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Blu Saffron

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

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Good food

We were very pleased with our meals at Blue Saffron which deserves its place as one of Pretoria's best restaurants. The mushroom and biltong soup starter was delicious. My husband is hard to please when it comes to steak tartare but Blue Saffron's effort at his starter got his nod of approval. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Annie65SA
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Surrey, England
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Blu Saffron is set in the grounds of the Pretoria country club but open to all. It has a large bar area and a lovely terrace for drinks whilst you meet up. For dining there are several small to medium sized areas. The owner came and told us the specials and he is clearly very passionate about his food. It... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and Iregularly visit Henk and his team. They are always friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Wine choice is good and the food id tasty.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were very pleased with our meals at Blue Saffron which deserves its place as one of Pretoria's best restaurants. The mushroom and biltong soup starter was delicious. My husband is hard to please when it comes to steak tartare but Blue Saffron's effort at his starter got his nod of approval. Our main courses were also perfect, especially the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the visit to Blu Saffron. I have tried the specialities not on the menu and was wel prepared and presented. The best thing of this establishment is the level of service and quality of waiters. Service of the best I experienced in pretoria.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited the Blu Saffron with a group of 17 of my Family and friends. We had a private dining room which was tastefully decorated and allowed for a very nice dining experience. Location is great, ample secure parking. The food was excellent and everybody agreed that they have enjoyed all the 3 course we had, The menu has a good... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I used to be a regular patron of this establishment and still want to believe that they have a good offering, but after my recent experience, I have decided that it´s time for a change. Even if I were to take up the issue with management at the time, they would have offered their standard "We are sorry" response, hence... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The foos was prepared excellently and the service was better. We also enjoyed the outdoor view of the golf course, which is very relaxing.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a classy restaurant with outstanding decor and atmosphere, and very good service. I've been here before and the waiters are always helpful and friendly. The menu is varied as is the wine menu. Good food. Sides perhaps need a bit of work, especially the vegetables, but the meat is excellent. Recommended.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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
  • Cuisine: Indian

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