Artichoke Café + Bar Hot
Set within the cobblestoned courtyard of the historic Sculpture Square, Artichoke's kitchen bangs out modern Moorish cuisine in a casual and relaxed environment. Our cooking is inspired by the backstreets and alleyways of Spain, Turkey, Lebanon, Greece and Morocco, regions united by a common thread that winds it way back to Arabia. It's rugged, it's grungy and it's not always traditional, and that's just how we like it.
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 2 user(s)
Great Food, Great Vibes
I was here just yesterday for a cosy company dinner with my colleagues. As it was a Friday, we only secured a table enough to accomodate all of us due to the fact that we had made a reservation in advance.
First off, the place had an indie, warm, cosy atmosphere. The tables were also placed far enough apart, giving each group of diners sufficient personal space, especially when it is crowded and rowdy. As for the food, it was amazingggg. Every single dish was an unusual but perfect blend of flavours. Can't remember their exact names but, I especially liked the Kranji Mushrooms and Grilled Baby Corn.
As for beverages, they range from coffee and tea to wine and beer. A few of us at the company dinner did not drink alcohol but still had a good pool of choices like juice and fizzy drinks. Service here is also great, the waiters and waitresses were prompt and friendly. Overall, we had a great dinner at Artichoke and highly recommend trying this place out, be it in parties of two or large groups like ours!
Good for Communal Dining & a Different Dining Experience
Artichoke is a Mediterranean inspired café located along Waterloo Street. It is about a 5-10 minute walk from Bras Basah MRT station.
My first impression of the restaurant was good, as the maitre d was really friendly and eager to serve. For starters, we ordered pita bread, which was fresh and tasty, with a variety of dips including hummus, salmon spread, and anchovies. I must say they were good, but I really didn’t like the hummus as it was too rich for my liking, and I believe it is an acquired taste, given that my mother really enjoyed it. For the mains, we ordered mushrooms with cheese, and cauliflower. The main courses are sharing plates for the whole table. I really loved the mushrooms with cheese, as the Swiss mushrooms were delicious. Sadly, the cauliflower was a let down as it tasted a little burnt and sour.
If you choose to come to Artichoke, please do make a reservation, especially for dinner on Fridays and weekends, as it is packed. It is a great place for different food and communal dining.