Tue - Fri: 18:30 - 21:30
Sat: 11:30 - 14:30
Sat: 18:30 - 21:30
Sun: 11:30 - 14:30
Artichoke Cafe & Bar specializes in modern Moorish cuisine which is inspired by the fascinating flavours and that serves delicate and delicious foods.
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Loved the food at Artichoke; there was a harmonious mesh of flavours and a refined symmetry in everything. For sure Artichoke's going down as one of 2016's bests eats.
PSA: For first-timers to Artichoke, it's at the junction of Waterloo Street and Middle Road; the little restaurant is tucked away in a nook behind this bright yellow heritage chalet-looking building, opposite Fortune Centre and next to the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations ("SCWO") along Waterloo Street. Park along Waterloo Street or Fortune Centre.
1) Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder ($38): sumptuous and hearty and rich but balanced, with meat so soft it practically fell off the bone. One of the very best lamb I've ever had in my life.
2) Smoked Chicken ($30): succulent and perfumed with a heady char
3) Greenland Halibut Fish Fingers ($28): loved the pairing with velvety squid ink tartare sauce
4) Duck Adana Kebab Tacos ($18 per pair): may not have received the same amount of love as the preceding dishes, but I liked it well enough. It was texturally meaty, and its intense potency was countered by crisp apple strips, shaved radish, a drizzling of lively garlic chive oil and creamy avocado hummus.
5) Charred Broccoli ($16) strewn with a piquant hodgepodge of miso vinaigrette, crumbed feta, pickled garlic, pickled shimeiji and mint. So good we ordered seconds
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We started the meal with hummus ($8), babaganoush ($8) which was smoked egg plant, yoghurt and pomegranate, and ebiko ($8) which was fish roe dip with cherry tomatoes and shrimp. The dips went well with the pita bread.
Housemade Feta Burrata ($24) - creamy salty cheese, bread, dirty tomato salad. This was not bad but not really my kind of thing, I guess.
Kuku Sabzi ($20) - persian egg fritata with cheese, spinach, coriander and pomegranate. Another interesting dish!
Char-grilled Pork belly ($28). This was the bomb for me! Well-marinated, juicy chunks of tender pork belly.
Smoked chicken maryland ($30). This was not bad but definitely not as good as the pork belly!
served us bloody chicken then argued that this was the way the 'chef' prepares it. staff are arrogant hipsters. maybe take a cooking class. overpriced garbage. if you want authentic middle eatern food maybe try arab street area .
had planned a nice evening with friends. We were constatly interuppted by staff to order or sell another course... Beware of the uncle who tries to push more expensive wines... We were polite we ordered ..
Food was good but small portion size... Poor value for money.
waiting staff cheerful but poorly trained.
Dont think will go there again ... not worth $60 a person for the level of service.