Saffron was recently awarded the ‘Spice Chef of the Year’ at the Northamptonshire Food Awards 2012-2013.
Saffron is a vibrant Bangladeshi and Nepalese restaurant situated on Castilian Street in the centre of Northampton. The surrounding area offers plenty of bars and an ample night life, perfect for those looking to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Northampton before, or after, sampling the delicious cuisine on offer at Saffron.
Recently voted winners of ‘Best East Midlands Restaurant’ at the Asian Curry Awards 2011, held at London’s Lancaster Hotel, as well as reaching the runners-up spot in the ‘Curry Chef of the Year’ Awards at the Northamptonshire Food Awards 2011, Saffron is a highly popular venue with visitors and locals alike. With a rich and opulent décor the dining room offers guests a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere in which to try some of the speciality dishes on offer from the kitchen. Owned and managed by Naz Islam, you are sure to receive the warmest of welcomes whatever time you dine.
Offering a unique combination of Bangladeshi and Nepalese dishes, Saffron offers its guests a variety of exciting new flavour combinations. Each cuisine is given a separate heading on the menu, allowing you to fully absorb the range of dishes available. Nepalese offerings include dishes such as Mitho Sawdillo, a mild combination of chicken cooked with coconut milk, almonds, honey and flavoured with saffron and fennel seeds; and chicken hariyo khursani, chicken marinated in green chillies in a spicy yoghurt and chilli sauce. There is a good selection of vegetarian dishes too, with no less than 16 individual vegetarian dishes on the menu.
With fantastically priced set menus for groups of two upwards, there is an option to suit every taste and budget. Saffron is so popular that it frequently has celebrities such as the Calendar Girls and Bobby Davro, coming in to see what is on offer. Booking a table for this venue is highly recommended as demand for a table is high.
Photography by Katrina Harrison.