Thursday, December 3, 2009

BM Review: Saffron

I'd been to this new place called Saffron in Koramangala to review the place for Bangalore Mirror this past weekend. My guests were Santosh Gowda and Suhas Cadambi, but engineers from RV and avid quizzers (which is how I met them) and also hard-core foodies. The review can be read here.

Below is a pictorial description of what we had with the summary at the end.

Reshmi kebab

Achari Paneer Tikka

Mutton Seekh Kebab

Shammi Kebab

Boti Kebab

Navratna Korma

Keema with Egg

Mutton Qorma

Peethi Poori

Mutton Biryani

For the below three, one is rabri, one is kheer, and one is phirni. You guess which is which :)

I gave the place an equivalent of 2.5 out of 5, primarily because the mutton dishes weren't up to the mark, but otherwise it was OK, nothing special.

Food: Decent
$$$: Moderate; our bill came to a touch over Rs. 1800 (they have a 7% service charge)
Service: Decent
Verdict: Can visit if in the area
Extra Info: It's on the road where Lazeez, Thulp, Kabab Magic and Rolls United fact, it's just after Rolls United (on the other side of the street), and before Nous Systems.

Saffron, #5, 1st Floor, 1st B Main, 1st Block, Koramangala, Jakkasandra Ext, Bangalore. Phone: 41317579


Suhas said...

Hey, was great to be party to this review. Just wanted to point out a small factual error in the write-up; the kebab which was created for the toothless nawab is in fact the galaouti kebab, not the shammi. Saffron's shammi was perhaps done right after all!

Karthik Shetty said...

Hmm, interesting, coz this book that I'm reading called 'Curry: A tale of cooks and conquerors' by Lizzie Collingham says it's the Shammi kebabs. I picked the line straight out of the book.


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