Since then, the awards and accolades have continued to pour in each year and the restaurant has achieved some of the best restaurant reviews written.
Zafferano has been acclaimed time and again for its honest wholesome take on Italian cuisine, with dishes like ‘Malfatti’ Pasta Parcels with potato and morel mushroom, Lobster and langoustine sautéed with ‘samphire’ and also Roast ‘Fiorentina’ T-bone Steak with herb salad.
There is also an elegant bar offering a selection of cocktail, aperitifs and digestive as well as a bar menu with a mouth watering choice of regional Italian favourites.
Zafferano continues being the best italian restaurant in London
Delightful lunch in pleasant surroundings. Delicious Italian food, well presented in an environment without loud music. Could hear ourselves speak. A 😊
The food was OK, not great and not worth the price.
We ordered the chestnut tagliatelle with wild mushrooms as a starter. The pasta was cooked just right but unfortunately the dish didn't have much flavour. The main courses (Veal Milanese + Braised lamb neck) were very good. Especially the lamb neck was outstanding. We shared a Tiramisu for dessert, the mascarpone was perfect but usually I prefer more savoiardi biscuits whereas this was mostly mascarpone.
Wonder food and wonderful service and great ambiance…. Awesome place to which we will return again
Always a favourite place to eat when in London. Great food, service and atmosphere. Thanks again.
Food very tasty. Atmosphere was lovely and cosy.
Would definitely recommend and come here again.
Lovely restaurant. Very helpful staff. Quality of food was exceptional!
The food is good but service was slow and not good enough for the price. The wine selection was very good. For a high end restaurant the service needs to be a lot better. It was disappointing and we wouldn’t return.
Staff were so attentive and friendly, yet non intrusive
Food was excellent
Excellent food, lovely terrace!
We had a nice quiet celebration of a birthday. Service was good although the main waiter was perhaps a little too absent towards the end of the meal. The manager was approachable and proactive. The food was excellent and we would happily go back.
Brilliant food - excellent wine list - great ambiance and superb service!
Twenty years since my last visit and it remains a very special place. Unflashy, but perfect food. Lovely service that makes you feel special, not hassled. Stylish, understated, a proper grown up family restaurant.
My one peeve - 2 decades ago when Locatelli was chef, he was careful to cater to allergies and intolerances. You only had to ask. The restaurant led the way in this. Yesterday - not even non-dairy milk for coffee. Still. Couldn’t sour a wonderful afternoon.
Went here for a business lunch. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was excellent, although slightly pricy.
Excellent as ever. We were very well looked after.
Perfect spot for a business or casual lunch or dinner. As close as it gets to real bastion of authentic Italian cooking.
It is usually a lunch spot for me. Wine selection was excellent but atmosphere and food lacked something. Sorry!
Great friendly service and authentic italian cusine
Great food. Amazing wine list. Proper Italian service experience. Quite pricey but worth it
I had lunch here during my break.
The prawn carpaccio was amazing, as well as an outstanding linguine lobster.
The service was amazing and the staff is very friendly and attentive.
I’ll come back for sure.
Lovely meal and lovely terrace. Very attentive staff and very welcoming.
We found this restaurant a little hit and miss with the food so it was just ok. The staff were excellent but I would not go again.
Friendly, efficient and accommodating. Food excellent always.
Our bill was £200 overcharged! After 2 revisions it was correct . No apologies!
Ordered 2x main course ravioli dishes and received 5x ravioli’s in some sauce
Everything was amazing
Very nice service and great food
we had a very enjoyable meal sitting outside on the terrace on a lovely evening in London.
Very pleasant evening. Food was good as always. Staff seem tired but I Kanye it’s been difficult for them.
Would go again
Wonderful to see consistently high standards as usual from Zafferano.
The tiramisu was excellent. The best I have ever eaten
The food was absolutely delicious!!! The service was brilliant, felt very spoiled!! Thank you all for making our anniversary night a proper treat! Will definitely come back soon!!
We were a little disappointed with the meal to be honest - we went for the signature dishes, the lobster linguine and the veal Milanese. The linguine was actually very nice, a sensible portion size for a starter, a lovely bit of heat in the sauce. We were offered and accepted a small break between starter and main course but when the main course came, it looked and tasted like it had been waiting to be delivered to us since we finished our stater. Presentation was very average. Maybe we made the wrong if predictable menu choices but for what is supposedly a top notch restaurant in Knightsbridge, it did not match our local Italian at home and certainly way exceeded it in terms of price. No complaints about the waiting staff though who were charming and attentive.
Excellent food, especially the rib of beef (which was generous for two people) and delicious.
You cannot go wrong with Zafferano!
Excellent restaurant with great food and service. Wine list needs a bit of work on options beyond regular and large bottle - a glass of Gavi for £27 is a bit toppy
I think it is a shame that for such a large outside area, that the restaurant cannot split the outside area into smokers and non smokers. On such a hot evening, we were delighted to receive an outside table until we were surrounded while we were eating by smokers. Shame as every other aspect was excellent.
A lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Tasty beautifully presented, seasonal food.
Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1079 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.