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“Average,nowhere near the Orangery experience in London” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tiffin Room

Tiffin Room
Ranked #77 of 10,424 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, British
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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“Average,nowhere near the Orangery experience in London”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Average tasting sandwiches and cakes,limited selection ,tea should be served in tea pots,slow service,constantly having to catch the eye of any waiter,Chinese buffet tastes good but it does not really go with the high tea,we were with two small children and were given a table quite far from the buffet table which meant we had to constantly take turns to help ourselves, including serving the kids. Nice looking room which reminds me of the Orangery in London.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel. Good choice of sandwiches and cakes, and plenty of tea and coffee. The Tiffin Room opened at 3.30pm - our tour guide advised us to start queueing at 3.10pm - and we ended up at the front of the queue. Lovely atmosphere. You can also wonder around the hotel grounds.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zeteclynn
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nottingham
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“afternoon tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

On advice we booked for this experience. A bit of a queue to get in but very pleasant hosts. Table too near the door but I could look at the rest of the diners!! Lovely food and the buffet was a delight. Ask for a table not near the door or the harpist!! She was excellent but better from a distance.
Only one niggle was, after some thought, we were not asked the variety of tea we wanted.
Would recommend the experience if you can afford it.
Tip? The gift shop is good for a look. To buy is expensive but if you have come all that way ---hey--give it a go!!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mum53
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Breakfast and dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Part of the package of staying at Raffles included the breakfast buffet. There was so much choice from the cold section - fruit, cereal, pastries, salads, dim sims, cheeses, cold meats. A menu was provided once you sat down to choose which hot breakfast you wanted - western, asian, waffles, pancakes, etc. The coffee could be better but just ask for a double espresso if you like it stronger like I do. If don't like English Breakfast, you need to specify the type of tea you want.
Ate dinner there one night - Indian buffet. So many choices of curries and desserts. Overate, of course, but really enjoyed it. Can buy wine by the glass rather than by the bottle.
Most of the staff at breakfast was there at night and were friendly and accommodating to your needs and requests.

Visited February 2013
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Thank BronwynJ956
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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“Good Quality Buffet in the Raffles Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Even though we arrived shortly before last orders, this buffet station had been kept looking immaculate and had a wide variety of starters, mains and breads on offer. A particular favourite of mine was the murgh malai kebab, which is a dry dish of chicken marinated in yoghurt and grilled. Much of the appeal of this place is the setting of the restaurant, just off the main lobby to the impressive Raffles Hotel. It is very traditional in style and well worth visiting.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Arthurlonius
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