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Saffron Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant

#11,885 of 17,153 Restaurants in London
#12,661 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
Neighborhood:
Spitalfields
Indian, Pakistani
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53 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
020 7247 2633
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Tasty mains

Myself and my partner had just finished a Jack The Ripper tour and were cold, hungry and both fancied a curry. We knew Brick Lane was our best option so headed that way and were greeted by someone outside offering us 20% discount if we chose their restaurant. I wasn't too impressed with the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
juliet b
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is Brick Lane, you broker a deal.Me and my mate were approached by the waiter guy outside, and we told him we wanted a starter, garlic nan, pint of larger, rice and a curry for a tenner and that's exactly what we got. It was good, not fantastic but for the value is was great and it was decent... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Myself and my partner had just finished a Jack The Ripper tour and were cold, hungry and both fancied a curry. We knew Brick Lane was our best option so headed that way and were greeted by someone outside offering us 20% discount if we chose their restaurant. I wasn't too impressed with the poppadums and chutneys but the mains... More 

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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We popped in here on a recent visit to London, at the instigation of one of the waiters who was hanging about outside. There was nobody on the street, it was late January and most of the restaurants were empty, including this one. We ordered Tandoori chicken, lamb jalfrezi, rice and were asked if we wanted pappadams. We should have... More 

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kent
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ok drove to brick lane last as i am a curry fan...o yes a massive massive fan. its a 83 mile round trip for brick lane, so what the hell lets do it. Roped in from the cold with promises of Hugh discounts from the fella outside offering 20% ok ok 25% discount. If not thats £12 a head.sooooo here... More 

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Farnham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

On walking down Brick Lane, looking for lunch we were invited in by what looked like the owner. A little tired after a lot of walking we succumbed to his offer. Little did we know how good the food turned out to be. One of the best curries we've had in some time, the service was perfect and attentive. The... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My friends and I were drawn to this place because they DID NOT have one of those churlish "touts' outside. However, as soon as we started perusing their menu, the guy in charge came outside and guaranteed us a great meal, "or you don't pay". We never got that far. Our "early eats" (Mulligatawny Soup, Tikka Panner) were so-so at... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Late on a Saturday night we thought we would go for nice Curry and had the misfortune of stumbling here. The popadoms cost £8 for 4, the curry luke warm and the vegetable samosa turned out to be meat!! We had to complain 4 times and had the bill revised twice as they tried to over charge us! Terrible so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I fairly regularly visit Brick lane for a curry and a couple of drinks with my friends and always negotiate with the tout outside ( as there is for every restaurant in this street ) to get an idea of the price. This one was £12 per person for 3 course meal and a beer. There was 6 of us... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The ambience at this restaurant was great! It didn't take too long for our food to come through, & their complimentary starters did make the wait more bearable! The food is very good quality, the service impeccable, and the staff were friendly. P.s. Go hungry!

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Lincolnshire, UK
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wandering down Brick Lane of an evening can be a little over-whelming - finding somewhere for a decent curry was what we were after. I really do wish we'd looked further than this place, £44 spent on a meal that I really did not enjoy. Firstly, the host/waiter hustled us in off the street with the promise of discounts/free drinks/etc.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighborhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: 020 7247 2633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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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