Zafferano Restaurant

4.7
1067 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 1067 People Are Saying
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ChrisK
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, great food - fantastic to be back at Zafferano in a post COVID world!

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vipPedroF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Definitely recommend to anyone who is interested / curious

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vipkann
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dinning area is fantastic with ambiance and great heaters. Staff first class. Food great too. My favourite place even with outside dinning restrictions

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joLeane
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food .. and excellent customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I normally love this restaurant however the transition to outdoor dining because of Covid did impact the experience. First of all there was a smoker on the table next to us and we were down wind of it which was absolutely awful! Second of all it was very very busy and the tables are very close together with the waiters having to shout to each other in order to be heard. Given that it is post-lockdown one mustn’t be too demanding however I do feel like it impacted the food. It was not particularly tasty and none of us were excited by the food. The bill was also huge at over £400 for 4 people!!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and was very warm on the terrace thanks to the heaters.

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vip1238788
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but classy. Wine list is over the top.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is perfect just unfortunately currently there are road works happening so its a bit loud..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipChris
London
28 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, genuine Italian atmosphere and food
It is always a pleasure to got to his restaurant.

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TsvetelinaJorgensen
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Everything was outstanding. We have been going to this restaurant for 5 years and we have never been disappointed.

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LinaK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening, good atmosphere, excellent servicde and most importantly delicious food. We will definitely come back.

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PatrickG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food
excellent service
recommendation on the wine was top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Starter salad very small and expensive

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The price for value was not good.

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vipEnricoB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner good service and remarkable menu choices including wine list

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Not a patch on what it used to be
Reckon chef was not working

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ChristopherW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great little restaurant with wonderful staff. We had the lunch menu and were very happy with the food and the great value it offered. Would definitely recommend.

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AmerK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasent experience. We enjoyed excellent food and atmosphere. Although rather pricey

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Toklondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined for my partner’s 60th birthday celebration. Food was really lovely and we have totally satisfied with it. Definitely recommend and we would like to dine again!

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dave
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had an enjoyable moment / personne / cuisine.

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Orchardsam
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless service and delicious food as ever. Glad to see them back!

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vipclio337
London
34 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always and the house speciality, Risotto Zafferano, was really delicious.

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vipGreedyGorb
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Havent been in for ages so was delighted to spend a long afternoon in here after shopping. Tables well spaced, staff in masks, service excellent (Jean Maria ) and food delicous. Greedily went for 3 courses ; tartare then spaghetti twiht braod bean and peconrino, then veal milanese - Couldn't finish the milanese it was the size of a dinner plate!. Wonderful to see it back in action and will be back before Christmas.

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Scottish8Travller
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect Italian food

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StuartH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, great atmosphere. We went with children and they were made welcome.

MJ
vipMarkJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip back here since the Great Lockdown of 2020. Excellent experience - tables socially distanced but carefully done without spoiling the ambience - food was as amazing as ever !!!

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LinaK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Precovid Zafferano was a favourite of our family. Great food, service and great friendly staff.
This was our first time going since lockdown. The restaurant was pretty empty which was fine, however, the food took forever to arrive. It had a different somber feel and we didn’t enjoy it like we usually do. Also, the menu has been changed a lot and our favourites weren’t there.
I will wait before returning until it goes back to normal.

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vipJustin
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very nice food friendly staff. The only restaurant that has passed on the VAT reduction i have seen so far

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, a super nice place overall.

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vipJaniceM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, imaginative food.
Nice terrace. A lovely lunch!

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vipMunch
London
35 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Used to come here a lot, then it went a bit downhill. Now it’s back to its best.

Fabulous room, very comfortable and spacious for these odd times we live in. You are warmly greeted on arrival and all the staff are very attentive.

The food is exquisite. I recommend any of the pasta dishes; cooked to perfection.

The veal and the sea bass are delicious. The cheesecake is to die for. Excellent wine selection and fairly priced especially for the better wines.

Overall a wonderful dining experience. I am delighted that Zafferano is back to its best.

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vipChelseaCreeker
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious dinner sitting outside under the canopy listening to the rain falling on a balmy evening. The service was excellent and the food outstanding.

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vipDavidE
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

consistently excellent service, excellent food and great wine! not cheap but worth the £££

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SarahJ19
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crudités to start. It was the best I have ever eaten.
The sardines were fabulous.
Just a wonderful start to the reopening two days earlier of this wonderful and unique restaurant.
We so enjoy the delicious food and exceptional service.
Cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star Italian!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always - one of the best Italian Restaurants in London.

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Nelio
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo! Great food! Great service!

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neilH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Love the place. Go every year. But this time round the young Italians waitressing were a bit to young. But that’s part of the charm

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Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1067 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.