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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Its our local and we love it.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Helen2610
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Watford, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Watford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A brilliant atmosphere with a personal touch to professional establishment. I would highly recommend, particularly something on the spicy side.

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The rating of Saffron as very good is due to the food as the service was hit and miss to say the least. The staff seemed more concerned with the Takeaway orders rather than serving us, even though there was only 1 other table in the restaurant occupied. Saffron is a small restaurant and the ambience is not great when... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I've been here a few times and have never been disappointed, the food is always lovely and the service is very good too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

First ever visit to Watford. We ate here on saturday evenibg circa 930pm, the restaurant was fairly busy. I had read the reviews before visiting. Not knowing Watford at all,and,staying at Croxley Green this little restaurant took some finding,and,I was just thankful we had sat nav. This place is situated about 2/3 miles from Watford Town Centre,in the Leavesden area... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Came to Watford for Harry Potter tour, found this Indian restaraunt that gives discount if you have been to Harry Potter studio tour. Small restaraunt on a high street but absolutely fantastic! Amazing service with friendly and chatty staff that make you feel comfortable and welcome! Food was absolutely divine and really good portions! I'm from the north and was... More 

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Munich
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

first time in the this restaurant - but I will be back. I had the tandoori mixed grill and samosas. Friendly service. Good price value.

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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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