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.
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I quite enjoyed Zafferano. It seems genuine. Food is nice. Service is good. Having said that, it was nothing amazing for the price charged. I had a linguine with lobster. It was an honest dish and it tasted good. But nothing special. Same for desert. When I first arrived, they had reserved a tiny table on a corner with very little space left. As the place was half empty, I requested another table. I got another tiny table by the service entrance, which was a bit annoying. One good thing was the silence. We were able to have a nice conversation. For bread, entrance, main, desert and sparkling water (no alcohol), I paid around £160. Again, nice. Not amazing, yet costly.
One of the best Italian restaurants in London - five star service, great staff, food and wine list.
excellent food, beautifully presented.. Good advice from the sommelier to match our choice of mains (sea bass and red mullet) Our table (#20) was poorly situated and felt like we were sitting in a service corridor.
Excellent service and very attentive. The food is delicious and would love to go back.
Food remains of superlative quality. Service is professional and friendly.
I returned after a long time and didn’t find it as good as a before.Unfortunately we were seated near an area where serving staff passed between 2 rooms. It was busy and not particular quiet. Wine was ok very expensive for what we got.Food was ok. All in all There are much better Italian restaurants in London at a similar price point.
We asked for a Rose wine by the glass. The price was not quoted to us and turned out to be £20 per glass. The beef carpaccio with truffle was £55 a plate. I asked for the ordinary carpaccio. This is on their online menu whereas the truffle one is not. The bill for two starters, two main courses and 4 glasses of wine was £322. There isn't a Michelin star in sight so very poor value and poor attention to my order.
Excellent service and delicious food, as usual. Looking forward to my next visit.
Not cheap but nice to have a change every now & again. Always reliable though.
All around exceeded my expectations. I’ve had so-so dining experiences in London and found Zafferano’s to be one of the best meals during our visit. Thank you for a great night out and fantastic service.
Best Italian in London. Delicious pasta and lovely desserts.
Knowledge of the food/ ingredients from the waiters vary a bit.
Truly first class . The service and quality of both the food and wine were excellent. The restaurant has an ambience and a buzz about it and you need to work hard to find anything comparable in this part of London. We have been coming annually now for 5 years and it simply gets better with each visit.
Yearly visit to London. Dinner with Francesco.
One of my favourite local restaurants
Food & ambience does not match the price tag.
I've dined quite a few times here and it's soon become my favorite restaurant in London. The menu is authentic Milanese cuisine and the execution is nothing short of sublime. The risitto with saffron is a must try. Same goes for dessert - they make their own gelato which is one of the best I've ever had.
Very consistent high quality service and great attitude towards guests!
A superb restaurant classic quality but throughly modern
Food was good but the service could have been better. Had dishes mixed up and they forgot our drinks
Good food and overall experience pleasant but in hardly exceptional and not worth the prices.
I’ve been coming to Zafferano for a few years and the food is always excellent. I particularly love the tuna. I won’t order this fish anywhere else. It’s cooked to perfection. The cheese cake with sour cherry ice cream is to die for. The staff are all so friendly and attentive. Always love eating here, especially as they don’t close between lunch and dinner. That’s a bonus as I like to eat lunch late!
Suitable & comfortable
I haven't been there for a quite long time, but the food and the service still great!!
Nice ambience, food and service both fine but nothing to write home about
I love this restaurant i.e. always great to pop for a lunch, however this past Sunday the service levels weren't up to their normal level. Perhaps it was due to me being on oy own or that it was a Sunday and the time slot of 14h00 resulted in the restaurant focusing on preparing for the dinner session.
After I ordered a bottle of wine and wine, I waited about 25-30 mins with little attention, so I then had to ask the staff to take my order. Post my meal, for approximately 20 mins I kept gesturing for the bill until it was finally presented.
The service level wasn't the normal Zafferano level - hopefully it's a temporary blip.
Terrible steak, and hugely overpriced.
Very very nice to be back at Zafferano. Very friendly and efficient service. Set menu is great value, but sommeliers recommended wines we’re top prices.
Great food and drink, knowledgeable and helpful service team. Wonderful.
Excellent food but lack of attentive staff. Had to ask to order wine, then order food, and even for asking for the bill. Nice atmosphere
Vacation in London
Excellent food and outstanding service
Remarkable food quality. I particularly recommend the Fish soup and the crab and avocado pilaf appetiser. The tomatoes taste refreshing and the fish soup’s got an entire perfectly cooked fish filet and fresh shrimp in fine tasty tomato soup. The restaurant serves impressively tasty food that I would recommend to my other friends.
Other diners smoking outside next to you while you eat
Salads were bland and come with no seasoning, not even olive oil.
Veal Milanese was greasy on one side and dry on the other, unseasoned, very thin and almost all breadcrumb.
food was reasonably good but we did not find the staff welcoming or friendly
The rib of beef for two was spectacular! Perfectly executed.
Food was good but service was very slow. Way too many kids so the noise level was high.
A most saddening disappointment. There isn’t an aspect of the experience that I would not question. Food, service, heh (shrug). Price, high.
Great food, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Expensive but not madly so. Does a great job. (We're not convinced by the fish that comes in a plastic bag though).