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“Wow what a meal”
Review of Saffron Restaurant

Saffron Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The award-wining Saffron Restaurant, located 20 minutes from Queenstown in historic Arrowtown, is known worldwide for its fabulous food and wine. Tourists, foodies and locals all appreciate the zest and passion of this vibrant establishment. Saffron showcases the best seasonal local produce of the South Island. The wine list, featuring the top producers of Central Otago wines, matches the contemporary cuisine and attentive service. Across the historic alleyway from Saffron is The Blue Door bar, the perfect place to start or finish an evening. Further along is Agave, offering a more relaxed dining style with a great mexican cuisine. Suited to all seasons, Saffron has the choice of outside dining in spring, summer and fall, and a blazing indoor fireplace in winter. Open 7 days a week Lunch from 12 noon Dinner from 6pm
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This was a night to remember. The service and food was spectacular and rivals many of the other meals we have had a other fine dining establishments.

Bluff Oysters, Crayfish, Whitebait, Lamb and Venison.........

The selection on the menu was great and catered for all tastes.

Desserts were pretty damn good as well.

I would definately go back.

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Thank Krusherman
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We loved our meal! It was excellent. The venison with beets was one of my favorite meals of the trip. The beets were perfectly done and I wish I'd have had more. The wines we had were incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in arrowtown in the evening!

Thank zinredhead
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. The decor was lovely. People were so nice and helpful. I recommend the beef filet...deelish!

Thank BagginsBaby
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful little jewel this is in the heart of Arrowtown. Everything about this place oozed class. The meals were exquisite in taste and texture and not of an overpowering size. Staff were wonderfully attentive and informative about the food and wines. Will be back.

Thank David B
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We are really looking forward to going to Saffron again whilst on holiday in Central Otago but a little disappointed this time around. The service was not as exceptional as last visit when the maitre was so good. When we arrived at the restthis time we went in and the young lady had her back to us and we stood waiting for her to turn around and greet us. We are pretty sure she knew we had come in as the door is not quiet. Eventually the guy in the kitchen said something to her. We said we had a booking she said there is your table and pointed to where we were sitting, usually you are taken to the table. Another lady came in and she came and explained the specials and took our drinks order, she was nice. We had both ladies serve us on and off during our meal but the older lady was so much better than the young one. Both of them were just standing around staring at the few diners in the restaurant which was off putting. The meal however was very good so well done to the kitchen. Noticed that the wine menu had changed and there wasn’t as many Central Otago white wines by the glass on offer as previous visit. It was very quiet whereas last visit it was full.

Thank Rayner4
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