Zafferano Restaurant

4.6
846 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7235 5800
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Daniele Camera
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 846 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Service slowed with several large parties. Burrata appetizer fabulous. Great wine selection. Pleasing decor.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Zafferano is outstanding in the quality of its cooking of high level Italian cuisine simple and sophisitcated at the same time but always fresh and tasty.
Service is second to none.
I am a frequent diner and every time I come I am reminded why some of my biggest gourmet friends love it

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Amazing food and service! These people are all about customer service! Very professional and attentive. Food is prepared wonderfully and delicious. Going back soon!!

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Great food. Service could be more inspiring.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Always have to come here for their pasta with truffle.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

We go every year as a family for my daughters birthday. This year she was 23 and it was a wonderful time made even more special by the special attention that Zaffaranos always gives us. Thank you for making us all so welcome and looking after us so well 😘

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Delicious food and very attentive service. The complimentary mini desserts at the end of the meal was a thoughtful and lovely way to end a great meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Service was fantastic and made us feel very welcomed! Lively ambience and overall, the food was delicious and flavourful. The special of the day, salt crusted sea bass was fantastic as well.
However, one of the dishes, the veal, was not as tender as expected... Been there several times now, and the service & food never disappoints. Will be going back again!

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Food was absolutely delicious. Very friendly service. Really expensive but one is paying for true quality and I would prefer one meal here to three inferior restaurant outings. Food is beautifully presented with good portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

It is my second time at Zafferano. I love the food and service. A lovely and elegant place to celebrate special dates.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely celebration meal at Zafferano, enjoyed the food and the ambience. Not too many vegetarian options, but the ones we had were delicious. Meal was pricey, but worth it for me personally for an overall lovely dining experience. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

A pleasant dinner

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Wonderful food, attentive service without being overbearing and a relaxed atmosphere. Excellent evening out.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Nothing much changed here in the last decade. Food still good.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great Restaurant! Without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Staff are very friendly and service is always spot on. Very good wine list and the food is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Loved it! Great food and great service. We had pasta as a starter; Linguini lobster and black Ink spaghetti both amazing, as a main course we loved the Monk fish and veal ossobuco. We will definitely go back soon.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The best veal milanese I have ever tried. Food and service are top notch. My guest was very impressed. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Brought friend there and was embarrassed by the service. Maybe our table was in a bad spot but almost not service
without me waving and calling over help.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

It was absolutely amazing. The location is very nice near Belgrave Square. The ambience is great, service outstanding and the food presentation was “out of this world”. Had sea bass and incredible. I would recommend this place highly!! Coming back myself.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Excellent Italian located in a chique London neighbourhood.Nice atmosphere,and good authentic Italian food -without being too fancy- Excellent and very friendly service. Prices a bit on the higher side (at least for dinner ). Very good wine list.

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2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Its never a cheap place to eat but at least the food and service are usually spot on.
Not today though and you can eat better, tastier fare elsewhere. Service was off - maybe as it was Mothers Day but the kitchen was well off the required standard. Of 5 mains ordered only the off-menu pasta was enjoyable - all the seafood was very poor. Disappointing to say the least but perhaps explains why booking was quite easy.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lovely stylish Italian food and attentive service. Flexible with off menu ordering for our daughters (7 and 10)

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Lovely evening. Marked down on ambience but only because we were the only ones in the restaurant at 5.30 as had an early pre theatre dinner. Superb staff and food

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

The wine recommendation by the sommelier was perfect, and the wine absolutely amazing for less than 100GBP.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Excellent food and very attentive service - as always when I visit Zafferano it’s a lovely meal from start to finish

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2018

The food very good and the service too.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2018

Travelling

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Pappardelle with wild mushrooms

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3.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Restaurant où nous avons l’habiRude de déjeuner en semaine.
C’etait La première fois pour un déjeuner le dimanche.
Malheureusement le service n’est pas du tout de la qualité que nous connaissions
Quel dommage !

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

I have been dining at Zafferano's for 15+ years and they remain at the top of their game. The food, service and ambience were all superb. I cannot wait to return!

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Perfect food and service

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4.0Dined on 30 January 2018

My first visit since the days of Locatelli. The service is stratospherically improved. The food was very good. It seems better suited to lunches than dinners, maybe because of its setting in a rather sterile part of London

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Very welcoming and the food are still amazing for instance pasta with truffle and Tbone

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

We had ca table close to the bar, that was way to noisy.

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

I had pasta with wild mushrooms and was fantastic, cooked to perfection.

Service as usual was excellent. Attention to detail and very experienced staff that know how to treat customers.

Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Excellent seevice and delicious food. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Very elegant

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

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

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