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“Quality High Tea at the price you expect at Raffles” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tiffin Room

Tiffin Room
1 Beach Street | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
6431 6156
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Ranked #186 of 7,256 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Carmel by the sea
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“Quality High Tea at the price you expect at Raffles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We had high tea with family while visiting Singapore and always love having high tea. This was class all the way, the was very good and tea enjoyable. The special champers is nice but not cheap, then again this is not your every day high tea so go for it. The entry is a little weird but all in all, a nice step back in time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Unique afternoon experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

High Tea at the Raffles is a unique experience, probably just a once-only but still a lovely room with pleasant staff and some nice but not wonderful food. You need to book months ahead and then queue in the heat outside with all the other punters, not so salubrious. Visitors were kept separated from hotel guests which was belittling but the number of C grade tourists walking past is phenomenal. Overall a good thing to do but over-hyped in reality.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“trading on its name...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

the atmosphere and ambiance is really great, set in the 100+ years old colonial building.

The afternoon tea itself was fairly average. Sandwiches made with white sliced bread, the cakes were nice but neither pretty or interesting. The tea was served in tiny pots and if you don't like the strength served then you have to ask for a tea bag. The service was also a let down, the waiting staff quite often hard to find, although the waiting staff were very nice in themselves.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Luxury Indian Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I had read many reviews about the Tiffin Room, but never paid any heed to them since wasn't too keen on Indian cuisine. Made reservations for a special evening with the wife. We made dinner reservations about 3 days prior to the appointed evening and was pleased to receive timely and courteous responses from the staff confirming my reservation. They even provided details on the buffet menu and dress code so as to ensure I wasn't in for any surprises.

On arrival at the venue what grabs your attention is the opulence and grandeur of the hotel housing this restaurant, Raffles Hotel. We were greeted with a very polite and ever-smiling hostess and then escorted to a table of our choice by another equally polite and jovial attendant.

The ambience of the restaurant is undoubtedly first class and very much in line with that of the exquisite hotel it's housed within. The high ceiling sprawling with vintage ceiling fans, the wooden furniture, even the uniforms donned by the staff reflects the colonial charm of British India; an era that has a certain elegance and charm, IMHO.

The staff is VERY attentive and overtly courteous, a quality that many hotels and restaurants take for granted. Every time we stood up to head up for the buffet, someone would ensure that our plates were cleared and table was spick and span.

The food is exquisitely delectable. I'm not usually fond of dining on Indian cuisine, but the menu at Tiffin Room was delicious enough for me to change my mind. The spread is varied, fresh and absolutely lip-smacking. Not to mention, uber authentic, down to the individual spices for the different regional dishes. The highlight was of course the dessert menu which boasted of both hot and cold desserts and ALL Indian, nothing of that fusion crap.

For an authentic experience of Indian cuisine with an absolutely brilliant service served up in an ambience highlighting the elegance of the British India period, Tiffin Room is a definite must on your list.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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“Treat yourself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had High Tea here as a treat. It is not cheap but that is the case everywhere you go these days. Raffles has a very special something about it. The high ceilings, the white walls, the echoes of a colonial era long gone transport you to a more genteel era. In the more than 30 years since I first set foot in Raffles I had not experienced a High tea, so it had a lot to live up to. And it did. The food was plentiful, the tea delicious, and the service attentive. And the little touches, particularly the little chair provided to keep my handbag off the floor, made the day just wonderful. A minor gripe was the time spent queuing waiting for the Tiffin Room to open - somewhere to sit while waiting would have been nice for the older patrons.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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