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“Anniversary meal”
Review of Saffron Restaurant - CLOSED

Saffron Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Newly renovated restaurant in the heart of the historic city of Truro, Cornwall. Modern British fine dining offering seasonal, locally produced food, an excellent wine list and attentive service.
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Anniversary meal”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

My husband and I booked a meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary and was so glad we chose Saffron! The food was really lovely, well presented and very tasty. We had a three course meal with a glass of wine and enjoyed every mouthful!
We will definitely be revisiting and taking friends with us.
The staff were friendly and helpful, making the whole evening a pleasant experience!
Thank you, Saffron!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jillian D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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English first
Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

What a shame I so wanted to like this place - After previous dire experiences of Truro - apart from the Kathmandu - (Arguably one of the worst towns in the uk for food apart from Falmouth just down the road which is abject) Our Cappuccinos were cold and this was dealt with quickly and politely (unusual in itself for this part of the world).This was a lunch stop for a quick snack - I chose smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast - The smoked salmon had seen better days with crispy edges and a distinctly metallic taste - I couldn't be bothered to complain yet again about another eating experience in Truro - A shame and maybe this is an isolated incident and I have been unlucky - Unlike my previous Truro café experience (see previous Truro café review) at least the staff were polite and didn't have the audacity to charge for using a debit card - In future I will resort to sitting on a bench with a pasty (something the Cornish are peerless at) - I really wanted to be surprised this time with a good experience but alas it was not to be.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Babelbrother
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

It was not a problem being asked to arrive at 5.45 (instead of 6 as requested) for a pre-theatre dinner except, having sat down at 5.50 and been served drinks very promptly, we had to wait until 6.35 for our starters to arrive! At 6.20 we asked what was happening and were told they "were being plated", - "they" comprising 3 soups and 1 terrine! Regarding the food itself, my terrine and tagine of lamb were acceptable, but comments from other members of the party included, - "cannot taste the fish in the fish soup, very bland and needs seasoning"; "this so-called bubble and squeak (accompanying the pollock) is nothing more than mash with a bit of green added"; "this pastry tart has a decidedly soggy (under-cooked) bottom!" On the positive side the staff were very friendly, if somewhat embarrassed by the delay. Indeed, it would have helped the situation if they had told us what the problem was rather than just apologising. When we were asked towards the end of our meal if everything was all right, I'm afraid we really had neither the time nor inclination to start a discussion. Reading other more positive reviews, hopefully our experience was a one-off bad day for the kitchen.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Martin W
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Padstow, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant!”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Recently redecorated and refurbished, the restaurant is a delight. Lovely food with very friendly service and very reasonably priced. We had the lunchtime special, 2 courses and a glass of wine for £15 a head - it was delicious! We look forward to going again soon.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Karen R
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Cornwall
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We popped in for an early dinner. They were fantastic at accommodating our needs,served us promptly with delicious, innovative food, great portion sizes. All in all a smart but reasonably priced meal. We will be back! Probably the best place we have eaten in Truro.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank IonaCornwall
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