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“Good Food, Good Portions”
Review of Saffron Desi - CLOSED

Saffron Desi
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We visited early evening which just happened to be 'early bird' time, with a fixed price (£11) menu giving a choice of starter, main and accompaniment from the menu with the usual prawn and fish dishes excluded. Clearly visitors to York are very wealthy and so did not need to take advantage of the 'early bird' leaving us the only ones in the restaurant.

Range of starters and main courses was quite comprehensive, with some dishes that we had not encountered before. Portions were generous, and the naans are about a large as you are likely to see, and come hanging from a metal 'tree'.

The decor isn't very exciting but then I don't eat the decor, but if you like a cosy interesting restaurant, then this is not for you as it is a large open plan room.

As curries go (outside the authentic restaurants in Bradford and Birmingham) this was as good as any I've been to from a food aspect, and plentiful water was provided if you don't go in for alcoholic or sugary drinks with your curry.

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Thank PeterLanky
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We first came here in June 2009 and returned this year on our trip to York because the food and service were so good the last time. We were not disappointed. Everything from start to finish tasted delicious and the chef brings your food to the table personally, a great little touch. Special mention to Abid the manager, who made us feel very welcome and took the time to chat with us and ensure we were happy and satisfied with everything. By the way, they have a fab way of displaying any naan bread ordered, they're huge, delicious and worth the experience lol - we'll definitely be back when we next visit York.

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Eaten here now on several occasions, every time a Pleasure. Friendly staff and great service. The last time we visited was with good friends and it was my wife's birthday. After our meal the staff presented a small cake with a firework in it and sang happy birthday, which was a lovely gesture and very entertaining. We love to visit York and since discovering this restaurant it is a must. The Mango Chicken is to Die For.

1  Thank Andrew2312
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Was recommended this restaurant and a good recommendation it was. The food was great, the service was top notch. Looking forward to a repeat visit.

1  Thank Colin D
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Called in for a meal here after a family day in York and was not disappointed. The chicken korma which I and the kids had was fantastic and made better for the kids when they got a naan bread in the shape of a dinosaur. My hubby had chicken tikka masala and enjoyed his to. Will definetly be back next time we are in the area.

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1  Thank Mel B
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