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Saffron

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Lincoln, England
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really friendly and helpful staff. Willing to alter dishes to your taste. All the food was tasty and the portions were generous. We drank quite a few beers and the bill was £109 for 4 of us. The food was not bland or luke warm as described and there was plenty of it, enough for breakfast tomorrow. Would definitely return.... More 

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Thank Jill S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cramped side room we were sat in surrounded by Dimplex heaters poor slow service And delivered the most bland curry. Wife had a madras and I had garlic chicken tikka both with mushroom rice and sag aloo - it all tasted the same - edible but bland. As for the garlic and coriander nan - dry and tasteless. Best bit... More 

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Thank johntoll
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry but it's just not good enough to serve the kind of food that you served tonight. If you want a rough and ready curry go to the one on steep hill. It's better and tastier.

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Thank Neil G
Lincoln, UK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 

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Thank Colin E
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 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

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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 September 24, 2016

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 

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2 Thank Peter C
Wigan
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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

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1 Thank Michael W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Thank ARF3
Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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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.

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Thank LadyMac49
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
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?