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“Weird Ripoff 'AVOID'”
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Saffron Indian Cuisine
Cuisines: Indian
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Weird Ripoff 'AVOID'”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and i went for a meal here recently, with friends. Food was nice and enjoyable, but weird owner ruined our meals. He wears a suit 5 inches to big for him and stands there staring at you all through out the meals. (Think he was hungry) we ordered 2 bottles of house wine, which came out already opened and tasted watered down, in my opinion it made me feel like the wine may have been other peoples left overs. We felt very rushed, because he told us our mains were ready and practically swipt our starters away from us. At the end of the meal we did complain about the wine he did say it was a fresh bottle, but instead of giving us a discount he tried over charging us by nearly £10. The bill he gave us was illegible probably in the hope we wouldn't spot the over charge. Lucky we worked the bill out before hand. The young boy waiter actually fell asleep at the bar during our meal (quite funny) they are very push in selling bottles of wine instead of glasses. This meal was a total rip off. Although food was nice everything else wish extremely poor, avoid. Take away may be better.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Ellen H
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Concur with some previous reviews read, the food was awful, would hazard a guess the curry came from a jar. Not a sprig of fresh coriander in sight. Ordered a Naga, it was bland beyond belief.The waiter was rude and his shirt would not have passed the doorstep challenge! Half way through the starters he more a less told us to hurry up as our main course was ready. Ordered a jug of water to be told they don't have jugs, warm glass of tap water presented instead. Slight musty smell in the back room where we sat, not the scent of freshly roasting spices. Forty pounds bought three drinks, Poppadoms, two curries, one rice and one Naan. Pricey too. Thoroughly miffed.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Simon491
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely saag giant”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Ordered a late night spur of the moment takeaway (9:30 ish) and wasn't disappointed. A lovely saag gosht (not too spicy). Having not had an Indian in helston before I wasn't disappointed. The garlic naan and onion bahjis were also very nice! And the lovely man who served me threw in a free poppadom! :)

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank misslornajayne
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Takeaway experience”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Despite reading some scathing comments about Saffron we just had to write that our takeaway dinner this evening was delicious. We were served by a very friendly member of staff who even popped a couple of complimentary dips in our bag as we were leaving. Thank you Saffron :)

Visited July 2013
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Thank Roo-Litty
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Blackburn
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good service and good food. very enjoyable.”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Nice Indian Restaurant on Helston's main Street. The food was very hot and tasty and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend if you were looking for an Indian meal.
This restaurant serves alcohol, the other two in Helston ask you to bring your own.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Snew
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