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Blu Saffron

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241 Sydney Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
+27123460223
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 74
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 6
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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
Beautiful setting but food somewhat pretentious

We were a crowd of 14 - loved the setting and service but food was average - my beef stroganoff was overly spiced and very tough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
stofpadryer
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We have been here before and considered it as one of the better restaurants in Pretoria and therefore selected it as a suitable restaurant to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Some of the meals were really disappointing. The calamari entree was overcooked and therefore tough. The chicken curry was also disappointing as the chicken was tough. Although the entree was served... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were a crowd of 14 - loved the setting and service but food was average - my beef stroganoff was overly spiced and very tough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We decided to make a reservation at Blu Saffron after our late afternoon of golf at the adjoining Pretoria Golf & Country Club. We were greeted at reception by a lovely lady and taken to our table by one of the waitresses. Our food was fantastic and also the service. We had starters and then had the fish of the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I ordered duck but it was so overcooked. Although the orange sauce was good the food did just not lived up to expectations. The service of the waiters though was very good

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Blu Saffron for lunch midweek, it was fairly full but they did find a table for us. The extensive menu is explained beautifully and leaves you wanting to order the whole menu. We ordered the Biltong Carpaccio for starters, very South African if you have visitors, delicious and artistically served. Our main course was equally beautifully served,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Gr8 food & delightful staff as always. We always have private dining rooms but prefer overlooking terrace when available.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Food was great, setting was great and the service was exceptional. The way the manager explained the food was such that you could actually taste the food just from his explanation - fantastic! However, when you enter the restaurant, the first thing you notice is the terrible smell of smoking. The bar is next to the entrance and filled with... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

From the moment you walk in grumpy to the moment you leave with a smile it is a worth while experience. The food is well priced and sitting outside makes you think you have arrived. Always a nice place to meet my friends for a tranquil lunch break

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The best cuisine and service in Pretoria and I have dined in Paris etc. The food and wine menu is excellent. You have to book as they are very popular. This is that Special Occasion restaurant.

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Smyrna, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is consistently delicious featuring classically prepared traditional dishes as well as local fare. Great wine selections and delicious desserts, all in a lovely, golf course setting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 Sydney Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27123460223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

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