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Zafferano

#1,517 of 17,572 Restaurants in London
#1,632 of 18,495 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Belgravia
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15 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9EY, England
+44 20 7235 5800
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Zafferano has become one of the most consistently lauded Italian...
Zafferano has become one of the most consistently lauded Italian restaurants in London since bursting onto the Belgravia dining scene in 1995. Serving a menu of authentic, wholesome Italian recipes, there is also an elegant bar serving flavoursome cocktails and a separate menu of regional Italian favourites. The restaurant boasts classic, chic decor, and a consistently warm Mediterranean ambience which draws diners back time and time again.
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  • 217
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Italian food

True Italian restaurant close to the center. I would a very valuable option if you are in the area or in the mood for Italian food (no pizza!) the Burrata is excellent, so a must to try. I then went to the tagliatelle with Italian cheese and was also very good. Service was very proactive, helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Palo Alto, California
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a spacious dining room that is classy. Very comfortable. A little upscale but the accommodating service balances that if you have kids in tow, which many tables did. Classic Italian higher-end service with people swarming over you as you enter and taking care of you throughout the meal. You honestly feel that they would do anything for you.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

True Italian restaurant close to the center. I would a very valuable option if you are in the area or in the mood for Italian food (no pizza!) the Burrata is excellent, so a must to try. I then went to the tagliatelle with Italian cheese and was also very good. Service was very proactive, helpful and fast. Had no... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very well known restaurant in Belgravia. Top quality of food and service. Tender and tangy scallops and please order tiramisu, you will not regret. Nice and friendly staff.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very good food! Go specially if you want to try more than "spaghetti alla Bolognese"or any other typical Italian dish that any other Italian restaurant serve. They have in their menu a bit more elaborate food to try and recommend.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They have a number of excellent Italian dishes.The staff repeatedly,almost theatrically, welcome guests in obvious Italian accents.The room inside could be overcrowded making it somewhat too noisy to enjoy the good food.Seats outside are at a premium particularly when London weather permits

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear ShS369, Thank you for your compliments about our food. We are sorry that you found our restaurant too noisy. On your next visit please let us know that you prefer a quiet table. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Olga More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had three couples for dinner on warm July night. We sat on the patio. The staff was attentive and helpful. We had several bottles of wine that were excellent. The food was fresh, well prepared authentic Italian. We could just as well have been in Rome. I will go back!

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Tombeau32, of all the nice things you said, your comment about Rome tops it off! Thank you for your wonderful review and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Olga More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Been here to Zafferano few times it use to be a Micheline star i not sure if is still have it but honestly i do not care , the food is amazing the waiting staff are very attentive, will back on my next trip to London

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear MissPosh72, Thank you very much for taking time to leave your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meals with us on a several occasions and we are glad that you found the food to be amazing and the waiting staff very attentive - absolutely much of what we aspire to offer. I will make sure to... More 

London
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have visited a few times, mostly when already in the neighbourhood. The food is consistently fine, fresh and graceful if somewhat unimaginative. Always had the pasta and found it above average for London. Pleasing atmosphere. Reception tends to be very positive. Service is usually bad and the whole experience is overpriced, reasons for the average rating rather than very good.

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Perseus3008, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you found the atmosphere at Zafferano to be pleasing, reception positive and the food to be consistently fine. I am sorry, however, that you found the whole experience overpriced and the food despite to be fresh and graceful somewhat unimaginative. I am also sorry that you found... More 

singapore
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went there three times in a one week visit to london. That should say it all. When the weather is nice, there's nothing better than some fresh white wine, carpaccio, and ravioli on Zafferano's outside terrace. Great service and excellent food.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Me and my partner came in London to celebrate our one year anniversary and we decided to go at Zafferano restaurant. it was wonderful. i'm Italian myself, and i could enjoy the food,atmosphere and service. Even though the restaurant was busy, the waitress explained everything and she dedicated on us the right time. Outstanding service and food!

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Additional Information about Zafferano

Address: 15 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9EY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7235 5800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 94
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
  • Neighborhood: Belgravia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7235 5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 94
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Zafferano has become one of the most consistently lauded Italian restaurants in London since bursting onto the Belgravia dining scene in 1995. Serving a menu of authentic, wholesome Italian recipes, there is also an elegant bar serving flavoursome cocktails and a separate menu of regional Italian favourites. The restaurant boasts classic, chic decor, and a consistently warm Mediterranean ambience which draws diners back time and time again.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Belgravia
Home to the vast majority of embassies and diplomatic residences in London, sophisticated and upscale Belgravia also boasts a wealth of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and some of the city’s most stroll worthy lanes. While the prices here are high, taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of picturesque and elegant white stucco houses is free. Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens are only a stone's throw away to the north, and some of Europe’s best shopping is nearby as well.
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