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“Terrific Tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saffron Restaurant

Saffron Restaurant
56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 744 0324
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Nelspruit
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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!
Montagu, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrific Tapas”
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 wild mushrooms, fresh linefish, just to name a few. Very good service that added to four fantastic evenings.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Classy easy eating”
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 home. My wife is vegetarian and has found in this establishment somewhere to eat in Nelspruit that doesn't involve a simple choice of pasta or salad! A fine place to enjoy food in a relaxed atmosphere. We shall be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best in Nelspruit”
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, May 15, 2014
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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food but a bit hefty with the price”
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, May 15, 2014
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. I have to say that tapas is the most flexible way of eating, giving you control of how much you eat, and therefore how much you spend. If you left feeling hungry you didn't order enough!! Were you here perhaps with a group that had pre ordered a menu? I would really appreciate the opportunity of welcoming you back and guiding you through the menu to ensure you are well satisfied. Feel free to contact me to arrange.
Thanks again and all the best, Steve
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“Best Tapas in nelspruit ”
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, May 15, 2014
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
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