Saffron

4.4
95 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Saffron Edinburgh
Meze Styled Restaurant
Sharing food , cocktails and great service!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 95 people are saying
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Douglas
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 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.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nessie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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IreneP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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Fifi
Edinburgh
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!

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Allymacc
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Teee
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Fatima
Angus
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.

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Anas
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.

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TheEnglishGentleman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a great location. Worth seeking out.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiting staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

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Bree
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MagnusM
Edinburgh
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!

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Rachel
Edinburgh
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

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Molly
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).

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Julieb
Edinburgh
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…

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alice
Edinburgh
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

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DianeI
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good for sharing and delicious and great service!

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NitNat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks, lovely atmosphere and great location.

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NiallD
Angus
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

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NaomiO
Edinburgh
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.

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VickiU
Edinburgh
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatieB
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!

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SarahB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service and atmosphere were great but food was rushed and cold

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JessB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service both excellent!

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Andrew
London
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!

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StephenH
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!

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ChanelE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and food was delicious would go again.

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HannahF
Perthshire
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

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Tara
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, very good value for money!

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Alisha
Edinburgh
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!

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ZackW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend!

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JamesW
London
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

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AliceC
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!

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Nathania
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!

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Elise
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.

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PenelopeS
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

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HannahF
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MairiM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Saffron is rated 4.4 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.