Zafferano Restaurant

4.6
938 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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.
What 938 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Portions were large enough. Service was perfect. Very nice atmosphere in the lounge area

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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Service is authentic and warm. Wine list can be improved. Food is very good. Ambience can be better. Overall excellent restaurant and value.

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FA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent. Food is amazing from starter to dessert. Thank you to Giuseppe, Iragu and Edward I think the waiter for the warm welcome. Highly reccomded

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NA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a charming restaurant. Really enjoyed the food.

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and drinks menu, service was excellent. A bit over priced!

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London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, simply perfect. Best Italian food in London.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice but had better Italian food in the area

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The wait for the bill was too long, could be more attentive.

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HI
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not even a good standard Italian. Very high priced compared to quality.

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GI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything ok

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SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Seats are very comfortable. Staff are very friendly. Great place to eat. The quality of food has improved over the past year or so. I hope they keep it up.

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was as usual immaculate. Table location was not however in an ideal position at the top of the stairs for a pre-advised business lunch.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Restaurant was empty. They first gave us a table in a corner. We asked for a different table and they moved us in another corner. Food was just okay. Overrated!

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G
London
35 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always visit Zafferano when in London. Prime location in Knightsbridge where you can combine with shopping, excellent service and great quality food at a high standard . It accepts large tables which is also a plus and has children options as well. Overall great experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service abrupt and unattentive. Waiters bordering unpleasant. Food good but not worth the price any more. Changed a lot since doubling in size. It’s now gone too commercial.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The welcoming staff and the elegant atmosphere make it always a very pleasant experience.

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Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely site - my meal would have been much better IF they had included all the ingredients! They cooked my fish without the olives at all - a major ingredients. They brought them out to me only after I asked where they were, should have been cooked with the fish. Without that flavoring, the dish was flat.

We initially went when it first opened - it was much better then!

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Greensboro
23 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Zafferano is a hidden gem in the Knightsbridge neighborhood of London. Our food and drinks were excellent and the ambiance was nice. The restaurant has an intimate feel and seems to attract a diverse clientele (lots of business dinners, but also families and couples). We started with the smoked tuna carpaccio appetizer, which was tender and smoked perfectly. I also ordered an amaretto sour (my go-to). It took a little longer than usual to get but it was perfectly prepared. In fact, my husband declared it the best amaretto sour he ever tasted. Compliments to the bartender. For dinner, I had the tagliolini with crab, which was tender and well-proportioned. I was able to eat the entire dish without feeling too full. My husband had the pumpkin gnocchi, which were perfectly cooked. We finished with the tiramisu, which was prepared in a non-traditional way inside a wafer-ish shell but was delicious. The only complaint we had was that we did have a couple of crab shell pieces in our tagliolini dish. That one negative aside, the meal was perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was good food, but extremely overpriced.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I have been a regular customer for 30 years
Booked Sunday lunch for family

Was not allowed a table at window

Table was still unused when I left 2 hours later

Very curt service

Very sad

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T
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and service and food was excellent. It’s in a expensive part of London and the prices per course were very high.

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Will definitely return.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service one of a kind, food perfect as always!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great italian food in the middle of London

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. Happy to return .
Good food, good valued lunch menu . Expensive wine by the glass.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really nice. Great experience from start to finish. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Food is excellent.

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London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Charming manager who was really accommodating when we asked to change table Linguini pasta with lobster was delicious and we really enjoyed the sea bass as a main course. The panettone special served with zabaione cream was so nice. Service was impeccable.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the scrumble eggs with truffle and rib of beef...everything was amazing!

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Great pasta dishes but don’t expect classic ones. Staff are very friendly and professional. I ‘d like to thank our waitress Georgia who really went the extra mile to look after us. We will definitely go back soon.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect and beautiful restaurant. We treated ourselves and had white truffle risotto and fillet of beef with truffles both outstanding. Great wine list. This restaurant is not cheap but worth every penny.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed so much.
We will definitely come back again.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian Restaurant. Great attentive and friendly service, delicious food. The milanese was the the best I have ever tried.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad food, bad service, we did not feel welcomed. The food was expensive and not worth it at all. I would never recommend this resturant to someone.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

People next table were so drunk and loud we couldn’t even hear each other. They started staring at us and discussing something and laughing at us. Then they got up and started hugging each other just by our table. When I said to one of the waitors that this is unacceptable for this kind of restaurant, the staff didn’t even think to apologize and move us to another table. When paying the bill we complained to the manager and weren’t even offered some compliments or a discount for all the inconvenience caused. All we got was: “you should’ve asked to move tables. We would happily do it for you.” In a an expensive restaurant this should be offered by the staff. The staff was not friendly overall, not one smile, constantly pretended they couldn’t hear anything we were saying when ordering.
Food was just OK.
Never coming back.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless experience as always for my daughter’s birthday

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good, staff attentive a lot of extras. Warm atmosphere. Great package!

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Switzerland
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice place, good food but inattentive service

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, fantastic food and friendly service! We had tonnarelli with prawns and tagliolini with white truffles which were outstanding, as a main course rib of beef, also delicious and to finish we had tiramisu. Highly recommended.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Romantic nice place expensive delicious food. Amazing truffle taglietelle!

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