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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious!

Amazing food and friendly staff. We came here for many dinners on our trip and I loved all the dishes I had. Family atmosphere in a lovely formal dining restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Amy M
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Amazing food and friendly staff. We came here for many dinners on our trip and I loved all the dishes I had. Family atmosphere in a lovely formal dining restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Oh how i would marry the chef for her food.... I cant get enough of the caspian chicken and i always have turkish bread on the side to mop up the unbelievable creamy sauce. Nothing but a clean plate left. Never disappointed.

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Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've been twice and been impressed on both occasions, it's one of my favourite places in Brisbane. It's been very busy on both occasions. Persian food adds a welcome menu to Brisbane's restaurant scene. All of us were pleased with our dishes on both occasions. From memory the sharing platters are really good. The vegetarian options were interesting and tasty... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I first stumbled across this diamond of a restaurant in 2007, and have been back about twice a year since. I would say that that the flavours in Chef Fay's dishes are indescribable - these dishes are like nothing we have ever tasted before. Take her signature dish, Caspian Chicken, where the chicken is marinated in Persian... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have been to Zafron a number of times, on each occasion the food and service has been an excellent standard. We can't go past ordering the Caspian Chicken. We also recommend the platters both the meat and the vegetarian as a great way of sampling the other delicious flavours. The only problem is the food is so good you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Delicious food,magnificent atmosphere and lovely people. If you would like to try a Persian/ Mediterranean food as well as having a decent comfort, zafron is the place to go.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I highly recommend Zafron, the food is exquisite, try albaoo aolo! It’s like drops of heaven! And fesenjan, a yummy chicken-based stew cooked with nuts and fruits; I had never had such thing before! Friendly staff and nice ambience; a perfect dinning evening with friends/family.

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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

What an amazing restaurant, so casual and fun with food that truly represents the true taste of Persia. The service was great, the staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was just amazing. We had Caspian chicken, Persian stew and an open kebab, all perfectly cooked and yummy. The prices were good and they are BYO and licenced.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Zafron is indeed THE destination to experience beautiful authentic Persian food in Brisbane. The service is fast and the food delicious. Chef Faye is very talented and meticulous, husband Michael ensure that clients are made comfortable as soon as they step in the restaurant. The staff very helpful and always very kind. Consistent delicious food and service, highly recommend a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I dined with 3 freinds. We shared 3 mains, we had pistascio encrusted lamb back strap, a chicken and vegetable dishes that i cannot recall their names. The flavours and aromas very out off this world. I would highly recomend tjis restaruant

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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: European, Mediterranean, 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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