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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
Closed now
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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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous authentic Indian

I have been eating at Saffron for years. Love the food the chilli chicken is my favourite. I was shocked at the poor reviews I've never had a terrible meal. The friendly personal service always makes you feel special when you walk in

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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English first
Darwin, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is an ok little restaurant but the service was pretty cold in my opinion. No atmosphere to speak of so not bad either.. just nothing. Food was very bland, tasted very samey with all the dishes we tried. If I want Indian its because I want some spice and lovely Indian flavours which I didn't really get here. Had... More 

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Darwin, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Presentation was poor, taste of all dishes similar, nowhere near authenticity of Indian food. Although service was good by server.

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Darwin, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is our favourite restaurant in Darwin - we have been here many times and never had a bad meal or service. We have probably tried all the dishes but our favourite would have to be the Chicken 65 and Indian Flag Dips for entree followed by Badami Murg and Butter Chicken Masala. If you like a little spice then... More 

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St Albans
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Restaurant has good ambience, the staff are friendly and helpful. Having eaten in Indian restaurants all over the world, the food I had was between average and good. There certainly was plenty of it. A smaller portion option would be good. The following simple changes to the menu would improve the dining experience here (especially for solo diners): Allow popadoms... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Clean, efficient and friendly staff. Great food, freshly served. Really enjoyed it especially the cutlet starter and the Butter Chicken

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been eating at Saffron for years. Love the food the chilli chicken is my favourite. I was shocked at the poor reviews I've never had a terrible meal. The friendly personal service always makes you feel special when you walk in

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Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times - but it's been awhile, and I have to say the food is very disappointing to what it used to be. The entree was a highlight - we had the Madras Buffet - but it was all downhill from there. Very sad as the food used to be exceptional.

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SaffrronRestaurant, Owner at Saffrron, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am please to let you know that Sel is back in the kitchen so our food is be back to the exceptional Saffrron quality you have experienced in the past. Hope to see you soon at Saffrron. Thank you once again. Kind regards, Jo More 

Perth, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Reviewer
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 

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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 - 19
  • 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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