Zafferano Restaurant

4.7
1090 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Zafferano first opened in the heart of London’s exclusive Belgravia area in 1995.

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.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival - 3 Course Set Menu

    £60.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Celebrate the London Restaurant Festival at Zafferano with our 3 course set menu. What's included: Bellini Cocktail Tuna Tartare Linguina Lobster Tiramisù Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
What 1090 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TabithaG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

JP
vipJanP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

CB
ClareB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, especially the rib of beef (which was generous for two people) and delicious.

EL
ELVIRABB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Zafferano!
Never disappoints!

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David
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FrancesW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

JM
vipJaniceM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Tasty beautifully presented, seasonal food.

AP
AlessioP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in May fair.
food and service excellent

DO
DOMENICOM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine selection.
Very elegant location
Ideal for family
Business meeting or date

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Wine list very expensive!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service

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vipSusanne01
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner
Great food and great service

KB
KBee
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at Zafferano. We loved the authenticity of the atmosphere and of the menu - it felt like we were briefly transported to Italy for a delicious evening. The service was excellent and professional, with care and attention to detail. We will certainly return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian fare

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Italian dinning at its best and some quality wine to match an excellent meal !

KV
KVSE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not a good idea to allow smoking on the rather enclosed terrace .

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vipkann
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food great, ambiance good although when sitting outside nearby table smoking which was not good, waiters lovely but service was so very slow- we didn’t get a menu nor orders taken unless we chased. Normally excellent service so I assume stretched. It would have been good for someone to say that.

KA
KATHARINES
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and they have done very well with the outdoor terrace- Fully covered with heaters!

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fabiolam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding

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Orla
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food with top quality service ( apart from forgetting to bring my husband’s dessert wine - hence 4 and not 5 stars for service ) .!The squid was beautifully tender and the sea bass was delicious . The Sardinian wines were all excellent . This is a wonderful Italian restaurant and shouldn’t be missed .

LC
LynnC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, nice food but not the standard I would expect for the cost.

AM
vipAndrewM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

You can bever go wrong eating here. Good wine list too.

CS
vipChristopheS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it a classic excellent venue !

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stevea
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, truffle season and the as ever the menu and wine list were amazing

CK
ChrisK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, great food - fantastic to be back at Zafferano in a post COVID world!

PF
vipPedroF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Definitely recommend to anyone who is interested / curious

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vipkann
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dinning area is fantastic with ambiance and great heaters. Staff first class. Food great too. My favourite place even with outside dinning restrictions

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vipjoLeane
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food .. and excellent customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I normally love this restaurant however the transition to outdoor dining because of Covid did impact the experience. First of all there was a smoker on the table next to us and we were down wind of it which was absolutely awful! Second of all it was very very busy and the tables are very close together with the waiters having to shout to each other in order to be heard. Given that it is post-lockdown one mustn’t be too demanding however I do feel like it impacted the food. It was not particularly tasty and none of us were excited by the food. The bill was also huge at over £400 for 4 people!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and was very warm on the terrace thanks to the heaters.

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vip1238788
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but classy. Wine list is over the top.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is perfect just unfortunately currently there are road works happening so its a bit loud..

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipChris
London
29 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, genuine Italian atmosphere and food
It is always a pleasure to got to his restaurant.

TJ
TsvetelinaJorgensen
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Everything was outstanding. We have been going to this restaurant for 5 years and we have never been disappointed.

LK
LinaK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening, good atmosphere, excellent servicde and most importantly delicious food. We will definitely come back.

PG
PatrickG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food
excellent service
recommendation on the wine was top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Starter salad very small and expensive

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The price for value was not good.

EB
vipEnricoB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner good service and remarkable menu choices including wine list

FAQs

Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1090 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.