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“Gets better every time”
Review of Saffron Restaurant - CLOSED

Saffron Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Newly renovated restaurant in the heart of the historic city of Truro, Cornwall. Modern British fine dining offering seasonal, locally produced food, an excellent wine list and attentive service.
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Gets better every time”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times and it goes from strength to strength. Last night I had a tian of crab, which was excellent, fresh Falmouth crab that had been left pretty much alone, letting the flavour come through beautifully. The John Dory main was equally good, served simply on a bed of seasonal vegetables.

Lovely atmosphere and good friendly service. I look forward to going back

Visited August 2013
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Thank Stephen B
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UK
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good in parts”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We went with high expectations as relatives had a good meal there a few days previously. We got off to a poor start by receiving a chipped glass for water. My main course of hake was excellent but my companion's ravioli scallops contained to much pasta and insufficient scallops.
Desserts were disappointing. They had run out of elderflower icecream to accompany the gooseberry compote. I requested gooseberry icecream as a sustitute but found that it did not taste of gooseberry. Having pointed this out to the waiter I was told that the flavour of the compote had probably affected my palate! My companion requested plain vanilla icecream but none was available.
We thought that prices for the main courses were on the high side. In our opinion there is better value to be had in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank DigbyUk
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pre Theatre”
Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Early doors 5.30. Lovely friendly attentive welcome. Well dressed staff. Lovely decor. Limited menu as specifically for theatre goers but local produce, we'll cooked & presented. You shouldn't be disappointed here.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Patteson-Ball
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csiagos, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hello

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your lovely comments. We have recently completed a full renovation of the restaurant and we are delighted at the favourable reaction from our regular and new customers.

Thank you for your custom and we look forward to welcoming you at Saffron again soon.

Best wishes,
Chris
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Birthday Meal”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had the special Sea food plata, excellent service and food, atmosphere really relaxing and made then end of my day really special

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Pheonix9747
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Newquay
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pre-Theatre”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had not booked prior to going to the theatre but they found a table for 4 by the window. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We selected from the pre-theatre menu and the food was excellent. The decor is very tasteful and the atmosphere is just wonderful and relaxing. We visit Truro regularly and we will most certainly make it our regular Restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank John P
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