WELCOME TO TIFFINS
Tiffins Newport was created to give you everything you need for a great night out! Great food and drink, great customer service, great music in a modern environment. A place where you can come for a party with friends and family or a quiet, romantic meal for two. With a 160 seater restaurant so can easily cater for large parties, with a mezzanine floor. It is also possible to book this exclusively for a private party or corporate event; we have free Wi-Fi. Customers of all ages are welcome; we have baby changing facilities located on the ground floor and a children's menu and high chairs are also provided. Tiffins has a disabled access statement and is specifically designed for this purpose.
Birthdays and celebrations are our speciality and we can decorate your table with banners and balloons, customers are also welcome to bring their own cake and decorations for the occasion.
The buffet concept has been created so that you can eat as much as you like of what you like! However we also provide an al a carte menu so that you may order any speciality dishes that do not appear on the buffet. If you have a special dietary requirement this can also catered for.
Fancy having a party at home or another venue? We can provide catering for your event: see the Event catering section. Takeaways are also available for collection only, from the restaurant.
Tiffin is a British English slang term of second breakfast or lunch, sometimes applied to any light meal. It originated in British India, and is today found primarily in Indian English. The word originated when Indian custom superseded the British practice of an afternoon tea, leading to a new word for the afternoon meal. When used for "lunch", it is not necessarily a light meal. In South India and in Nepal, the term is generally used for between-meals snacks: dosas, idlis etc. In other parts of India, such as Mumbai, the word mostly refers to a packed lunch of some sort, in particular to light lunches prepared for working Indian men by their wives after they have left for work, or for schoolchildren by their parents. In Mumbai, it is often forwarded to them by dabbawalas, sometimes known as tiffin wallah's, who use a complex system to get thousands of tiffin-boxes to their destinations. A Tiffin often consists of rice, dal, curry, vegetables, chapatis or "spicy meats".