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Indian, Asian, Balti
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Gross food! Nothing like authentic Indian food whatsoever. Stale poppadums, uninspiring dips served with these. The mains were even worse. My husband and I could only laugh at how bad this food was. We’ve eaten in many Indian restaurants around the world and this was...by far the worst. Can’t understand how anyone would enjoy this!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023

Can't believe they think they sell good Indian food. The meal for 2 at Sainburys is better. I've been to many Indian restaurants and take aways over the years in England and other Eurpean countries. This is the worst I've ever had. They can't even...make a vindaloo. l will never use this excuse of an Indian ever again. I'm not surprised the restaurant closed down.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

Ate here due to good recommendations. All mains were bland, different colours but tasted the same. One person fell ill about an hour afterwards. Hoping this was a one off, willing to give another chance in due time. Felt robbed!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Fiancee and I had evening meal here was really really good plenty of vegetarian options we had beautiful curry staff great setting was so romantic we certainly come back again best curry in londonderry

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

Haven't eaten here for a while & wish we'd been back sooner as food even better if possible. We'd the tandoori mix to start and I had chilli chicken and my husband had lamb Madras which were perfect. Even though short on staff they were...attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back in the very near future.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

Poppadums were served with Sriracha sauce and a yoghurt which had curdled and was off. The mango chutney was fine. Main dishes, veg biryani was ok and restaurant accommodated request for no onions which was appreciated. However, ‘masala’ sauce was not masala, and tasted as...if it came from a jar. Equally, the paneer korma, paneer itself was good but sauce tasted from a jar. Very disappointed and would not recommend. Not an authentic Indian meal.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022

Every dish tasted same, restaurant seemed busy but we were disappointed with lack of flavours. Normally Indian is first choice as we like veg food but not the case here

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went to saffron tonight for dinner. It was my first time! Absolutely amazing food, we got chicken biryani with jalfrezi and madras! We were well looked after by the waitress Sharon, she was just so polite and kind! Thank you for...making this experience so good!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022 via mobile

Visited for a celebration with a family group of 9. We were seated upstairs that the initial welcome and service was good. The poppadoms arrived and were fine. Then the started arrived and were okay but just okay. It took a few minutes to have...them all come out and a few people were waiting a for several minutes. The main courses took quite a while to come out and service was very poor: we had to go try very hard to get staff attention for some drinks. Main courses were okay but one diner was waiting for about 20 minutes for their main course as the wrong order was brought out. This meant that he had not got his main course when the rest of the table had already finished. Some of the sides also never made to the table - at all, although they did make it to the bill! Service for the second half of the meal was non existent even though the restaurant was not really that busy. It took ages to get our bill after we asked for it and when we pointed out that some thing never arrived they were removed from the bill. Food was ok but due to the awful customer service we will not be back again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

As a group of 4 friends we had an excellent meal here last week. Good choice of courses on the menu. The quality was great. And the service from the staff was friendly and attentive. A very enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2021

We arrived for food at 6.30pm. We were seated upstairs (usually the lady with short grey hair serves us downstairs and she is an amazing waitress, so attentive). But unfortunately, this night we were seated upstairs. We got our order taken promptly and our starters...arrived 15 mins later. It was downhill from here. 35 mins later we still didn't receive our main courses despite asking three times where they were. When we got up to leave after waiting now 45 mins, we were told "your mains are just on the way" I told her it was far too late and that I was appalled by the service, they replied with, "if you wait for 10 mins my manager might give you discount" I told her absolutely not, I'll pay for what I had and I was leaving. So appalled as I would have visited a few times and always got exceptional service downstairs.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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SukiNagra, Owner at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2021

Dear Reviewer thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback, both positive and negative. I noted that your visit was in August 2021. During this period the hospitality sector were all going through turmoil, having recently come out of lockdown. Our restaurant, as were...More

Reviewed 4 November 2021 via mobile

Recently visited Saffron with my dad on Sunday night and as usual we had an excellent meal. My dad has said that the food has always been of great standard from the past 26 years from the years that he has been going. Still the...best Indian in the whole of the north west :)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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SukiNagra, Owner at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2021

Dear Reviewer thank you so much for appreciating that the standard of the food has not altered since we opened over 30 years ago. I am glad you and your dad enjoyed the meal and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Suki

Reviewed 1 October 2021

Excellent meal in a nice atmosphere once again at Saffron. I understand that Saffron, like many restaurants, had a bit of a 'wobble' when getting going again after lockdown. Let's give Suki Nagra some appreciation for picking the place up and returning to expected superb...standard in very difficult circumstances. In a previous review I said that this was the best Indian in the World - at least to my taste! Saffron still is.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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SukiNagra, Owner at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2021

Dear Reviewer thank so much for your lovely review. Lockdown has been tough on many of us in the restaurant business and it is nice to see positive feedback from our customers. We really appreciate it. Thanks.

Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

I went for dinner with my family. Very busy for a Tuesday evening. The food and the service were excellent. The staff were very friendly

Date of visit: September 2021
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SukiNagra, Owner at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2021

Dear Reviewer thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 19 September 2021

The food was amazing and so were the staff. The way the restaurant is decorated is lovely too. We’ll definitely be returning!

Date of visit: September 2021
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SukiNagra, Owner at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2021

Dear Reviewer thanks for your great review, it's much appreciated.

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  • Food: 4.5
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