Zafferano Restaurant

4.5
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1000 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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 4 courses £72

...from a set menu (£72 for 4 courses, £109 with matching wines) the London Restaurant Festival menu includes Zafferano's famous Tiramisu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-18:45 20:45-22:30

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

What 1000 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A superb restaurant classic quality but throughly modern

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good but the service could have been better. Had dishes mixed up and they forgot our drinks

JP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and overall experience pleasant but in hardly exceptional and not worth the prices.

AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Suitable & comfortable

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TW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent lunch

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PC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I haven't been there for a quite long time, but the food and the service still great!!

DC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice ambience, food and service both fine but nothing to write home about

JM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Terrible steak, and hugely overpriced.

SW
London
18 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drink, knowledgeable and helpful service team. Wonderful.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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

S
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vacation in London

DE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and outstanding service

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

b
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The good-
Outdoor seating
Service

The bad-
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.

DE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

food was reasonably good but we did not find the staff welcoming or friendly

c
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The rib of beef for two was spectacular! Perfectly executed.

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good but service was very slow. Way too many kids so the noise level was high.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food

r
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

A most saddening disappointment. There isn’t an aspect of the experience that I would not question. Food, service, heh (shrug). Price, high.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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).

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been visiting Zafferano’s for many years and every time is as good as the last. The food is amazing, wine list impressive and the best thing about this lovely restaurant is the wonderful staff, so charming, friendly and knowledgable.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meeting someone I see rarely, so important to be easy, relaxed, good food and service, and it was.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely staff, amazing food. great service.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A must if you are traveling to London, or a local. Authentic Italian food and amazing wine list. Service is always memorable.

E
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

This Restaurant used to be very good until a year ago, now definitely something has changed, the service is terrible, the quality of the food dropped a lot, it’s har to understand how something was really good and now it’s just ordinary. I definitely do not go back.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

ME
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food unimpressive, too expensive for what it is

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.

OT
Dorset
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

good as usual.

c
London
90 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?!

OT
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.

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.

OT
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.

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always warm friendly service with excellent food

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.