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Lincoln, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely disgusting

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Geegee89
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The food was good and arrived at the table in good time. The naan bread wasn't a very traditional recipe but delicious. We were the only table at the time so the restaurant felt a bit deserted.

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Mold, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My only grumble is that there didn't appear to be any opening times displayed on the restaurant windows/door. We had found it closed on the Sunday afternoon, had to search Google on the smart phone. Thankfully they were due to open that evening. So we returned with hungry tums, to be greeted by a smiley faced waiter/barman. There was one... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The first impression in the reception feels like an optician or dental practice. Once at your table however the whole experience changes. We shared two of their own dishes. The were both beautiful. Interestingly combined ingredients and flavours that made it a really special meal. The service was really good too. We will definitely be back.

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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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