Zafferano Restaurant

4.6
1091 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 1091 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nada que ver con el antiguo Zafferano.
Los principales llegaron fríos.
Poca atención y falta de amabilidad del camarero que nos atendió. Servicio lento y no nos ofrecieron ni la carta de postres
. Tuvimos que levantarnos a pedir la cuenta y tuvimos que insistir incluso para pagar. Además hacia un frío desagradable dentro del local. No volveremos y no lo recomendaaré mas

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Luigi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian food

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UrsulaS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

How dare they charge 140£ for a truffle risotto… they have become a caricature of a Knightbridge restaurant with prices aligned on clientele as opposed to aligned on food quality. Too bad. Wont make the mistake again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service , food and wine outstanding
Highly recommend Zafferanos and try to visit every time I’m in the area.

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NickyB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy but we were welcomed and shown to our table quickly and professionally. The food was delicious but the wine list at 21 pages was a bit much and we would have been grateful for a house wine to choose to be honest.

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cindy
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Having lived in Belgravia for more than 25 years, I am familiar with the local restaurant policies. Last night I was surprised to see that Zafferano automatically charged a 13.5% service charge on top of the gross (food and wine plus VAT tax), rather than the food and wine less VAT tax amount. Please respond. thank you,
cynthia@themullers.co.uk

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MARTINA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The staff were very eager for us to leave, which ruined our night. The actual venue needs some revamping. The food was good, but not exceptional for what we paid.

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AndersB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food in general was very good. How ever when we complained about moist grissinis our complaint was ignored. The halfeaten and moist grissinis were taken out at the end of the meal without any excuse what so ever. The staff did not seam to cooperate very well. The welcome service was very good.
The winelist was heavily over priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Friendly staff. Good service. Outdated decor - as if you step back to the 90sh. Average food.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a regular at Zafferano for many years and must say that over all these years the Service, Food, Ambiance etc, have always been steady at a very high standard and that’s why we continue to return time and time again and hopefully we’ll continue to do so for many more years.
I highly recommend Zafferano especially for its delicious Truffles. Well done and keep up the good work.
Nico

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SandraV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mooi restaurant en vooral heel erg lekker gegeten. Aanrader!

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vipkrakatoa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are excellent.

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Donotwishtosay
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average at best - much better italians around London at similar price point.

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FoodieSel
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food particularly the veal Milanese and the wild boar ragu pasta was excellent.

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PaulM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever really good food and nice staff
Would recommend

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vipLondonAunt
London
37 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned after a long absence to find Zafferano better than ever. Seasonal offerings were wonderful, service was impeccable, social distancing was excellent. Looking forward to returning soon and hoping their coconut sorbet will be back on the menu!

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LilyCob
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service, as per usual!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food

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vipRicardoVargas
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a bit late and the restaurant was empty. Service was fine but I expected far more of the food. It was ok but a bit overpriced for what we got, sadly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. One of London’s finest

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vipkann
London
19 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are exceptional, the food consistently first class. Have been going to this restaurant since it was one small room. As it has grown the quality has remained consistent. My favourite restaurant.

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Niblick
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A very civilised albeit expensive restaurant. Excellent service and good food with an extensive wine list.

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JoaoS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zafferano continues being the best italian restaurant in London

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CumbriaFoodies
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delightful lunch in pleasant surroundings. Delicious Italian food, well presented in an environment without loud music. Could hear ourselves speak. A 😊

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Last
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was OK, not great and not worth the price.

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BadriahA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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anaraouf
London
31 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered the chestnut tagliatelle with wild mushrooms as a starter. The pasta was cooked just right but unfortunately the dish didn't have much flavour. The main courses (Veal Milanese + Braised lamb neck) were very good. Especially the lamb neck was outstanding. We shared a Tiramisu for dessert, the mascarpone was perfect but usually I prefer more savoiardi biscuits whereas this was mostly mascarpone.

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SimonD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food and wonderful service and great ambiance…. Awesome place to which we will return again

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Macarthurs
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
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 on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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BrianB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Richard
20 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.

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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
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, lovely terrace!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1091 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.