Restaurant Review: Saffron (JW Marriott)

Sacks of spices stand against the outer walls of this restaurant at the hotel, and having a menu on a stand helps, too, but nothing prepares you for the wallet hit a meal here gives you. Saffron, at the JW Marriott in Juhu, is exorbitantly priced, and severely underwhelming as a result.There’s no way you can have a meal at Saffron unless you have money to burn, because for the price of a vegetarian starter you can have at least three heavy (and more satisfying) meals at a very good Mughlai restaurant. The Nawabi/Awadhi cuisine this JW Marriott restaurant offers you is great, no doubt, but is expensive as hell and cannot justify its rates.The food was finely cooked; and it being a family dinner, I could order only vegetarian, making a mental note to come back to Saffron on another occasion to sample the non-vegetarian fare, and trashing that idea after one look at the bill.The starters were great, and the main course dishes were very well done. The use of spices is controlled;  the food wasn’t masaledaar, and that’s just great for non-Indians. The list of beers on the drinks menu is a joke; Saffron has the worst Indian and imported beers you can think of from the top of your head.No complaints about the food at Saffron, but there’s also no reason to go back to the restaurant when there are others that can give you better meals at five times less the price. In fact, if you’re in the mood to splurge, there are other luxury hotels that have better restaurants.

FOOD REVIEWS: Jafferbhai’s Delhi Darbar | Kakori House | Purepur Kolhapur | Sernyaa | Global Fusion

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8 Responses to “Restaurant Review: Saffron (JW Marriott)”

  1. December 2, 2012 at 17:38

    Just curious…how much was the bill? I was thinking of treating four of my close friends but you’ve kinda scared me….


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