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Saffron Restaurant

56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (56 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
“mash” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Looks like they are hoping to open another restaurant, (Thai cuisine) but Saffron no longer exists. Looks like the sign promising the restaurant has been up for a while already.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sallybee12
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent place with quality food and good wines. Service was good The menu was well explained and the atmosphere in the place will make me go again. This is worth it and safe parking to add some cream to this place.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Wildegansie
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were passing by Nelspruit on a Monday evening and was looking for somewhere to eat. We googled restaurants around Nelspruit and came across Saffron which appeared to have good reviews. When we arrived, the restaurant was dark and somebody turned on the light. The...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank clearmoon
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I went one time before and it was great but lately we were very disappointed!!! They don’t receive customers after 8 oclock

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Alia_C294005
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A little hidden gem of a place, off a busy road but tucked away into tranquility. great menu and food dishes, good wine list and friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Andy H
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I had been at Saffron about 6 months ago when it was mainly a Tapas restaurant . A new menu with 6 Tapas/ starters and 7 mains has been introduced . I had pleasure of first night as I was staying at Chez Vincent, where...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Zinkwazisam
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Was for my husbands 40th! Food was yummy, people sooo friendly, service very good! We had an awesome time! And the best, it has a fireplace!!!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank sipes0611
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant less than a year ago and were most impressed. The owners informed us they had sold the restaurant and were emigrating. We went back to Nelspruit and decided to go and see how things were...a total and unmitigated...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tzoro1
Reviewed 14 July 2017

when I moved to the Lowveld (3/4yrs ago) i came across them as nr1 restaurant in nelspruit - and yes it was!! loved the tappas - what a taste explosion!! when i returned it's out with the best and in with the not so good!...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank luckypenny86
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I am really sorry to write this review but it is necessary for the improvement of the restaurant, we had dinner family time with friends on Saturday night as I knew this restaurant from the previous owner who was a real "chef ", actually most...More

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank Stephane D
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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
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
Dear Saffron customers, We are sorry to inform you that we will close Saffron Restaurant temporarily as of Wednesday, 11th October 2017 until further notice. We need to appoint new management which makes it impossible for the restaurant to serve customers during this period. We do apologies for any inconvenience caused. Chez Vincent Management.
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