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Zafferano

#1,631 of 18,514 Restaurants in London
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Neighborhood:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A dash of salt tips the crown

I have not been to Zafferano for at least ten years. It was one of the exclusive restaurants in London that I cherished for special occasions - and it still is. The place looks bigger now and the outdoor terrace is a welcome addition for dining al fresco when weather permits. I really enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Toni M
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have not been to Zafferano for at least ten years. It was one of the exclusive restaurants in London that I cherished for special occasions - and it still is. The place looks bigger now and the outdoor terrace is a welcome addition for dining al fresco when weather permits. I really enjoy the "ante room" thats the one... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I found the food at Zafferano to be very well prepared and quite enjoyable. The staff is very attentive and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was also quite relaxing and somewhat romantic. It's a pricey restaurant but given the quality of the food and the service along with its location that's to be expected. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not the 1st time we've been here and as usual the food and service was first class. Very child friendly restaurant and our children are always looked after by the very child friendly staff. We had the white truffle tagiatelle which was excellent, also the linguine with lobster and fresh tomato, again very good and the chargrilled rib... More 

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Given its reputation I was expecting a first class meal. Of 5 dishes, one was good, two disappointing and the others just OK. Service was charming and attentive but it was clear they wanted us out for a second sitting so it was a bit of a whirlwind. At 8:00 on a Saturday night it had no atmosphere, tiny table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

"This was my second visit and as before, the service was very good, the food was sublime and the ambiance very warm. Would always recommend this restaurant."

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Zafferano is still a very good restaurant, beautiful and very stylish ;however I found my Borlotti and Scallop soup to be very salty and although I commented subtly when I was asked how the meal was... nothing was done about it and no apology was given...The menu also is rather limited and quite small for a place of this calibre... More 

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brooklyn ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

we went here on the hotels recommendation. very happy we listened to them. great food, nice atmosphere, and delicious deserts.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Venue is nice / tables are comfortable and location speaks for itself Food really overpriced and average. Price quality ratio is low: Eg Goats cheese salad - salad leaves with average small piece of tesco type goats cheese, for £20 starter i expected a bit more Mains were OKish but at around £30 a piece not worth it at all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Possibly one can't get a better burrata in London. An excellent Italian, very good wine list. Also lovely to sit out in the terrace in the summer. Friendly service also. Highly recommended.

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11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

First of all I must say the food at this restaurant is fantastic The service is second to none we had an early evening meal before heading off to the Royal Albert hall Found the food to be a bit overpriced but was even more astonished to see there had been a £25 service charge added !! Loved the food... More 

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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 38 - 89
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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