Zafferano Restaurant

4.6
972 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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.

Special Offers

Set lunch: 2 courses £28.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 24 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 15:00-17:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Fri 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 972 People Are Saying
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London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was superb. Service good. I go there often and never disappoints.

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ME
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food unimpressive, too expensive for what it is

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DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite, perfect Italian. Never misses.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely flawless meal, from start to finish.

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Dorset
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good as usual.

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c
London
87 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This restaurant has really gone down hill. So sad. Average food. We both had 3 courses. Only the beef cheeks were good. The rest was bland at best. Service was very amateur with what seemed like new untrained staff. The lady pouring me a glass of water was instructed in detail (in Italian) on how to pour the water. Really?!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, service was excellent and food was amazing. A special thank you to the team at Zafferano for always making us feel welcome and looked after! We look forward to our next visit.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant - I had a business meeting and they were very accommodating giving us a nice quiet table. Service is very friendly and yet professional. Food is great, We had Linguini lobster and Monkfish, both outstanding.

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London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to this restaurant for the first time after being recommended by some friends. Everything was perfect, from beginning to end. Service was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! We’ll be coming back for sure.

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XG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter was so rude and unhelpful. I have been to the restaurant for many years. Will never go back. Food has become very average. Unforgivable

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always warm friendly service with excellent food

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b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, superb - from my experience, the finest Italian food and wine in London. Staff maintain the perfect balance between professionalism and insightful attention, gentle wit and good humour and discretion. The interior is smart, comfortable and beautifully set out. The wine list is exceptionally good for Italian wines and the staff are highly knowledgeable. Have been dining here for more than 20 years - and it is consistently excellent.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional every time, best Italian restuarant in London.

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DL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make this a regular stop whenever we come to London

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Was very empty for lunch- only one other table.

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EA
Atlanta
122 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding. Quite possibly the best steak tartar I've ever eaten. I should have ordered another. A wonderful meal. Sorry it's across the pond.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. Have been twice in last month. Service efficient without being pushy. Food consistently comforting.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ordered the sea bream for lunch: very nicely cooked but it was a small portion of fish with a few diced potatoes for £28.50. No greens or other veg on the plate. Bread rolls were unimaginative and breadsticks were gummy - no olive oil or butter included. Wait staff do not look like they're having fun. Overly serious and fussy check in process. Nice ambiance, location and complimentary nibbles with expensive cup of coffee - just isn't worth the money for standard fish and pasta dishes.

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London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent, the service attentive, but just significantly overpriced. Three for lunch, three starters, one pasta, one fish and one steak (albeit an expensive cut). No wine, no alcohol at all, no desserts, just 3 coffees and a couple of sodas. All in... £219(!). For lunch... no drinks.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Birthday dinner in London and food was very fair. No flavor! Italian girl from Chicago and was really disappointed.

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London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luxury Italian dining with attentive staff and a lively but relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere- one of my favourite London restaurants.

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B
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The cooking was very good but the pricing of the wines and food seemed to be on the ambitious side even for its location. Also really dislike the inflation of the standard service charge to 15%. We will be heading towards the US standard of 20% if we are not careful.

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiters were smiling and attentive as always.
The food was delicious with fresh products expertly arranged.
The sommelier provided good guidance across the very large wine selection

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best cappuccino I’ve ever had! Wow!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This place may have been the place to go once upon a time, now its only surviving because of its location where wealthy tourists frequent. It serves very average food at high prices and as for its wine list, its seriously jacked up prices.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good choice for when you want a leisurely meal, as it felt comfortable to sit at table in conversation with no pressure from the staff. With the exception of one dish, everything was prepared well. Solid cooking, especially of the classics. However, the pasta (papardelle con funghi) was oversalted, though the flavours were delicious, which was a bit shocking given the reputation of and the pricing at this restaurant. Even though we enjoyed the experience, I am not sure that we would go back. For the money paid, we would likely try another high end Italian place instead.

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BM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When we stay in London we’re going every time at Zafferano and as usual since ten years nothing change it’s still one a most delicate italien restaurant in London

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D
London
110 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A haven of calm a few minutes from Knightsbridge. Pleasing ambience -white table linen, polished glasses, beautiful flowers...Large dining room but divided so not noisy. Chose the lunch menu with delicious braised octopus. Portions very small so expensive. Service impeccable. Coffee arrived with petits fours.

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another lovely dinner at Zafferano - my favorite Italian restaurant in London!

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U
London
104 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A good all round Italian restaurant. It has been on the same spot for a decade and always delivers good service and tasty good. Wonderful for any occasion.

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always outstanding service and absolutely delicious food! Love this restaurant

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Defendant I will visit Zafferano again!!! The food was very delicious and the wine list was full of excellent wines!!!

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c
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent! Friendly service and comfortable seats.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favourite spots.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Portions were large enough. Service was perfect. Very nice atmosphere in the lounge area

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Service is authentic and warm. Wine list can be improved. Food is very good. Ambience can be better. Overall excellent restaurant and value.

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FA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent. Food is amazing from starter to dessert. Thank you to Giuseppe, Iragu and Edward I think the waiter for the warm welcome. Highly reccomded

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NA
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a charming restaurant. Really enjoyed the food.

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and drinks menu, service was excellent. A bit over priced!

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