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“Dont bother with the high tea”
Review of Tiffin Room

Tiffin Room
Ranked #116 of 11,201 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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 July 6, 2013

Booked high tea with a friend a month in advance (we fly to Singapore frequently). We were really looking forward to it as it it had been on the list for ages. Turned up on time only to be told they couldn't find our booking. They asked us to wait in the lobby. We waited for about 20mins with no one approaching us. It wasn't until I got up to complain that we were taken to a table and only because I pointed out that it was free. We were offered no apologies or refreshment while we waited. The food was average (although the tea was lovely). We asked if we could take a leftover cake with us that we had on our plate and were told in that standard Singaporean attitude (where anything other then the norm is far too hard to yes to) no we weren't allowed.

It was expensive and a very average experience. I wouldn't recommend.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

You must do a high tea at this place it is in the Raffles Hotel need i say anymore the place is iconic just for being the Raffles Hotel

Thank Loretta57
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Really enjoyed our experiences at this Restaurant. We go here regularly with overseas visitors. We consider it good value for a buffet priced meal. Go early so you are not rushed as they have to start preparing for High Tea from 2.30pm onwards. Good variety of curries and yummy Indian Desserts. Highly recommended!!

Thank Freelulu
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

No trip to Singapore could be complete without a trip to Raffles - a real slice of colonial England right in the heart of Asia. We went to the Tiffin Room for tea and it really was an experience we'll always remember.
It's a throwback to a more genteel era - and one which we'd probably do well to go back to. Live music gently played in the background while we tucked into a stand full of cakes, pastries and sandwiches. And just incase you forget where you actually are, there a buffet with dim sum and all manner of other goodies to enjoy. From the second you cross the threshold you find yourself in a land that time has forgotten. We of course decided to have a Singapore sling with our tea, given that this is the birthplace of the iconic drink.
It was a very civilised way to spend an afternoon - and put another tick on our bucket lisgt!

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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.

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Thank David A
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