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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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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular customer of Saffron's it is my pleasure to recommend them. A small intimate hideaway in Richmond and always received with a warm welcome. All the food I have tried has been absolutely delicious and portions are generous.

Thank renbabe
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here this week for lunch with the family. The starters were okay and the bread was fresh and crispy. The main courses were a let down however. The meat in one main course was tough and dry and my main course (meat) was also quite dry and chewy. One of our party enjoyed their meat and chicken. Desserts were... More 

Thank Freddie K
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Persian cuisine is one of my favourites and this lovely place in Richmond does it well. Its small and cosy and the food is comforting and delicious. Portions are great for the prices.

Thank HelenMariaA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my main meal. Starter was delicious. Friendly service, large portions and left feeling satisfied. I would go again.

Thank Nicola E
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125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We are getting to be quite expert on Persian cuisine. We have come to it late in our lives, because we have Iranian house guests, and are quite enraptured by it. It is far nicer than other cuisines in the neighbourhood, such as Turkish, Arabic or Pakistani. It is quite distinct from all of them, though there are some similarities.... More 

Thank TimothyNathan38
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A "perfectly acceptable" Sunday lunch but not a good as some nearby Persian restaurants (such as Sarab in Tolworth). The koobideh was rather bland but the other kebab seemed better. The service was "fine" but that is not meant as a complement! Note that the set menu is not as good value as it appears. The starters are smaller than... More 

Thank Iain27
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Cosy, welcoming restaurant with fabulous food. Staff efficient and attentive. Great menu choices. Had the soup as our starter which was warming on a cold February evening. One of us is a vegetarian and felt well catered for. Will revisit

Thank AKlovestotravel
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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?