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Lincoln, England
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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Better than expected

Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor, we were a little worried about this restaurant. However we were very happy to have eaten here. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was lovely, hot, tasty and plentiful. The only small niggle was we waited for 30 minutes for the bill but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Barbara5660
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Luton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at Saffron last year on a weekend trip to Lincoln and were blown away by the food. We've just come back from another Lincoln visit where we met up with friends from London and we ate there last night - the food was exceptional and the portions very generous. Our London friends thought it was the best Indian... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

restaurant empty. still waited 15 min to be seated waiter couldnt understand english.so kept walking off mumbling a foreign language... 1.50 a poppadom is RIDICULOUS drinks way way way overpriced!! pickle tray ..shredded carrot..VILE!!! rice was smallest portion ive ever seen and obviously not fresh reheated. curry..one dish watery and bland other dish looked like 3 pieces of lamb in... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor, we were a little worried about this restaurant. However we were very happy to have eaten here. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was lovely, hot, tasty and plentiful. The only small niggle was we waited for 30 minutes for the bill but this was offset by chatting so much... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Waited 15 minutes to get served, got drinks.... Then waiter bought us the menu and threw it in the middle of the table... Then we got our drink & asked for a pickle tray and popadoms (popadoms were not even warm!!!). Took 1/2 an hour for the pickle tray and empty plates to be taken.... We then had to ask... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went to saffron last night and very disappointed. We were seated very quickly as we had booked, but the restaurant was quite cold and lacked any atmosphere! The popadoms came with the accompaniments and I was very confused as there was shredded carrot, chopped onion and a sauce that quite frankly I'm not sure what it was meant to be?... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was our first trip to this restaurant and will return. The food was good, the staff polite and reasonably priced. Would have given it 5 stars but when we came to pay the bill had to go to the till to get a signal but this proved not to be. After a few attempts and some 10 minutes later... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

After reading some of the reviews on here about having to wait (I don't do waiting) we decided to give it a try and go early. We were seated quickly and our drinks orderd came in good time, our food order was quick to follow. There seemed to be quite a large party in and then anlther one followed so... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited as a group. The normal bunch of guys, few beers first then a curry. I had chops as starter then a chilli chicken mmmmm, really good. Succulent, tasty, spicy and large enough portion for me. Whole bill for 5, starters, beers, Naans and poppadoms £95. Average value for above average food. Would I go again? Yes and I intend... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are at all familiar with Lincoln city centre, you will know that there are not many Indian Restaurants there. You will also know that there are even fewer good ones. Unfortunately, Saffron is not one of them. I say "Surprisingly", because the food is actually very good. So why the two stars? Because the service is, to put... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Neither of us had eaten here before however had heard some good things. Dinner turned out to be pure farce. Upon arrival we were asked if we had booked and with a shake of the head we were told that we could have a table. At this point there was hardly anyone else in so we were quite surprised. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lincoln, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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