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“Beautiful flavours”
Review of Saffron Restaurant

Saffron Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Caloundra, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful flavours”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Recommended by reception at Mantra Marina Apartments. Did not disappoint. Did lunch on Sunday. Lovely host, great wine recommendation, food fabulous, atmosphere warm and inviting. Worth the visit. Something special to do with someone special

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Karen C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fabulous food”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Pre dinner drinks at the intimate and cosy Blue Door. Then onto a fantastic meal with great wine, topped off with outstanding service.

Visited September 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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“Great find in Arrowtown”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were told that this was the BEST restaurant by some folks up in Auckland... they could be right ! We were seated at a table by the fireplace and it quickly became too hot. With no problems they moved us to an equally nice spot. The food was recommended by our server and it was superb. Two in our party had the curry trio and two of us had lamb dishes - all were terrific. The restaurant is very small and cozy (so make reservations) - and the staff is so friendly. We have to fly across the Pacific, but we'll be back!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Add a bonus to your Arrowtown visit”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Food was exceptional (and meals were BIG), service was excellent, venue was cosy. Highly recommend Saffron for dinner. Also check out the bar with the blue door located down the alley way next to the restaurant! Very cool !

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Carlita29
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nicely Done Mick!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great Service and Great Food , looked after very well by mick and the food was very impressive. We will be back...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Patrick R
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