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Zafferano Restaurant, London, Greater London

Zafferano Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1199 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.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7235 5800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Federico Del Busso
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: 020 7235 5800

Experiences

  • 3 Courses Set Lunch with complimentary Bellini

    £45.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Apr 27, 2024
    Indulge in a delightful midday escape with our enticing Set Lunch Offer! Join us for an unforgettable Italian rendezvous of taste and quality at an irresistible price. Peach Bellini - Burrata with barley salad and almond pesto or Winter Salad or Thinly sliced veal with tuna and caper sauce - Risotto Zafferano or Char-grilled tuna steak with tomato and rocket salad or Roasted chicken breast with pumpkin, honey, and purple cabbage chips - Tiramisu or Ice cream and sorbets
    3 Courses Set Lunch  with complimentary Bellini Photo
  • Join us for a Real Aperitivo Italiano

    £22.50 per person

    Feb 20 - Apr 27, 2024
    Indulge in the authentic flavours of Italy with our exclusive 4pm to 6pm offer on OpenTable bookings! Experience a delightful Aperitivo Italiano featuring a curated selection of meats and cheeses, paired perfectly with a refreshing Aperol Spritz or Prosecco -all for just £45 per 2 person. Join us for a taste of Italy during this special hours!
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What 1,199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South West London

    Good for business meals

  • South West London

    Good for business meals

1,199 Reviews
  1. JohnN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good local Italian in the heart of Belagrvia off Sloane Street. Good food and friendly service. Nice wines and overall good value. Enjoy!

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  2. Liza

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They love their clients! They have all in one place: tasty Italian food, drinks, atmosphere, attention to the details, nice language!

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  3. DanP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and wonderful staff - the best!!!

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  4. KyleS

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining experience itself - incredible. Perhaps the best ravioli I’ve ever had. Amazing service - my wife ordered a drink, and they were missing an ingredient. They actually ran down the street to get it, so they could make it. Wonderful selection and atmosphere. Only reason this is not 5+ stars…the £2.20 per person cover charge. I’m sure this was somehow highlighted before we ordered (on the menu, I’d imagine) but we missed it. Seeing it on the bill - it put a negative spin on the entire experience. And really - why?!?! Raise the price of the menu items 25 pence. Nobody would think a thing of it, and one wouldn’t feel ripped off upon getting the bill. And that represented like 2% of the total bill. But that is enough to leave a bad taste. Overall, an amazing experience. Just a poor ending.

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  5. Nicklyk

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious lunch but when I arrived the music was very loud and, even after it was turned down, it was slightly intrusive.

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  6. Marie

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Used to be one of Knightsbridge’s best restaurants. Feels very dated now, for the same money there are better options now sadly.

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  7. Waqar

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, very good service. A lovely dining experience

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  8. erics

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was exceptional and staff were great . Special place

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  9. MA2021

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok but nothing superb especially for the price. Service was excellent.

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  10. GeorgeK

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    we know Zaffarano from years and iy still is good quality and very good cuisine although the potions could more it is acceptable the price are a bit higher than should be even with thlevel of overall increase in general. hopefully it wont go even higher for us to visit more often. but still oveall very good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding venue for son’s Birthday dinner. Good and service were outstanding.

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  12. MuhammadM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience and it was a brilliant one! The service and food were equally excellent. Prices were reasonable for this part of town. On leaving a member of staff hailed a taxi for us as it was drizzling. Will definitely come back when we are next in London.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very good i love it delicious ..

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  14. Michiko

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing delicious authentic Italian. Service is also amazing. Always treat me so nice. This is the best Italian restaurant fir me in London.

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  15. AlexanderN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First went to Zafferanos about 20 years ago and have kept going back. Great food and service. I used to go with work when I was at a metals hedge fund that was in Knightsbridge and live fairly close so always try and go to this restaurant.

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  16. SYLVIE

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a very good experience with good food and pleasant ambiance.

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  17. LeoA

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything perfect The best in London.

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  18. LaurenS

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal here last night. Food was excellent, service was excellent. Staff very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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  19. merlind

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very well known local Italian with excellent food and service and amibiance. A real treat V expensive

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  20. PaolaM

    Milan

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly Italian amazing restaurant with highly professional staff

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  21. ILIASI

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food, service and wine. Zafferano is always a sure value for respectable dinners with business associates or friends. i particularly like the ambiance and class of the place. Excellent Maîtres d !!! Definitely a must for a serious dinner. thanks as always

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  22. Hector

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zaffarano’s is a first class restaurant with delicious food served by a multo sympatico team.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an outstanding experience at this consistently excellent restaurant. The service was superb from start to finish. We indulged in the prawn tartare and Vitello tonnato, both excellent choices. The pasta with white truffle was the best we’ve ever had, and the classic tiramisu was outstanding. Thanks for a lovely evening; we’ll definitely be back soon!

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  24. PhilippeB

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    VERY expensive for the quality of the food . Restaurant much worse then before the offer you a courtesy plate but then they charge for it . Never again , I mist not be the only one ,restaurant was half empty

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  25. Alex

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very average. It’s no that Zafgerrani we knew for years

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  26. tramacwrc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue , great food , great staff , I will be back

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  27. Lady

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vegetable soup was the best I’ve ever had. The risotto was gorgeous. The house wine was lovely.

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  28. PeterJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been on the resturant 4 to 5 times for the last many years and love the resturant and food. We felt this time the menu is shorter and the food quality was lower than we are used to. The resturant have extended with an extra room and we was seated there to us it feels like you are separated from the rest of the resturant in that area as you can not follow what is happening around the resturant.

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  29. fredh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delivers quality..never disapoints Fred Huston

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  30. FarhadH

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had not been to Zafferano for several years. I should have know something was wrong when I was able to book a table for Saturday night on the same day. We had two appetizers, two main courses and one dessert. All five were of poor quality. The spaghetti lobster was not fit for human consumption

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  31. vicvad

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food not as good as it was a few years ago I went there last. Wine year did not correspond to the year on the menu - disappointing. Overall, less than I was expecting.

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  32. Knights

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was bland. Could not detected any sausage in the sausage and porcinie ravioli and the salmon was underseasoned and bland

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  33. AnnaP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not bad, but the food could have been better. Spaghetti with lobster and alle vongole - we Saw better

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  34. MohamedY

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Italian food as it should be. Good service. Nice ambiance.

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  35. Annabel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service once again. Thank you to all the staff.

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  36. Chee

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best pasta in town in lovely setting and service

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente food and ambiance. Bresola WS fantastic! The steak was tender and tasty. Expensive but great value!

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  38. Luigi

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food, attentive and professional service. Thank you!

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  39. christianb

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok food, everything either oversalted or just bland, not the level of Italian food you would expect at that price level. Have been there before and it was much better. Seems to be a bit hit and miss in terms of quality. Service is very good.

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  40. KyuB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really good Italians restaurant as fine dining should be. Great quality of foods (prawn tartare was special) and good level of service as well. It was an excellent choice for our anniversary and will certainly look to visit again.

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FAQs

Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Zafferano Restaurant

16-18 Lowndes Street, London, Greater London SW1X 9EY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Belgravia
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Federico Del Busso
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7235 5800
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: 020 7235 5800
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