Walking into Arteastiq in the middle of the day, felt like I was entering a sanctuary right smack in the middle of town. The muted colors and quietness was a nice change from the humdrum of activities outside.
It is easy to see why the girls/ladies love to hang out at this place during the day. The big windows next to the lazy arm chairs conjure up that “tai tai” feeling, and you can watch the whole go by whilst sipping your favourite cup.
The Prince of Monte Carlo – Short Ribs Croque Monsieur. The sweet potato fries were very light and a flavourful, easy on the tummy for lunch. The pulled short ribs was also very tender, we could have done with more filling in the sandwich.
Tuscan Sun – porcine et polenta. Well, the polenta we weren’t so much a fan of, perhaps because it is not usually a feature of our normal diets? Plain and heavily buttered taste. The porcine was nice, with a bit of bite.
Fried Chicken on Waffles. I have to admit I tried this more for curiosity having never had chicken and waffles before. The generously portioned fried chicken was done well, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The waffles with honey, I thought was odd to mix it with the fried chicken. Somehow the sweet honey with the oil from the chicken didn’t exactly sit very well together. Much better as a standalone breakfast dish.
Total spend on the above ~$120. (with GST).
Overall – 7.5
Ambience – 9
Food – 6.5
Price – $30 and up per pax
#04-14/15, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road
Mon – Fri: 11:00–22:00
Sat – Sun: 09:00–22:00
Tel: +65 6235 8370