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New Saffrani - CLOSED

11 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, Scotland
+44 131 667 1597
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible23%
13 Jun 2015
“excellent food”
16 Apr 2015
“Good, but not excellent”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 13 June 2015

well done and different dishes. Service was great and we asked for something special and chef made it happen. Thanks

Thank 918rbb
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I've tried most indian restaurants in Edinburgh, and this is not really one of my favourites. However, I cannot review it based on my own tastes in food. I ordered take-away from New Saffrani, and the waiting time was alright - not too fast, not...More

Thank TheHappyholic
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Went to this small restaurant before Captains bar as they are in the same street. Everything tasted fresh and nice. A lovely meal and service Was great

Thank MartinPEdinburgh
Reviewed 17 January 2015

I recently tried to book a table at this restaurant using an nCrowd voucher. The person I spoke to assured me that they were fully booked even although I was pretty flexible about the time of arrival. He couldn't possibly offer me a table for...More

Thank Mikejas
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I bought a cheap groupon deal and wasn't expected too much. I was wrong! Food was delicious, waiter friendly. I will definitely visit again

Thank Ihriel1
Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway from here and was absolutely disgusted. Everything was absolutely foul especially the butter chicken which tasted as if the base was made from Campbell's tomato soup. It was also severely overpriced and my rice and bits of oily onion in it that...More

Thank Izofgreece
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Restaurant opens at 4pm so no lunches available Would classify New Saffrani as a higher category of food and so it is a little more expensive but the quality is good. Tends to be quiet early on after opening but could see it busier later...More

Thank jonlam
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Very small place difficult to find. I was just roaming around find this place great quality food and service.

3  Thank Bishopj340
Reviewed 14 September 2014

We visited the restaurant having booked online. When we arrived the place was very quiet (one other table was occupied). Waiter was happy to let us sit anywhere. When he brought the menus over I informed him we had booked online and had a voucher....More

1  Thank BlackDouglas
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Iam not a fan of Indian food but my husband is. We purchased a voucher for this restaurant and I'm glad we did. The restaurant is small but has a nice atmosphere and is very pleasantly decorated. Our waiter was extremely courteous. He gave us...More

Thank broonie03
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Nearby Attractions
National Museum of Scotland
14,436 reviews
.17 km away
Surgeons' Hall Museums
950 reviews
.11 km away
Festival Theatre
278 reviews
.04 km away
Dovecot Studios
37 reviews
.15 km away
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$41
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 1597
  • E-mail
An exciting and popular addition to the Edinburgh dining scene, New Saffrani is an unusual take on the traditional Indian restaurant. Situated close to the Festival Theatre and Old College, New Saffrani finds itself with a varied crowd flooding through the doors ��� everybody from tourists to students, young families and couples eager to try out their unique menu which concentrates mainly on fish and seafood, giving each an Indian flavour. There���s an extensive range of choices with meat and vegetarian dishes also given plenty of room, with each item imaginative and experimental, unlike any other in the city. Every care has been taken to match the wide selection of wines to New Saffrani���s food, guaranteeing a full dining experience bar none.
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