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“Tasty food with lots of choice for veggies” 5 of 5 stars
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The Saffron
36 Union St West, Stowmarket, England
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Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tasty food with lots of choice for veggies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is indeed my favourite Indian restaurant for miles. There is a vast choice of dishes for vegetarians and specialities are tasty. I had the Vegetable Handi which was delightful; the whole spices in the dish meant that every mouthful was a surprise, a bit like playing russian roulette with cardamon, cloves, curry leaves and cinnamon. My starter was a garlic mushroom puri which again was outstanding. The service was impeccable as usual and the ambience perfect. What I wasn't able to eat was put into a doggy bag which is a nice touch, my one criticism is they put my leftover Handi in with my husband's chicken Ceylon so I was then unable to eat it being a vegetarian! Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 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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English first
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“OMG AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I love the Saffron, the staff are always welcoming and helpful, the atmosphere is fantastic with a modern feel and the food is so good, always clean, fresh and tasty and they have some specialities "cooked in the way their mothers do". The BEST Indian I've been to.

I would definately reccomend the Saffron, you do have to book though, especially at the weekend, although they have planning permission to extend.

Visited January 2013
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Stowmarket, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Amazing Biryani”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went here for my mums birthday meal. The size of the popadums was awesome! I ate 2 they were so good.

Food was really really good. Great selection of naans.

Only thing I didnt like was the Korma as I found it very sweet. However the biryani was Fantastic!

Will definately be coming back!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent... Best Indian in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Having been to The Saffron a couple of times since in opened, I went again in Jan '13.
The service was excellent, the choice varied and the price very reasonable.
The decor is very modern and I'm looking forward to seeing the planned extension.

  • Visited January 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Food lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Food is great, have tried both eat in and takeaway, really delicious and nice presentation. Service very good too, the only thing that lets the Saffron down is the ambiance. Hard flooring and furnishing makes the acoustics a problem so if busy it's not possible to speak to anyone other than the person right next to you however this can be avoided by eating at less busy times.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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