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Saffron

#14,986 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Spitalfields
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53 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
+44 20 7247 2633
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Today
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place for the first and last time on a Friday night, I would never go back, we ordered 2 curries, one medium (Bhuna) and one hotter (madras) and they both came out extremely hot and the same. We ate what we could but mostly just the Dahl which was edible. They then laughed when we said... More 

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Thank 1Emily_JS
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic curry house. You can't miss it. Top service and top customer service. Shah was a fantastic waiter.

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Thank Jake Y
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We were tempted by this restaurant due to the lack of customers inside, and wanted a quiet dinner for a change. We got a deal of two free drinks and 10% off the overall bill. When he asked what drinks we wanted, he offered Cobra as the only beer. I then watched him get two cans of Carling out the... More 

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Thank Maddie W
San Ramon, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Total gamble in choosing this place, but it paid off big. Palek Ghost, chicken tikka Marsala, and chicken korma. Saffron rice and naan 3 ways. Very authentic and out the door for under £35 for 3 people? Would definitely come back.

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1 Thank pryfogle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

First venture onto brick lane and ended up in saffron after some very intense haggling. We (group of 4) were offered a £10 menu including starter, main, rice and naan. Plus 2 free bottles of wine. Wine was awful so we opted for a beer and it came in a 1/3 of a pint. Curry was ok and service good.... More 

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1 Thank Spooky1988
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Visited saffron with my friends, they had parking space which was brilliant For starter we ordered the pani puri, chillie paneer and tikka salmon The pani puri was ok not too impressed, the chillie paneer was really tasty but the portion was really large however the salmon was amazing perfectly cooked and the spice was spot on For mains we... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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506 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We planned to end up in Brick Lane for lunch and by the time we got there we were cold and ready to eat. Difficult to determine a Google restaurant (forgot to research on TripAdvisor before we went out) so we just went with the first one we were invited into (they touted for business outside). Decor was not brilliant... More 

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1 Thank TrevB56
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Another great meal at this Indian Restuarant in brick lane And reasonable price Excellent service , good good , good prices and definitely worth a try better good then decor

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1 Thank Bracey1411
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

OK, this is how it works. The tout will get you off the street with the promise of £15 a head with 1 free beer, starter, main, rice and side. They all do this, it's how they operate. What separates them like any other restaurant is the food. The food here is excellent, we got quoted the above deal for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Offered 2 free drinks each plus 20% off bill. Family of 5 went for birthday. Got in there and only allowed wine, beer or soft drink. All of which were watered down. Curry all tasted the same, baby puke and rice came to £12 for 3 portions. Which I knocked down price. Meat certainly wasn't decent quality. Sides all oily.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 2633

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

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Spitalfields
For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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