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Saffron Restaurant

56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 744 0324
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Saffron is a spacious, contemporary and relaxed restaurant. We have tried to capture the spirit of tapas, which is fun, social and basically a "party in your mouth". The only rule is- there are no rules. We encourage our customers to be adventurous and experimental when ordering - try a plate or two then see how you feel!
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English first
Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We have eaten a couple of times at Saffron, and every time it is excellent. Food is of top quality, great tasting and so well presented. As long as Mark is there, we will always go back and refer all your guest there.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had my birthday dinner at this restaurant. Very warm and inviting. Staff where on the ball. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were wary at first, we were put on a table in the corner next to a very loud group and then left alone...no offer of drinks. We then asked to be moved and everything changed. The food is wonderful, but better than that Steve, the owner, really understands people and what they want so talked us through and made... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A recent dinner at Saffron was exactly my kind of meal. I often struggle to make up my mind at a restaurant, but at Saffron I didn't have too. Their variety of tapas in appropriate portions meant that I could try a few different things. What could be better? Considerate service and a lovely atmosphere. Delicious food. I would definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The service was great I enjoyed the whole experience. My first time eating tapas and I was impressed. Also a wide veriaty of beer...

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Montagu, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We've recently visit Nelspruit and dined at Saffron four times during our stay there. On our first evening we joined a group of guests for a wine tasting - food and wine was pared perfectly. We had a wide selection of tapas over the next three evenings.. fresh mussels, cured duck with avo, prawn tempura, risotto with blue cheese and... More

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Fine atmosphere with a log fire to welcome us. Attentive service and good advice from Steve and the staff. Our first visit to the restaurant and, I have to admit, the concept of tapas! The food was excellent, the choice wide and the whole evening a pleasurable journey of sampling,at very reasonable cost, combinations you would probably never attempt at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Best food in Nelspruit hands down. Steve is a wonderful owner and host and never ceases to amaze with excellent wine and food suggestions. A definite must for anyone visiting Nelspruit that appreciated good food!

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Steve M, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Keeve, thank you for the positive feedback. It is always a pleasure having you here and hope to see you here again soon. You should really experience one of our wine pairings, I know you will appreciate it. Take care More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I'm a bit surprised to see this restaurant voted the best in Nelspruit. Yes the food is excellent but you may be left a little hungry and your pocket very empty after a meal here. But an enjoyable dinning experience non the less.

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Steve M, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Seth, thank you for taking the trouble to comment on Tripadvisor, and I'm pleased you enjoyed the food. I am concerned, however, about your feeling of Saffron being overpriced. The average spend per person here is well below R200, excluding tip, so, without knowing when you were here, and what you ordered, it's difficult to know how to respond.... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited over Easter weekend. The restaurant is part of b&b Ches and Vincent. Easy going . Nothing fency . But very good selection of Tapas. They do cater for vegetarian like me which is always plus. There is a bar. You don't have to book. Must try dessert tapa platter. Good value for money.

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Steve M, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi RParboo, thank you for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to go on to Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and maybe consider staying here when next in Nelspruit. All the best, Steve More

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