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Saffron

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113 Cortlands Drive, Watford WD17 4HZ, England
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Watford���s Saffron is a popular and sophisticated Indian restaurant...
Watford���s Saffron is a popular and sophisticated Indian restaurant serving unusual regional dishes alongside classic curries and just a ten minute walk from the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour. The traditional interior, with crisp white tablecloths, dark wooden chairs and white walls decorated with Indian wooden carvings and artworks, is busy with couples and groups in the evenings and increasingly with enthusiastic sightseers keenly dissecting their day spent on the pavements of Hogsmeade. Saffron���s menu is a lengthy selection of fine Indian classics from throughout the country���s many and varied culinary regions. Delicately put together by the kitchen���s skilful team, dishes are distinctive and authentic, spiced ��� the spices ground and mixed freshly each day - and cooked according to tradition whether originating from the sun drenched shores of Goa or from the southern fringes of Bangladesh.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Food and friendly Service

We stopped after a long visit to Harry Potter Studios and picked up some food to bring back to our hotel. The staff was very friendly while we waited and the food was excellent! Everyone loved the butter chicken, from the 8yr old and up. The Nan is fluffy and delicious and other courses we had were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stopped after a long visit to Harry Potter Studios and picked up some food to bring back to our hotel. The staff was very friendly while we waited and the food was excellent! Everyone loved the butter chicken, from the 8yr old and up. The Nan is fluffy and delicious and other courses we had were very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is fresh and very tasty. A really nice place for a easy evening meal for the family. Only problem is it is out of town but worth the drive

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

After a long day at the WB Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford, we met up with some friends who live outside of London. They are British and therefore very picky about their curry. They had never tried this restaurant, but wanted to meet us near the Harry Potter studio so they did some research and came up with this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Although there is a lot of good Indians in Watford the saffron takes the top spot due to there excellent quality food and friendly service. I have eaten inside the restaurant and had a takeaway and the quality of food is always the same. I would recommend this Indian to anyone who is looking for a nice meal out or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

me n the boys were thinking of having a night out and we thought we should catch a meal, saffron wasnt too far and so we stopped there. Amazing service and the food was absolutely fantastic!! we didnt book but they were able to quickly put together a table of 7 in a matter of seconds, the drinks came very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

While staying in the area we used trip advisor to find local restaurants and this was one of the top 5. We were not disappointed! We were seated and served quickly. The food was amazing! And luckily we went on a deal day 2 courses and a side for 11.50 which was great. I highly recommend Saffron quality food at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Got a takeaway from here the other day. Food was good (although no better than the other well rated Indian places in Watford), but not impressed by delivery. Took over 90 minutes to deliver to central Watford and was overcharged. No doubt good as a restaurant to visit, but best to avoid for takeaways.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As regular visitors over many years we have never been disappointed by the food quality and staff friendliness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

What a Great little resturant. We just managed to sneak in without a booking ahead of the rush. Lovely food, well served by attentive staff in small but atmospheric resturant and to top it all. Great value to. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit after seeing the many positive reviews and high trip advisor rating. A warm welcome on entry. A large choice on the menu showed all the usual favourites plus some specials less familiar. Food was excellent, tasty, good portions and spiced perfectly. Service was friendly and efficient. Great value for money. This is the best of the 6... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Cortlands Drive, Watford WD17 4HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Watford���s Saffron is a popular and sophisticated Indian restaurant serving unusual regional dishes alongside classic curries and just a ten minute walk from the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour. The traditional interior, with crisp white tablecloths, dark wooden chairs and white walls decorated with Indian wooden carvings and artworks, is busy with couples and groups in the evenings and increasingly with enthusiastic sightseers keenly dissecting their day spent on the pavements of Hogsmeade. Saffron���s menu is a lengthy selection of fine Indian classics from throughout the country���s many and varied culinary regions. Delicately put together by the kitchen���s skilful team, dishes are distinctive and authentic, spiced ��� the spices ground and mixed freshly each day - and cooked according to tradition whether originating from the sun drenched shores of Goa or from the southern fringes of Bangladesh.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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