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Saffron Restaurant

56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just had the most delicious meal at Saffron. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Good seating, lighting and ambience. Food was excellent from the starters to the main courses. Menu is varied and wine list good. Our waitrons were attentive too. Definitely a...More

Thank Kitty1Nelspruit
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you very much, for your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again. Have a great weekend. Sara

Reviewed 26 July 2016

good food. great atmosphere. great wine list. very interesting menu. great service. personal touch from owner

Thank Yolanda L
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and stunning menu options. Delicious food and wonderful service. Limited children's menu options and although children are welcome, there is no play area for children. Highly recommended for an adults night out!

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

What a great little restaurant. Visited with my wife and daughter. The food was well presented and tasted as good as it looked. The pork ribs starter was really tender as was the lamb shank. The ambience was warm and cozy with fire places, tables...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The restaurant is a little difficult to find on a service road which runs parallel to the Ferreira through road. But it is worth the search. Parking is off-road and safe through a narrow, guarded entrance, which requires a firm hand on the steering wheel....More

1  Thank VanRiebeeck
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Good ambience, food and wine, excellent wine list, French cuisine, lovely cozy fire place, good service, a bit pricey but worth it. Had a perfect quality time with my wife. indeed a hidden treasure in Nelspruit.

Thank Hugompt
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The staff were incredibly polite, even brought me a vase for my tie bunch flowers which I had received as a gift. Very thoughtful! Ambience was calm and relaxed. Food was extremely tasty and very well presented. I would certainly recommend the Restaurant. Wonderful to...More

Thank helen363
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you very much Helen, I am very happy you enjoyed Saffron, and look forward to seeing you again. Sara

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Nelspruit on our way back home from Mozambique. What a great little gem. Friendly and professional service, lovely decor and ambiance and fabulous food. The chef graciously shared some of his gamon with us - it was lip smacking good. The menu is...More

Thank Adele D
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thank you very much Adele, we are so happy that you enjoyed our food, and your evening at Saffron. We look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Sara

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant and we were once again not disappointed! Great wine list. Great service, personal, attentive but not intrusive. My husband is allergic to lactose and the owners always go out of their way to make sure he...More

Thank Beingalive
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

Thank you for your great review! much appreciated, promise to improve our single malt choice! See you next time. Sar

Reviewed 5 April 2016

I wanted a special evening that would spoil and be enjoyed by family and special friends. What to do? Searching the area I was referred to Saffron so contacted Sara, after seeing her and taking her recommendations into consideration we set up planning the evening....More

Thank Michael C
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Wow, thank you Mike, We are so happy that you and your family, friends enjoyed there evening, and thank you very much for spending your 60th with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you once again for your kind comments. Sara

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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, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 744 1146
  • E-mail
Dear Saffron customers, We are sorry to inform you that we will close Saffron Restaurant temporarily as of Wednesday, 11th October 2017 until further notice. We need to appoint new management which makes it impossible for the restaurant to serve customers during this period. We do apologies for any inconvenience caused. Chez Vincent Management.
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