Zafferano Restaurant

4.7
1082 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.
What 1082 People Are Saying
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Macarthurs
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favourite place to eat when in London. Great food, service and atmosphere. Thanks again.

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vipReema
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food very tasty. Atmosphere was lovely and cosy.
Would definitely recommend and come here again.

BB
BrianB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Very helpful staff. Quality of food was exceptional!

OT
OpenTable Diner
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
12 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so attentive and friendly, yet non intrusive
Food was excellent

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Francaislondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, lovely terrace!

PC
PCA123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

MC
MCheltenham
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food - excellent wine list - great ambiance and superb service!

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sianm
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

PB
PeterB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went here for a business lunch. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was excellent, although slightly pricy.

SB
SusanB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as ever. We were very well looked after.

DZ
vipDavidZ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a business or casual lunch or dinner. As close as it gets to real bastion of authentic Italian cooking.

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vipKaren
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It is usually a lunch spot for me. Wine selection was excellent but atmosphere and food lacked something. Sorry!

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vipbennettbuchanan
London
146 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great friendly service and authentic italian cusine

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Millie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Amazing wine list. Proper Italian service experience. Quite pricey but worth it

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Ella
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RP
RebeccaP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and lovely terrace. Very attentive staff and very welcoming.

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vipChocoholic
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, efficient and accommodating. Food excellent always.

DJ
DavidJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our bill was £200 overcharged! After 2 revisions it was correct . No apologies!

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Blanch
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ordered 2x main course ravioli dishes and received 5x ravioli’s in some sauce

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IanaN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing
Very nice service and great food
Thank you!

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vipmauriceV
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a very enjoyable meal sitting outside on the terrace on a lovely evening in London.

CM
CatherineM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very pleasant evening. Food was good as always. Staff seem tired but I Kanye it’s been difficult for them.
Would go again

DP
DavidP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to see consistently high standards as usual from Zafferano.

IY
IlkeY
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tiramisu was excellent. The best I have ever eaten

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary

TG
TabithaG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
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
JanP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
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.

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ClareB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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ELVIRABB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Zafferano!
Never disappoints!

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David
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
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

FW
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
JaniceM
London
20 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!

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Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1082 OpenTable diners.

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