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About Zafferano Restaurant

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.

15 Lowndes Street, Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 9EY
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7235 5800

Website:
http://www.zafferanorestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Daniele Camera

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Zafferano Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (12)
Group Bookings (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cosy (9)
Outdoor Eating (9)
Fun (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
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Healthy (7)
Child Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent seevice and delicious food. Highly recommended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 January 2018

The service was very professional and the food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely come back!

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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Outstanding! Top notch service and delicious food. Black ink spaghetti with prawns were really fantastic and pluma pork was the best pork I have ever tried. Highly recommended.

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 (Miami)·Dined on 31 December 2017

One of the finest authentic Italian restaurants in London and Beyond. Wonderful hosts and stsff, outstanding cuisine and lovely ambiance.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on 24 December 2017

My family and I had just arrived to London from Boston on Christmas Eve morning. We relaxed during the day and went to Zafferanos for dinner. It was perfect. The atmosphere, the service, the food. It made our Christmas holiday trip start on a very positive notes

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Superb as always.. the service is exceptional and the food and wine outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 15 December 2017

This one of our top five favourite restaurants in the UK.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Great atmosphere, good food and very well looked after. Would definitely go back.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Haven’t been here for 18 years- what took me so long to return?!? Truly fabulous food- every dish was wonderful.

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 (London)·Dined on 7 December 2017

Nice location, professional staff and good quality of food

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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent food and service

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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Perfekt. Thank you. .............................
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Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on 28 November 2017

One of the few London restaurants where arrogance is an unknown term and quality a permanent fixture ever since i first set foot in there 20 or so years ago. Try the lobster tagliolini and you won't eat that dish anywhere else again. For starters the crab and avocado salad is worth a visit all on its own.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2017

Warm welcome, superb service, delicious food expertly prepared

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Gotta go! Great wine selection, service was great. At the bar the Old Fashion was one of the best I've had. For an entree the steak Fiorenta for 2 is delicious.

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Really enjoyed it. Service, food and ambiance we're very good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Without doubt - and after twenty years of dining and returning to Zafferano's - I must tell the world - it is one - if not The Best - restaurant in London. Always hits the mark of Perfection... and if you find the 'thing' that you must have again and again and again, like the Lobster pasta that I adore and more, it will always hit the high mark.. never change, and after twenty years. So the chef knows...and is committed to the original recipe that delivers the delicate flavor down to the very last bite. O did I mention the Team. The Staff. The glorious and generous men and women who give their all. And my guests who have joined me over the years... say, ah, Zafferano's. Magnificent. I rarely endorse, but it is time to applaud the genius of the Fantastic Zafferano's. Yum. Yum

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

The best restaurant in London! Super!
I have been in this restaurant on the Halloween night with my fiance and I can guarantee that it is still the best restaurant in London. We had Vitello Tonnato and Burrata as starters and Linguine with Lobsters and Brasato. The food was amazing, the service was great and we had an amazing night. They also prepared a surprise for our anniversary. Zafferano is an amazing experience. Best restaurant in town.

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·Dined on 23 October 2017

Zafferano is my favourite Italian restaurant in London. The service is impeccable, I really appreciate the menu suggestions given. The environment is perfect (I love those big flowers decorating the place). I like to start the dinner having a glass of champagne and that delicious aperitivo at the bar with a genuine taste of Italy. Last time we had Linguine all’astice con peperoncino, impeccably spicy, and Spaghetti al nero con gamberi, with a superb glass of Brunello. I highly recommend those delightful petty sweets for dessert... Love it!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 19 October 2017

The appetizers and main courses were superb. Broccoli soup, grilled octopus, and halibut were truly memorable. The sommelier delivered beautifully. Our waiter was new and struggled, but he will learn. Most desserts were good, but we don't recommend the pannacotta.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

A Very Pleasant Surprise!
Recommended by a friend of mine, it exceeded my expectations. As you soon as you enter the restaurant, they make you feel at home. All staff are very friendly and yet professional. The black ink spaghetti with prawns was delicious and as a dessert, we tried the zabaglione ice-cream affogato and their tiramisu’, both were outstanding. Highly recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2017

This is a fabulous restaurant in every aspect food service ambiance 5 star plus

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·Dined on 30 September 2017

The service and attentiveness from the staff was amazing. The wine that was recommended was exquisite. I had the T bone to share avid the steak was perfectly done and melted in your mouth. Fantastic evening. Thank you all

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great food and service. We really enjoyed it. We had sea food pasta and a few appetisers. They were all very tasty. Only area for improvement is that pasta portions were relatively small so don't be afraid to order more appetisers and sides as the portion won't be filling.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Truly fantastic. I am a regular and over the years the quality and service haven't changed. The best Italian in London in my opinion. I generally try a different dish because I trust it will be always good. This time it was the Ravioli di Patate, and I wasn't disappointed!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Beautiful restaurant , service excellent, food very good and our waiter Lorenzo exceptional. Will recommend the restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Very good and nice ambient. Very nice food and wine

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Fabulous meal, ingredients so fresh, staff so helpful...

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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Food was very nice and service was so impressive.

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·Dined on 27 August 2017

A friend had recommended and we called pre the Proms. From the moment we stepped on the premises everything just was so smooth, effortless and enjoyable. The food was excellent - not a thing would we change and the wine from Puglia was beautiful. Will remember this for some time and if in London again will go without hesitation.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on 24 August 2017

We were very impressed by quality of food which was delicious but simple and looked and tasted like " proper" food.
Staff was super helpful, funny and engage with us without being to overbearing
Lovely , understated decor
Overall it was a great night out

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 17 August 2017

Excellent food and friendly staff....hidden away in the heart of Knightsbridge. I always enjoy their signature dish 'linguine all'astice' served to perfection! And obviolsny a great wine offering to choose from...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Restaurant ambiance was low key and very conducive to conversation. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding! Will return.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Superb food, superb service. Great wine list with several reasonably priced options. We were there for my mother's birthday and she couldn't have been happier. Highly recommended and we will go back for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Top-notch food and service. Expensive but delivered 'the goods'

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on 2 August 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in London!! Great location, ambience, staff and fantastic Italian cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Vegan, Organic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 July 2017

Exquisite, sophisticated Italian cuisine, very generous with black truffles, and an excellent wine list-I felt as if I were back in Milan. Delicious and well worth the expense.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on 23 July 2017

An excellent restaurant with prompt, friendly and competent service as well as great wines, cocktails and Italian food. Their signature dish is delicious saffron risotto, which is supposed to be among the best risottos in London - I certainly agree!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Great appetisers and main course. Pasta with truffle was excellent!

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 (London)·Dined on 5 July 2017

A delicious meal in an authentic Italian restaurant - perfect!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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