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“Mediterranean with a twist”
Review of Artichoke

Artichoke
Ranked #453 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Brand new, fabulous food at low prices, excellent presentation, a jewel in the rough
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Mediterranean with a twist”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Heard so much about this place had to try it and was not disappointed at all.
The mac and cheese was an absolute reinvention of the dish, grilled meat was fab.
The ambience at the restaurant was eclectic to say the least and the interiors were more funk than pop.
What I liked :- all the food we ordered was inspired and good.
What I didn't like:- the service was alarmingly poor, they had 2 waiters taking care of like 10 tables and the desserts were very ordinary. And yes the total bill for 2 adults and 1 child was high, sgd 160 without any alcohol.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Muzzo S
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“One of Singapore's best”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Singapore can lack variety / creativity for brunch, so Artichoke is a massive breath of fresh air! Laban, dukha, shakshuka, & flat bread will feature extensive through the menu; & as written on the wall, NO eggs benny, burger, ketchup, pizza to be seen. Coffee was perfect, the lamb shakshuka rich & cleaned up quickly, & service attentive ... & my partners salmon pancakes well worth stealing. Recommend booking as walk-ups can sit in the sun for 40 minutes waiting for a table.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Sav1972
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Yummy food, lovely setting, friendly staff”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We spent a great Saturday evening with friends at Artichoke - the owner was extremely welcoming, the setting is lovely (both inside and out) and the food was delicious. We ordered mezze, then sharing plates, then dessert and really enjoyed it all - for me, the highlights were the prawns and the cauliflower. Great food in a relaxed casual setting - not easy to find in Singapore but Artichoke get it spot on. Only downside is that they close the kitchen before 10pm. We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CatOxford
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ive been here 5 times. I'm so impressed with everything from the food to the service. Bjorn and his team do an outstanding job at making people happy through food. Keep it up! For me, hands down, best restaurant in SG

Visited July 2014
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Thank SameerNoog
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
1,105 reviews
880 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,152 helpful votes
“Artsy Artichoke serves very good food but not artichokes”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Either you wait in line or you make reservation 1-2 weeks in advance! The secret for their success? It's a kool place, lokated in an artsy block (next to arts skool NAFA), serving reasonably-priced, very good Middle-Eastern-inspired dishes. The portions are gigantik. Drinks are also interesting, eg. less-known ciders, Kalimotxo (red wine and koka kola). In spite of the service labour shortage in Singapore, they have lots of staff (both in the kitchen and in the dining areas), so service is kwick and friendly. As expected for such a hip place, klientele is mainly yuppies (often with babies in tow) or gweilo; very few unkles and aunties. The stated rules are a bit quirky (eg. no ketchup/chili, no substitution, no more than 2 kredit kards per bill, etc) On the other hand, the staff is also very liberal - even at peak hours, they let you sit there without eating food, just having koffee and (free) water.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Lam N
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