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Zaffran Indian cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4-5 Waddington Road, St Albans AL3 5EX, England
+44 1727 899446
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked forward to eating here due to rave reviews but was disappointed. Waited an age to get served... but hey, it'll be worth the wait I thought. Huge menu, with lots of dishes I hadn't tried before. No, not really. Maybe I just got unlucky with what I ordered. Prawn Starter was bland. Lamb dish had two solid lumps of... More 

Thank Chris M
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my daughter and her husband on a visit to St.albans what can I say fantastic service and food was superb friendly staff my daughter is a bit of a fussy eater but they did everything to accommodate her I would return again and have raved about this place to my friends some of whom I know own... More 

Thank Dawn P
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed Saturday lunch here on a short break in St Albans. We were the only customers, although one person arrived just before the restaurant closed at 2.30 pm, and was turned away. The quality of the cooking was very high, and the interior of the restaurant was elegant. Service was good. Would return if in St Albans again.

Thank dianella28
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went with friends on a Saturday night. The food was good but not amazing. Service was so so, as was price. Wouldn't rave.

Thank Pocahontas12
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went her as a party of 6 one Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but this didn't hold up service. Apart from popadoms we only had main courses with sided and naan bread plus 3 of us had beers. So the price of £68 for two before service is a little expensive for Indian. That said portion sizes were good... More 

Thank NickDavis
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

cant really complain about the food quality. Just the portion size- only 5 pieces of chicken, and the nan was a bit flat and crispy. My two fav things. totally dead atmosphere too. But everyone enjoyed the food.

Thank ThisISThe
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent , go there regularly and we are never dissapointed , good friendly service , some of the best curries I have ever had , fantastic !

2 Thank Chris G
St Albans, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

From the initial poppadums ad dips to the main courses everything was freshly prepared and with excellent flavours. We will return!

Thank Joy M
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant with attentive and efficient staff. Like many Indian restaurants the menu can be a little confusing when trying to imagine the difference between dishes with similar ingredients. I asked for a recommendation based on a couple of criteria and was very happy with the result. I would definitely come again and enjoyed my dinner.

1 Thank Paul G
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

my family honestly go here almost every week!! everything is lovely, we've tried the passanda, the tandoori chicken, saag paneer, bhuna... almost everything and never been disappointed. the service is speedy and the staff are friendly. honestly can't find any fault. even the takeaway service is quick.

1 Thank Selina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 Waddington Road, St Albans AL3 5EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 899446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?