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Saffron Restaurant

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56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Newcastle England
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely decor and great staff but the food was so good!! We understood Orange restaurant to be he best in the area but compared to this place it was for sure the better place. We ordered the tapas options (you could also have them as a man in course) and they were all excellent. The mushrooms were so good we... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyf and i visited the Saffron Restaurant and it was to us, by far, the best Mediterranean cuisine in Nelspruit. Also, if the good value for money and beautiful presentation was not enough, they even supply each table with "Peaceful Sleep" for the convenience of their customers. AWESOME BigThumbsUp

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Thank DotaDestroyer
Windhoek, Namibia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Nelspruit. Very good menu using fresh, local products and cooked by an excellent French chef. The owners are very friendly. Nice to have such good European food made by somebody with a real understanding of spices and flavours.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Searched for an Indian restaurant on Google Maps (as I am vegetarian and aways a "safe" bet) and Chez Vincent Guest House and Saffron Restaurant came up. I was a little disappointed when they advised me that they were not an Indian restaurant but in fact a Tapas restaurant. I hesitantly decided to stay as their menu had the best... More 

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Thank Chris F
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We came Back a second time since the chef took over and it is even more special to eat here!!! Enjoy a night of great food, drinks and enthousiastic staff!!

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Thank Veraenbert
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visited this place twice in 2017 (March and October) - both time sit was truly excellent. simply great food, typical French menu, simple but well done. Lovely to sit on the terrace. Looks like ownership might have changed and it's no longer French, so maybe check that before you go...

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Thank Paul S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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834 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had dined at this restaurant way back-- over 7 years ago -- when it was a French restaurant. Now the cook is South African and the menu is for the most part tapas. We like the concept of tapas because that allows us to try out many things and still not be completely full. We ordered 5 to 6... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was told Orange was the Top restaurant in Nelspruit , but I could not get a booking. This lead me to SAFFRON. I was not disappointed. The menu consists of various tapas. fillet, lamb , mussels, calamari to name a few. Think we tried everyone on the menu. The wine list is also extensive. I would recommend the Groot... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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209 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Part of a bed & breakfasts / hotel with the usual security fence and ample parking at the back. After reading all the reviews, we were of course very much looking forward to eating at this place. Being in Nelspruit, you have expected a nicer view or least a garden setting. Not this place, our view is the main street... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This must be the best restaurant in town! Vincent, the French Chef and Owner, is a very talented cook. Unfortunately they just sold the place...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 744 1146
Description
Saffron is a spacious, contemporary and relaxed restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?