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“Delicious food, fabulous service and what a great view over St Helier”
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Saffrons
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Ranked #16 of 225 Restaurants in St Helier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$38 - US$76
Cuisines: European, Indian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Saffrons cuisine is the healthy balance and combination of Indian spices and local ingredients."The unusual combination of spices used successfully creates an amazing yet healthy dining experience. The result - lighter and healthier dishes, but still with the intense flavours that make Indian cooking so unique. All the taste but none of the cholesterol.The Concept:The Foundation of our cooking is based on sourcing quality local products. By utilizing such products as hand dived scallops, line caught sea bass and local vegetables, we are having products at their peak quality at the right time (seasonality) and reducing food miles which affects the quality of the product as well as the environment.The Technique:The cooking methods are inspired from different regions of India; seafood recipes from Goa to richer dishes from Punjabi in the north. We utilize a clay oven, called Tandoor, to retain the authenticity of such dishes as Naan bread and all Tandoories. Modern European techniques such as slow cooking, low temperature and sous-vide are used to perfect the blend of spices and quality of the product.The Presentation:Dishes are presented simply in a modern European way, letting the food 'do-the-talking' rather than masking the food in heavy garnishing and sauces. The essence is to retain the intensity of flavours but allow for lighter and healthier dishes.
Southampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious food, fabulous service and what a great view over St Helier”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had the Degustation menu which was very professionally served by two very competent young ladies. Ever course was delicious, a real mix and explosion of flavours. Although each course doesn't look like much, we felt pretty full and satisfied afterwards.

  • Visited June 2014
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Just sublime....”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here in April, during a 10 day culinary trip to Jersey. We both had tasting menus, mine veggie, my husbands meat and they were both exceptional. I would say that this is the most innovative Indian meal we have ever had, a fine dining experience. We had a lovely table by the window, the staff were attentive and friendly and the food excelled. Cant wait to visit again.
Black lentils with butter were to die for and my husband said his lamb dish was amongst the best he has tasted. We left happy and full.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Sue B
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Lovely Setting”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We've just eaten at this restaurant at the Hotel de France on Jersey. We had the Vegetarian Degustation menu and it was absolutely delicious. Imaginative, just the right amount and served perfectly by very skilled staff.
The setting is lovely (it was helped by the most amazing sunset on longest day, from the balcony) and the team were more than happy to move us inside once the temperature had dipped.
The meal was well designed - Indian cuisine, via French trained chefs, we understand - creative and very nicely presented.
It's pricey and so for special occasions - but well worth it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Margaret391
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Angmering, United Kingdom
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“More confusion than fusion”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Overhyped restaurant serving a 'fusion' of basically French and Indian cooking. It was the opinion of the four of us who ate there that this 'mix' really does not work, the food was nice but no more. Much of food was served cool and at a restaurant charging these prices that is really not acceptable. On the good side the service and staff were excellent.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Pea1923
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Letchworth Garden City
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“True Gourmet experience”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This meal was a treat for my birthday but turned out to be good value for money too. Booking an early meal meant we had two meals for £39. The food was beautiful, unusual and a real gourmet experience. Thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting a great night out.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank eddywatch
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