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5.0 /6 Excellent 62 Reviews

The Saffron Club

Blackheath Indian ££ +100
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About The Saffron Club

Quality is not an accident declares the menu at Tranquil Vale’s The Saffron Club. The food here is a blend of Nepalese and Indian, and draws on influences from across the region for a truly pan-Asian fusion menu, free from artificial colours and flavours for dishes that pack the aromatic flavours of the east subtly in this London favourite. Blackheath locals are heading there in droves and it's easy to see why with the aromatic flavours and affordable prices that set this curry house apart.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 18:00 - 22:00
The Saffron Club, 39 Tranquil Vale, SE3 0BU London

Further Information

The team at this Blackheath classic, just south of Greenwich’s Observatory on Tranquil Vale, has made a name for itself with fusion dishes like goan prawns with coconut, generous barbecue platters to share and stir fried vegetables with fresh sea bass. The London dining scene is a crowded place, but by blending unique flavours and cuisines together, The Saffron Club has carved itself a niche as the place in the capital to get Nepalese and Indian food.

Drawing the majority of their influences from Nepal, a region famous for its diverse demographics and complicated history, is at the centre of the food at The Saffron Club, in London’s Blackheath. Nepal can be roughly divided into four regions: Pahadi, a mountainous region by the Himalayan mountain range, Newari, Tibetan and Terai (mostly Indian), with unique culinary ideas which have influenced the overall shape of Nepalese food. This is what makes The Saffron Club distinct, from their Tranquil Vale site, the team are doing interesting things with curry that are difficult to find anywhere else in the capital.


62 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 62 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
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13 reviews so far 6
03.09.2017 21:13

There is not much more to say. We are always made welcome, always well fed with quality food and it is always a very pleasant experience

9 reviews so far 6
27.07.2017 08:23

My favourite Indian restaurant by far, excellent food, absolutely delicious, service was efficient, always a satisfying experience, would go nowhere else for Indian food, portion size was generous.

9 reviews so far 6
27.07.2017 08:18

Fabulous food as always, well worth the drive! Service was efficient, I requested for a fish curry that was not featured on the menu and the restaurant gladly obliged. The best Indian restaurant in the area, no doubt.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 10:54

fantastic food, great staff, never felt rushed, food was piping hot when arrived at the table, will return to the resturant. best indian resturant in blackheath

1 review so far 2
02.06.2016 09:07

The food was generally okay, reasonable portions and reasonably priced. However, the service was well below bar. Waiters were constantly congregated around the bar area talking (not paying attention to customers),service was slow, and there was little (if none) where customer service is concerned. The service was very clinical, with no engagement with customers and felt purely like a business transaction (from start to finish). It's a shame as the service was not as me and mother remembered it to be a few years ago, and it somewhat ruined what was supposed to be a but of a special occasion - with my mother meeting my girlfriend from France for the first time. We could have chosen from any number of restaurants locally, and/or in the West End but ultimately chose The Saffron Club based on our previous experience (2-3 years ago). I will certainly not be returning to restaurant anytime soon, nor will I be recommending it to anyone.

13 reviews so far 6
17.09.2016 20:28

Hey, the guys at the club spoiled us!!! They laid on a special chef's basket of naan for us after seeing all my pleas. Unbelievably to all I had different dish from my green chicken curry but equally good. Service, hospitality and food once again 100%. So appreciate the pre-emptive effort to meet my chef's basket continual whine - still when will it be back on the menu? As I now know you read this at the Club - also appreciate the cheese and peas. You are a great and so hospitable team. - Thanks

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 11:48

I'd seen lots of positive reviews about The Saffron Club and it did not disappoint. Amazing food and good, unobtrusive, service. The portion sizes are spot on and don't leave you feeling uncomfortably full. It is a busy little restaurant which I'd say is testament to how good it is.

2 reviews so far 5
26.08.2017 08:02

Good attentive staff, very well spiced food and the best chicken tandoori dish I've tasted in a long time. The only reason I have not given top marks is: please clean sticky areas like bannister rail, door handles to toilets etc. It would take 10 minutes each day and would make a huge difference because the Ladies facility was spotless but sticky to the touch door handles lets it down.

13 reviews so far 6
11.11.2016 19:00

My pleas have been answered. Our friends at Saffron have specially provided us with a chef's basket of naan. Maybe I should not publish this but I have nagged for to long that it is only right to acknowledge the extra effort these guys (and lady) make to make our visitsite such pleasure. Thanks lady & guys.

1 review so far 6
25.05.2015 12:39

A superbly flavoured meal -each dish was perfect. Kept it simple; a prawn jalfrezi and chicken bhuna, with a creamy dhal and a perfect okra/bhindi sides. The dips etc with our popadums were simply delicious and a good vegetable platter to start. All rounded off by Cobra in support. Happily return to sample more treats. Thank you.

13 reviews so far 6
27.05.2016 22:16

Absolutely love this restaurant for service, friendliness and quality of the food. Everything is A+ and always enough to take away for the following day. My one continual gripe is that they used to do a chef's basket of different mini naans and they no longer do. Please campaign to get this back on the menu.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 08:31

This was my first time visiting The Saffron Club and I really enjoyed it. The food was really fresh and full of flavour. I will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 08:15

Ah the food here is so tasty. Perhaps the portions of rice are a bit small... apart from that though, absolutely delicious with great service too. I tried the lamb korma, peshwari naan, lamb samosas with pilau rice and an onion bhaji (a lot of which came home with me for breakfast :/ ) all great.

1 review so far 4
15.06.2016 08:28

Food was good and well presented,however my dish could have had more "kick" to it. Service after main meal slow and it would have been good to be offered a look at the desert menu or offered coffee.. but we were pleasantly surprised when they gave my husband a complimentary cheesecake desert to wish him a happy birthday..lovely touch. Music in the background would lift the ambience.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2016 09:10

Excellent food and good service despite being a very busy Friday night with apparently quite a few take away/deliveries too. We had 3 starters, 4 mains, 4 vegetable sides, nans, chipatti, rice and 7 beers for £120 ish, so very reasonable for central Blackheath

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 10:28

Great food and service was good too. If your booking for a Saturday you might need to request a table downstairs, as if busy you could be upstairs, and although its nice up there it's not the same as being in the main restaurant.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:52

As always brilliant food and excellent service. Highly recommend you give it a try. Great atmosphere and staff int he restaurant, Take away is also a good option in winter and they are always as efficient as if you were in the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2015 11:13

The food was good and tasty. Served hot unlike some places where it arrives warm. Service was just right with the waiter being friendly and attentive but not overly so. The atmosphere was a little flat but it was a Monday evening. It is definatly worth a visit

1 review so far 6
20.02.2016 07:16

Lovely table upstairs by the window. Good service, fantastic vegetarian choice on menu, great food & not too expensive either. We sat & chatted for three hours - no pressure to move on - had a lovely evening there!

2 reviews so far 4
22.10.2015 11:57

I haven't been here for quite a while, but have had takeaways delivered in between times. The chicken biryani was lovely and hot. The korma was also good. The only dish which I wasn't so keen on was the dhal. Service was good and friendly - even gave us extra after dinner mints on request! Will definitely return.