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De Saffraan

Kleine Koppel 3, 3812 PG Amersfoort, The Netherlands
033 4481753
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Ranked #4 of 115 restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dutch
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Amersfoort
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went to have dinner on 20 June 2014. And I have to admit we did so on a Groupon deal. That said I also have to say I would have been really upset if we would have paid full price for what we had. Especially since the drinks order (wine tasters, water and coffee) came to €72 for two... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Down the years I have eaten in a fair sprinkling of Michelin starred restaurants. Of those I would say that the only one I would rate higher is the three star Librije in Zwolle and then only by a small margin. It surely cannot be long before this place gets its second star. We had their eight course tasting menu... More

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NL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I recently joined my friends for a WONDERFUL meal at De Saffraan. First off, the setting was so unique; since when have you eating in a houseboat?!? The foot was also unique and deliciously prepared. I cannot have cow's milk and notified the restaurant of this fact ahead of time. I didn't have any allergy problems and the pastry chef... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

we used the opportunity to sample eight dishes. small sizes but all very well prepared, surprising and very tasty. Really amazing food, often by unusual combination. we got very good service, including very helpful advice on wine. This restaurant is not cheap, except when there are special offers (which we used), but if you like very good food in a... More

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were somewhat sceptical when we saw that it was a "boat", but from the moment we arrived on board we knew that we were in for something good. We had the 7 course meal, which was absolutely superb. Each course was unique and delicious. The dessert was a mini-3 course treat... More

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I missed the special offer in 2012, finally this year got an special offer to give it a try. We had a tasting menu, which contain 7 dishes. De Saffraan offers flexible wine paring, you can choose either three or more wine to combine with the dishes. All and all it’s a very nice experience, it’s not just about the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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264 reviews 264 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

De Saffraan is super. Their style is an inspirational mix of classic basics but always with an exciting twist (a flavour from Asian food for example surprising you with a traditional fish dish, or just the lightest, most exciting piece of foie I've been served). It's not "easy" as the courses challenge you to discover the what makes them special,... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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172 reviews 172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had dinner here a few weeks ago. Been before to this restaurant but only once we thought yeah this is a star restaurant. This time it was nice but didn't have a wow factor.I would rate it between average and good. For a normal restaurant it would be good but with a michelin star you expect more. Combination between... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

For the ambience, we enjoyed both being on the refreshing deck and in the romantic cabin. The service was friendly. The wine arrangement was really good. We were satisfied with our 6-course menu "Heden en Verleden". The presentation and food quality was excellent! We were quite entertained by some creative dishes.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very occasionally I go to a restaurant expecting good food ... and find something truly exceptional. This was one of those restaurants. If you add an optional cheese course and four 'amuses' to the discounted (Groupon) 7 course menu that makes 12 courses full of exceptional tastes and flavours in every fork, spoon - or even leaf. But the portions... More

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