- Restaurant: Saffron
- Cuisine: Indian (Supposedly)
- Location: Brick Lane, E1
- The bill: ok it was only £35 after taste-card discount
- Ambiance: standard cheap Indian place
- Jelly Good Food Rating: 2/10
Sadly, Brick lane is now famous for poor quality Indian food, and no Londoners would recommend it, if a high-quality, authentic curry is what you are after. The prime target here are unsuspecting tourists of course. In a positive (and cheap) frame of mind, I was spending the afternoon here with two friends browsing the markets. When hunger struck, the iphone tastecard app offered several options including Saffron. I was suspicious from the beginning, but my fellow co-diners-to-be implored – “Ellie, how do you know all the restaurants here are all bad? Maybe you will discover something awesome that isn’t well known yet, and its cheap.” Too and hungry to protest much, I went along with this.
Error. Saffron and their chef clearly have no self respect at all churning out these dishes.
We ordered three curries, and I even warned the waiter that we knew about curry and pointed out which dishes we wanted extra spicy. When the food arrived although different colors all tasted pretty much identical – same pot, different food coloring I guess. The prime ingredient in all seemed to be sugar: after a few spoonfools even in our hungry state, the food became inedible. As for flavor or spice neither of these were present at our table.
Jellygoodfood bottom line:
Saffron is a prime example of lazy, tasteless, sugary slop that pretends to be “Indian food” – stay away.