16 Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5BG
T: 01969 625777 or 625778


About us

Owner and Chef Chris Rahman says: Welcome to Saffron, exquisite Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Saffron is an award-winning restaurant and has a reputation as one of the region's finest Indian restaurants. The restaurant has 70 seats in three sections including an area for private parties.

I have worked in restaurants since the age of 14, first in my uncle’s restaurants in Somerset and Devon. I have previously owned restaurants in Knaresborough, Leeds, Boston Spa and Wakefield. I am passionate about food and offer a wide range of dishes at Saffron, many of which are my own creation and so won’t be found elsewhere.

We have held charity nights for Marie Curie and TOSH, The Old School House, Leyburn’s arts centre. Our celebrity diners have included sports personalities and members of the cast of Emmerdale.

The restaurant has been established in Leyburn for almost 12 years as of 2018. The staff and myself live in Bradford and travel to Leyburn each day. I would like to give big thanks to local customers and visitors who have supported us over the years.

We are pleased to have been awarded a tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in both 2014 and 2015.   An article in the D&S about our fifth Marie Curie Cancer Care charity meal - it raised £1700!