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“Good location, average curry” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Saffron Brasserie

Saffron Brasserie
36-38 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA, England
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Ranked #161 of 522 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Good location, average curry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I’ve been to the Saffron Brasserie a few times, but not because of the food. When you’re out in Cambridge this restaurant is just often the most convenient place to go for an Indian. There’s nothing wrong with the dishes I’ve had here, of which I remember having a Lamb Byriani and Chicken Ceylon, but they have never wowed me either.

If you’re in the area and fancy an unplanned meal then this place isn’t bad but there are several better curry houses in and around Cambridge that I would rather go to.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“best curry in cambridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

good service ,nice atmosphere, prices not to bad for cb caters for everyone!!!!!!! at least try it take-aways quick and easy parking

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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“Good and Tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Our visit to the saffron was based on the reviews as well as location to our hotel. This restaurant was en route between our hotel and the city centre. We weren't booked but as we were eating at quarter to two it was virtually empty. As you would expect service was very swift and the food wasn't lacking in taste. Served piping hot and good portions it is well worth a visit!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“OK Curry house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Cavernous restaurant providing respite from the searing mid summer Cambridge heat. OK this is where the similarities to an authentic Indian eating experience end. The service was attentive ( we were the only ones in the place) , the poppadums' crisp and the pickles plentiful. I think I choose badly with the lamb pasanda, more pasanda than lamb. Wouldn't bother coming back again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Standard curry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Decent meal here with a mate who (luckily) still lives in Cambridge. Bog standard curry really. Nothing exceptional, nothing disastrous. Not too many students either, which is always a bonus. I know what i was like when I went to Cambridge...I certainly wouldn't have wanted to sit on a table next to us...CHAMPIONES! Etc

Ordered a ceylon, was good but definitely not hot. Tasty enough. Proper hot curries seem to be as rare as hen's teeth these days...maybe it's me.

Close to the station as well...

Would recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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