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Zafferano

#1,463 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#1,574 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 224
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 65
    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
Niebes
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Lisbon, Portugal
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are probably a thousand Italian restaurants in London, but this one is my favorite. I like its location, in an upscale part of Belgravia, and the interior of the restaurant is soothing, with quiet background music and the tables set far enough apart that it is usually quiet enough to converse easily. Service is impeccable without being smothering. This... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed eating at this wonderful restaurant when we lived in London during the week but 10 years ago we moved out to Surrey and I cannot believe that we hadn't been back until this week! We didn't make a reservation but fortunately there was a table for two available outside so we sat in the shade of the sun... More 

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. It was our great pleasure to welcome you back after so long. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again, whenever you are up in town, hopefully in the very near future. Warmest regards, Olga More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant is very high end Italian, but not so end that the menu is inaccessible. It is pretty expensive so I would say reserve it for special occasions. We have been there several times for important family birthdays but wouldn't say it is the sort of place you just decide at the last minute to eat at. The food... More 

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear LondonSpaghetti, Thank you very much for your review. "Perfect" is such an outstanding compliment and one which I will happily pass on to the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Olga More 

Burlington, Vermont
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The traditional Italian food is very good but it is the impeccable service and staff that make dining here such a memorable experience. We sat outside on a sunny day, the lush potted plants providing a screen from the street, and enjoyed a leisurely lunch while feeling thoroughly spoiled by the attentive but unhurried waiters.

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear HarryandHermione, Thank you very much indeed for your review and wonderful compliments, which I will be sure to share with the entire team. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Olga More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I don't understand the positive reviews. Service is horribly slow, food is just average and everything is way over priced. This is a pretentious place and the only selling point is the location.

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Olga_Salodini, Manager at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear GlobeTrotterA2 At zafferano we always aim to offer our customers a unique dining experience and exceptional customer service. We are therefore disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. If you would like to call me, I would be very happy to discuss the details of your whole experience at Zafferano. Best regards Giorgio More 

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good salad, decent pasta. Excellent food and service with a very comprehensive wine list. I would highly recommend the Lobster Linguine

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Wongmag, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad that you found our food and service to be excellent - an excellent praise indeed! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at Zafferano again. Warmest regards, Olga More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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306 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Like an institution for italian food in Belgravia. Been here for years and still the same quality of product, friendly service and gorgeous cuisine. Thanks Leo for this :) Many business people for lunch.

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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Marini M, Thank you for your wonderful review! I shall pass on your compliments to the rest of the team, and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best regards, Olga More 

Palo Alto, California
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear fpk932, The experience you describe is exactly what we strive for; it's such a pleasure to receive your positive feedback. Knowing what our customers appreciate help us to stay on track to providing the kind of food and service that our customers return for. With gratitude, Olga More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Niebes, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are so pleased that you liked our food and the service. I very much hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Olga More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Olga_Salodini, Head Receptionist at Zafferano, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for your review. I have passed on your compliments to the Chef and the rest of the staff. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again. Best regards, Olga 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 40 - 92
  • 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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