. What we loved were the hearty, flavorsome sausage and creamy scrambled eggs sprinkled with just the right amount of seasoning.

To end our meal on a sweet note, we ordered Arteastiq’s rendition of chocolate lava cake, Secret Garden ($12.90).  Moist and decadent,  this dessert has a harmonious chocolate and green tea molten core. Instead of run-of-the-mill vanilla ice cream, Yuzu sorbet tones down the richness of the cake. I wasn’t a fan of the bitter yuzu fruit bits in the sorbet though.

Roasted Hazelnut Hot Ciccolata ($9.50), was gratifying, as usual. I recommended bestie to try it and she was undoubtedly pleased with it. I had many hot chocolates before; sometimes they are too thick or watery, too sweet or bland, or have too much milk. The roasted hazelnut hot chocolate was sweet, sweet satisfaction because the aroma, nutty flavor and consistency are well balanced.  

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20 Nov 2014 • 39 reviews • 0 follower

Poor hygiene awareness, ambivalent service staff

Poor Hygiene - the table next  to us left, with only one of the two diners used  the cutleries. After they left, the staff replaced only the ones used, and left the one unused set on the table. That is just poor hygiene. He should have replaced the cutleries. Period.
Ambivalent staff - another table asked for maple syrup, the staff plopped on their table an entire bottle of syrup instead of serving it in a small container. The diner then said they dont want corn syrup, which was served, the staff was not even aware what they used was NOT MAPLE SYRUP. But maple flavored corn syrup.

There is NO REASON to go back there again. And certainly no recommending anyone.
27 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Overrated?

The first time I passed by this place in the afternoon, it seemed to be bustling with a lot of diners enjoying their afternoon tea selection. Having made a decision to come back and see what the fuss is about, I finally did so, and boy, was I disappointed. Props to Artesatiq as it lived up to it's name on the presentation side of things. The dessert tea look amazing when it was served, and it promptly generated a bunch of hate messages from friends who were clearly annoyed at the fact that they were there to join in the action. Unfortunately, that is where the glitz and glamour ended. The Rose Tea was too watered down by the excessive amount of ice that they added into it. By the time you remove all the ice cubes, there goes half your drink. To make matters worst, the ice cream was clearly not stored properly as there were chunks of ice through-out the entire scoop. Sadly, it was essentially drinking water with hints of milk, and this is the main item that cost $12?! The geniuses that came up with this design actually included a smaller glass (what I'd call a secondary item) of the actual tea, but again, it diluted by an over-generous amount of ice. All in all, I paid $12 + GST and service charges for a glass of water which was nicely presented. Hats off to Arteastiq for being able to bring in customers in such high volumes on weekends.

PS. One of the chairs at the table was not cleaned properly before our party was brought to the table. We pointed this out to one of the servers, who said she would get one of her co-workers to come over and clean up the mess. That "co-worker" never showed up, but then again, that chair was not being used so who am I to complain. Well, is that not supposed to be part of the service and experience when you dine in at a decent cafe/restaurant? Oh and, how about the inability of one of the servers to understand that I wanted an empty glass to keep the ice cubes that I removed from my dessert tea. The wise kid came back with a glass full of ice, hats off to you for clearly lacking some common sense.

Needless to say, I ain't coming back to this place, and I would never recommend my friends to do so neither.
22 Aug 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Good tea place, service depends.

Has amazing apple cake, lychee tea, great if you want to relax as well. Service is mixed, sometimes good, sometimes not. Would suggest if any food preparers have a flu / coughing badly to wear masks. Apart from that, recommend this place.
25 Jul 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Improved All Day Brekafast Menu

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/07/25/breakfast-arteastiq/
As a result of a Groupon Deal, I found myself at Arteastiq again to check out their revamped all day breakfast menu. The food during my previous visit were mediocre, so I arrived with low expectations. This time, the improved offerings left a much better impression.   Service was slow, slow slow….it was evident Arteastiq was shorthanded and staff were not particularly in the best mood. The ambience is refined, with pops of bright colors that can dissipate the worse Monday Blues. Unfortunately, the experience was slightly dented by the sheets protecting the velvet chairs, which were sloppily attached and hence quite uncomfortable to sit on.  A couple sofas had unsightly stains on them too. Teas are definitely Arteastiq’s forte. You can count on the Iced Lychee Tea ($11) and Iced Pomelo Tea ($11) for an instant rejuvenation! Instead of iced tea, you can opt for hot tea.

Looking undeniably attractive on the menu, Morning’s Flush ($17.80) is impossible not to love. Yes, it’s unconventional to find savory fillings slabbed in between waffles but somehow the whole bite went very well together. Diners can choose from roast beef, turkey ham or bacon, which will be accompanied with caramelized onions for a sweet touch. Holding on its own is the sidekick buttermilk egg in tomato shell. Seductively runny, it carried a tangy note and is utterly divine!

For something more filling, Prime Dawn ($20.80) is a good bet. Choose between sausage or bacon to go with pan-fried potato-broccoli medalion, scrambled eggs and cheesy roasted tomato. What we loved were the hearty, flavorsome sausage and creamy scrambled eggs sprinkled with just the right amount of seasoning.

To end our meal on a sweet note, we ordered Arteastiq’s rendition of chocolate lava cake, Secret Garden ($12.90).  Moist and decadent,  this dessert has a harmonious chocolate and green tea molten core. Instead of run-of-the-mill vanilla ice cream, Yuzu sorbet tones down the richness of the cake. I wasn’t a fan of the bitter yuzu fruit bits in the sorbet though.

Roasted Hazelnut Hot Ciccolata ($9.50), was gratifying, as usual. I recommended bestie to try it and she was undoubtedly pleased with it. I had many hot chocolates before; sometimes they are too thick or watery, too sweet or bland, or have too much milk. The roasted hazelnut hot chocolate was sweet, sweet satisfaction because the aroma, nutty flavor and consistency are well balanced.  
08 Jun 2014 • 55 reviews • 1 follower

Great Ambience but service and food is so so.

Read my full review with more pictures
http://www.eatdreamlove.com/arteastiq-mandarin-gallery/

I went with my girl friends for brunch. It was so crowded. When I reached, there was already a queue at the entrance. We just went for tea at their boutique tea house section. It looks luxurious and give out a relaxing feeling. I like their ambience but I think the food and service is so so only.