I finally got (a lot of my posts are starting with that lately aren’t they!) to the new Saffron Haveli on Cambridge Terrace, in the old Strawberry Fare premises.
And was pretty impressed with the food quality. I think along with Kera-la-carte this might be one of my fave Indian eateries now.
After ordering drinks we were presented with feather-light crispy poppadoms with enough salt to be moreish but not OTT. A great accompaniment to the Lychee mint mojito and Indian beer.
We then dove straight into mains with a Malai kofta, and a chicken special. The kofta were silky and light in a nicely dense sauce. And the chicken special was very tender and flavourful, despite being kiwi hot. No flavour ruinations with the temperature increases here.
Haveli means a mansion or hall where families live and eat together, and there were certainly plenty of families and groups dotted around the restaurant.
The service was courteous and friendly, and all in all, we rather enjoyed ourselves.
PS. They look to do a roaring trade in take-aways, so if you’re short on time or fancy eating at home, that’s another option.