The Tea Party serves Italian food at very reasonable prices, and it’s no surprise that it is highly popular with students who are looking for good food that does not cost a bomb. This outlet is particularly popular with students from NJC and Hwa Chong, which isn’t a surprise given that those schools are just further down the road. The Tea Party also has other outlets at the Biopolis and SMU (small pop-up store with a limited menu, although their pasta + drink set only costs S$4.80).
There is also NO GST and service charge, yay! 🙂
The Tea Party at Sixth Avenue is located along the main road, and is just a minute’s walk away from the closest bus stop. There are many buses that stop here, making it very convenient to get to. The bus stop is “Sixth Ave Ctr”, with buses 66, 67, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 171, 174, 563, 852, 961, 961C, and 970 all stopping at this particular bus stop.
The exterior of The Tea Party looks old and ‘tired’, and the overall feel of the interior also gives the impression that it could use a facelift of sorts. However, the food still tastes good, and for the price you’re paying, it is extremely value for money, so I’ll live with it. :p
Dessert and drinks menu
The mains all come in a set, inclusive of the soup of the day and a drink (ice lemon tea). Considering you’re paying about S$8.50-9.90nett, that is a really good deal don’t you agree? 🙂
The Tea Party occupies 2 floors, although the first floor (which you enter by) has very few tables. The kitchen takes up most of the space on the first floor.
A total of 6 sofas and 3 tables. There is also a table for 2 people just in front of the cashier (not in pic).
Little notes adorn the wall as you walk up the stairs to the second floor
The second floor
The second floor is way bigger than the first, and you should have no problem finding a seat there even during dinner time. We were there around 7.30pm and it wasn’t too crowded, as you can probably tell from this pic.
Chicken soup (soup of the day) & Ice lemon tea
The chicken soup tasted average, but it did serve as a good appetiser, as I was hungry, and having something warm in my belly helped a bit haha. The ice lemon tea was ok too, and not too sweet, which I liked.
Prawn aglio olio
Generous serving of prawns (I counted 6), and the seasoning was just right. It wasn’t very spicy this time round, but I didn’t mind, as I’m not a huge fan of super spicy food haha. My gf’s seafood aglio cost S$1 more, but I didn’t think it was very worth it, as they simply replaced 2 prawns with 2-3 squid rings.
Oreo cheesecake (S$4.20, because there’s a S$1 discount if you order a main)
The oreo cheesecake was served to us like this haha, and the waiter apologised for the poor presentation. I guess someone fell asleep while cutting the cake hahah. Anyway, poor presentation aside, the oreo cheesecake was quite good considering its price. The soft and crumbly cheesecake went well with the chocolatey oreo topping, although I felt that the crust was a bit soft for my liking. But then again, I prefer my crusts to be a bit crunchier haha, so maybe it’s just me..
The restaurant could do with a facelift of course, but for the amount that you’re paying to enjoy a nice dinner in an air-conditioned eatery, I would say it’s a pretty good deal haha. Their menu is quite extensive, and they’re well known for their duck pizza as well, although we didn’t order it this time. There isn’t much of an ambience here, as you’ll likely be unwilling eavesdroppers on the conversation that the students at the table next to you are having. I could barely hear myself over the loud conversations going on among the school kids at the tables next to us, and the restaurant was not even close to being full yet haha. I guess this place is great for a satisfying meal for under S$10, but definitely not somewhere if you’re looking for a peaceful and quiet meal. :p Although you do get the positive spillover effects of feeling young and carefree again as you listen to the students going on about CCAs, pretty/handsome seniors, and upcoming tests hahaha.
The Tea Party
#01-07, Sixth Avenue Centre, 805 Bukit Timah Road (Nearest MRT: Sixth Avenue* u/c)
+65 6462 3563
Tue-Thu & Sun (12pm-12mn), Fri & Sat (12pm-1.30am)
Check out their facebook page here.
*Sixth Avenue MRT is still under construction, and is slated to open by mid-2016.