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“Really quite mundane”
Review of Saffron Indian Restaurant - CLOSED

Saffron Indian Restaurant
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a meal here with friends and colleagues and I have to say that the meal was totally mundane. lacking any finesse or real quality. A disappointment, given that this was a second visit after a good first experience.
The restaurant was not busy mid week but most of the dishes (we were a table of 9) seemed to haave been put under the lights- they had that set galzed look...
Service was attentive and friendly but when paying I was asked about my experience- when I said "About OK" I was corrected by ther staff member and informed that most people said it was fantastic, brilliant...hmmm...I disagree- there are better asian restaurants.

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Thank OscarYorkshire
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visit here at least once a month and have done for nearly two years. The food is very good and the menu offers a wide choice at very reasonable prices.. The staff are very helpful and will endeavour to accommodate requests as to strength of the dish to suit all tastes. The saffron e khas is my favourite and is packed with tender lamb, chicken and prawns - highly recommended.
Don't understand the negative reviews as we have never found cause of complaint
Comments made re the décor are a bit weird - they have ceiling lighting in a gentle blue around the edge of the room - certainly does not affect the hues of the food or the diners!!
With regard to the previous comments made regarding fake reviews - this one certainly is NOT

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Thank Davinaljones
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unpretentious Asian restaurant which provides excellent value for money and maintains a consistently high standard.
The spicing is judicious and pleasing - not, perhaps of a kind to get you leaping to your feet and shouting "Wow! - but sufficient to bring a smile of satisfaction.
Especially notable is the quality of the meat. I and my wife have been going to Saffron two or three times a month since it first opened, and not once has either of us encountered a dish with inedible bits in it.
We have, of course, got to know the staff - always a benefit when eating out because they get to know your foibles - and the management's employment policy is notably inclusive. It is apparent that people enjoy working there, and we were rather impressed the other day to see that a fellow customer was a former waiter (English, who had been working part time there while studying) and he had brought a bunch of friends with him. Quite a vote of confidence, we thought.

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Thank Craig-y-Don
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I have read several of the negative reviews and I don't recognise the place I eat in quite often from these reviews. The decor is a bit off putting and the TV is on all the time but it is that type of place. I have always found the staff to be good and the food to be very good to excellent. Its not exotic or 'posh' but I have been there quite a few times and will definitely go back

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Thank ArthaLeeds
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Our third takeaway meal from the Saffron has left us feeling very hungry. We ordered a takeaway for two at 8.05pm and were told delivery would be about 55 minutes to one hour. One and a ten minutes later we rang to find out where the food was - two minutes we were told, with no apology except they were busy! One and a half hours later we rang back and were told it would be ten minutes - but we'd get a discount yippee (not!) we would have preferred our food. When the food arrived approximately two hours after we ordered, it was stone cold. The chicken in my partner's Karhi looked like processed quorn and apparently it tasted like cardboard after we had to heat it up. The starter of paneer Pakora was cold, greasy and like eating something that had been cooked, recooked and reheated - it went in the bin. In fact after ringing to complain we boxed the whole lot up (that hadn't yet gone in the bin) to take back, but decided our Sunday was worth more so in fact the whole meal went in the bin. NEVER EVER AGAIN FROM HERE!

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Thank Sarah K
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