Welcome to the New Saffron, where we serve the best Indian (Bangladeshi) food in Thetford.

“Brilliant Indian, Fantastic Staff!”
“Hidden Gem in Thetford”
“Amazing Food, Great Service”


The New Saffron was opened in June 2013 by Shipon Miah, whose family have been in the restaurant trade for over 25 years.

Passion – we are passionate about creating authentic dishes using the finest ingredients and our own blends of spices.

Service – we want our customers to keep coming back so we aim to provide you with the best service.


We hope that you will enjoy our dishes as much as we did in collecting, tasting and choosing the best for you.


To view our takeaway menu and order direct online CLICK HERE

or order through our New Saffron App:


June 2024

February 2024

We are moving to our new premises from Tuesday 20th February and look forward to welcoming our lovely customers to the new restaurant. See our Facebook page.

Order through our new website

If you order your takeaway through our new website,
you will get a 10% discount and FREE delivery.


Google Reviews

  • Food: Excellent. Delicious. Well paired flavours, generously spiced and garnished, made with fresh ingredients. Everything piping hot and well presented. The prices are actually on the low side considering the quality of the dishes. I recommend the lamb korai, which delivered amazingly tender and flavourful lamb pieces in a rich sauce. Service: Attentive waiting staff, not over-the-top friendly but perfectly professional. The owner, Shipon, was kind enough to explain some details about the dishes we were considering, and we were impressed that he was so happy to customise our dishes to suit our taste. He really delivered the personal touch, remembered our name and used it when speaking to us. Atmosphere: The restaurant is tastefully decorated and some simple background music adds a little atmosphere. The only reason I did not give five stars for this is because I felt a little on edge with the constant loud pacing of the floorboards by the waiting staff behind me. I felt that the constant walking back and forth looking for something to do was a bit of a mood killer for me. Would I go back? 200% yes.

    Bronnie Milford Avatar Bronnie Milford
    June 7, 2024
  • Excellent service - fast, friendly, and relaxed. Excellent food - a lovely tender lamb biriyani. Lived up to the great reviews - I’ll be back. Huge thanks to Shipon and Sal who served me.

    D R Avatar D R
    June 4, 2024
  • Always amazing food and service from Shipon and his team

    Mark Noel (Sommet29er) Avatar Mark Noel (Sommet29er)
    June 4, 2024
  • Our first visit to the Saffron the food was very good what impressed me was the hot plates. Nice clean napkins and table cloths. The very nice manager came talking to us which we all enjoyed having a 😃 laugh. Will return. Good luck guys

    Angie Williams Avatar Angie Williams
    May 21, 2024
  • Quite possibly the finest Indian food I've eaten outside of London. I've eaten many curries, sides and starters in my time and have also schooled myself extensively in making my own BIR style currys having researched and spent a great deal of time getting it (i hope!) just right. Eating at New Saffron last night reminded me once again why the pros are just that.. pros! My partner and I had a chicken dish from the chef's special menu and a lamb bhuna. The chicken was flavorsome with multiple of layers of flavour and a beautiful smooth finish. Delicious. The lamb was cooked to tender perfection, it was at a mouth melting level without a hint of fat or chewiness, the first time I have experienced this properly. Again depths and levels of flavour were astounding. Peshwari naan a personal favourite for both of us was simply outstanding and the lemon rice a perfect compliment to the two dishes. Plates and cutlery were clean, glasses clean and polished to perfection without a scratch or mark/smear in place. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the Head Chef who has taken over from his late father a force to be reckoned with. Young, passionate, knowledgeable and more than willing to generously share his knowledge and encourage others to try their hand at curry making. The kitchen was organised, clean and the chefs working in harmony with each other also. An absolute must visit for anybody in Thetford or Norfolk that is passionate about Indian food. The choice on the menu is vast, prices reasonable and service time speedy. 10/10 all round Danny

    Mark Damon Avatar Mark Damon
    May 21, 2024

Facebook Reviews

  • We had an absolutely great meal in the New Saffron tonight. It is fair to say that we enjoyed every last bit and the owner and staff were both efficient and attentive. Meal was fresh, fragrant and not greasy, obviously cooked fresh to order and went out of there way to get us exactly what we wanted. Honestly could not fault a single thing.

    Julie Wallace Avatar Julie Wallace
    January 28, 2022
  • Amazing food and the staff are 5 star. Definitely worth a visit

    Sharon Summers Avatar Sharon Summers
    January 22, 2022
  • We have visited a couple of times whilst staying in the area for work. Both times the food has been amazing, staff are friendly and efficient, great service all round and we will be visiting again when we are next in the area. Highly recommend

    Donelle Fitzpatrick Avatar Donelle Fitzpatrick
    January 11, 2022
  • We are on holiday in the area and so chose this takeaway based on other recommendations and weren’t disappointed- Very friendly service- great food at reasonable prices

    Steve English Avatar Steve English
    January 1, 2022
  • Me and my wife had a meal in the saffron tonight and it was excellent above what I could have expected top meal top service well done

    Ron Kingston Avatar Ron Kingston
    December 31, 2021
  • Had our first take out tonight. Best I’ve had in a long time. We’ll be back.

    Lisa Davies Avatar Lisa Davies
    September 14, 2021
  • Always make you welcome and never hurry you, superb food and great prices too.

    Janice Freeman Avatar Janice Freeman
    September 4, 2021
  • Outstanding service with perfect food - will certainly be returning 😊😊😊

    Frances Reeve Avatar Frances Reeve
    August 27, 2021
  • Great food and awesome staff, I will deffo be back soon.

    Jim Hibbert Avatar Jim Hibbert
    August 10, 2021
  • Gorgeous food! me, my friend & my brother came in this evening & enjoyed a lovely dinner! Staff are very friendly. Wonderful service, can't wait to visit again soon. Also, big thank you to the suggested meal from the young gentleman.. went down a treat, he hasn't stopped talking about how yummy it was the ride home!

    Heather Forsyth Avatar Heather Forsyth
    July 17, 2021

TripAdvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Delicious takeaway. - Really enjoyed our takeaway meal from here. Was very tasty and the staff were very polite and helpful both when we ordered and when we picked up. We would definitely... read more

    avatar thumb LonePineKath
    February 6, 2023
  • star rating  Great find, lovely food. - Visited Thetford - locals recommended this restaurant, lovely food. Owner took time out to tell us about speciality dishes. Top drawer.

    avatar thumb Trek25320046361
    February 5, 2023
  • star rating  Thali Night … - Decided to try New Saffron Thali night which is on a Wednesday. Meat eaters and vegetarian catered for. A selection of small pots with delicious food to try,served with rice... read more

    avatar thumb PoshSpice28
    January 31, 2023
  • star rating  Best Indian in town - The owner has so much passion, and the food was so fresh clean will definitely come back next time we are here, the chef is a food genius

    avatar thumb Ian S
    January 27, 2023
  • star rating  Excellent as always - Visited today for my daughters birthday. Wonderful meal- every dish was beautifully cooked. Best restaurant in Thetford

    avatar thumb vickybQ244LS
    January 26, 2023
  • star rating  Very well worthwhile - Found myself in Thetford, a nice market town and birthplace of Thomas Paine of French and American revolution fame.

    The New Saffron was recommended by the lovely owners... read more

    avatar thumb TheLawDoctor
    January 19, 2023