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Shop 14, 34 Parap Road | Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
08 89812383
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Saffrron is a Darwin restaurant with a focus on putting sustainability on...
Saffrron is a Darwin restaurant with a focus on putting sustainability on the table. Our authentic yet innovative Indian cuisine menu is also a real taste of the Territory, with all fresh produce from local producers and all seafood Territory or Australian-caught.Our full menu is available at our website and includes a tasting menu, vegetarian options and a kids menu (and the kids will love our Golden Paneer Lollipops). House-made items include Indian breads, condiments and desserts.You can order Saffrron takeaway too (via our website). You can find us on Facebook too or sign up for news to hear about our special menu events, including master classes and tours.
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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing and overpriced

After hearing much about Saffron, we decided to give it a try for dinner. I was disappointed with the food. I've had butter chicken many times (it's a favourite) but this is the first time it's tasted more like a vindaloo (it only had the colour of butter chicken). The main dishes that we ordered... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
FMFM25
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Perth, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

After hearing much about Saffron, we decided to give it a try for dinner. I was disappointed with the food. I've had butter chicken many times (it's a favourite) but this is the first time it's tasted more like a vindaloo (it only had the colour of butter chicken). The main dishes that we ordered were too salty for me... More 

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dubai
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The service was great! The bread was fantastic - lovely and fresh, but our main course was THE worst butter chicken we have ever encountered. The spices were not cooked out and crunchy and the dish was so bright red not a drop of cream insight - yuck! A nice young man called Raj agreed it was An unusual colour... More 

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SaffrronRestaurant, Owner at Saffrron, responded to this review

Thank you for you review gypseyelite, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service and Naan was lovely and fresh. We are very proud of our restaurant and work very hard to deliver a high standard of service and Indian Cuisine to our customers. We have recently renovated the Kitchen and upgraded front of house to provide our customer with... More 

Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Having lived in Darwin we have been to Saffrron before & it was not good in terms of quality / expectation & value for money. Unfortunately gave it another try tonight & it lived up to the previous experiences- very ordinary & exceptionally expensive for an Indian take away. Ordered rogan josh & a lamb korma. Meat exceptionally tough (nothing... More 

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SaffrronRestaurant, Manager at Saffrron, responded to this review

Thank you Wade for your review. All feedback is important. We are dedicated in providing a high level of service and exceptional cuisine at Saffrron. So I am sorry to hear that your experience was not what I would consider Saffrron quality which is exceptional cuisine. I have addressed this complaint with my management as we take this feedback very... More 

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I popped into to grab a quick meal and was very impressed with the service, the venue and the selection of food. What I ordered was delicious. I will be back again and recommend to friends.

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Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

It has been a while since I have eaten here, but always enjoyed it in the past. Popped in for some take away of butter chicken and a lamb and spinach dish with rice and naan. Lacklustre to say the least. The lamb dish contained very little spinach which was why I ordered it in the first place. Butter chicken... More 

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Gangtok, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was invited for dinner by friends and first restaurant after i reached darwin, expectation was quite high as it served Indian cuisines, but as the chef was south Indian you could get all the similar aromas, the masala was the same in each platter we ordered. Would have been better if authentic Indian food was served mentioning the state or... More 

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Long Jetty, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Just walking past will make your mouth water. The aroma stopped me walking past. Ihad the korma lamb , prawns and saffron rice could not fault any of them

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Darwin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Work function for 6pax, ordered the $50 tasting/share menu, service was very good despite fully booked. Food was fantastic, we had 5 or 6 curries to try and all were exceptional. Good wine list. Will be top of my list for take away indian going forward

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Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have been to Saffron a number of times now and have never been disappointed - in fact, it appears to be our number 1 choice of place to go whenever we decide to head out for Indian. They have a kids menu which has a good selection - our son always gets the chicken & rice (a fried rice... More 

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Palmerston, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

From the moment we walked through the door we were welcomed like family. Best service in Darwin by far. Food was great as was the atmosphere. Cant wait to go back again. Will be a regular haunt when family and friends visit from down south!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 14, 34 Parap Road | Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: 08 89812383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Saffrron is a Darwin restaurant with a focus on putting sustainability on the table. Our authentic yet innovative Indian cuisine menu is also a real taste of the Territory, with all fresh produce from local producers and all seafood Territory or Australian-caught.Our full menu is available at our website and includes a tasting menu, vegetarian options and a kids menu (and the kids will love our Golden Paneer Lollipops). House-made items include Indian breads, condiments and desserts.You can order Saffrron takeaway too (via our website). You can find us on Facebook too or sign up for news to hear about our special menu events, including master classes and tours.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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