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“Anniversary Dinner”
Review of Saffron Restaurant

Saffron Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The award-wining Saffron Restaurant, located 20 minutes from Queenstown in historic Arrowtown, is known worldwide for its fabulous food and wine. Tourists, foodies and locals all appreciate the zest and passion of this vibrant establishment. Saffron showcases the best seasonal local produce of the South Island. The wine list, featuring the top producers of Central Otago wines, matches the contemporary cuisine and attentive service. Across the historic alleyway from Saffron is The Blue Door bar, the perfect place to start or finish an evening. Further along is Agave, offering a more relaxed dining style with a great mexican cuisine. Suited to all seasons, Saffron has the choice of outside dining in spring, summer and fall, and a blazing indoor fireplace in winter. Open 7 days a week Lunch from 12 noon Dinner from 6pm
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We had a very special dinner at Safforn and found the food and service to be very good.

I would reccommend visiting on a quieter night as the food and service was just that little bit better when it was quieter. We dined at Saffron on a Sunday then back agin with friends on the Friday night.

Its food you would come back for and we intend dining here on our next trip as well.

Thank wisek
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We spent the afternoon lingering over lunch and some Pinot noir at this lovely restaurant. I had the soft shell crab rolls - this was a very light main course, but with a wonderful tomato soup hit just the spot. The service was terrific. I highly recommend.

Thank enenbee
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had a mixed week in Arrowtown, but Saffron was definitely a highlight. We'd had a big lunch out so not keen to have entrees in case we didn't have room for dessert, but after I ordered the Rabbit pie, the waiter came back to the table to warn us that it would take 40 minutes to cook, so recommended some bread & oils to keep us going (even though it wasn't on the menu). My husband opted for much more adventurous dishes than me and we were not disappointed. The beef brisket smoked in maple leaf was amazing, as was the dessert tagine (yes, you read right!) with rosewater cous cous (Yum!). Outstanding wine list to match

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Thank kiwiBek
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I adore this restaurant in all ways -- food, service, and atmosphere. The staff took excellent care of me, and the food was divine. I had a glass of wine before dinner in the Blue Door Bar across the alley, and this was also a lovely experience. Definitely the place for a special dinner.

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Thank ShirleyBee
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Innovative menu with plenty of choice for all tastes. Preparation, presentation and service were all top class. I enjoyed the best cassoulet I have ever had, (and I've had a few). A must if you are staying in the Arrowtown/Queenstown area

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Thank Petermacaulay
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