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Authentic multi-award-winning Asian dining in Northampton


Our Philosophy of ‘Liberated Cooking’

Welcome to Saffron – the multi-award-winning home of authentic Asian dining with a touch of class. Our food is based on traditional recipes from Bangladesh but given a modern makeover to meet the demands of 21st-century diners. We use only the freshest ingredients and our chefs’ attention to detail ensures we deliver perfection on every plate.

Many of our dishes feature complex spice blends that have been lovingly crafted by our team of award-winning chefs. We are modern, we are innovative but we respect our past and our culinary heritage. Saffron fuses tradition with innovation to bring you an unforgettable meal.

Look out for our range of specially-designed healthy eating options including Vegan dishes, bringing you dishes that are full of flavour and packed with goodness. We have worked extensively alongside professional nutritionist Miss Sheena Rose to introduce precise calorie counts and nutritional information on a number of our dishes allowing you to make an informed, healthy choice. 

We have a deep-rooted commitment to Northamptonshire produce and producers. We are a part of the thriving food and drink community in the county and we believe it is vital that we should support each other wherever possible. We want to celebrate the best the county has to offer, while showcasing the cuisine of our forefathers in our own countries. That fusion of local and global sets us apart.

Upovog-korun (Enjoy) 

Our Accolades

Our dishes feature complex spice blends that have been lovingly crafted by our team of award-winning chefs. See below for a small selection of dishes from our menu.
Chicken Tikka
Tender fillets of marinated chicken, lightly seasoned and roasted in a tandoori oven.
Chargrilled Lamb Chops
Lamb chops cooked with mild spices and grilled in the tandoori oven to obtain maximum flavour.
King Prawn Sinka
King prawn, gently marinated with sesame seeds, mushrooms, ginger and garlic.
Tandoori Chicken
Chicken in a well flavoured marinade & cooked to perfection.
Samosa - Chicken, Lamb Or Vegetable
Triangular puff pastry pouches containing mildly spiced minced lamb, chicken, or vegetables.
Onion Bhaji
Onion strands in a spicy batter mix, deep fried until crisp & golden.
Nest of Imperial Jewels, Platter for 2
Onion bhaji, chicken tikka, sheek kebab, tandoori king prawn & chicken pakora.
Grilled Dishes
Bay of Bengal King Prawns
Jumbo king prawns marinated in herbs and spices and roasted in the tandoor on skewers.
Tandoori Chicken
Tender half chicken marinated in a special blend of spices and cooked in the tandoor.
Chargrill Combo
A fabulous selection from our tandoor menu including tandoori chicken, lamb and chicken tikka, sheek kebab and naan bread.
Exclusive Bangladeshi Dishes
Mango Chicken
A fruity mango and chicken curry in a medium hot dry bhuna style sauce.
Achari Lamb
Spring lamb pieces cooked in yoghurt and tangy special mixed pickle.
Lamb Passanda
Tender sliced lamb pieces cooked in fresh cream & cultured yoghurt.
Vegetable Dishes

Regular 14 – Small 9

Classic Bhindi
Ladies fingers (Okra) cooked with onions, spice & herbs.
Tarka Daal
Lentils cooked with garlic & ghee.
Saag Aloo
Spinach cooked with potato & fresh herbs.
Exclusive Nepalese Dishes
Chicken Hariyo Khursani (best seller)
Selected pieces of chicken tikka, marinated in green chillies and cooked in a spicy sauce with fried dry chillies. A favourite in the mountainous regions of Bangladesh.
Mitho Sawdilo
A mild combination of coconut milk, honey and saffron, flavoured with fennel seeds & cooked with chicken tikka.
King Prawn Asworya
King prawn cooked in fresh garlic, coriander, tomato and very special spices favoured by young princes for their romantic nights out.
Balti Dishes
Chicken Balti
Lamb Balti
Vegetable Balti
Tawa Dishes
Chicken or Lamb
King Prawn
Pilau Rice
Steamed Rice
Saffron Special Rice
Mushroom Rice
Keema Rice
Garlic Naan
Keema Naan
Peshwari Naan

We’re proud of having achieved a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating. Food Hygiene & Safety is of huge importance to us and we are always striving to ensure all food storage & preparation is in line with the highest levels set by the Food Standards Agency.

Customer Reviews

Best Place in Northamptonshire. Well, I knew it was going to be good because I heard through the grapevine the food was lovely. I didn't expect a beautiful venue, IMPECCABLE service full of kindness and respect. I felt taken care of. The food was AMAZING. So delicious, filling and enough to take some home. Can't wait to come back!

Celeste (from Trip Advisor)February 2024

Best curry I’ve had in Northampton. Great food and service. The Chicken Jalfrezi was delicious - just the right amount of heat. Attentive service and complimentary whiskies to finish!

Simon (from Trip Advisor)February 2024

Tantalise the taste Buds! Food was incredibly well prepared and delicious worth every penny and lots of it as well. Big thank you to Rana Rahman ( General Manager) and all the staff. Highly recommend to anyone.

Review (from Trip Advisor)February 2024

Superb food from a menu that features a nice mix of traditional curry house favourites, and more exotic choices for those who prefer to try something new.

Dave (from Trip Advisor)January 2022

Food as good as every visit, staff all friendly and helpful, fun and friendly atmosphere on every visit Highly recommend a visit.

Chris (from Trip Advisor)January 2022

The food was excellent and both the staff and the service were amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Katy (from Trip Advisor)December 2021

Had the Jalfrezi and the Korma, absolutely banging. Rice very well cooked and fragrant, poppadoms melt in the mouth. Service was also excellent, we were catered to fully over our meal making sure we had enough to drink and that everything was up to scratch. Will definitely be back.

JBaines (from Trip Advisor)December 2020

Another delicious visit to Saffron, by far the best Indian restaurant in Northampton. Food outstanding as it always is, service excellent, very Covid safe, would recommend to all. All the team are great, thank you!

Donna (from Trip Advisor)December 2020

I have long been a returning customer of the saffron, and have never had a bad meal. There are plenty of Indian/ Bangladeshi restaurants in Northampton to choose from, but most seem generic fare. Saffron is different, the food tastes fresh, the service with a joke and smile, and nothing is too much bother.

Dan B (from Trip Advisor)December 2020

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Opening Hours

7 Days A Week: 5:30 – 11:30 pm
Including Bank Holidays


21 Castilian St
Northampton NN1 1JS


7 Days A Week: 5:30 – 11:30 pm
Including Bank Holidays