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Zafferano

#1,546 of 18,353 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 59
    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
Most recent review
Best restaurant in London

"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."

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Iroc10
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

"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
87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

you can't go wrong at this classy spot with a perfect address. attentive staff with a great menu. put it on your list of places to go and go again...

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I went to Zafferano for dinner on. saturday night.Booking was simple, we got a nice table.Nice and warm welcome at the entrance, very rich menu. we were a group of 4 and we all order different things despite that the food came fast and with a very nice presentation. My Pappardelle with wild Mushrooms and grilled calamari was really excellent.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Zafferano was recommended by some friends who had eaten there many times and it did not disappoint. The appetizers, pasta and main course were excellent. The atmosphere was very romantic and the service was impeccable. We will definitely eat there again the next time we visit London.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

this was the first time I had been here slightly surprised at some of the reviews- sure it is not cheap at all but the service was good and friendly- the roasted cod I had was good and the salad enjoyable- most of the clientele clearly did not have much to do as I had had a late lunch and... 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: 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

Questions & Answers

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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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Neighborhood Profile
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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