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AU$16 - AU$32
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Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

We had the degustation set. Everything is so delicious and the portions were just right. The spacing between serving is also perfect as it gives you time to digest the food and long for another one. The waiters were very nice as well

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Just got home from Safran and tonight we were blown away, again! Sulo has established a world class restaurant and staffed it with the best people, which results in an A+ experience every time. Tonight we were welcomed by all the staff, the old-hands, Damian...and Hayden, and the new staff with the same enthusiasm and genuine pleasure in our presence. We didn't get the name of the staff member who enquired about our knives, nor the one fixing the straws at the end of the night (our error) but thank you for your wonderful service and enthusiasm. Charlotte, I suspect, is fairly new and was a little nervous at our first interaction but, boy! Did she blossom!? Charlotte, you're delightful! Thank you for looking after us so well! Let's move to the food. Oh, the food! Sulo, you excelled yourself tonight! 25/10! The Scallops were perfect, as was my Onion Dolma! Onto Moreton Bay Bug for Julie, my wife, and Duck Shish for me. Both mouth watering and full of a gentle aromatic flavours that so complimented each other! Then, as a finale, we were treated to Iskender for me, thinly sliced wagyu beef with charred tomato butter served with possibly one of the best tasting accompaniments I've ever tasted - burnt milk yoghurt! Wow! Julie had Lamb backstrap, pistachio crumble, olive oil braised Spring vegetables, bulgur pilaf and cacik and is still talking about it! We have been lucky enough to have been patrons since Safron first opened it's doors and we will never stop being amazed at the skill, professionalism, enthusiasm and sheer brilliance shown by the Safran Team! I've lived and worked in 27 countries and eaten at restaurants from local cafés in India (dhabas) to four star Michelin in Paris. Safran makes them all look like amateurs. Thanks, Sulo, for another gastronomic and social delight! MMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Oh, my awesome. we walked in tonight early and got a table recommend booking. First night in town food was very different and done well. We paired wine with six courses and enjoyed wine as much as food. Service was outstanding and evenly timed. Was...ready to book another night, but not open until we go home.So glad you gave us a table tonightMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

My husband and I had the 2 course set menu and it did not disappoint everything we had was amazing full of flavour, and the staff were very attentive to our needs have been a few times never have we had a bad experience will...definitely be backMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

What a great little find!! Sat down to a 3 course tasting menu here last night. Everything was amazing! Service 5 star too- thanks Aleah!! We will be back!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

Every year for our Anniversary we book at Mantra accommodation & drive from Sydney to Ettalong just to have our Anniversary dinner at Safaran restaurant,, staff, food , atmosphere is what brings us back every year ,, thank you

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Delicious food and excellent service. Perfect for a date or catch up with friends. Staff were very attentive.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Once again Safran delivered an outstanding dining experience. The quality of the food is exceptional. The service from the staff is brilliant. The wine list is excellent. We who live in the area are privileged to have such a wonderful establishment on our doorstep.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

Small but well versed menu. Excellent table service and the food for Local's was delicious. Really nice atmosphere too

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

We came here as part of a comedy show/dinner package. Food was tasty but very small portions. Obviously they expected you to buy the sides for additional cost to get a full. I’m not a huge eater but I left hungry. I won’t be back

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Safran are now doing Locals Night on Thursday - so we wanted to check it out. Potato bread and hummus to start, a choice from 4 mains with a side and a glass of wine for $55. The potato bread and hummus were very tasty...and the beef main was an excellent piece of meat beautifully cooked. Add some friendly service and you have a good night out for a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

4 of us for dinner on a Saturday night. We had the 3 course menu that is offered plus we ordered 2 sides and 2 mezze. The fermented potato bread was incredible with their hummus! We also had the pastrami on flatbread small bite that...was tasty also. The crab and prawn pasta to start was amazing, probably my fav dish, goat mince borek was nice, maybe a tad salty but I loved it, then the rib eye and beef cheek, I’ve never had a more succulent piece of meat, it was fab! We had the beans and potatoes side both great. Our waitress was lovely and she was attentive. The only thing I would say is we were in the back room with only a couple of other tables right by the kitchen door and I thought that sort of ruined the atmosphere, in the main area where the bar is I think the feel of the restaurant was much better. $580 for 4 people but we had 2 bottles of wine and 4 beers so I think that’s not too bad. Really enjoyed the meal and refreshing to find something decent on the coast!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

We had the degustation menu and each course was sensational. The wine pairing was fabulous and included several international wines which were really interesting. The quality of this restaurant is equivalent to a Michelin starred restaurant in Europe. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

Went with a friend for lunch on a friday. Easy phone booking day prior. Easily switched from indoor table to outdoor. Staff were very attentive and very friendly and accomodating. Food was excellent and very tasty. Not being familiar with turkish food, i ordered the...fish. Unfortunately, it was a raw fish dish which i could not eat. Fortunately for me, it was quickly replaced with cooked fish which was superb. I do think the menu should be more informative for those who are not familiar with the turkish cuisine, hence me ordering fish, not realising it was raw. My companion was also happy with her food and the great staff. We both tried the Raki drink. Very nice to round off the meal. Comes with ice and water, but we thought it much better taken straight as a shot as the ice and water dilutes the flavour. Prices are reasonable and worth paying for the service alone. Well done SafranMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Highly recommend this place amazing food amazing atmosphere and staff. Turkish food with careful preparation and most of all taste to die for.

Date of visit: November 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
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