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Cafe Saffron

Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dated, daggy and funny looking. That was my first thought but this is a family run indian restaurant that is managed with lots of pride I'm terms of what comes out of the kitchen. Please, please order the leg of Lamb. Slow cooked and literally...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017

It may a look a little out dated out the front but this is one of the most authentic and best Indian restaurant in Melbourne. Just loved it!

Thank Ulozofl
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We came in for dinner on Easter Saturday after some deliberation about whether to remove the slippers, SO GLAD WE DID!! Food was absolutely amazing, as always and the service was faultless. No wonder they're still here after 22 years. Highly recommended.

Thank JayD54
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurants in Melbourne. Great service and delicious food. Try the eggplant curry and the coconut chicken baked in a coconut shell. Our family go to. Prices are mid to high but it's worth it.

Thank Tia M
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Great food, wonderful service, loved it! Would go again. The entrees and mains were delicious and the meals served in good time.

Thank croiamhran
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Friendly staff and great service. We enjoyed a great meal with beautiful flavors. There was a large range to choose from and catered for those that enjoyed meat, fish nd vegetarian dishes. Would definitely go back.

Thank Rallitsa
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Loved the dinner we had here and so glad we made the trip out. It was recommended by a local friend of ours and we had a great meal in a friendly atmosphere. We recommend you try the Balachstani Boti(I think that's what it was...More

Thank wisegirl231
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Large menu, good range of vegetarian dishes, modest prices Venue is smallish (2 shopfronts) but ambience friendly and intimate Good take-away service

Thank Ozads
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A Premier Finest and Best Indian Restaurant in Melbourne. Congratulations to Mr.Negi the owner of this beautiful restaurant. Mr.Negi - The owner personally takes care of all the guests along with his family ( Son) and sometimes joined by other members of their family. Food...More

Thank mayra a
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We've been to Saffron at least a dozen times and always had fantastic Indian meals. This visit was disappointing in the extreme. The roast leg of lamb was just chunks of overcooked lamb and the chicken in coconut milk was just that - precooked chunks...More

Thank pasummers7
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Average prices
$18 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Banyule  >  Ivanhoe
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