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Saffron Brasserie

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36-38 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA, England
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Six of us went to saffron on Friday evening, the service was polite and friendly. Food arrived very quickly and all the food item was delicious. We can highly recommend saffron.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
sabz1990
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was okay but the service was extremely poor. The waiters seemed very rushed to get us in and out as quickly as they could and before we had even finished our meal we were being asked if we'd like the bill and were made to feel quite uncomfortable towards the end of our meal. Wouldn't recommend!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Six of us went to saffron on Friday evening, the service was polite and friendly. Food arrived very quickly and all the food item was delicious. We can highly recommend saffron.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Colouring used in their shashlik is not good for health ....I am not sure if it is approved by the food authority.....I suffered for two days with sickness after eating the food their.....strongly recommend not to go on Monday as we were served with leftover food from Sunday .....as an Asian I can make out the difference between freshly cooked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Biryani was made with normal rice and not basmati. The prices are steep and they are cutting corners. Would not visit again. Suggest trying Zaza grill instead

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Highly recommend the red goan chicken curry! Reasonable price too for the town centre Great staff too!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Admittedly, this was early doors on a Friday, (7:15pm), so the restaurant was fairly quiet. Tables, plates, glasses, cutlery were all clean, (always a good start). We had a round of drinks while we chose starters and main dishes. There was no rush, atmosphere was very relaxed and starters arrived a short while after ordering. I had the onion bhajis... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had an enjoyable meal here - our first visit but probably not the last. There were some original dishes on the menu, which we tried and enjoyed - particularly the lamb shank and salmon tandoori starter. It was also very good value at £20 a head for the usual starters, main course and a couple of drinks. Good quality... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I generally love Indian food in England, but this restaurant was a mistake. The food is greasy and spicy without delicacy of flavor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very quiet which didnt bode well. However, the food was excellent and service couldnt be faulted. Menu has plenty of choice.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have been a regular of the Saffron Brasserie for well over ten years. The quality of the food is always excellent and vegetarians can enjoy vegetables freshly prepared. I usually go for the hotter chicken curries which are delicious, and the breads and side dishes deserve a special mention too. The staff are very experienced and it is one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36-38 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: French, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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