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Saffron

4.4
4.4
95 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Saffron Edinburgh
Meze Styled Restaurant
Sharing food , cocktails and great service!

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2 people

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    All Day Menu
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    07716 278852

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

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What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Edinburgh

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. D

    Douglas

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    Service was great but food very average. Halloumi fries were good, but lamb flatbread was just like a crispy pizza base, and we had a side dish that was literally just mashed potato, and was very average.

  2. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Great as sharing plates. Big portions too. Staff couldn’t have been nicer. Highly recommend

  3. N

    Nessie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lunch with friends, we all had a great time & enjoyed the food, friendly staff & value for money. Will be back

  4. IP

    IreneP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was lovely, the selection of food great, we just wanted to order everything! and everything we actually ordered was super yummy! I strongly recommend it and we live locally so we’ll be back!

  5. F

    Fifi

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Tasty, fresh food prepared quickly. Restaurant very quiet probably due to the pandemic. We will visit again!

  6. A

    Allymacc

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great choice of food for meat eaters and vegetarians and the service is excellent.

  7. T

    Teee

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was so lovely, excellent service, friendly staff. Food came quick too, will deffo be back!

  8. F

    Fatima

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish ordered was delicious with unbelievably good flavours. The vibe was nice about Saffron I will defo be back.

  9. A

    Anas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    The food was really bland. Could only recommend the cauliflower bites. Staff was nice but a waiter dropped a knife while taking our plates away. It fell on my mother’s jacket and he didn’t apologize.

  10. TE

    TheEnglishGentleman

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food in a great location. Worth seeking out.

  11. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our waiting staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

  12. B

    Bree

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Saffron has a unique menu and friendly staff. Great drinks!

  13. MM

    MagnusM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The waitress that served us made us feel welcome. She explained the menu very well and helped us order menu items which we loved. Thank you!

  14. R

    Rachel

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was unreal...Everything was so tasty, full bellies and happy faces all round! The cocktails were also delicious and all served so beautifully - thank you so much

  15. M

    Molly

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After following Saffron on Instagram for a while we decided to pay them a visit while we were in Edinburgh for the bank holiday weekend. It was apparent that they focus more on style over substance and the quality of the food. Our brunch was awful. We ordered the raspberry and almond soufflé pancakes and the salmon eggs Benedict. The food was cold, the pancakes were burnt and flat. Our coffee and tea were cold also. We expressed our disappointment when the, I presume manager or owner who was wearing a cap and hoodie, came to clear our table. We received no reassurance about the quality of the food. He mumbled something and happily took our money. The atmosphere was dead. The staff on duty had no enthusiasm or friendliness. We weren’t greater with a smile or even asked how our meal was until we came to pay. We were offered no opportunity to have another drink or order anything else (Not that we wanted to). After having such excellent experiences at other restaurants and cafes that weekend, it really wasn’t a good end to our weekend break. We had a much more pleasant and tasty experience at Honeycomb and Co (Just accord the road).

  16. J

    Julieb

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Was really excited about going here but sadly very underwhelmed. No atmosphere, staff friendly but understaffed, food ok. Probably better for a casual lunch but felt with the cocktails etc it was selling itself as a dinner venue which just didn’t work. Didn’t really feel like they knew quite what they’re aiming for…

  17. a

    alice

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So so nice. The lamb croquettes were super soft inside and crispy on the outside. The dirty halloumi fries were super crispy and delicious and the portion size was good! The blackened salmon was actually soooooo amazing, loved it! The cabbage was so full of flavour honestly loved this dish. The pulled lamb burger was super juicy and the acrual lamb was so tasty and a bit spicy - fantastic. Staff were attentive and so had a throrougly enjoyable lunch! Will be back ASAP

  18. DI

    DianeI

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was good for sharing and delicious and great service!

  19. NN

    NitNat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and drinks, lovely atmosphere and great location.

  20. ND

    NiallD

    Angus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Food was way below average, 2 pulled pork burgers swimming in grease and made the bun almost inedible. Would not recommend

  21. NO

    NaomiO

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Food was awful, we didn’t eat any of it except the chips. Really bland, even the chicken burger was flavourless. The staff were friendly though and took money off the bill without question when we said we weren’t willing to pay for the things we didn’t eat.

  22. VU

    VickiU

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic little restaurant in the heart of Bruntsfield Delicious freshly made food Good wine selection Lovely friendly staff Would highly recommend

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Veggie/ Vegan options as well as some fab mocktails. Interior is gorgeous too.

  24. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was all extremely delicious. All the staff were kind and attentive. Definitely will be coming back!

  25. SB

    SarahB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Service and atmosphere were great but food was rushed and cold

  26. JB

    JessB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food and service both excellent!

  27. A

    Andrew

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good, wonderfully eclectic food and outstanding service… very accommodating for a small restaurant as we were 5 with a pram!

  28. SH

    StephenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table at the last minute and so glad we did, service was excellent, the food was simply phenomenal and the whole experience was just great, this restaurant is well worth a visit and possibly book the high seats, as this gives the best view of what's going on outside as well as inside!

  29. CE

    ChanelE

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly and food was delicious would go again.

  30. HF

    HannahF

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing night at Saffron! Clare was our waitress and she was so friendly and attentive, she took great care of us! Food was delicious I will be back

  31. T

    Tara

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service, very good value for money!

  32. A

    Alisha

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a fantastic experience at Saffron, we came for brunch and the food was lovely. The staff were welcoming and attentive. Lovely atmosphere!

  33. ZW

    ZackW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend!

  34. JW

    JamesW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was really tasty and the prices were very reasonable - that goes for their drinks menu also. What a great addition to the eating out scene in Bruntsfield

  35. AC

    AliceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Staff were sooo so friendly and lovely! The food was great, was pleasantly surprised when the bill came, definitely bang for your buck. The venue is quite small but I found it cosy, would definitely pay a visit again!

  36. N

    Nathania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Saffron is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and attentive, friendly and kind staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back!

  37. E

    Elise

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The overall food was very good, however it can all at once so you did not have to go have breaks in between courses which became very overwhelming as good food went to waste. Service was very poor however waiters were very friendly felt very chaotic as glasses were broken over customers and generally things were very crazy would suggest to go somewhere else and save your money.

  38. PS

    PenelopeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Staff were nice but food did not come at once leaving one member of the party without a meal for around ten mins. Staff were lovely but unfortunately around us multiple things were dropped which despite the fact accidents happen it was a little distractibg

  39. HF

    HannahF

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, we got a table outside in the evening sun was perfect!

  40. MM

    MairiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it, beautiful place, delicious food, great cocktails and amazing service!

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Saffron is rated 4.4 stars by 95 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Saffron

Bruntsfield Place Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4DG

  • Neighborhood

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    All Day Menu
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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