Saffrons
 
  • Overview
  • Sample menu
  • Restaurant review
  • Chef
  • Location

Overview

The unique blends of spices and flavours at Saffrons create a wellbeing restaurant experience that's second to none. Dishes are all exquisitely presented, using the latest modern techniques to showcase recipes inspired by India.

With its modern, fresh approach to Eastern cooking, Saffrons is not your traditional Indian restaurant. The restaurant mixes the Ayurvedic philosophy of 'balance in all things' with the best local produce to come up with a deliciously chic menu and the atmosphere is modern and airy with a muslin-draped ceiling and views out over St Helier.

Tel: +44 (0)1534 614000

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  • Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday (seasonal) with last orders at 9.30pm

  • Pricing:

  • Starters from £7.95

    Main courses from £18.25

    Desserts from £7.25

Sample menu

A few of the dishes on the à la carte menu at Saffrons.

Starters

Tandoori Welsh Lamb - Pan fried lamb cake, mint chutney, spiced lamb pastries, passion fruit chutney
Carpaccio of Duck Breast
 - Raspberry chutney, caramelised onions,basil herb sauce
Spicy Crusted Scallop - Pineapple chutney, chingli lassoni prawn, curry leaf mustard flavour crab cake, grape & coriander chutney

Main Courses

Panjim Style Spiced Monkfish - Cockle beurre monté, local crab & aloo tikki
Saddle of Venison - Parsnip fondant, brussel sprout leaves, mushrooms & walnuts, xocopili chocolate sauce
Tandoori Murgh - Marinated overnight & cooked in clay oven, aubergine mash, spiced minced chicken cigar roll, makani gravy

Desserts

Saffrons Ice Cream Platter - Blackcurrant & mint, coffee & tonka, gozi berry & cardamom, mango & basil
Vanilla Sable Breton - Passion fruit jelly, curry flavoured caramel "beurre demi sel", iced cocoa parfait & cashew nut crisps
Java & Mace Sphere - Banana fritters, Jersey honey & vanilla espuma, dry chocolate mousse

Tel: +44 (0)1534 614000

View this restaurant's website

  • Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday (seasonal) with last orders at 9.30pm

  • Pricing:

  • Starters from £7.95

    Main courses from £18.25

    Desserts from £7.25

Restaurant review

Indian cuisine without the cholesterol but with all the aroma? It sounds like a dream come true, but it does exist.

We've lost the real meaning of Indian food. The reason why food tastes better when we're travelling? Because it is better. Cooked fresh to order, with the best spices, no wonder we're a little disappointed when our local takeaway doesn't deliver to the same standard as our favourite Mumbai haunt. And this is where the spice-coloured Saffrons restaurant aims to put all that right. It's the ultimate fusion food; Indian tradition partnered with French technique thanks to the influence of head chef Philippe Maratier.

A platter, laden with delicious sauces, samosas and mini poppadoms are brought as an appetiser, then it's on to the exquisitely spiced starters like the Saffron's Rattan with bite-sized Gressingham duck breast tikka and saffron cream dip, almond crusted lamb shami kebab and mint chutney, and home smoked tandoori salmon with crispy milk fritter. Presented like works of art, all the elements of these dishes echo the restaurant's Ayurvedic philosophy: balance in all things. Delicious palate-cleansing shots of coconut and fennel icecream appear between courses, proving the kitchen can handle soft flavours just as well as spice. My main course, tandoori monkfish with picked spice king prawns, curry leaves and squid salad is excellent with an exceptionally high quality of ingredients presented perfectly. Saffrons is pure fusion innovation.

The desserts? Well they just have to be experienced. Subtle flavours of cardamom and chocolate with a fruity punch where it counts. And almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. So will I be going back to a Madras after this? Not a chance...

Review of Saffrons by Luxury Jersey's restaurant reviewer.

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Tel: +44 (0)1534 614000

View this restaurant's website

  • Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday (seasonal) with last orders at 9.30pm

  • Pricing:

  • Starters from £7.95

    Main courses from £18.25

    Desserts from £7.25

Chef

Over 33 years in the catering industry, multi-award-winning chef Philippe Maratier has worked in his native France, Switzerland and Ireland, before moving to Jersey, and has obtained AA Rosettes and Michelin stars.

Profile of Philippe Maratier in the Jersey food stories section

Tel: +44 (0)1534 614000

View this restaurant's website

  • Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday (seasonal) with last orders at 9.30pm

  • Pricing:

  • Starters from £7.95

    Main courses from £18.25

    Desserts from £7.25

Location

Hotel de France and Ayush Wellness Spa
St Saviour's Road
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 7XP

+44 (0)1534 614000

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