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Saffron

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113 Cortlands Drive, Watford WD17 4HZ, England
01923680077
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Watford���s Saffron is a popular and sophisticated Indian restaurant...
Watford���s Saffron is a popular and sophisticated Indian restaurant serving unusual regional dishes alongside classic curries and just a ten minute walk from the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour. The traditional interior, with crisp white tablecloths, dark wooden chairs and white walls decorated with Indian wooden carvings and artworks, is busy with couples and groups in the evenings and increasingly with enthusiastic sightseers keenly dissecting their day spent on the pavements of Hogsmeade. Saffron���s menu is a lengthy selection of fine Indian classics from throughout the country���s many and varied culinary regions. Delicately put together by the kitchen���s skilful team, dishes are distinctive and authentic, spiced ��� the spices ground and mixed freshly each day - and cooked according to tradition whether originating from the sun drenched shores of Goa or from the southern fringes of Bangladesh.
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible food!!

This was our first visit and will certainly not be our last. The food was the best Indian we'd had for a very long time! Atmosphere was great and staff were really friendly. Can't wait to go back....

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Hughie T
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and will certainly not be our last. The food was the best Indian we'd had for a very long time! Atmosphere was great and staff were really friendly. Can't wait to go back....

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Thank Hughie T
Selby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited the restaurant after looking on Google for nearby restaurants upon leaving the Harry Potter studio tour. This restaurant was a short drive so we decided to give it a try and I'm very glad we did! We were welcomed and seated immediately and attentively given menus. Within a few moments our drinks orders were taken and along with... More 

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Thank Hannah D
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I had been advised by friends of the Saffron. I had previously driven past the parade of shops it resides on many a time, but had not seen it. We finally visited the Saffron. It was the tastiest Indian meal I had enjoyed for many years in Watford. The food was plentiful, I went for the Chicken Tika Balti and... More 

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Thank Michael C
Watford, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Lovely local Indian, fast friendly and efficient service is only the start. The food is top quality with good sized portions at reasonable prices. We never tire of the menu choice. They also provide a first rate fast home delivery service.

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Thank Kevin S
Chippenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Lovely friendly service and amazing, reasonably priced food (try the Lamb Pasanda...mmm!) Only five minutes from the Harry Potter Studios so a perfect end to our day!

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Thank Christine N
Berkshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After visiting Warner Brothers studio for the Harry Potter experience, we stopped off at the Saffron for dinner on the way home, and what a find! The food was amazing and the ambiance was good. By their own admission they are not the cheapest but they are still cheaper than some inferior restaurant's we have been to. We will defiantly... More 

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Thank Mandy R
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Mrs and I went for an evening meal last week, and decided to try something new instead of our usual local. We booked a table for Saturday at 7 and right upon arrival we knew we made the right decision. The atmosphere was lively, but still quiet enough to have a nice evening out. We were welcomed by the... More 

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Thank John M
Watford, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We had a takeaway from here - staff over the phone seemed friendly but for some reason did not agree to give the 10% discount which was offered on the menu for orders of £15 or more...there is no mention that it's for collection only... The food itself was decent although I will admit I have had better Indian takeaways... More 

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Thank Neel431
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Short of going to India (well, Bangladesh, which is whence the wonderful and faultless Saffron staff hail) I don't think better Indian food exists in the UK. Tayyab's in Whitechapel comes close, but Saffron's staff really are the best. Kind, caring and they always treat you as their honoured guest - which is just as it should be.

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Thank Naomi W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We stopped after a long visit to Harry Potter Studios and picked up some food to bring back to our hotel. The staff was very friendly while we waited and the food was excellent! Everyone loved the butter chicken, from the 8yr old and up. The Nan is fluffy and delicious and other courses we had were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Cortlands Drive, Watford WD17 4HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923680077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Watford���s Saffron is a popular and sophisticated Indian restaurant serving unusual regional dishes alongside classic curries and just a ten minute walk from the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour. The traditional interior, with crisp white tablecloths, dark wooden chairs and white walls decorated with Indian wooden carvings and artworks, is busy with couples and groups in the evenings and increasingly with enthusiastic sightseers keenly dissecting their day spent on the pavements of Hogsmeade. Saffron���s menu is a lengthy selection of fine Indian classics from throughout the country���s many and varied culinary regions. Delicately put together by the kitchen���s skilful team, dishes are distinctive and authentic, spiced ��� the spices ground and mixed freshly each day - and cooked according to tradition whether originating from the sun drenched shores of Goa or from the southern fringes of Bangladesh.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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