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56 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 744 1146
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Firstly Sara is the wife of Vincent and Co-Owner of the restaurant, the advice given... More 

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Thank Michael C
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 companions were equally impressed with their meals, and even managed to fit in a dessert... More 

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Thank Travmur
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 diners was pescatarian, they were happy to adjust both courses to remove meat. House red... More 

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Thank liddler
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Thank Bryan A
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We had the most fantastic meal here - I had the tagine and it was delicious and my husband had the pork belly which was superb. The restaurant had a great choice of wines. We will be back!

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Thank Andrea H
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much, happy that you enjoyed Saffron, and look forward to seeing you soon. Regards Sara More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Food was perfect, the verandah very nice (specially if you are a smoker 😉), service was swift and staff very helpful and polite. Just be aware that kitchen closes very early at 20:30, but this is a place really worth and where one can see the value for money.

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Thank 99JCPINHEIRO
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a nice long weekend. Sara More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Saffron is one of our favourite restaurants. We are from Mozambique and stay at Chez Vicente every time we visit Nelspruit. Sara and Vincente are wonderful hosts and always make us feel so at home. We have been staying at Chez Vicente and eating in the Restaurant for 15 years now and we just keep going back. The cuisine is... More 

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Thank StephanieWalker
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Stephanie, that is very kind of you, and thank you for all your support over the years! see you soon. Have a good Easter, Sara More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The food is amazing and the staff very nice. The decoration of the venue could be a bit better but it's ok.

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Thank Roxanne S
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Roxanne, I happy you enjoyed Saffron, look forward to seeing you next time. Regards Sara More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Saffron is a taste explosion journey. The food was top quality, well prepared and completely delicious. My steak melted in my mouth. The lemon sorbet with blackberries and gooseberries was divine. I was with a table of 4 and we all enjoyed our meal. The wine list is great and the terrace is a wonderful place to have a laid... More 

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Thank KirstWalker
SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Morning, Thank you so much for your comments, am so happy that you enjoyed your evening and the food of course! We look forward to seeing you again soon. We are changing our menu next week! have a lovely weekend. Thank you Sara More 

Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Different, fantastic food and service. Definitely one of the best restaurants of nelspruit. A place you cannot skip when in town!

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SaffronNel, Owner at Saffron Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much, for you review. Happy Holidays. Regards Sara More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
Description
Saffron is a spacious, contemporary and relaxed restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?