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“Staff were fine - owner is a terrible liability”
Review of Saveur Restaurant

Saveur Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Roseville
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We had this restaurant experience built up by friends who recommended it. Very disappointing experience - food was more than adequate, staff friendly but our entire event ruined by a rude, inhospitable and sarcastic owner who insisted on forcing himself on our group every 10mins with an inappropriate comment, anecdote or shamelessly forcing more courses and drinks onto the group. Never again. We will be encouraging all our foodie friends to give this a miss.

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3  Thank Dominic S
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

There aren't too many quality restaurants on the North Shore, and this is a hidden little gem. The ambiance in the restaurant was charming, at first I thought all the other tables would hear what everyone was saying, but this was not to be the case. The restaurant was almost full, I think from other voucher using diners, and you didn't hear a word the other groups were saying. We were one of the first to arrive at just after 6.30 and were the last to leave at 10.30pm, with no urging to move from the staff. The service by the two waitstaff was perfect, friendly and accommodating, quick and professional. We had the degustation menu, each course was just delicious and well cooked. Looking at the standard menu, prices are reasonable and I'll look forward to going back to try something from the a la carte selection.

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2  Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We came to Saveur for the 3rd time in June (we had the degustation the first time and ordered a la carte the second). This time we'd purchased vouchers for ourselves and parents, which included the degustation and a glass of wine each, or the option to purchase matching wines for each course.

As usual, we were extremely impressed. The service was faultless, each course was cooked to perfection and an absolute gastronomic delight. I purchased the matching wines and they had been well chosen to compliment each dish. Menu highlights included the fried zuchinni flowers, grilled John Dory (with an amazing sauce) and fillet steak, however I also thoroughly enjoyed the other courses (as did everyone at our table - one of whom is a very fussy eater).

The restaurant itself is lovely - set in a converted house with roaring fires in the winter - very romantic and beautifully decorated.

Purchasing the vouchers made the experience very affordable - a significant reduction on the usual prices - but I would definitely return even without a voucher.

One of my most favourite restaurants.

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1  Thank MrsFitzy2013
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

This was our second visit to Saveur in Roseville. We chose this restaurant for our family to celebrate an 18th birthday. There were 6 of us and one was a vegetarian. He was quite pleased with the vegetarian choices on the menu, although he felt the crepe he had as his main was more like breakfast food than a fine dining main course. Apparently, the menu changed just last week and the previous vegetarian gnocchi dish would probably have been more appropriate.

The meal was quite pleasant and the service excellent, however, half way through the meal a group of 8 arrived and completely spoilt the mood of the restaurant. They were extremely loud, shouting across their table to each other and it all became very unpleasant. People from several tables were looking at them in disgust and as we were the closest table, to them, we decided to mention to the waiter that our evening was being spoiled by their loudness. He assured us that it was not acceptable and that they would be asked to speak more quietly, however, no one from the restaurant ended up saying anything to them.

As Saveur has wooden floors, there is nothing to absorb the sound and the noise level ended up being like a busy food hall, not the fine dining experience it should have been (and cost). When we were leaving, the waiter said "Sorry about the noise, it is best that you come next time on a week night when its quieter." I'm afraid that's just not good enough! How inconsiderate of our son to not have his 18th birthday on a weeknight so that the restaurant we chose to celebrate this milestone event would be quieter for our celebration? I think not. It was clear that the group of 8 were making many diners in the restaurant uncomfortable and the staff should have dealt with it tactfully. Unfortunately, they didn't, and as a result, we will not be returning, not on a weekend, or a week night. They have lost our future custom.

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Thank deedaoz
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We went to this restaurant on a voucher and had the degustation menu. The atmosphere was very relaxing and well set out in different rooms. The tables are beautifully set and the staff are extremely friendly and attentive (could not fault them). The menu range and prices were also very reasonable and appetising. The food served was lovely (although there were some faults ie steak overcooked etc but I don't want to faul them because everything else was so good!).

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Thank Love_Travelling_OZ
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