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.
Visited on a Friday night and experienced amazing food and great hospitality. Menu is very reasonably priced and the lamb in particular was delicious. Can't wait to return.
We tried this restaurant based on previous trip advisor recommendations and were not disappointed. It is always a positive sign to enter a busy restaurant with a good atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive. We ordered a Mongolian fish curry, made with sea bass and a chicken jalfrezi. Both meals were among the best Indian meals were have ever eaten. Therefore, we would recommend this restaurant if in the area.
Saffron was a surprise, the outside looks just like an old shop but inside it was contemporary and smart. The service was very attentive and the staff were lovely. The food was really good, the sizzle mix was a delight and my lamb Bhuna was nicely spiced and the lamb was really tender, vegetarian options for my wife were excellent. Overall a very enjoyable experience, we will be back.
To some it may lie rather off the beaten track - it takes a 12 GBP taxi drive to get there from Liverpool city centre - but it is certainly worth the effort. Great service, excellent dishes, quite distinct from what you will get at a "standard" Indian place.
As usual the food was outstanding, simply the best Indian food I've ever had. The price is reasonable and the service is excellent. Even though the restaurant was full it was not too noisy and the service was quick and efficient. I'll be back again and again.
As every time we have been to Saffron the staff are very friendly and always have a welcoming smile, they will give you advice on your choice of meal if required. The food is excellent and very good value for money. We will definitely be going again in the not too distant future.
Nice place with a good atmosphere. The service was good with pleasant & attentive staff & the food was great . Both my wife & myself agreed it was probably the best tasting Indian food we have had . We will be returning