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Blu Saffron

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241 Sydney Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa
+27123460223
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Luxury In Nature

Set in a bird sanctuary, Blu Saffron has the perfect atmosphere for enjoying Pretoria's pleasant weather with quality cuisine. I hosted a group booking that was professionally handled by staff. However, we would have preferred smaller meals at lower prices: the massive portions were not suited to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mtcleroux
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a bird sanctuary, Blu Saffron has the perfect atmosphere for enjoying Pretoria's pleasant weather with quality cuisine. I hosted a group booking that was professionally handled by staff. However, we would have preferred smaller meals at lower prices: the massive portions were not suited to the contemporary palate.

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Thank mtcleroux
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally love the al fresco setting of Blu Saffron, especially on a summer's evening! As such I booked at a table here for 10 December, to catch-up on friends we have not seen in a while. It was my first visit to this restaurant for 2015. You would wonder why, if I love the venue as much, I have... More 

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1 Thank TrickIsToEnjoyLife
Centurion, South Africa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book a private room here and relax with a loved one or some friends while being spoilt by exceptional service, great food and wine. The ambience is complemented by a good music selection and the absolute pleasure of having dedicated and knowledgeable waiting staff looking after your every need. A great experience.

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Thank Izakvdm
Pretoria
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blu Saffron is a family favourite - we know the beautiful view, know the waiters , know the menu and love the freshness of the food - we go there often for informal get-togethers and formal functions and birthday celebrations - highly recommended .

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Thank Annemarie345
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This restaurant is located at the Pretoria Country Club and the gardens are spectacular. The manager presented the specials of the day in person. The staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. The drinks and food arrived promptly. The presentation of the food was very professionally done. The taste was superb. The asparagus starter was awesome and the Hunter's schnitzel... More 

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1 Thank Coenraad L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We mostly frequent this place for very exclusive 'after work drinks' but they have fantastic private venues for family suppers. We used it once for small year end function too. I love the attention to detail, the menu of the day is conveyed to the customer like a poem, making so excited to eat! The Food is A grade and... More 

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Thank Aston W
Pretoria, South Africa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Blu Saffron is one of my favourite restaurant's in Pretoria. Beautiful setting and impeccable service. The menu is varied and the recommendations for the day are superb. Blu Saffron is well known for their biltong and mushroom soup starter, this is a must, especially in winter. The food is perfectly prepared and presented. Blu Saffron never disappoints, excellent food in... More 

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Thank Dee_Jhb
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The atmosphere at Blu Saffron is fantastic. The menu has a wide selection that will cater for any taste or treat. The specials was very well explained by the manager. Service was really on the ball and attentive - without being intrusive. Great selection of wines to compliment the meal. We will most definitely be back soon!

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Thank WReyneke
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Been going there for years. Loved the place for business and special occasions. The last experience was horrible. It was a week day - evening - Sat on the patio next to the pond - it smelled terrible. The linen was dirty - looked like it was from the afternoon session. We had to ask for a clean tablecloth -... More 

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3 Thank RonelRogers
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I was there for an engagement party and the service for the cocktail party as well as the dinner parts was good. The ambiance is relaxed and creates an up-market feel, which is required by the country club setting. Pity about the people smoking in the venue though. The biggest disappointment however, was the food. The manager was very passionate... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?