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The Saffron

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U 2 15 Hunter St | Sullivans Cove, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 4150
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Southampton, Canada
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119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to The Saffron on a busy Saturday night and were attended to quite quickly. Our server was completely able to describe both the cont not and level of spiciness of the dishes, and all were very good. This is the first time since we left Dubai that we actually had HOT curry, from the perspective of spiciness, and... More 

1 Thank relaxing_dad
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met with a friendly smile and immediately felt at home at this Indian restaurant with a stunning waterfront view. We opted for vegetable makani, dhal makani, rice and a garlic naan ... all were cooked to perfection. Great food at a very reasonable price. We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

Thank DennisA3
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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818 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The curries were so tasty and seemed just like those in India....very authentic. We particularly enjoyed the mango chicken. We chose different mains and shared. Great.

1 Thank pollyoppy
Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic, nothing special Indian food. Was a bit over priced for what we received. Wouldn't go back in a hurry.

Thank JcCampbell11
Launceston, Australia
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331 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious meal here with lovely friendly service. Food was cooked well, quite a lot served in portion. Great choice on the menu. Drinks reasonably priced and food reasonably priced. Very enjoyable meal in the wharf area of Hobart. Takeaway available as well.

Thank GingerRose63
Perth, Australia
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Hobart we visited this restaurant a few times and enjoyed the food very much. One of our family members had alternative dietary requirements and the staff were very helpful and obliging to assist in the meal choice. The views are lovely with the yatchts nearby.

1 Thank Judy G
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet and pleasant place with attentive and friendly service. Some Northern Indian dishes are a bit special, not always found in ordinary Indian restaurant: they have Peshawari Naan, with nuts and dried fruits; the Methi chicken is also unusual and was very nice. The Indian spiced tea is very disappointing, just standard black tea with a few spices, not worth... More 

Thank 963Erichu
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Hobartian I have frequented this restaurant on a handful of occasions over the past few years, usually to take advantage of the discount deal through Entertainment Book. And each time I've made a point of trying something different off the menu. I'm pleased to say I haven't had a bad meal yet. I'm not a massive Indian food... More 

Thank Mike W
Seacrest Beach, Florida
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346 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had to try the Indian food in Hobart so we chose The Saffron. We ordered Pappadam with mint sauce, Naan with a side order of Raita, Chicken Chennai and a side order of saffron rice for 2. First we had too much food. Pappadam was very good but the mint sauce was lacking a lot of mint. It was a... More 

Thank chefluee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times over the years and dont live in Hobart. Never been disappointed and this time was no different. Great service and great Indian food.

Thank Brett M

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 15 Hunter St | Sullivans Cove, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6231 4150

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