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

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pretty Good

We have eaten at this restaurant several times - so it must be pretty good. The only reason I score it an average is that the flavour of the food is somewhat variable, ranging from good to very good. In essence, we've not had a bad meal, but some were better than others! Definitely worth a visit... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lincoln, UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Ate here last night with friends. Service wasn't great but a bit better than expected from some comments here. I had the lamb and veg pakoras - pretty tasteless really - and all of the starters came with no salad or garnish at all. I had the chicken kurma for main - again ok but not great and i did... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We often eat here or order a takeaway. The staff are very pleasant and welcoming. The food is delicious, we love the tiger prawns and I particularly like a sea bass dish they do. The takeaway menu is great also.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Felt interrogated by masses of staff approaching every 2 minutes one girl in particular very rude and strange. Took away my starter before I had finished. Food was very poor, naan bread was very under cooked and looked like pizza dough. Chips very greasy and oily- tasted horrible. Curry was ok. Overall would not recommend or return back to Saffron.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food was delicious and massive portions. Welcoming staff, friendly service. Will definitely return.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant several times - so it must be pretty good. The only reason I score it an average is that the flavour of the food is somewhat variable, ranging from good to very good. In essence, we've not had a bad meal, but some were better than others! Definitely worth a visit and the service... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A good Indian restaurant in a town that appears to be lacking any good food places apart from chippies! Service was excellent and the atmosphere/interior was fine. They might want to ease off on the sauce flavorings which were too much- even for an Indian! I am always surprised when Indian restaurants can't rustle up a simple Lassi (yogurt, water... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Oh dear what a shambles loads of staff but no service. I haven't walked out of a restaurant for years but after getting poppadoms. And a beer we were ignored couldn't get to order despite asking 3 times and going to the bar. Poppy's were OK but pickles were crap and no liklihood of making an order. Bloke at next... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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