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The Grand Lobby

Thematic cuisine

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Reservation on +6563371886

The Grand Lobby: Home of the Raffles Afternoon Tea

  • Iconic location in the heart of the hotel

  • Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Grand Lobby

  • Renowned English Afternoon Tea

  • Classic three-tier stand with finger sandwiches, house-made scones and cakes

Indulge in a timeless experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore. The grandeur of floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars, bathed in soft daylight streaming through the skylight... It is a truly refined and unique destination for refreshments.

Amidst this elegant setting, savour finger sandwiches, house-made scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies, all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.

Wind down in the evenings with a set menu of local delights inspired by the rich flavours of Singapore's culinary history with A Raffles Heritage Evening. Be spoilt for choice with the sharing platter including a range of Southeast Asian Tapas such as Singapore Chilli Crab Cake, Spicy Tiger Prawns and Sesame Shrimp Toast, before diving into well-loved local classics Singapore Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice. End the meal on a sweet note with perennial favourites including Ondeh-Ondeh and Coconut Bird's Nest Tartlets.

Relish in the renowned Raffles Afternoon Tea experience amidst the grandeur of The Grand Lobby

A timeless experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore.

Amidst this elegant setting, savour finger sandwiches, house-made scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies, all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.


"Rating: 3.9 stars out of 5, based on 132 reviews"

  • Lin Jack

    5 stars out of 5

    4 days ago

    Great vibes, high tea here made me feel like royalty with the live harpist in the background.

    food was just okay though.

  • Isabella Tan

    4 stars out of 5

    6 days ago

    Raffles hotel

    Having an afternoon tea at the Grand Lobby was quite an experience.

    From the valet service to being ushered into the hotel and to my seat, the experience was perfect.

    The staff who ushered me into the hotel chatted with me and took the initiative to take a photo for me at the waiting area. Wonderful customer service.

    The waitress came with selection of tea, another staff came with scones and then finally the stand with an assortment of sweet and savory food.

    The food was okay. There are other places that serve better selection and spread. I think it was the atmosphere with a harpist playing in the background that made the whole experience magical?

    4 stars because staff were busy attending to foreigners rather than locals. One of the valet staff dropped my car key while retrieving it for me from the key collection.

    Try it out for yourself😉

  • Emily Bradford

    5 stars out of 5

    2 weeks ago

    My experience at the Raffles Grand Lobby was over a month ago, and I still feel like I’m floating every time I think about it. The service and staff who assisted me from the moment I stepped out of the taxi to the moment I left was so incredibly kind that I almost teared up several times. I was not staying at the hotel, nor am I of the tax bracket that goes to five star hotels or fine dining. And yet, they treated me like a princess for an afternoon. I was traveling alone and therefore had a reservation for one, and I feel like the staff were extra attentive and warm. They seated me in a quiet, cozy corner where I could enjoy my tea privately but still people watch and see the chandelier.

    The lobby is stunning and the floral arrangements were fresh and beautiful (and I swear someone made the peach and yellow arrangement just for me!) I had the most delicious food. Tea sandwiches in most places are dry and uninspiring, but not here; the first one I bit into was some kind of curry crab salad that left me craving a full size version. My favorite treat was a black sesame sponge with raspberry cream and even little purple flowers on it - it coordinated with my nails!

    Everything was so beautiful. Thank you so much to the staff at Raffles who served me on May 29, 2024. You helped make my long-awaited vacation a dream come true. Can’t wait to come back one day!

  • Lim Mrs

    1 stars out of 5

    2 weeks ago

    We had an EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING high tea experience at Raffles Hotel on 2nd July ~3pm. As we entered the hotel for high tea, we respectfully asked the manager if we can take some photos at the premise. (Am sure its a common ask for anyone celebrating an occasion in a nice place so we can share on social media). The manager responded with a YES, only don’t go upstairs. All went normal, as we ate and took photos at our table. When we decided to take some photos at the lobby adjacent to high tea area. Another manager came up and said you cannot take photo here, as you are “DISTURBING MY CUSTOMERS”. Are we not customers??!!! While feeling mad about the words used, we did not pick up a fuzz and went back to our seats. Whats more furious, minutes later we witnessed a caucasian couple taking photo at exact spot! (we are local) This day and age, why do we have such discriminatory behaviour at this most prestigious hotel???

Location & Contact


1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673

Restaurant location


  • Non Smoking Area

  • Credit card

  • Other payment options

  • Wheelchair access

  • Parking

  • Takeaway Meals

  • Air conditioning

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