Saffron

Address: 18 Buckingham Street, Queenstown and Arrowtown, New Zealand
Tel: +64 34420131
Website: View bar's website
Door: Make reservation
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Wine
Price guide: High-end
Food: Full menu

Review last reviewed on 2011-02-19

A sister to Blue Door, Saffron is admittedly more of a restaurant but boasts a fine selection of local wines from the Central Otago region, as well as across the rest of New Zealand, the Barossa valley in Australia and vintage French wines and champagnes. The high-ceilinged room has simply dressed tables and the staff were New Zealand-friendly (it's in a class of its own) and the atmosphere relaxed and unpretentious. An open plan kitchen means you can marvel at the chefs at work - pure artistry and Michelin star quality in our humble opinion.

With Arrowtown being in the heart of foodie wine country, you will not be limited in what you choose to accompany your food with. The list covers a huge range of grape varietals, from aromatic Reislings to tropical Gewurtztraminers, punchy Pinot Noirs and a good choice of dessert wines - all excellent value especially given the Sterling/New Zealand dollar exchange rates.

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