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Saffron Richmond

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5 The Square, Richmond TW9 1DT, England
+44 20 8940 1138
12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read many positive reviews about this place and, being a Richmond lover, decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed. The food is nice, the place is quaint and the service exceeded the expectations. The menu is pretty vast and it offers everything seen in other bigger Persian restaurants in West London. The wine list is a... More 

Thank luigi r
Staines, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must have walked past this restaurant dozens of times but wife spotted it. Small, but great customer service and very friendly. Reasonably priced, and food was very fresh, hot and very tasty. Would highly recommend it. Take cash with you, and I believe it's cheaper. Cheaper than all the regular restaurants around it, and the food is much nicer.

Thank Steve H
Isleworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant which was quite busy when we went early on Saturday evening. The staff were very attentive and efficient and the food was delicious. We only had time for a main meal and coffee but we will definitely be going back for 3 courses next time. I would suggest booking if there are going to be... More 

Thank hmj63
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Saffron on Fri night about 9 pm. It's a small, cosy restaurant. The staff were friendly, attentive yet unintrusive. I chose spinach in yogurt and my companion a finely chopped mixed salad with bread as starter. Both of us found the starters tasty. For main, I ordered rice with pomegranate and chicken in a sauce, which I've forgotten... More 

1 Thank LondonTravelkid
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Richmond can feel a bit tired if one is looking to eat and fancy something different. Too many chains and too little to excite. On the day in question, I really did want something unusual and the sight of this small Persian restaurant had be daring to suggest it to my wife. The risk at the back of my mind... More 

Thank akc42
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place for 2 reasons: 1. Food is really very good. I would recommend to try hummous with persian bread, torshi,ghormeh sabzi and Kabab-e Barg. 2. positive atmosphere, thanks to the friendly staff!

Thank Hlm332016
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I can not believe this restaurant is on my door step! What a gem! This no frills restaurant serves authentic and delicious Persian dishes by warm and friendly staff. Good value - on average we paid £20 per head including mains, sides and drinks. Highly recommended!

Thank vcortes1976
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fantastic succulent chicken and really fresh salad. I loved every mouthful. Very large portions. The staff are lovely, very helpful and very friendly. They also do takeaway!

Thank dorothycF2313ZI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went here after Kew Christmas visit. Very pleasant meal and terrific value; 3 course set meal was only £13.95 and a very fair 10% service charge. Wine also well priced. And very happy to pay a little extra for the excellent Persian Bread. Deftly spiced, very well cooked food and attentive, pleasant service. Will definitely return. Thank you for such... More 

Thank Richard P
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went to Saffron as a group of 3 after being to the Kew Gardens evening. We had a nice enough meal on the set menu..good value for centre of Richmond...the thing I didn't like was I ordered the Olviyeh as a starter..this dish should have, without question been served with either bread/crisps/crackers with it..it is basically a dip...why would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 The Square, Richmond TW9 1DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 1138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?