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Review of Tiffin Room

Tiffin Room
Ranked #147 of 11,380 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 September 10, 2013

A very nice experience excellent service, the staff very attentive and welcoming. There was a variety that would fit most tastes and we felt that it warranted the cost. We shall remember the meal as a part of a fantastic overall experience.

Thank McIckle
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

After enjoying a lovely high tea in the Tiffen Room 3 years ago, we returned to The Raffles again for this signature afternoon tea.

Sadly, standards have clearly slipped and what The Raffles terms a "high tea" is merely a basic afternoon tea at a very high price!

To sum up...

Our tier of food was already on the table when we were marched into the Tiffen Room for our 3:30pm sitting... Begs the question how long had it been sitting there as the bread on our sandwiches was somewhat dry.

Asking for a tea menu we were told there was no such thing and the waiter rambled off a basic selection of tea... Earl grey, morning breakfast, Darjeeling. We were further disappointed when our tea was bought to the table... as tea bags, not loose leaf tea as should be the case for a high tea.

Ordering champagne, our waiter used white wine glasses to serve us instead of champagne flutes... this from an iconic and supposedly classy Singapore establishment.

The food was ok, but basic, with a buffet also available.

Not worth the money and we will not be going back on our next visit to Singapore.

7  Thank NikolaGuy
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Supposed to be afternoon tea which is terribly (in a good way) british, however if you like dim sum and pau's then you should have no problems. It was my friends birthday and we asked for some typical british afternoon tea delights however they rudely suggest they could check if they have popadoms and samosa as my friends are all of Indian race! How very cheeky to suggest that assuming thats is all Indians eat. Would I go back? ABSOLUTELY NOT! If you want good afternoon tea go to the St Regis

4  Thank Marie B
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Curry lunch at tiffin room, very average currys.good choice but have had much better.this is nothing like the currys ive had india...not good value

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Thank barryhebbs
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The afternoon tea in the tiffin room is to die for. Plenty of top ups of sandwiches & a buffet of other delights to help yourself too. Yes it's a bit pricey but its worth it. Would recommend to anyone.

1  Thank Yeltzer
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