A The White House, New Road, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4DGE firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saffron Room is located in the leafy village of Prestbury in the heart of Cheshire. The 70 cover restaurant opened in November 2010 and offers a mixture of both fusion and classical Indian cuisine.
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Poppodums, served 2 per man, were fresh with a good selection of dips. We had an extremely long wait for our starters and perhaps should have said something to the waiter but we did appreciate that the restaurant was extremely busy for a Wednesday evening and there appeared to be only a couple of empty tables throughout the evening.
I settled for the lamb chops for my starter which were pretty tasty but after an almost hour long wait anything would have impressed me as I was that hungry. The starters also came accompanied by a second tray of different dips, which was a nice touch.
I teamed up with Jord and we shared two main courses to get a good selection from the menu. The main courses, after another long wait, were very good. The flavoursome Chicken Tikka Haandi (£9.25) was nice and rich - perfect for eating with my naan. I also had some of the Tandoori Chicken Jaipur, which contained a full whole chicken breast on the bone with a nicely spiced tomato based sauce.
|Tandoori Chicken Jaipur|
I’m still flying the flag for my beloved pilau and the Saffron Room delivered a good standard of pilau rice (and we can’t forget the plain naan which was pretty decent but could have been with slightly warmer).
I thought the food at the Saffron Room was of a high standard but felt slightly disappointed with the long wait for the meal. In hindsight, I think that waiting patiently for good food may be a better option than waiting a short time for poor food and for the Saffron Room I may have to make this exception.
Pops were tasty and plenty of the usual dippage.
Starter was a Chef Speciality one of ‘Lamb Chaat’ (£4.95) – great portion size and lamb was really tender with fresh salad/lemon on the side.
Main – Signature dish of ‘South Indian Murghi Balti’ with pilau rice and Pashwari Naan. My typical choice these days – mixture of tandoori chicken (off the bone) and minced lamb in medium balti spices, in a masala style (£10.95). It was excellent. Absolutely huge portion which could have done 2 people. Plenty of meat and tasty thick tomato-based sauce.
Cobra was fine throughout the meal and finished off with nice little Elizabeth Shaw mint chocolate at the end.
£30 was fairly steep but food and surroundings made up for it.
The only real negative was that we had to wait so long for our food. We were there just after 7.30pm and did not leave till well gone 10pm. Great curry talk on the night ranging from super injuctions through to Dayo's now 12 month absence from our curries.
Visiting the Saffron Room in Prestbury made a very nice change to the usual City/Town scene we are very used to it made a nice change walking down a nice countryside road in a picturesque village.
The restaurant had an expensive feel and an air of class, I felt a little bit under dressed in my jeans and t-shirt in a very busy restaurant. The restaurant was extremely busy for a Wednesday night with the tables pushed very close together probably due to the popularity of the restaurant.
Pops were very fresh, I had the mixed kebab for my starter which was Sheek, Tikka and Samosa a good portion size not to filling to spoil the main! Very tasty highly recommended !
The only real criticism would be the service we had a long wait for the food the price we paid I would expect first class service.
Overall a nice place to take your wife/girlfriend or both!! On the expensive side but worth a visit if you like good food in nice surroundings.
I had the Tandoori chicken Jaipur and chicken Tikka Handi which were both delicious and of good portion size.
I felt this restaurant would be better to visit as mixed a sex group or couple if you wanted to impress the mrs.
The prices were very reasonable for a restaurant in an expensive area.
The main courses were a particular highlight and came with good portion sizes. The restaurant service was slow but the food slightly made up for the long wait.
|Exterior view of the restaurant|