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Saffron, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Saffron

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

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

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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

    07716 278852

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 162 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Edinburgh

    Handcrafted Cocktails

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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

  22. A

    Amanda

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.

  23. 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.

  24. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great tasting dishes with excellent presentation. Staff are very professional.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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

  28. 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!

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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,

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. FR

    FazR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Lovely decor and ambience, good service, however a dress code for front of house staff would make it more professional considering the price of the food. The food was well presented and tasty, however overly priced, £15 burgers were not worth the price. If they were sub £10 then they would warrant 5 stars. Only negative is the Mocktails were poor. It was a lovely find as it was my first visit, but would I visit again, probably not, unless the aforementioned points were improved.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The class is flatbread with peppers hummus and spicy cauliflower wings are excellent

  37. SP

    SeniorPaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place. Went there for the vegan options and was not disappointed. Friendly staff and courteous. Would recommend and will go back.

  38. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved our meal at Saffron! Servers were friendly, live music gave a great atmosphere and the food was delicious! Would definitely recommend!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Amazing experience food was super yummy! The lights are a little to bright , ruining the ambience

  40. AW

    AvrilW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, fantastic live music, delicious food and friendly, attentive staff.

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 162 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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