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Zafferano

#1,522 of 17,356 Restaurants in London
#1,636 of 18,280 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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    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good passionate Italian fare

Staying in the area we wanted a quick but good lunch, Zafferano from the street looked busy which is a good sign in my eyes. I had the chicken & spinach main and my partner had the crab. It was lovely and fresh with good portion sizes. We indulged in desserts, I had the pavlova with coconut foam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
PaulnPhil-rudenotto
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Donegal Town, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and good quality. I'm been going to the zafferano since 2006. They are constantly trying to improuve and bring new tasting Thanks

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Tarrytown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is elegant and it is in a very chic neighborhood. Thus there is some value to this. However: The service can be improved. The food was pleasant but not exceptional - especially given the price.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This used to be a reliable Italian restaurant where you would get good food and a fairly good service every time. Not any more. Attention to detail has been lacking for some time but on this last occasion the food, the service, the bar... everything was awful. The worst of all they could not care less when it was obvious... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Staying in the area we wanted a quick but good lunch, Zafferano from the street looked busy which is a good sign in my eyes. I had the chicken & spinach main and my partner had the crab. It was lovely and fresh with good portion sizes. We indulged in desserts, I had the pavlova with coconut foam and my... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was treated by 2 friends to a wonderful lunch at this London Italian landmark restaurant and it was a blast! Starting with tuna tartare, crab and avocado salad and a light as feathers, vitel tonne' followed by a giant veal milanese, a perfectly crisp skin sea bream and a flavorful lamb chops with tender sausages not to mention the... More 

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massachusett
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

met up with granddaughter and her traveling companion - a great dinner and service - exceeded expectatiions

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We are food lovers just moved to London. When we move to a new place we always find good restaurants for our favorite restaurants list. After we had many Italian restaurants in London, we decided this is a place to be regular customers when we want Italian food. Beautiful decor and attentive service when you walk in. Bar is beautiful... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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451 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We always dine at Zafferano when in London. Upscale trattoria in Belgravia. Excellent menu and wine list. We love the truffle pastas when available. Some great summer truffle tagliolini this week. Also enjoyed the eponymous Zafferano....saffron risotto perfectly prepared. Romantic, and casually elegant. Still primo.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I thought the food was completely unremarkable, incredibly expensive, and the ambience was average. The deserts (chocolate soufflé and tiramisu) and pasta dishes (crab pasta and wild mushroom pasta) were good but not brilliant. The fish dishes were completely unremarkable, and simply not good enough. The cheque came to over £200, in spite of us having just two glasses of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had dinner with my son early evening. Sparkling water was warm and white wine was warm! Had to ask for the butter three times before it arrived. The top slices of bread had gone hard as they had not been covered over. In general very poor for an overpriced Italian restaurent! Will not go back!

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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 40 - 93
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 40 - 93
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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