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Zafferano Restaurant

4.5
833 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 833 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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 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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3.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Have gone to zaffarano many times over the years, and the food has always been amazing. This experience was no different.

However, the ambiance and the service have taken a dramatic turn for the worst. No attention to detail, cocktails delivered with appetisers, long periods and odd timing gaps between courses and overall glib, unfriendly servers.

Though there’s not a lot that can be done about this, but the complete informality of many patrons also makes the experience not what it was or should be for a world class restaurant. Felt more like a tourist spot than ever before.

I really loved zaffarno and hope the management does some sort of a reboot to get the place back.

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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

A classic . We always visit Zafferano when in London. Italian at its best. Good menu and wine list , great service . Lobster spaghetti, veal cotoletta, tagliolini with truffle are just a few of the spectacular dishes.

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5.0Dined on 24 December 2017

My family and I had just arrived to London from Boston on Christmas Eve morning. We relaxed during the day and went to Zafferanos for dinner. It was perfect. The atmosphere, the service, the food. It made our Christmas holiday trip start on a very positive notes

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4.0Dined on 18 December 2017

Delicious truffle pasta and a nice range of dishes. Speed of service was good too. Staff were friendly but could have been a bit more receptive.

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5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Superb as always.. the service is exceptional and the food and wine outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

This one of our top five favourite restaurants in the UK.

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Great atmosphere, good food and very well looked after. Would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on 13 December 2017

This restaurant is living on past glories. I had not been there for three years and was disappointed. I am used to eating in Central London so know the price value equation.

The service was disappointing, even allowing for the restaurant being full, three hours for two courses became tedious. The food is grossly over priced for the money- Two scallops less than one inch across and two pieces of black pudding and cauliflower for £30- must be joking! Sal e Pepe three hundred yards away is two thirds the price, better quality, and better environment for a night out.

A shame as it was soooooo good.

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Haven’t been here for 18 years- what took me so long to return?!? Truly fabulous food- every dish was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on 7 December 2017

Nice location, professional staff and good quality of food

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4.0Dined on 6 December 2017

Tasty main courses but small sized starters. Good service.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Perfekt. Thank you. .............................
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