Zafferano Restaurant

4.7
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1056 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 1056 People Are Saying
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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
2 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
32 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.

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vipMarkJ
London
7 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
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
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
15 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
Melbourne / VIC
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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vipDANIEL
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lobster linguine - the best thing on the menu

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SujataP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good restaurant that I will definitely be returning to. Excellent service, great atmosphere and of course excellent food. I would highly recommend Zafferano.

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DDC1
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistent and reliable 5 star destination. Great service and delicious food.

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lisah
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eligio, Giuseppe and the entire team made our dining experience exceptional from start to finish. Thank you so much: we will return!

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vipNigelW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality foods.

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Rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It is a very nice and cozy place . The food is excellent but all portions are very small.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in London - five star service, great staff, food and wine list.

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vipChemboy
New England
66 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1056 OpenTable diners.

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