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“Slightly disappointing”
Review of Tiffin Room

Tiffin Room
Ranked #195 of 11,647 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Buffet didn't seem to have as many items as we remembered and the food was not very hot and some items needed refilling

Thank sal320
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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

I expected more than tea bags on the side of a pot of water (not hot) served by unfriendly staff, AND for a cost of 14 S$. Skip tea here and head to Pollen in Gardens by the Bay where the friendly staff serve delicious tea with petit fours for 9.50 S$.

Thank Harefield109
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Fine china, silverware, cucumber sandwiches, cakes, scones, jam, clotted cream, tea made with tea leaves, white table cloths, comfortable chairs - it could be the Dorchester in London - except there's a veritable feast of Dim Sum and Asian goodies to complement this most British of traditions.

East meets West - and the result is delight.

2  Thank ggads
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was definitely a highlight in Singapore. High Tea in the Tiffin Room is a step back to a grander, more elegant time. The experience is not about the sandwiches but about the history and the tradition. This is not to say the food was not good - it was excellent, and the bonus champagne to celebrate Raffle's 125th birthday was lovely. It's always busy so pre-book a couple of days ahead.

My suggestion is to go there early and walk the grounds, tour the museum (3rd floor) and get a real understanding about Raffles and what it stands for - then you will enjoy the experience of High Tea that much more. And it is worth every cent (or about $80pp). Enjoy.

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3  Thank jhbSydney
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

As other reviewers have written, this is basically buffet food at 5 star prices. Here is my summary:


-The hotel itself is lovely
-The Tiffin Room is a nice setting, but not great


- Sandwiches were dry and the contents of which were poor and certainly not value for money
- Even with a reservation, you have to queue outside before entering; this is not elegant and resembles a cafe. They must do something to address this as people were left stood in the heat for 10mins whilst they worked through the queue.
-Service was bland, rehearsed and medicore, it didn't deliver anything out of the ordinary
-It took them 15 minutes before our glass of champagne was delivered and we had to ask for the tea to be brought over
- The taste of the food was also bland and certainly isn't worth of the 68 dollar charge; 78 including champagne.

I really had high expectations prior to arriving, however was left completely disappointed.


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1  Thank elninomagico
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