Quandoo
(EN) English
4.9 /6 Excellent 52 Reviews

The Saffron Club

Blackheath Indian ££ +100
Book
Enquiry
-
1 person
+
{{ capacity }}
Need to book for a large party? Make an Enquiry about group reservations!
{{ request.date | date: 'mediumDate'}}
{{ discount.name }}
-
{{time.date | date: 'HH:mm'}} | -{{request.discount.value}}%
+
There is no reservation available for this search.
{{time.date | date: 'HH:mm'}}
{{ discount.name }}
{{time | date: 'HH:mm'}}
{{time | date: 'HH:mm'}}
{{ request.area.name }} Where would you like to sit?
{{ area.name }}
Sorry, only this area is available with your selection

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

52 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 52 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
28 6
11 5
5 4
1 3
3 2
4 1
1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 16:55

good food, pleasant staff and relaxed atmosphere. Went on Sat night, busy but didn't feel rushed. Minor point: lighting a bit too bright. Overall, enjoyable

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 21:55

Awesome! Beautifully presented food. We will definitely be returning. The Goan King Prawns were to die for, portions just right and a great atmosphere too!

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 18:03

Love I think here. Great vegetarian options and thr chilli lemon rice is fabulous. Best in Blackheath and that is saying something as they are all pretty good.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 09:20

Fantastic food, excellent service and a warm atmosphere. It was the best curry I've had in a long time. We will definitely be back again soon.

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.

10 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.

10 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.

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.

10 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 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!

1 review 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.

10 reviews so far 6
29.02.2016 15:27

We took my ageing mother to saffron for the first time for her birthday. She loved the atmosphere, food and attention. Really miss the chef's basket of different naans. Should campaign to get it back on the menu

10 reviews so far 5
04.04.2016 13:52

The family are regular visitors and we are never disappointed. There is always a warm reception and we are now at the point where they know what we want before we do. Still regret the withdrawal of the chefs naan basket. Bring it back please

10 reviews so far 6
15.02.2016 21:05

The food is always so good and the staff are always so welcoming. They will invariably try to adapt their menu to meet your taste if at all possible. All in all a very fine eating experience.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2016 09:52

Great! 2nd time here. Will be going back a 3rd and 4th time. Staff are very warming, my party of 5 were happy with the prices. Definitely a nice restaurant for a quick catch up with friends.

1 review so far 5
04.01.2017 21:30

This is a lovely restaurant for anyone who wants a delicious Indian meal. The choice of food and drink is amazing and the prices are really decent - 100% worth it. Service is very good too. Overall, a perfect experience - definitely returning.

1 review so far 6
15.01.2016 12:21

Amazing food!! Would highly recommend this restaurant if you live locally or fancy an Indian if you're visiting the village... A bit expensive compared to some places but definitely worth it

1 review so far 3
04.07.2016 19:51

Wasn't impressed with the whole experience. Food was quite bland and chicken very dry. Also got the same dip with three different courses and cheese stuffed naan was all soggy and had hardly any cheese inside. Probably wouldn't recommend it. Supermarket ready Indian meals have more flavour. We were seated just by the door so it was very busy and loud.

2 reviews so far 6
08.05.2016 06:29

This is best Indian restaurant that we've ever been to. Food is absolutely gorgeous & impeccable customer service. Definitely one that we'd dine in again & again. Love it!!

10 reviews so far 6
30.11.2015 13:45

Great quality modern Indian food and lovely people. Win win on all fronts. Also if you order well there is always at bit more for tomorrow 😁 Cheers marc

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 06:03

As ever a great meal, never lets you down, momo starter is one to try, with some great napilese and Indian classics plus attentive members of staff

1 review so far 6
27.10.2016 07:40

Outstanding service and excellent food. Would definitely recommend. This is one of the best curry houses around and they make you feel at home. Book a table!

10 reviews so far 6
20.12.2015 21:45

Always a very pleasant experience. Service is warm and friendly without becoming a nuisance and never feel rushed to leave. Food is modern Indian and good.

1 review so far 6
12.05.2016 10:42

The food is excellent, the quality of the nan bred incomparable. I will go back for the same standard of food and service and recommend it.

1 review so far 6
23.02.2017 11:12

The food was delicious and the service excellent. Happy to adjust the spicing for the different tastes of the family! Lovely local restaurant - would recommend.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 08:03

The Food was great, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming the staff where very friendly, service was good, it made the whole night fantastic 😀

1 review so far 6
08.12.2015 07:37

Delicious curry and nice range of dishes - not the normal run of the mill stuff. Interesting dishes from different regions of India. Will return

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 09:15

Good food, good table (round one at the back) and good friendly service all made it an enjoyable birthday celebration for me with my friends.

10 reviews so far 6
08.11.2015 19:41

So good as always. Food, sevice and flexibility great and modern twist on Indian formula. Just not sure I am so keen to share 😉

1 review so far 5
03.02.2016 07:36

was a decent meal, interesting food. good flavours, staff were polite. would go back again. nice crispy nan breads. would go again. better than bulk standard curry houses

1 review so far 5
18.02.2017 13:12

We enjoyed our meal. Good atmosphere too. As a pescatarian, I would like to see a more varied fish offering , please. Thank you for a great night

1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 08:38

Great atmosphere and great food. This was our first visit and we would definitely go back. Very reasonable prices and lots of choice on the menu

1 review so far 5
27.02.2017 11:10

Authentic food. Very nice. Service quite friendly and a cosy atmosphere. Would recommend especially the Nepalese dishes, but the Indian also very good. Would go again.

2 reviews so far 4
05.03.2017 08:36

Very nice food, I do think the drinks are a little bit overpriced though. Good atmosphere is bustling which is nice for a Saturday night and because it was my Mum's Birthday.

1 review so far 5
11.01.2016 07:00

The food here was lovely, the staff were very friendly, service was prompt but we weren't hassled. Overall, this is a beautiful little restaurant. Thanks.

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 09:19

Great food which was beautifully presented. The service was good and the restaurant was busy with a good buzz. I would definitely go there again.

1 review so far 5
15.11.2015 21:55

Delicious food, an interesting menu and a relaxed atmosphere but service was quite slow and sparse and our food took a long time to arrive.

1 review so far 4
23.11.2016 11:58

Good food and friendly staff. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for decent food in a relaxed environment. Service was pleasant & attentive. They also do great take away

1 review so far 2
21.02.2016 11:45

Good food. Dreadful service. Despite having booked, there was no table available for our party of 5 so the staff had to move a couple who they had just seated. once we'd ordered it was an hour and a half before our food arrived.

1 review so far 2
01.07.2016 10:00

the service was very slow and there was no real explanation as to why, the starters were overpriced for what they were and overall the food was quite average. Doubt I'll go again.

1 review so far 1
04.10.2015 08:25

Terrible food, service okay but was not sympathetic with the poor food or offer any resolution. Quite a nice restaurant but a shame the toilets are also up stairs? Sorry but only positive is the restaurant's location.