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Saffron

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Indian, Filipino, International, Asian
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Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
+63 38 502 9003
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired...
The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol. The all-day menu, developed by Chef Raphael Ongchiong, emphasizes freshness, clarity of ingredients, and local availability. Saffron offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Boholano heritage cuisine, alongside a wide range of Continental and Asian food favorites. The Chef's culinary artistry is met with an excellent selection of wines, signature cocktails, and gourmet beverages. A 162-seat dining venue, Saffron is casual and welcoming, with a decor to match. Sea-inspired accent lighting, all-weather woven furniture, and hand-carved driftwood create a dramatic poolside ambiance that serves to elevate guests' dining experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great scenery, lovely food

A lovely place with great food. Just right priced. Had 4 great days at the resort. We enjoyed the scenery by the pool. Enjoyed in particular the breakfast. We will be back next year.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A lovely place with great food. Just right priced. Had 4 great days at the resort. We enjoyed the scenery by the pool. Enjoyed in particular the breakfast. We will be back next year.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our stay came with complimentary afternoon tea for 2 and we always looked forward to it. For our first meal there (we arrived past 3pm and we hadn't had lunch yet), we ordered prosciutto and shrimp pizza, fish and chips, and lechon kawali. We were delighted that both food and presentation were good (compliments to the chef!). You need not... More 

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Mindanao, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food in Alona Beach is usually freshly grilled seafood, the quality of which may be spotty, and most of the time, not so good given the price you paid for. Saffron Restaurant is worth going to because it serves quality food - Filipino and intercontinental. It is at least 10% more expensive than others in Alona Beach, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

the food have kept me drooling everytime i can remember amorita...was such a pleasing experience to had tried their sumptuous food ...and a good service is a plus....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I stayed in Amorita and ate a few times there. I tried other restaurants in the island but even finding some really good ones, I found that this was the best. Ask for the Marlin!

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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Breakfast wise – It was good so far for me but we have a couple of western guest travelling with us who finds the buffet average as they didn’t have much options for guest who are not into Filipino cuisine, greens doesn’t look as fresh as you expect it to be either but not to say it wasn’t eatable either... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wonderful flavours, great location and to top it all off....spectacular service. The only place we kept on going back to in Panglao. Mark and JM and the rest of the staff were fantastic. The chef managed to retain the core flavour of the traditional local cuisine and yet added his own signature which results into a delicious and refined version... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

They had few food choices on their menu but everything's delicious and heavenly. My favorite is their All-Meat pizza and White Marlin :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

although they have a minimal menu, the food quality is excellent. everyone must try the crackling pork sinigang. the breakfast buffet was also excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Saffron's Pork Binagoongan and Grilled White Marlin are a must try! Plus breakfast buffet is heaven, well atleast for rice person and heavy breakfast eaters 😀 Price is reasonable also. Now i'm missing Filipino food!

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Address: Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 38 502 9003
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Panglao Island
Cuisine: Indian, Filipino, International, Asian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Panglao Island
  • Phone Number: +63 38 502 9003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Filipino, International, Asian

Description

The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol. The all-day menu, developed by Chef Raphael Ongchiong, emphasizes freshness, clarity of ingredients, and local availability. Saffron offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Boholano heritage cuisine, alongside a wide range of Continental and Asian food favorites. The Chef's culinary artistry is met with an excellent selection of wines, signature cocktails, and gourmet beverages. A 162-seat dining venue, Saffron is casual and welcoming, with a decor to match. Sea-inspired accent lighting, all-weather woven furniture, and hand-carved driftwood create a dramatic poolside ambiance that serves to elevate guests' dining experience.

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