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Zafferano Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1117 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

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Daily 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7235 5800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Miles Nixon

What 1,117 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. A

    Annie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal in our favourite Knightsbridge restaurant
  2. AM

    AdamM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the best meal, service and food was first class. Approachable fine dining - loved it.
  3. t

    tcfi

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food, though how you don’t have Fettuccine on the menu, the most classic of Italian Dishes, was disappointing. But the food, when delivered was excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and service. We all had a good time
  5. ML

    MaurizioL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are longstanding customers, but it is always a pleasure to be back. Drinks at the bar before dinner are always a nice touch. Food, service and ambience are of the highest standards. Thanks for a lovely evening!
  6. JM

    JaniceM

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made to feel very welcome.
  7. CP

    ClareP

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, service and food. Street life entertaining Lovely evening to sit outside
  8. AK

    AdityaK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, the resteraunts French doors open up to provide an Al fresco feel to the entire restaurant. Friendly service and good food. Only felt the wine list was unnecessarily over priced.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Pretty disappointing experience, to be honest. My girlfriend and I came to the restaurant with a reservation, and were promptly escorted inside to sit behind a wall (in what felt like an effort to hide us away, given that we weren’t dressed as formally as others). The restaurant was fairly empty at the time. The food was very average (imagine Carluccio’s/Pizza Express), and the customer service was of the calibre you’d expect at your local McDonalds. We were made to feel as if we were an inconvenience to the wait staff. Even if this restaurant was once a staple of the Fitzrovia dining scene, it definitely isn’t worthy of that title now. Overall, wouldn’t recommend. There are a myriad of restaurants in the vicinity at a similar price-point, all of which offer a much better customer experience.
  10. PL

    PaulL

    Jersey

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a lovely place to go food good Italian tho can be on expensive side tho you are in an expensive area if London will come again
  11. MM

    MrsMayfair

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good, service lovely but no ambience as restaurant pretty empty.
  12. MW

    MarkW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, lovely service Will be going there again 😁
  13. RA

    RajaA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place .. great staff great food. Every time.
  14. b

    bennettbuchanan

    London

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always reliable neighbourhood gem
  15. R

    Reema

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and amazing food Thank you to the staff and chef we had a lovely time as usual
  16. DA

    DavidA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We returned after a quite long absence to Zafferano, one of our favourite London restaurants. It still is a good place: very good food and service and a calm and quiet ambience. It is pricey but it is in Belgravia, so what do you expect. We shall hopefully return soon.
  17. S

    Simon

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I think Zafferano has just lost its way. Used to be a busy, lively, pure Italian restaurant with a great buzz. Now it’s just a danse old white table clothed average and plain European food. Sorry, but won’t visit again until you get back to your roots!!!
  18. H

    Hkmom1989

    Tokyo

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food. Ambience was lovely.
  19. MC

    MartinC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was nice but not spectacular. The ambiance was normal. The price a little bit high for the quality.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, very friendly staff and delicious food
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere, will definitely be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Food was good but it was very late and the service was very bad
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nuestra primera reunion despues 3 años Covid sin visitar Londres! Celebración en Zafferanos , perfecta
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This used to be one of my favourite italians in london. The
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    The quality of food is not as it’s used to be before covid
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved a table, came and sat down at the right time without any problems, the staff are wonderful, sociable and cheerful. The food came quite quickly and was very tasty and filling. The drinks were also very good. The prices are quite normal for such a restaurant and they suited us. I advise this restaurant, we liked it :)
  27. RH

    RichardH

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ladies toilets were not clean. Food was ok just, certainly not like it used to be, and not value for money.
  28. MS

    MitchellS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was original, expertly prepared, and delicious. The wait staff was very professional and friendly. A lovely evening all around.
  29. EF

    EllenF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Worth every minute spent there, the staff are so lovely too and very attentive. The food is good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant at great location. We were sitting outside on beautiful terrace. We ordered prawn carpaccio and vitello tonnato for starters. It was fresh and delicious. For mains linguine lobster. Probably the best I ever had! And finally tiramisu for dessert. It was rich and creamy! For a drink I really recommend to go for a lemon sgroppino! It’s refreshing and really tasty!
  31. A

    Alex

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a consistent and reliable 5 star destination. Great service and delicious food Thank you
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional, all staff very friendly and helpful. The lobster linguini was amazing!
  33. C

    Cityfoodie

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Very disappointing. We had booked a table at 14.30 however with the train strike and tube delays were were 15 minutes late . I emailed the restaurant to notify them of this . When we arrived at 14.45 we were told that we needed to order immediately as the kitchen sit at 14.45 . Instead of a relaxing family afternoon it was very stressful. The starter was brought before the wine and the food was expensive and very disappointing. My 18 and 19 year told children wanted spaghetti bolognaise or something similar. This was not available so I suggested the lobster linguine. One like it the other did not . I can definitely say that Signor Sassi is way better and open all day . This is where we normally go but had wanted to sit outside. My veal Milanese was not freshly made and there were bits of gristle so my daughter did not even want to try it. My husband had the ravioli. There were 5 pieces. He left the restaurant hungry and we actually went to Harvey Nichols where he had a club sandwich. The tiramisu was excellent .
  34. A

    Ambivore

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    A favorite over the past many decades let down by the kitchen. Hoping it was a one day abberation. The front of house staff put on a brave face, but there was no hiding their own displeasure
  35. SW

    SteveW

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and exquisite food as always! Thanks you!
  36. EG

    EricGdemilan

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not cheap but one of the best Italian place in London
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian dinner and very good Wine List High level quality and nice atmosphere
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th wedding anniversary
  39. TP

    TomP

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful, romantic setting. Great ambience and excellent service. My wife and I got two different pasta dishes. They were just ok. Nice presentation but a little short of zest and abundant flavors.
  40. S

    Sandy

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent lunch with attentive service which was friendly and helpful. Many interesting takes on well known recipes.

FAQs

Zafferano Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1117 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Zafferano Restaurant

15 Lowndes Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9EY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Belgravia

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Daily 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miles Nixon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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