We’re enthusiastic about the rising profile of Nepalese cuisine in the UK. Here, near the top end of the country, in Liverpool’s Waterloo, Saffron is flying the flag for eating the Himalayan way, with rustic, hearty dishes that straddle the world’s most famous mountain range and the borders of India and Nepal. And they certainly pass all food-critical tests with flying colours, as rave reviews tend to testify. Find Saffron on St John’s Road, and give this truly high-flying dining experience a go.
As if Saffron needed to lure guests to its St John’s Road premises in Waterloo with anything besides the superb service and vertiginously good Himalayan food on offer, we feel obliged to inform you that there are a bunch of great deals that do get the curious curiouser, and keep the loyal to this Liverpool Indian and Nepalese restaurant coming back for more. Great value set meals for one, two, or four people (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), generous vegetarian, meat, and fish tikka thali are fantastic and convenient ways to get your Saffron fix without breaking the bank. And, for early bird families looking to dine with the kids, those under 10 eat for free before 7pm from Monday through Thursday! But great value is only half of the story.
When you’re testing the waters at a South Asian restaurant, it’s always a good strategy to turn to the house or chef’s specials. These dishes have been chosen as representative of the creativity in the kitchen, and Saffron doesn’t disappoint with its eclectic range of Indian and Nepalese dishes. Unique to this restaurant in Liverpool’s Waterloo is the chef’s hot garlic chicken in his patented, fiery Flesunga habanero pepper sauce, while the traditional Nepalese lamb rara cooks Welsh lamb (all of Saffron’s lamb is from premium Welsh stock) with pineapple and a homemade sauce. For a really opulent treat, go for the limited-availability shank of Welsh lamb marinated in salt, pepper, red wine, garlic and ginger, skewered and slow-cooked in the tandoor, or the royal pair of quails marinated in a sauce of your choice before being barbecued.
Really nice food, and nice atmosphere. Desserts were lovely too. Everest beer accompanies curry nicely. Would definitely return, and recommend the restaurant to friends and family.
We had a very enjoyable meal we are both vegan and this didn’t present any problems. Ryan served us and was really helpful with the menu great night lovely food
Great food and service. Look forward to the next time I go to Saffron as this was my first time at the restaurant. Highly recommend.