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Zafron

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726 Brunswick Street | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3358 2655
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Zafron has a simple and unpretentious ambience to provide a comfortable...
Zafron has a simple and unpretentious ambience to provide a comfortable social space that features quality and taste. It's raison d'etre is how the cuisine tastes and presents. Only quality ingredients are used and no shortcuts are taken. Everything is hand-prepared fresh by Chef. Zafron has a reputation as a quality venue for large group bookings. Chef's Signature dish for Zafron is her Caspian Chicken. In this East-meets-West dish, Persian ingredients such as pomegranate molasses, pine nuts and Persian saffron contribute to a unique taste with a French-style design. The chicken tenderloins are marinated in Persian pomegranate molasses then pan seared, rolled in crushed roasted pine nuts, breadcrumbs and aromatic spices and baked. The tenderloins are then placed on wilted spinach and caramelised carrots, then dressed with a beautiful saffron white wine sauce and drizzled pomegranate molasses. Only one place on the planet has this dish and it is our most ordered item on the menu! Chef's Tapas Shared Plates are unrivaled for taste and value. Each platter comes with 4 tapas for two persons with a lovely salad garnish. Each tapas and sauce is hand-made.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Truly persian!

An amazingly underrated place for Persian food...is Zafron! Each and every dish on their menu is mind blowing! The people running the show are lovely and although you can rack up a nice bill trying everything...it's absolutely worth every penny! I was saddened when I recently heard they are closing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

An amazingly underrated place for Persian food...is Zafron! Each and every dish on their menu is mind blowing! The people running the show are lovely and although you can rack up a nice bill trying everything...it's absolutely worth every penny! I was saddened when I recently heard they are closing down...it's a shame! So please go and try this place...may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here pretty much. Food and drinks were exellent and tasty. Staffs were friendly and did great job. The price was not too expensive and could be acceptable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The foods are authentic and delicious. The service is very good. The food portions are enough. It might be a little bit expensive but all good in total.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

One of the best Persian restaurants we have ever been to. Highly recommended! As there is lmited space make sure you book a table before going there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We liked the look of this restaurant and booked a table for the following evening. When we arrived the outside dining area was two thirds full but the inside was empty, so we expected good service. Menus were almost thrown down and it took a while for our meals to be brought. The older member of staff (owner) appeared disinterested... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is very good! The atmosphere is also very nice and relaxing! It also has a very nice location.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

By far one of my most favourite restaurants in Brisbane. The owners, Fay and Michael, are very welcoming and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The meals are hearty and value for money with plenty of Middle Eastern flavour. Have eaten here many times and am looking forward to eating here many more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful decor and ambience. A bit pricey though. Food is out of this world. I recommend prior reservation as this is a very popular place and usually packed even during week nights. We had just walked in and were lucky to get a table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. This is a favourite restaurant of ours - for intimate dinner for two, dinner with friends or dinner with family. Unfortunately, we don't get there as often as we would like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Zafron but I would recommend diners not choose the banquet. Too much bread and servings of other dishes were not large. I'd definitely go back again though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 726 Brunswick Street | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3358 2655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Persian

Description

Zafron has a simple and unpretentious ambience to provide a comfortable social space that features quality and taste. It's raison d'etre is how the cuisine tastes and presents. Only quality ingredients are used and no shortcuts are taken. Everything is hand-prepared fresh by Chef. Zafron has a reputation as a quality venue for large group bookings. Chef's Signature dish for Zafron is her Caspian Chicken. In this East-meets-West dish, Persian ingredients such as pomegranate molasses, pine nuts and Persian saffron contribute to a unique taste with a French-style design. The chicken tenderloins are marinated in Persian pomegranate molasses then pan seared, rolled in crushed roasted pine nuts, breadcrumbs and aromatic spices and baked. The tenderloins are then placed on wilted spinach and caramelised carrots, then dressed with a beautiful saffron white wine sauce and drizzled pomegranate molasses. Only one place on the planet has this dish and it is our most ordered item on the menu! Chef's Tapas Shared Plates are unrivaled for taste and value. Each platter comes with 4 tapas for two persons with a lovely salad garnish. Each tapas and sauce is hand-made.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?