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Saffron Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant

#13,292 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
Neighborhood:
Spitalfields
Indian, Pakistani
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53 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
020 7247 2633
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced and undercooked!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Singstress
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Dublin
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Dublin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Romford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Decided to dine at this establishment Friday evening 2nd August, offered 25% discount and a free drink at the door! Very disappointing meal, small portions, expensive drinks, in all too expensive for what we had. Will not return.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Last night my family and I found ourselves in Brick Lane and after lots of deliberation chose to enter this restaurant. I'm not usually tempted by the barrage of offers of discounts and free drinks and tend to rely on the look of the place and other factors. However, the guy from the Saffron did say upon entering that they... 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?