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|Address:||39 Tranquil Vale Blackheath, London SE3 0BU|
|Tel:||020 8318 0858|
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This was my second visit to Saffron. I knew the restaurant gets busy so I booked via squaremeal as I was going on a Saturday night. When I arrived they didn't have my booking but it didn't matter as they managed to fit us in. The staff were very friendly and service was excellent throughout the evening. Many of the staff are Nepalese so some of the dishes are different to the usual Bangladeshi restaurants that tend to be more popular in London, although they also offer the usual favourites. I am vegetarian and enjoyed black bean dhal, along with a chickpea dish. The food was as good as I had eaten in Asia. My friends ordered a spectacular King Prawn tandoori dish and a barbecue platter, which they said was delicious. I have marked the food down slightly on the review as I didn't enjoy my vegetarian platter starter. I found it didn't have much substance and there was too much fried batter. The main meal made up for it. I also recommend the Ghurka beer, which has a much lighter taste than Kingfisher or Cobra. We sat upstairs which was very lively with bigger groups of diners. If you want a quieter ambiance then I recommend asking for a table downstairs. Also if you book online, it is worth following up with a phone call to confirm.