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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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Maputo, Mozambique
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Saffron is one of our favourite restaurants. We are from Mozambique and stay at Chez Vicente every time we visit Nelspruit. Sara and Vincente are wonderful hosts and always make us feel so at home. We have been staying at Chez Vicente and eating in the Restaurant for 15 years now and we just keep going back. The cuisine is... More 

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Thank StephanieWalker
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Stephanie, that is very kind of you, and thank you for all your support over the years! see you soon. Have a good Easter, Sara More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The food is amazing and the staff very nice. The decoration of the venue could be a bit better but it's ok.

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SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Roxanne, I happy you enjoyed Saffron, look forward to seeing you next time. Regards Sara More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Saffron is a taste explosion journey. The food was top quality, well prepared and completely delicious. My steak melted in my mouth. The lemon sorbet with blackberries and gooseberries was divine. I was with a table of 4 and we all enjoyed our meal. The wine list is great and the terrace is a wonderful place to have a laid... More 

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SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Morning, Thank you so much for your comments, am so happy that you enjoyed your evening and the food of course! We look forward to seeing you again soon. We are changing our menu next week! have a lovely weekend. Thank you Sara More 

Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Different, fantastic food and service. Definitely one of the best restaurants of nelspruit. A place you cannot skip when in town!

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2 Thank GJvdG
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much, for you review. Happy Holidays. Regards Sara More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We went to have dinner at Saffron last Saturday, it was delicious. Probably the best food you can get in Nelspruit. The atmosphere is great (not posh at all), the terace beautiful, the interior as well. Service staff was very friendly, the whole service excellent. Prices are reasonable and worth the quality you get. Perfect place for a relaxed evening.

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1 Thank eva j
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much Eva, and happy you enjoyed Saffron. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Holidays. Regards. Sara More 

Nelspruit
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you need a special night out with your loved one and great food. Enjoy the great views and athmosphere

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Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Vincent & Sarah back at Saffron restaurant Best 5 course dinner I have had in Nelspruit. Well presented , flavour combinations & wine pairing exceptional. Vincent's home cured gravlax salmon starter was exceptional , Lamb lion with tomato , basil & fetta for mains . The orange & chocolate cheesecake , cream caramel , profiterole dessert definitely a winner.

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Thank MichellevanRhyn
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant after much search and reading reviews from eat out.co.za We had made a reservation seeing that we were unfamiliar with the activity on weekends. I must be honest, the food was amazing & well priced. I must say our waitress Keegan was very friendly and poised. Being a food lover I highly enjoyed the simplicity of... More 

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nelspruit
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Good but expensive for our locals . Food is tasty . Nice atmosfphere outside . Staff was good .a bit tricky to find by road but you will manage with a GPS . Best time to visit is early evening on the varanda .

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England
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180 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Charming welcome by Owners to a very pretty contemporary restaurant. Menu full of interesting combinations it was hard to choose, but our choices of fish and prawns were very fresh and quickly served. Portions are generous and skilfully prepared. Wines very reasonable and service prompt and very polite.So reasonable at 760ZAR for 2 inc wine

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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