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“Exciting surprise find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saffron Richmond

Saffron Richmond
5 The Square, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1DT, England
020 8940 1138
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Romsey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Exciting surprise find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Returning home after the theatre we had parked at Richmond. Looking for somewhere to eat there, we came across the Saffron Persian restaurant. We hadn't booked but we were shown to a table and enjoyed three courses for a very reasonable £13.95. The food was delicious, the staff friendly, polite and attentive. A perfect end to a lovely day.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sooooo Bad!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Had dinner there on Friday, first time and definitely last time the food isn't even close to what I call Persian! The service non-existent no even a Thank you upon departure , no management presence anyway absolutely dreadful! I have eaten Persian food here and mostly in the US trust me this one does not even come near..Shame.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great flavours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Read the reviews on TA and wanted to give it a go. The mixed starter was really good with fresh flatbread. My partner had lamb kebab and I had chicken with the lightest rice I had ever eaten, how do they do that??? It was difficult to gauge the atmosphere as we were the only ones in there but I imagine its cosy when full. Service was fine, but could have been a little more interested in the customer, did you enjoy your meal etc. etc. We would definitely go back, good value.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous flavour and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

One of those places that looks OK from the outside so decided to give it a go. Very glad we did to. Never been to a Persian restaurant before so not too sure what to expect. Certainly extremely pleased that they had room for us on a Saturday night, otherwise would have missed out on an excellent meal.

Service was excellent and staff friendly. Food was well presented, beautifully flavoured and perfectly cooked. As I said not eaten Pershian before, so didn't recognise any of the dishes. Just went on pot luck and everything was delicious. Will be worth another visit should we return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“excellent tasting meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a small unassuming restaurant in Richmond. I have been there a number of times and have to say that the food is excellent. I had minced lamb, shish, iranian bread, smoked aubergine, humous and others. The quality and cooking were superb and the price reasonable.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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