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Lincoln, UK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 4 on a Saturday evening. The staff were very pleasant and chatty and things looked promising. We all ordered starters and although presented well, there wasn't a lot of it. The main course arrived but not altogether with 3 out of 4 of us having to ask for a plate to put the food on... More 

Thank Colin E
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I am going to have to agree with the previous review. We had a table for four and we all had something different and I must admit the food itself was not what I would expect from a restaurant, lacked flavour n depth. Staff very friendly and helpful but I wouldn't rush back. Sorry Guys

1 Thank 3fussykids
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal consisted of 4 different main course plus 2 side orders, Naan bread and chapattis. The main courses all tasted uncannily like a curry made with a jar of curry paste by a 15 year old schoolboy;all gloopy, no trace of a spice, no depth of flavour, no heat, no passion - need I go on? The only comment... More 

2 Thank Peter C
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Very poor, food was average at best. Service very poor and staff very rude baring one member of staff you seemed English. When we tried to tip him he told us he didn't get to keep tips and the owner kept them. Wouldn't return or recommend

1 Thank Michael W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Saffron is an Indian Restaurant in the Cathedral Quarter of up-hill Lincoln. Nice, modern, decoration with suffused lighting. Understated but highly efficient and attentive service provided by helpful and knowledgeable staff. While not widely adventurous our selection of; poppadom and pickles, followed by lamb biryani with vegetable curry, along with chicken korma with plain rice, plain naan and a peshwari... More 

Thank ARF3
Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Lovely restaurant, quick service by friendly yet professional staff. Food was very tasty, there were 4 of us in our party and not one complaint. Thank you Safron, we will certainly eat here again when we next return to Lincoln.

Thank LadyMac49
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Fabulous food, served very warm, friendly staff. Will be returning asap! Considering the location we were impressed at how reasonably priced it was

Thank Emma Y
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Having arrived in Lincoln early Friday evening, we wanted a couple of drinks & decided we would like a curry later. As Saffron was by our hotel we popped in to see if we needed to book a table (this was about 8:00pm) there was nobody in there. Undeterred, we went back at 9:30 & discovered one other couple eating.... More 

Thank Mike M
Beccles, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This Indian restaurant doesn't have a website, isn't on the major road thru the main picturesque part of Lincoln & doesn't have a glitzy facade; but the food is top notch. As I tend to find Bombay potatoes irresistible, I usually try them on most Indian meals. These were the best I've ever tasted. The meal itself (vegi massala) was... More 

1 Thank John B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We found the food very average at best. Prawn dish advertised as containing fresh tomatoes and coriander was in fact half a dozen over cooked prawns in curry gravy. Very uniform one dimensional flavour. Service pleasant but difficult to attract waitresses attention depending on where you are sat in restaurant.

1 Thank jamesbradley8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?