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Indian Good for groups

Cafe Saffron Ivanhoe

9.5/10
176
238-240 Upper Heidelberg Road, 3079 Ivanhoe (VIC)See map

Average price A$35

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Restaurant menu

Average price A$35
Gosht lawabdaar
A$15.9
Tender lamb backstrap pieces, marinated and cooked in tandoor oven, served in a golden mughlai gravy
Gosht palak wala
A$15.9
Tender pieces of lamb delicately cooked in spinach on a slow flame
Rada gosht
A$15.9
Delicate lamb cubes and Lamb mince cooked in a onion, garlic and cashew gravy

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Cafe Saffron Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe (VIC)
Cafe Saffron Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe (VIC)
Cafe Saffron Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe (VIC)
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Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent176 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.7/10

Service

8.7/10

Ambience

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  • Tse Lyn Yu
    Tse Lyn Yu

    January 5, 202319 reviews

    9.5/10

    Love everything except portion seems very small compared to similar restaurants I've been to. Services and food taste great. I would have hope for my dish to be more spicy as I have asked for extra spicy

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  • Puneet S.
    Puneet S.

    December 21, 202211 reviews

    10/10

    As always five star food along with five star service. Can’t wait to be back.

  • Luis G.
    Luis G.

    November 27, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    One of our favourite restaurants never fails to satisfy and impress. The staff are always friendly and happy to accommodate. Great Indian cuisine and value for money.

  • Rose J.
    Rose J.

    November 18, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    We have been coming to Cafe Saffron for over 20 years and they never disappoint Food is always delicious and the service is excellent Love that the owner comes and checks on each table

  • Heather B.
    Heather B.

    November 15, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    This is our favourite Indian restaurant. The menu is comprehensive and the food and service are always reliably good. We especially love their tandoori dishes.

  • Luis G.
    Luis G.

    November 5, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Great food, served with a smile and tender loving care. Can't wait to be back. Value for money and many options to choose from. Staff are always attentive and on point.

  • Boroon M.
    Boroon M.

    November 2, 20221 review

    9/10

    The personal attention that the manager paid to us and asked us multiple time how the food and the experience was, was much appreciated. The food was amazing as always.

  • Puneet S.
    Puneet S.

    October 15, 202211 reviews

    10/10

    Best Indian restaurant by a long margin. The hospitality, the food and the ambiance never disappoints. Must try if in Melbourne looking for great authentic Indian food.

  • Mary C.
    Mary C.

    October 8, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    The food was great, the service also great Don’t mean go be negative but restaurant very very noisy… it was Saturday night so probably busiest night of the week, wouldn’t go on a Saturday night again… maybe midweek….

  • Heather B.
    Heather B.

    October 5, 20222 reviews

    8/10

    This is one of our favourite Indian restaurants as the staff are always friendly and attentive, the menu is extensive and the food is consistently good.

  • Sarah F.
    Sarah F.

    October 1, 20221 review

    10/10

    My family and I LOVE Saffron. Last night, I was there with a friend and she and her family also LOVE Saffron. A couple of years ago she moved a couple of suburbs away, meaning that Saffron is a bit far to go for the regular visits she used to make, so when we decided to go out for dinner after seeing a movie her first thought was Saffron. Thank goodness Saffron was what we chose because it was a fantastic night. The food was amazing (we shared the malai kofta and the murgh chabar with two garlic naan and South Indian lemon rice), the service was attentive, the restaurant was about 3/4 full so the atmosphere was lively, and the price was great ($77 for all that food plus drinks). There is nothing I would change about my experience at Saffron - an opinion I knew going in that I would have coming out, because I've never had a bad experience at Saffron. Saffron is easily Ivanhoe's best restaurant and probably the best Indian restaurant for many kilometers in any direction. Thank goodness I've got some leftovers from last night so I can partially relive the experience with today's lunch. Will be going back again and again.

  • Maureen L.
    Maureen L.

    September 28, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Thank-you to Saffron fur food requirements last night - excellent food and good service for our party of 11 -

  • Puneet S.
    Puneet S.

    August 13, 202211 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent as always. The best Indian restaurant in Melbourne for me.

  • Peter S.
    Peter S.

    August 6, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Outstanding and wow

  • Maria B.
    Maria B.

    June 25, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    Outstanding service and delicious meals. We couldn’t fault Cafe Saffron. The food was of a very high quality and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be returning.

  • Vicki K.
    Vicki K.

    June 1, 20225 reviews

    9.5/10

    Very tasty food ,extensive menu , original owners very hospitable. Never disappointed

  • Anne A.

    April 23, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    We have been dining at Caffe Saffron for over 20 years and it is still the best Indian Restaurant in Melbourne. Their food is absolutely the best.

  • LESLEY R.
    LESLEY R.

    April 20, 20229 reviews

    10/10

    A great little neighbourhood indian restaurant. Attentive friendly staff, large menu and delicious food. Nice ambience. Will definitely go back again

  • Natasha G.

    April 9, 20221 review

    10/10

    Consistently excellent food, always know you can get a fantastic meal at cafe saffron!

  • Caroline L.

    February 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fantastic restaurant. Excellent service. Very welcoming and delicious food. One of my favourite restaurants to take the family.

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238-240 Upper Heidelberg Road, 3079, Ivanhoe (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Spice Things Up.We love when we discover a restaurant that feels like a local secret. That's just the case with Café Saffron in Ivanhoe. A neighbourhood gem, Café Saffron serves traditional, hearty Indian food. There's nothing garish or overstated about this place; it's all about simple food that speaks for itself.Whether we're in the mood for something mild or we want to rev things up with a hit of hot spice, Café Saffron offers plenty of choices. So what do the regulars love? The lamb dishes deserve a mention, as well as the spinach curry with paneer. Pair that curry with some saffron or basmati rice and garlic naan and you're in for a treat. Could Café Saffron in Ivanhoe become your new local favourite? We think there's a good chance. And we love that Cafe Saffron offers takeaway for those nights when we'd rather cosy up on the couch for dinner. Best dish: Spinach and paneer curry

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