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Saffron Restaurant

5 Quay Street, Truro, TR1 2HB +44 1872395957

(((() British

VERY VERY good food and waiters

Jonathan Duval 18 November 2016
from Truro

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Situated in the trendy restaurant quarter of Truro, Saffron is a charming restaurant serving refined British cuisine. Praised highly in the influential 2013 Trencherman’s Guide, Saffron sources its ingredients locally, and is kept cosy and welcoming all year round thanks to its wood burning stove.

By attending Truro farmers market twice weekly, the Saffron chefs ensure that diners can expect the finest Cornish produce. The fresh ingredients go straight into making the restaurant’s lavish specialities, such as the succulent medallions of Primrose Herd pork fillet with puy lentil jus, or the flavoursome Cornish chicken and lobster fricassee with peas, samphire and braised rice.

Nestled in the town’s bohemian restaurant quarter, Saffron Restaurant in Truro offers a leisurely dining environment thanks to its low ceilings, wood panelling and flag-stoned floors. Plush booths and plump cushions ensure that diners can enjoy their food in comfort.

A quaint Cornish establishment serving sumptuous, locally-sourced dishes, Saffron Restaurant is just a 13-minute walk from Truro Station.

Saffron Restaurant

5 Quay Street, Truro, TR1 2HB

Contact +44 1872263771
Reservations +44 1872395957

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4.5 (((() (based on 53 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (30)
  • value (19)
  • romantic (17)
  • private dining (12)
  • business (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Trish Martin from Plymouth

    Ñothing was too much trouble for the waitress when attending to our party of 5. The food choice is good and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is comfortable with a relaxed ambiance. I always eat in Saffron when I visit Truro and have brought many friends over the years. It is good value and with local seasonal produce. What's not to like?!!

  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by Ingrid Ridout from Truro

    Decor and general style of restaurant was warm , stylish and welcoming.

  • ((((( 18 November 2016 by Jonathan Duval from Truro

    VERY VERY good food and waiters

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Gwen from Coombe, St Austell

    The pre-theatre dinner is fantastic and great value for money.
    The vegetarian options are wonderful and I loved the grilled halloumi
    Great service and efficient, friendly staff.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Craig Libby from Truro

    Very pleasant meal, cracking bottle of wine.....need to sort out your toilet plumbing and probably best not to put the washing machine on spin cycle halfway through service.

  • (((** 25 October 2016 by Steve Wood from Derby

    We had lunched here before, having found it by chance on a previous day trip to Truro. The menu, food and service had been good and unusual with special touches to the dishes and lots of fresh local and seasonal ingredients. Unfortunately, not this time! The menu was much less imaginative and the special touches on the dishes were missing. Still good service and fair value for the fixed price menu (we didn't have desserts), but nothing special about it. The haloumi starter was just breadcrumbed cheese deep fried, and the fish stew (like some other dishes from what I have since read in reviews) was a largely tomato based sauce, and not very interesting. We will be trying somewhere else for lunch next time.

  • ((((( 21 October 2016 by Gwen from Coombe

    Brilliant! Loved the vegetarian dishes and really good value for the pre-theatre dinner

  • ((((* 16 September 2016 by Adriana Bringuenti from Truro

    It was a quiet evening but just right for me and friend I hadn't seen in a months. The sauvignon blanc was cold and delicious and water was brought to the table as soon as we arrived. Don't get that everywhere. Lovely food and atmosphere but the table was quite wobbly. My steak was cooked to perfection on charcoal and tasted delicious. However, the peas were overcooked and the chips were undercooked. The Mese as starter that I shared with my friend was great, nearly a meal in itself. My friend had the monkfish and said it was very good as well.

  • ((((( 8 September 2016 by Richard Travers from Truro

    Friendly service and delicious food. Saffron never disappoints.

  • ((((* 29 August 2016 by Clare Hughes from Truro

    Lovely restaurant, nice and cosy but lively atmosphere. Really interesting menu (not often you get a proper choice as a vegetarian!). Food was good too. Our waitress was also lovely and we were well looked after. We couldn't help thinking she could have done with a bit more help on a Saturday night, she was a bit rushed but coped well.

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