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Saffron Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant

#13,257 of 18,030 Restaurants in London
#14,561 of 19,552 Places to Eat in London
Neighborhood:
Spitalfields
Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great meal at this Indian Restuarant in brick lane And reasonable price Excellent service , good good , good prices and definitely worth a try better good then decor

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Thank Bracey1411
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

OK, this is how it works. The tout will get you off the street with the promise of £15 a head with 1 free beer, starter, main, rice and side. They all do this, it's how they operate. What separates them like any other restaurant is the food. The food here is excellent, we got quoted the above deal for... More 

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Thank CranberryPie
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Offered 2 free drinks each plus 20% off bill. Family of 5 went for birthday. Got in there and only allowed wine, beer or soft drink. All of which were watered down. Curry all tasted the same, baby puke and rice came to £12 for 3 portions. Which I knocked down price. Meat certainly wasn't decent quality. Sides all oily.... More 

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Thank ShazzaTwo
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here the other night after completing the Jack the Ripper tour. We asked the guide which was the best place and he recommended this one. We thought the food was great and the staff were very friendly and service was good the only thing that we thought wasn't good about the experience was the... More 

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Thank Thomas S
London
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here for many years. Owner has not changed for 15 years and although decoration wise it could do with a refresh, it's cosy and most importantly has excellent food and staff are really nice. They have some fantastic fish curry's which is a Bangladesh speciality but all the food is lovely. With two large beers, starter and main never... More 

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Thank Bracey1411
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Thought I'd pop in for a curry even though it was empty. Staff didn't seem verb motivated to serve me however and considering the place was empty I still had to ask someone to actually come and take my order! The chicken chat starter was Luke warm and the consistency of the chicken was weird. Not sure whether the meat... More 

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1 Thank Chris H
Norwich
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

As a first visit I forgot to check TripAdvisor for top rated places so endured the salesman pitch outside each restaurant. After too many we are the best we stopped running the gauntlet and entered the Saffron. Uhm! Food average, staff average, place average and price for 5 starters, 5 main meals and 5 beers close to £120. My local... More 

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Thank NorwichMorgan
South Ockendon, Essex
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

One word fits..... Terrible. One of the blandest and most overpriced Indians I have been in for a while. Completely tasteless chicken tikka shatkora . Shockingly bad and based on this lunch I'd advise steering well clear.

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Thank killerdwarf
Preston, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Thank Kimmybear2013
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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