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Zafferano

#559 of 18,436 Restaurants 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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 68
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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
Birthday Treat

First time here at this famous Italian restaurant which i had booked as part of a weekend treat for my wife birthday. We dined on a Saturday night and were seated at a table for two at the back of the restaurant near the bar. At first i was a little disappointed as i thought we had been dumped at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bigjohnh2014
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entire experience was so great and high class. Service was great . The food was delicious. Great choice.

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Thank Pdc F
Bushey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here at this famous Italian restaurant which i had booked as part of a weekend treat for my wife birthday. We dined on a Saturday night and were seated at a table for two at the back of the restaurant near the bar. At first i was a little disappointed as i thought we had been dumped at... More 

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Thank bigjohnh2014
Holt, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wine list is ridiculously priced, if you are ok with that then you will have an amazing time. The best dish of the last 6 months for me was the veal carpaccio with shaved fresh truffle. The manager was very generous with the truffle and it was delicious, I felt very privileged. My wife had the crab and avocado... More 

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Thank B Y
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful and delicious dinner. We were beautifully looked after, can't wait to go back. It is a truly spoiling experience. Thank you so much.

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Thank Emma G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Italian has a long standing reputation to be one of the best in London, and quite right it is too. I've been with groups before and enjoyed it very much, this evening I went with a friend and we had a great girls catch up. The team could not have looked after us better, and the food was incredible.... More 

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Thank LGnortherner
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fancied some nice Italian food after a spot of shopping and zaferano's was just the ticket. To start we had the crab&avocado with a tomato sauce (so intense!) and the buratta with roasted red peppers (now that's how peppers should taste)! To follow we each had the linguine with lobster & fresh chillies. Absolutely delicious. Oh, and the Bloody... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is old school glamour with great food wine and people watching and we go quite a few times a year. Service is always on point even during our last visit over Christmas. We got the table we asked for by the window even when the place was packed and just a little bit of a wait. We try something... More 

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Rome, Italy
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120 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I loved my experience at Zafferano. I love the place, cozy but elegant. We started with an amazing negroni cocktail made with the ancient formula, proceeding with crab and avocado salad and strozzapreti with sausage ragu...amazing!Also the tiramisu is one of the best I ever had! The staff is super professional and kind. I would absolutely suggest Zafferano to any... More 

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Thank Lululullina
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I went with my daughter to have dessert she kept asking for. When I got there the staff said we don't serve dessert on its own. I simply said your policy doesn't say anything like that and we wouldn't take time anyway. They just said sorry, its our business! I went out and phoned them asking to talk to the... More 

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1 Thank Alrobai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This once was our favourite but is now living on past glories. Poor risotto, common mistake in average restaurants but here! other dishes good but not very good let alone exceptional. They need to improve and stay faithful to their past or stop and not simply make money and lase their good name

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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 - 87
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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 - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Belgravia

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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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