About Saffron  

Our Story

an Indian restaurant with a difference

Our Story

Since the 1970’s, many a chef experimented with traditional Indian food, in a bid to take its best bits and create a modern, and perhaps more Westernised version of the deliciously spicy and unique cuisine. Modern Indian has since exploded in popularity on a global scale, and Australians have found themselves amidst a plethora of incredible Indian food, spoilt for choice and diversity.

Sridhar Penumechu recognised this craze in 2005 and opened Saffron Indian Gourmet in Broadbeach, to provide an Indian restaurant with a difference to the people of the Gold Coast.

When you ask Sridhar what makes Saffron unique, he brings it right back to basics and focuses on the food, “Constant effort is made towards obtaining the highest quality products and keeping the cooking methods as original as possible. I have instilled a culture of ‘there is no shortcut method’ within my team, from servers to chefs; they are all aware that the menu has to be prepared and served the original way. No canned products or ready made processed ingredients are ever used, and everything is made to order, fresh.”

With an ever changing, contemporary menu that includes both traditional and experimental dishes, Saffron truly is the epicentre of Indian cuisine on the Gold Coast. Saffron has an extensive wine list, and caters for all types of events from private parties to corporate style functions, and has a large external catering department for weddings and events off site.

“The future is what we create, and as long as we continue to evolve with the needs and expectations of our guests, we will continue to maintain the interest of Gold Coast spice lovers.”

Sridha Penumech, Owner 

What our customers say

  • This is the best curry in Broadbeach. I’ve been going to this restaurant since 2012 and have never been disappointed.

    Menulog – Customer Review
  • Thank you to you and your staff for an excellent function that we enjoyed at your restaurant last night - the food and service was excellent, and the staff were great!

    Saffron – Customer Review
  • All meals are delicious - I recommend ordering a few dishes with friends and sharing so that you get a taste of the wide selection of gourmet Indian dishes!

    Trip Advisor – Customer Review
  • We wouldn’t change a thing - everything is perfect!

    Saffron – Customer Review
  • The live music was wonderful and created a contemporary but authentic experience! Just great!

    Saffron – Customer Review
  • Truly gourmet! Service was seamless! I love Indian food and all its flavours. This restaurant not only provides these flavours but exemplifies the true meaning of Gourmet.

    Trip Advisor – Customer Review
  • I’ve been dining at Saffron for a very long time, it’s my favourite Indian restaurant on the Gold Coast!

    Saffron – Customer Review