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4-5 Waddington Road, St Albans AL3 5EX, England
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went her as a party of 6 one Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but this didn't hold up service. Apart from popadoms we only had main courses with sided and naan bread plus 3 of us had beers. So the price of £68 for two before service is a little expensive for Indian. That said portion sizes were good... More 

Thank NickDavis
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cant really complain about the food quality. Just the portion size- only 5 pieces of chicken, and the nan was a bit flat and crispy. My two fav things. totally dead atmosphere too. But everyone enjoyed the food.

Thank ThisISThe
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent , go there regularly and we are never dissapointed , good friendly service , some of the best curries I have ever had , fantastic !

2 Thank Chris G
St Albans, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

From the initial poppadums ad dips to the main courses everything was freshly prepared and with excellent flavours. We will return!

Thank Joy M
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant with attentive and efficient staff. Like many Indian restaurants the menu can be a little confusing when trying to imagine the difference between dishes with similar ingredients. I asked for a recommendation based on a couple of criteria and was very happy with the result. I would definitely come again and enjoyed my dinner.

1 Thank Paul G
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

my family honestly go here almost every week!! everything is lovely, we've tried the passanda, the tandoori chicken, saag paneer, bhuna... almost everything and never been disappointed. the service is speedy and the staff are friendly. honestly can't find any fault. even the takeaway service is quick.

1 Thank Selina C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends. Food was excellent and the staff were very helpful. I would think this is a more contemporary Indian restaurant not your average run of the mill curry house. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Jane R
St Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered online via zaffranstalbans.com and after waiting 15 mins after the suggested delivery time, I called up and was told it's not their website. We have used them before & they are pricey compared to alternatives but food had been nice. Will never return and will now make it my mission to ensure everyone avoids. Terrible customer experience and lack... More 

Thank ianhowells
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and so we stopped by one evening after work. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. The food smelt and tasted lovely and was very good value for money. Lots of meat in the dishes unlike some Indians where you have more sauce than meat!

Thank Kirsty G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Certainly one of st albans finest indian restaurants. the staff make you feel very welcome, and the food is second to none, with a varied choice of dishes too. food is always freshly cooked, and the blends of spices really add a fragrance and aroma that make curry's taste superb, the parking is no problem, as there is a car... More 

Thank Aimee W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 Waddington Road, St Albans AL3 5EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: 01727-89-94-46

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?