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Saffron, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Saffron

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

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2 people

21:30


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of Operation

    Coffee and Cake Tue–Sun 09:00–12:00 All Day Menu Tue, Wed, Sun 12:00–22:00 Brunch Thu–Sat 12:00–16:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    07576 755428

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 168 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Fit for Foodies

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Edinburgh

    Fit for Foodies

  • Edinburgh

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Edinburgh

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. DC

    DougC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, will definitely try the new menu when it comes out later in July.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing looking and beautiful tasting food and cocktails. Live musician and great atmosphere. Really generous portions and great prices. The ladies serving us were all really helpful and gave great recommendations. We will definitely be back ❤️❤️
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time at Saffron but it won’t be our last. The menu is unusual, which is what attracted us. We don’t have huge appetites so found two small plates, couscous salad and haloumi fries a great meal for two with a bottle of wine and a shared cheesecake for dessert. Everything we ordered was fresh and flavourful. Really delicious food at a very reasonable price. The staff were friendly and efficient. The only problem was that we had the place to ourselves, no other customers. I don’t understand why. This place should be packed out on a Friday night. I’ll highly recommend this restaurant.
  4. W

    Wobwab

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu, with plenty of fresh and unusual flavour fusions. We found the service and food exceptional. Would highly recommend
  5. LA

    LizAnders

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a pleasure to eat at Saffron. Excellent choices for vegans. Friendly service.
  6. JG

    JulieG

    West Lothian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice fresh tasting food, waitress was lovely, a great Friday evening dining experience
  7. E

    Elly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food good combinations very tasty and a bit different. Waitress was very friendly and helpful
  8. GK

    GavinK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying here. Amazing food - great assortment of mostly small dishes (w/ normal to large sized portions) to share. Ideal for small groups. Great, friendly service too. Will definitely be back!
  9. KB

    KelsieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall, attentive staff, lovely atmosphere and the food and drinks were 10/10. Will definitely be back!
  10. HM

    HayleyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, very generous portions and really fresh tasting delicious food. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Would recommend
  11. R

    Rosanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saffron was simply amazing! The cocktails were first class - as was the food, which was incredibly tasty and really good value for money. The ambience was delightful and the staff were friendly, kind and attentive. Thank you for a perfect evening. We feel very fortunate to have been recommended Saffron and it’s our new favourite place.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Early dinner on a Friday and we were the only 2 people in the restaurant, no atmosphere at all. The server was efficient in taking our order and sorting drinks .but the mains arrived before one of the starters. We ordered the hummus plate and octopus as starters then the chicken tacos and lamb tacos. The food was awful, almost inedible, (how can you go wrong with hummus?!!) to the point where we left most of it for fear of being ill. The best part was the mojitos. We were in and out within 45 minutes with a bill over £50. The server asked how it was - she could tell given the amount of food left - we said not great but there was no offer to discount our cheque. We paid and left. We won’t be back which is a shame given we live locally. There are far better food options available in Bruntsfield.
  13. SD

    SteveD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this, so different to what we would cook at home. A really pleasant evening, will be back.
  14. A

    Anna

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very disappointing. Restaurant was cold and lacking atmosphere. Food lukewarm, a bit greasy and stodgy. Asked waitress for advice on how much to order as a variety of small or large plates. Ended up with way too much food. Cocktails also pretty poor. Unfortunately wouldn’t recommend or be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Small selection from the bar, but food was delicious! Service was also excellent. I would definitely return to try out more of the menu.
  16. JV

    JasonV

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional! Casual yet cool with music at a reasonable level to enjoy conversation. The cocktails were excellent (not overly sweetened). We ordered 3 small plates and tacos to share and left with clean plates.
  17. SE

    SETM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Good menu range with very attentive and kind wait staff. Booked a table at 8:30 on a Saturday, and had only 10 minutes to order prior to kitchen closing. As a result we felt the food was rushed in preparation. After our dishes came out, we saw the chefs visibly leave the restaurant. The other table in with us at 8:30 tried to order dessert and were told that was not possible despite the restaurant closing at 10 and it being 9:30. Seems strange to permit bookings that late when full service won’t be offered. Again felt sorry for the wait staff who were lovely and knew the situation was a little tragic.
  18. C

    Christine

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a peanut allergy and I was looked after very well. The food (we had the aubergine and garlic prawn tacos) was delicious and visually very appealing. Service was great. We will definitely come back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was brilliant, venue is lovely, service was friendly and quick. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day out. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Food was served quickly and was lovely. Overall a great day out in a lovely restaurant
  21. B

    Banokles

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very chill, great cocktails and really good selection of tapas with an Eastern twist. Tacos are fantastic
  22. JC

    JennyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was lovely though we ordered too much and couldn’t finish it! Tacos come in 3s and there were 2 of us so that wasn’t easy to share, same with the chickpea and courgette fritters though they were easier to cut in half! :) All tasted great, was quick to arrive and the service was fab. Will definitely be going back!!
  23. FS

    FionaS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Look forward to going back again to try more dishes.
  24. T

    Trikster65

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Incredible tacos, both the lamb and Aubergine tacos were delicious as were the lamb croquettes
  25. A

    Angus

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapas and big plates full of flavour . Great drinks alcoholic and non alcoholic . Beautiful decor and home made cakes with great coffee. Family run , very welcoming
  26. AB

    AleksandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Can't wait to come back and try more things. Very creative menu, decent portions, beautifully served. Very friendly stuff. Can't recommend more!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food tasted amazing but it was cold when it arrived
  28. A

    Amanda

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were happy to let us sit for ages over a nice bottle of wine - tacos were very good.
  29. AW

    AnnaW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food, very flavorful! really kind and knowledgeable staff. lovely and clean interior.
  30. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tasting dishes with excellent presentation. Staff are very professional.
  31. PJ

    PhilJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saffron is our new favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. Fantastic variety on the menu to suit both of us, one vegetarian and one not. We really like the staff too and will be back.
  32. C

    Caitlin

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing quality food and a great menu to choose from. Exciting to go back and try more!
  33. 1

    1happydiner

    Edinburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time at saffron and will securely be back. Food was excellent, really tasty. Service was also very good. If could change one thing it would be turn the lights down a little it’s very bright. Great experience however and will definitely return. Was very busy when we were in which is testament to food and service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good food, could’ve been a bit hotter and a bit more seasoned, but enjoyed it and the rose & pistachio latte was phenomenal!
  35. KE

    KevinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally blown away with the food and service, best meal I have had in ages
  36. MA

    MancuniAL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We visited in the evening and overall it was pretty good. The food was nice and it was absolutely value for money. We were well looked after and the service was great - especially from the female member of the team. The only slight hiccup was when our order arrived. One of our selections was incorrect - a flatbread rather than the taco we had ordered from the male member of the team. It genuinely wasn’t an issue for us because we’re pretty flexible, but he was insistent that we were mistaken and he had taken our order correctly - and he was quite abrupt about it. Oh dear! Would we go again? Yes, probably, but we felt it was more of a lunchtime venue and the lighting was quite bright so not much mood or ambience.
  37. JG

    JasmineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited a few times love the menu and will return to try out more of the dishes. Food is well presented and tastes as good as it looks well combined. Staff are very attentive.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food as always, absolutely delicious, generous portions too,
  39. MN

    MairiN

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely fresh food. Great value. Good cocktails and attentive service. We will be back.
  40. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Nice food and good value. Delicious cocktails. Quite quiet during the week but expect it is busier at the weekend and normal times

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

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

FAQs

Saffron is rated 4.4 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Saffron

Bruntsfield Place Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4DG

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Coffee and Cake Tue–Sun 09:00–12:00 All Day Menu Tue, Wed, Sun 12:00–22:00 Brunch Thu–Sat 12:00–16:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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