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“an amazing experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saffron Restaurant

Saffron Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 83 Restaurants in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Saffron is a spacious, contemporary and relaxed restaurant.
lagos
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“an amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited Saffron after months of hesitation as I work abroad.
The experience from ambiance to menu knowledge by the team to the great culinary quality,service speed, well designed wine list and the overall sense that the Team really went out of their way to make you feel welcome and cherished is indeed a rare privilige these days.
Vincent and Steve I salute you.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank dutchchef
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Steve M, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Hi Shania, it was great to see your comment on Tripadvisor and a pleasure having you here. I am pleased you discovered us and hope to see you again soon when you get the chance to "get out of town" again.

All the best to you both,
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
“Gastronomical experience, fabulous service at friendly prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Saffron combines a warm environment with friendly service and even better food. Well done to Steve and Vincent for bringing back a little bit of Spanish culture to our shores.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shania C
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tapas are the NEW gastronomical delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Professionally received by Steve and staff and travelled 140km back two nights later to experience the fantastic food again. I recently arrived in Nelspruit and used 'Tripadvisor' to locate a decent restaurant. I found 'Saffron' on the app and it was rated 'high'. Saffron is more than just goos food, it specialises in making 'Tapas' which consists of 'bite sized' flavour extravaganzas. Nothing is 'run of the mill', it is all special and consists of food that fuses Asian, French and Spanish food into cost effective temptations.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Spookydicks
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Steve M, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Hi Spookydicks, I sincerely thank you for your recent comments on Saffron. The fact that you traveled so far to visit us a 2nd time is the greatest compliment of all, greatly appreciated and we look forward to your next "mammoth" trip.

All the best to you
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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A gastronomical teleportation of the senses to Spain.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Saffron was a unique and unforgettable experience. The staff overflowed with friendliness and each tappa was better than the previous one. The smoked Norwegian Salmon was the best bite of bliss my tongue has had the honour of tasting. Buttery, rich, succulent. My mouth waters just recollecting it. A fabulous evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jpjv
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Steve M, Manager at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Hi JP
Thank you for your comments on Tripadvisor, we love feedback and I was particularly pleased that you enjoyed our smoked salmon. We take a lot of pride in the curing and smoking of this product and it is encouraging that it is appreciated. Best of luck and we look forward to your next visit.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best dining in Nelspruit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was our third dining experience at Saffron since its opening, and once again we were very impressed with the quality of the food and wine and the overall ambience.

Unfortunately, consistency (or lack of it!!!) is a problem we have encountered at many Lowveld restaurants, but this is not the case at Saffron. Vincent, Steve and Sara have a passion that means that their high standards are maintained. They have developed an imaginative Tapas menu, complemented by a number of daily specials (including some mains), together with an exciting, but reasonably-priced wine list.

We chose a selection of tapas and each was excellent, especially the home-smoked salmon which just melted in the mouth. We shared a dessert platter (also excellent) and finished off with good cappuccinos. All in all it was a very enjoyable dining experience which we can highly recommend and will return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ken-Mandy
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Steve M, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Hi Ken and Mandy

Thank you for taking the time to make comment on Tripadvisor. it is always good to hear about our customers experience and I am pleased that your was a good one. As you are no doubt aware we offer a wide range of vegetarian, and gluten free dishes and the menu changes regularly to keep both you and us interested.
We look forward to your next visit, all the best,
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