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Tiffin Room

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1 Beach Street | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
6431 6156
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6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I thought this was overrated ! It stated on the booking to dress smart no flip flops, but when we went, there was women in flipflops and scruffy dressed men. The cakes were not that good either. Afternoon tea at the ritz in London is far better ! We then went into the long bar to have... More 

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Thank Janine85
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From a distance the Raffles looks beautiful, but when you get up close. It's tired and in need of refurb! High tea was lovely & service was impeccable, but I was less than impressed by the price of their iconic Singapore Sling. My glass was cracked so returned it, but for 31 sing dollars. I would expect it on a... More 

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Thank Sue B
Manchester, UK
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300 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My third visit, and I was a bit disappointed. Firstly we had booked but our table wasn't ready, and it took 10 minutes to sort out, despite loads of empty tables. Annoying. Secondly despite the buffet being its usual uber high standard, and my eggs Benedict being lovely, the wait staff got the Boy's pick sausage sandwich wronger than wrong.... More 

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Thank lipschick
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tiffin Room is located within the iconic Raffles Hotel, serves an Indian Buffet, for dinner and lunch, both Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian. The buffet has limited choice as the focus is more on the setting and the ambience rather than the food. The limited choice is sufficient for a business lunch. The colonial setting of the restaurant is excellent,... More 

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Thank Komalkokos
Singapore, Singapore
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some friends who were visiting from Australia to the Tiffin room for high tea - everyone loved it. The staff were very helpful with our two little children (providing delicious hot chocolate) and the food was amazing. More than you could possibly eat.

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Thank Leybourn
Belfast, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to queue up outside waiting to go in, you must prebook your table as i doubt very much you would beable to just walk in. You are greeted at the door where they check your booking and then you are shown to your table. You are given a small selection of sandwiches and cakes, you can then go... More 

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Thank John O
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely calming environment which is rife with history. Sadly, the standard of the traditional afternoon tea has dropped significantly. This was not our first visit and the food was just not the standard you would expect from such a hotel or what it once was. The staff were very attentive and lovely but the food let the experience down.

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Thank 3lizaMerlin
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for afternoon tea. The service was ridiculously slow, and they paid no heed to a nut allergy despite being informed of it when we booked months beforehand. After our waiter (twice!!) said he would check what items were nut free, and forgetting, we eventually were given an all allergies plate which was also gluten and dairy free,... More 

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Thank Nicola K
Simon H, Manager at Tiffin Room, responded to this review

Dear Nicola K, Thank you very much for visiting Raffles and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am deeply concerned to know that the experience at our English Afternoon Tea in Tiffin Room fell far short of your expectations. I would also like to extend my sincere apologies for this and the lapse in communication regarding your... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is expensive, but it is a good way of getting access to the iconic Raffles hotel. Have a drink at the Writers Bar first (nearly as much as dinner but worth it) and imagine being in the company of Noel Coward or Somerset Maughan. NB: this is much nicer than the Long Bar which is open to the public.... More 

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Thank Fiona H
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just loved this experience . All I can say is if you can you must. Little pricey but not complaining . Lovely little buffet to compliment the stand of goodies ,unlimited tea or coffee brought to table and cold drinks at the buffet Not rushed to leave ,very polite staff and lovely harp being played adding to the atmosphere. Fabulous

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Indian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Street | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: 6431 6156
  • This restaurant is at Raffles Hotel Singapore
Description
Dining at Tiffin Room is an essential experience at Raffles Singapore. At lunch and dinner, the curry buffet is a hot favourite both with tourists and locals alike. Expect authentic North Indian specialities, including vegetarian curries for non-meat diners. In the afternoon, the restaurant partakes in a classic English tradition and serves High Tea. Delicate morsels are arranged on a tiered tea cosy, while what does not fit is displayed as a buffet. Breakfast too is served at Tiffin Room, featuring a delectable international spread. Tiffin translates into "a light mid-day meal". Enjoying it with curry on Sunday was an essential aspect of colonial life in the early 20th century, with Raffles Singapore serving it since 1899. To recognise this tradition, the main dining room was officially named Tiffin Room in 1976.

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