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.
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
Went to this place based on Opentable reviews and the high star ranking. We ordered starters i.e with crab, some other salad, beef tartare. The crab salad - the crab was from the tin/was preserved so not fresh i.e most highly ranked places have fresh crabs. Moreover, this salad is overpriced, you can get a fresh crab for 25 pounds in a good place. The vegetable salad was worse than Zizzi's veg salad to be honest.
Then, the mains. The Risotto was undercooked and the rice was crunchy. The funnies thing was when the waiter said that this is their special dish.... in the end it was not near anything special, again go to Zizzi, it will be better. The lobster linguini was alright, nothing special, you can get better lobster linguini in other places like Harry's Dolce Vita.
I would rather say this place stands next to Zizzi, Ask Italian but no near to high-level Italian. I would not come here again, as it is overpriced for what they provide. Suggest going to other places and spending your money there. I am not even sure how people dine there, and how this restaurant keeps good reviews to be honest. That is a big surprise and a big question...
Several rooms with steps and passages between. We ended up at the rear beside a kitchen door in a dark space. Felt out of it.
As usual Zaffreano didn't disappoint, the food was exceptional and the staff friendly, efficient and helpful.
Wonderful food, but a bit too noisy for our taste. Difficult to hold a conversation.
I had not been back for many years but the food and service were again outstanding. Excellent! Will definitely go back again soon.
Wine by the glass very disappointing, although they did replace it without question. Otherwise an excellent meal.
We enjoyed our dinner at Zefferanos. The atmosphere was upscale without being stuffy. The service was excellent. They kept an eye on our table, cleared our plates, served our courses, poured our wine frequently but weren’t overly hovering. We started with the crab avocado salad. It’s very mild in flavor. I might have added something to give it a presence. The lobster pasta was delicious. My husband had the carbonara pasta which was more like dumplings with carbonara sauce inside. He loved the flavor. We shared a veal Milanese. A generous portion which was also delicious. We would return if ever in London again.
A cut above any other Italian restaurant in London ans I have been to most top ones.
We always try to eat at Zafferano when in London. Always exceptional!
Food good, but not exceptional.
Restaurant looking a little tired and in need of refurbishment.
Overall, not as good as it used to be a few years back when I last visited.
V good except the couple beside us having a v aggressive conversation during dinner. Glad to see the reintroduction of petit four after dinner after a prolonged absence!
Zafferano is consistently amazing! Great food, great service. Always 5 stars!
Always reliable - good service . Truffle madness in the autumn if that’s your thing. Good cellar.
The food was superb. Highlights were the fresh pea soup and the lobster spaghetti.
Wonderfull food. Staff very gentle. Amazing experience.
Family and friends -
Great place to get togetjer
Always good ! Fabulous Flowers arrangements. Nice young staff.
Great Evening with Great food will definitely go again
Very slow service and pretty expensive but nice food
Good food, and a pleasant ambience, but a little over priced. Wine particularly expensive compounded by 15% service charge
As always very good. Service excellent. Food is always good had the steak for 2
LOVE this restaurant - without doubt one of my favorite in London and a must when I fly in from NYC. Everyone in my family loves it too from my mother and husband to my 20 something children!
Ambience and service were very good. Lobster tagliotteli was freshly made and delicious. Tiramisu dessert was made in a unique style and tasted amazing.
If I had time I would have clicked all the boxes. Z is our favorite restaurant in London!
First time back in over 15 years and we were not disappointed. The perfect 35th anniversary dinner, great food and fine wine. Thank you, we will be back.
good but overpriced - I didn't feel like it was value for money
Steek was grateful and lobister spaghetti, totally makes me so happy
Always love coming back here! Food and service are excellent.
My Wife and i took our eldest Grand daughter for her first visit to Zaf after a day trip down from York to London and shopping in Harrods. we had pre booked for 5.30pm arrived at 4.50pm and was welcombed despite being early. The food was fantastic and our Grand daughter (10years old) ordered a fillet steak with mushrooms and really enjoyed it saying it was one of the best steaks she had eaten, my Wine had Tuna again she couldn't fault it and i had the biggest Veal Milanese i have ever eaten, we had starters and fantastic puddings, caught the 9pm train back to York feeling very happy. Visited Zaf many times however this was the best. To make it extra special the manager gave my Grand Daughter a box of macaroons to take home for her mum and younger sister.
Mediocre, over priced food with horrible service. Go somewhere else.
Delicious food, especially the summer truffle tagliolini!
Over priced...kids pasta (£16) with butter was salty my daughter didn’t eat it and my wife pappardelle was salty and dry no sauce .
The only good dish was the risotto.
Bill came at the end 200£ and we was still hungry...sorry I don’t recommend that place for a someone who knows about food
As ever, delicious food, exquisite wines, friendly and professional service
Food fabulous, service impeccable and staff made it a fantastic and special evening
Great Italian! Definitely one of the best Italians I have ever tried. Friendly staff, professional service and amazing food. Highly recommended.
Zafferano is a restaurant that we enjoy very much.Good ambience,excellent food, good service
Uninspired cooking, very poor value for money even given the location, patchy service - more charm than attention to detail, dull selection of wine by the glass, quite a miserable atmosphere and glum looking senior staff. you can eat so much better than this even in knightsbridge - trading on reputation?
Had lunch here. Very good value for money. Very satisfied.
Service was amazing and very attentive. However inside lacked atmosphere. Sad to see so many people on their phones at dinner and not speaking to one another
Top-notch food and Service. I really liked the Crab and avocado salad and I loved the Pappardelle with Porcini mushrooms special and their cheesecake is to die for.