1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 189673
The legendary Tiffin Room has been a part of Raffles Hotel Singapore’s history since 1892, serving delectable North Indian cuisine. Located off the Grand Lobby, the elegant restaurant offers authentic Indian dishes with interactive tableside service by chefs. The recently restored interiors feature herringbone wooden floorboards, along with locally made porcelains and tiffin boxes.
A la carte dinner choices include succulent boneless chicken leg cooked with chickpea flour and rich saffron, accompanied by a fragrant sweet corn and onion salad. Plump, juicy scallops in a coconut, lemongrass and tamarind curry, scented with curry leaves and coconut, marry well with cool cucumber salad. Tandoori (clay oven) bread and chawal (rice) choices add to the colourful meals.
Enjoy a tiffin box (tiered container for transporting a meal) of meat or vegetarian curries, accompanied by chutneys, pickles, rice and bread, presented in a tiered copper tiffin, harking back to home-prepared meals in India.
Indian desserts are legendary. Gulab jamun (sweet milk dumplings) with chocolate and saffron is recommended, while mango kulfi (ice cream) refreshes the palate after a spicy feast. Lassi (yoghurt drink) should not be missed and there is an international wine list.
VERDICT: For a relaxing environment reminiscent of a bygone era, enjoy a delicious meal here with service to match.
Note: Due to Covid restrictions, the Tiffin Room’s breakfast and lunch buffet menus are currently available as à la carte options.