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Saffron Restaurant

56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (52 reviews)
“chez vincent” (5 reviews)
“french chef” (3 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The mussel starter is the best! The beef was lacking. Management is good and excellent service. I would go again. Very tight driveway but don't be put off by that. Place is simple and nice.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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...More

Thank DapaNewcastleEngland
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank DotaDestroyer
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.

Thank SAgirl1633
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...More

Thank Chris F
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!!

Thank Veraenbert
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...More

Thank Paul S
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...More

2  Thank SunnyW358
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...More

Thank holidaylover55
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...More

Thank wimmo
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is it halaal
25 December 2016|
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Response from holidaylover55 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there pork was on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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Saffron is a spacious, contemporary and relaxed restaurant.
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