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Saffron Restaurant

56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (55 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
“mash” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Searched for an Indian restaurant on Google Maps (as I am vegetarian and aways a "safe" bet) and Chez Vincent Guest House and Saffron Restaurant came up. I was a little disappointed when they advised me that they were not an Indian restaurant but in...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We came Back a second time since the chef took over and it is even more special to eat here!!! Enjoy a night of great food, drinks and enthousiastic staff!!

Thank Veraenbert
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visited this place twice in 2017 (March and October) - both time sit was truly excellent. simply great food, typical French menu, simple but well done. Lovely to sit on the terrace. Looks like ownership might have changed and it's no longer French, so maybe...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had dined at this restaurant way back-- over 7 years ago -- when it was a French restaurant. Now the cook is South African and the menu is for the most part tapas. We like the concept of tapas because that allows us to...More

2  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was told Orange was the Top restaurant in Nelspruit , but I could not get a booking. This lead me to SAFFRON. I was not disappointed. The menu consists of various tapas. fillet, lamb , mussels, calamari to name a few. Think we tried...More

Thank holidaylover55
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Part of a bed & breakfasts / hotel with the usual security fence and ample parking at the back. After reading all the reviews, we were of course very much looking forward to eating at this place. Being in Nelspruit, you have expected a nicer...More

Thank wimmo
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This must be the best restaurant in town! Vincent, the French Chef and Owner, is a very talented cook. Unfortunately they just sold the place...

Thank Michel M
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We ate here on our last night in South Africa, having chosen it based on previous TA reviews. The restaurant belongs to a Guest House and is located in a secure compound with parking. We were a party of five and I had made reservations...More

Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Set in a nice atmosphere and the service is very good. What makes this place very special is not only that their food is really great, but the fact that you can order tappas from mostly anything on the menu! Makes for a really unique...More

Thank pickytraveller2016
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just had the most delicious meal at Saffron. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Good seating, lighting and ambience. Food was excellent from the starters to the main courses. Menu is varied and wine list good. Our waitrons were attentive too. Definitely a...More

Thank Kitty1Nelspruit
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you very much, for your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again. Have a great weekend. Sara

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25 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, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 744 1146
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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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