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Zafferano

#1,449 of 17,108 Restaurants in London
#1,555 of 17,985 Places to Eat 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, 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
  • 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
Nice italian restaurant

I have been to quite a few "fancy" italian restaurants and always like to compare them. I tried a bit of everything (pasta, salads) and everything was lovely. For the main I had the veal milanese which enormous and it is a quite a generous serving. It was nice but I prefer when it is thinner and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Londoner1710
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London
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been to quite a few "fancy" italian restaurants and always like to compare them. I tried a bit of everything (pasta, salads) and everything was lovely. For the main I had the veal milanese which enormous and it is a quite a generous serving. It was nice but I prefer when it is thinner and without any fat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

As many italian restaurant as i have visited in London it will remain my favourite ! Quality and taste.Pappardelle with wild mushroom is the best dish Will always go back

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant is a wonderful place because the food is delicious, however overpriced, the atmosphere is peaceful and the service is fast. It's a good restaurant, however they do want people to have a good dress code (just to let you know in advance).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The very welcoming staff, the high quality and diverse food options, the good wine list and not to mention the amazing desserts.... all made our experience at Zafferano unique. Soon to go again

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The restaurant is very well located just behind Harrods, good menu and great Italian atmosphere. Perfect for a lunch before shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Absolute quality. Will definitely be the daily lunch or dinner restaurant for the near future. Service absolutely fantastic, extremely classy and welcoming.

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Paris, France
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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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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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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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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: Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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