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Saffron Restaurant

56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (54 reviews)
“tagine” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

What a great little restaurant. Visited with my wife and daughter. The food was well presented and tasted as good as it looked. The pork ribs starter was really tender as was the lamb shank. The ambience was warm and cozy with fire places, tables...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The restaurant is a little difficult to find on a service road which runs parallel to the Ferreira through road. But it is worth the search. Parking is off-road and safe through a narrow, guarded entrance, which requires a firm hand on the steering wheel....More

1  Thank VanRiebeeck
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Good ambience, food and wine, excellent wine list, French cuisine, lovely cozy fire place, good service, a bit pricey but worth it. Had a perfect quality time with my wife. indeed a hidden treasure in Nelspruit.

Thank Hugompt
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The staff were incredibly polite, even brought me a vase for my tie bunch flowers which I had received as a gift. Very thoughtful! Ambience was calm and relaxed. Food was extremely tasty and very well presented. I would certainly recommend the Restaurant. Wonderful to...More

Thank helen363
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you very much Helen, I am very happy you enjoyed Saffron, and look forward to seeing you again. Sara

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Nelspruit on our way back home from Mozambique. What a great little gem. Friendly and professional service, lovely decor and ambiance and fabulous food. The chef graciously shared some of his gamon with us - it was lip smacking good. The menu is...More

Thank Adele D
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thank you very much Adele, we are so happy that you enjoyed our food, and your evening at Saffron. We look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Sara

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant and we were once again not disappointed! Great wine list. Great service, personal, attentive but not intrusive. My husband is allergic to lactose and the owners always go out of their way to make sure he...More

Thank Beingalive
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

Thank you for your great review! much appreciated, promise to improve our single malt choice! See you next time. Sar

Reviewed 5 April 2016

I wanted a special evening that would spoil and be enjoyed by family and special friends. What to do? Searching the area I was referred to Saffron so contacted Sara, after seeing her and taking her recommendations into consideration we set up planning the evening....More

Thank Michael C
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Wow, thank you Mike, We are so happy that you and your family, friends enjoyed there evening, and thank you very much for spending your 60th with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you once again for your kind comments. Sara

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The best meal we ate in South Africa by far. Interesting menu using fresh seasonal ingredients, great wine, friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere and location. I had the tuna carpaccio and the lamb meatball tagine, all food was made fresh and to order. My...More

Thank Travmur
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thank you so much for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed your evening at Saffron, and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Sara

Reviewed 29 March 2016

Stayed at Chez Vincent for a couple of nights, ate in Saffron on first night (would have eaten there on Sunday as well, but they are closed) I had the special starter of BBQ ribs and a mushroom tagliatelle, both brilliant, one of the other...More

Thank liddler
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thank you so much, I am very happy that you enjoyed yourself at Chez Vincent and Saffron restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you Sara

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Without doubt the best restaurant in the Lowveld. French Mediterranean menu beautifully presents by the Martinez family team. Will be back soon!!

Thank Bryan A
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thank you very much, we are very happy that you enjoy Saffron, and look forward to seeing you soon. Regards Sara

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ftmjge
26 December 2016|
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Response from holidaylover55 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there pork was on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 744 1146
  • E-mail
Description
Saffron is a spacious, contemporary and relaxed restaurant.
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