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The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol. The all-day menu, developed by Chef Raphael Ongchiong, emphasizes freshness, clarity of ingredients, and local availability. Saffron offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Boholano heritage cuisine, alongside a wide range of Continental and Asian food favorites. The Chef's culinary artistry is met with an excellent selection of wines, signature cocktails, and gourmet beverages. A 162-seat dining venue, Saffron is casual and welcoming, with a decor to match. Sea-inspired accent lighting, all-weather woven furniture, and hand-carved driftwood create a dramatic poolside ambiance that
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Filipino, Seafood, Asian, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed April 29, 2023 via mobile

Very nice food. Service is amazing. We stayed at the Amorita Resort so had the luxury of eating here when we wanted. We enjoyed the fact that they had daily special board with some new menus daily on it. Drinks were excellent as well. The...view is amazing.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 21, 2023 via mobile

I love and value my every visit to this restaurant. The staff are always the best. My only hang up is the food portions. They are too big thus becomes pricy. Thank you Amorita for this place!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 10, 2023 via mobile

Airy ambiance. Chill atmosphere. View of the pool , nature etc. A little long wait for food. But everything we ordered turned out right. From the chicken inasal, baked salmon , Thai meat and prawn , caesar salad and their wonderful desserts. Menu was quite...extensive from local , Asian, and Western. Their breakfast buffet was not as extensive as compared to nearby Henann , but it had a cozy and relaxed feel to it . Didn’t feel being rushed at all . Liked their breakfast room set up. Special requests for omelettes, iced coffee variants and even peanut butter can be provided. Great staff service overall. Nice thing is that their kitchen handles the room service of the resort as well .More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 21, 2022 via mobile

We weren’t happily welcomed, bad service, our friend had to wait 30 minutes to have her meal while we were already finished. Not friendly, we’ll not recommend it

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2022

Well done to Chef Franco and his team. He does a brilliant job and has something delicious for everyone.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

Had a wonderful family dinner last night at Saffron in Amorita Resort, Panglao Bohol. We were a big group of 11 pax and all the food we ordered was excellent. The cocktails were refreshing too! Special shout out to our lovely and super efficient server...and photographer INAH who took such good care of our big party. And PAPZ the bartender kept wowing us with the yummy cocktails that were on a Buy 1 Take 1 Promo. The restaurant is also very Senior Citizen and Wheelchair friendly. Saffron is a definite highlight of this Bohol family trip.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022

Its a great experience. Delicious foods and service., very welcoming. I love their pizza and while èating you can enjoy the good scenery of the beach and mountains. The atmosphere is chill and cool.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

I decided to dine here on two occasions. It was handy too, considering I was staying at the hotel on the restaurant site. In my review of the Amorita I couldn't say enough good about the resort in general. It's just that Saffron lets the...whole place down a bit. I was somewhat underwhelmed by what was on offer. The buffet night was good, but not great. My a-la-carte evening was very disappointing. To finish on a positive note though. Breakfast here was very good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

Staff was very attentive. Facilities were OK but a bit dark at night, the place could use a bit more light. Be careful also of mosquitoes, so make sure you're seated near the fan. Ordered a shrimp kebab and it was quite small and overpriced....The canoli was okay. Got the buy 1 take 1 cocktail and it was okay for the deal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Had the buffet dinner. Great selection and overall great experience. Good selection of meat, salad, desert. 900PHP eachMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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One-ofcollection, Marketing at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Hi XxMike_! Thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating. We're glad that you enjoyed the dishes that we served at the buffet dinner. Our chefs truly took time to plan the menu to ensure that our guests will enjoy every dish that...More

Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Food only average at best, long waiting time, non-responsiveness to reservation inquiries; Fancy looks without underlying qualityMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Katalene A, Manager at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Hi 97philippu! Thank you so much for taking your time to share your feedback. It was with regrets to learn that your guest experience was less than adequate and we apologize for all the inconveniences this may have caused you. We have cascaded your feedback...More

Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Stayed at Amorita. Included is breakfast buffet at Saffron. I'm very much pleased with how the fried rice was cooked (did not look or taste like the rice was from 5 days ago). Pineapple slices were very sweet! Enjoyed the dried fish and dried squid....Buffet also had preserved meats and imported cheese. I had a very late lunch today at almost 4pm. Tried the highly-recommended sinigang. Did not disappoint. Soup is thick. Pork slices were marinated in lemon sauce. Truly special! The best thing about this place is that service is excellent, matched only by the scenic view of the beach. Must try!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Katalene A, Manager at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2019

Hi SkinSensei! Thank you so much for this 5-star rating. We're very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us. It is such a pleasure to have you from breakfast until night. Our new dishes are indeed crafted to satisfy ranging palates so...More

Reviewed November 2, 2019

Subtle flavors yet satisfying. Everything we ordered were done to perfection. Serving size were good for sharing.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Katalene A, Manager at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2019

Hi MoMa1L! Thank you so much for dining with us. We're very delighted to hear that everything that you've ordered were able to satisfy your palates. Thank you so much for this 5-star rating and we hope to have you again in the future.

Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

We had a buffet reservation at saffron restaurant, the food was excellent and the services were great. Thank you to all the staffs for accomodating us, especially Sir Leo and Sir Rob. We will definitely come back soon. Thank you so much Amorita!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Katalene A, Manager at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Hi yzobellaalyssa! Thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating! We're very delighted to hear that you enjoyed our weekend buffet and the services that our team offers. We will forward your review to them--I'm sure they'll be delighted to hear your good...More

Reviewed September 20, 2019

Whilst reviewing Amorita as an overall resort, one of the major "CONS" that we wrote down was Saffron Restaurant and I am extremely confused how other guests liked this restaurant. My husband and I are foodies and my husband actually works in the restaurant business....We ate here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and each and every single meal time, we were left disappointed. Buffets in the morning were so bland, it was mind-boggling. And then, every item we ordered on the menu for lunch and dinner, every single dish was overly seasoned, and others swimming in sauce and bordering on being sweet--which was very concerning to me because I am watching my sugar intake but even dishes that aren't supposed to be sweet, tasted sweet. To be more specific, here are the food items we ordered besides the breakfast buffet: We got the Gado Gado Salad -- the sauce was TOO SWEET. We also got the Poke Bowl -- not only was it bad, the sesame sauce was also TOO SWEET. We got the Shrimp Sandwich -- and surprise, surprise, it was TOO SWEET. We also got the Chopsuey -- it was swimming in over seasoned sauce, completely overpowering the vegetables that we couldn't finish it. Got the Pinabusog na Pusit -- SUPER BLAND. Finally we got the Longganisa & Bree Pizza, SUPER BLAND --we couldn't understand why the pizza in Saffron does not have the same quality as pizza in Azotea. Like, why? Finally we discovered Tomar and Azotea, and ate there instead.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Katalene A, Manager at Saffron, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Kai111! Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We're very sorry to hear that your exprerience did not meet your expectations. Although inexcusable, you caught us in the middle of updating our menu. Nevertheless, we would want to express our gratitude...More

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Hi Bannie! The breakfast buffet for non-in house guests is priced at P900/person. Thank you!
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P995.00 per person. I hope it will help. Enjoy your dinner!!!
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Saffron is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5