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“Poor service, very expensive !” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Zafferano

Zafferano
15 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9EY, England
+44 20 7235 5800
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Ranked #1,695 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $40 - $93
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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.
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“Poor service, very expensive !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

There was a mistake in my order and when I asked them to replace, they re cocked it and served it to me ! This never happens even in a kebab restaurant !

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United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Is this the best Italian restaurant in London?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I don't know the answer to that question, but it's far better than any I've eaten in since the demise of Colombino D'oro many years ago. Mind you, the cooking at Colombino D'oro was basic Tuscan and Zafferano is far, far classier.

Our starters were delicious, fresh, the flavours crystal clear. Unfortunately our main courses, both fish, were overcooked. Not by much, but sufficiently so to make my calamari rubbery and the sea bass dry. That's a pity because the tomato-based sauce with the calamari, was delicious and new season artichoke with the bass a near perfect accompaniment.

The wine list at Zafferano is massive and some of the prices stratospheric.

The service was sheer professionalism, charming, attentive and discrete.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had dinner here, having used Zaferrano's several times before. The food was excellent, particularly the talgiatelie con funghi starter. The service was friendly and attentive. The wine list is to die for and the ambience and atmosphere is just right. However, it does not come cheap - far from it - but at my advancing years have taught me that, in the vast majority of cases, with restaurants you get what you pay for. Go and enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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london, uk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Zafferano lives up to its excellence in food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We went to Zafferano after an unbelievable arrogant and dismissive reception at Amaya. Zafferano staff were warm, attentive without being over bearing. The dishes we ordered were just perfect. it was hard to decide which was more scrumptious, the scallops or the octopus & squid salad? Linguini was perfect and pannacotta fig dessert was just heavenly.

Visited March 2013
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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding as usual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I went to Zafferano a couple of times recently once with my mother and once with my boyfriend and his parents and thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions
The food was exceptional and the service very friendly and attentive as usual.
The last time I ate linguine lobster, my favorite and a veal cutlet with wild mushrooms which was truly outstanding.
It remains my favorite Italian in London and even my mum who lives in Italy comes to London wanting to go to Zafferano every time for outstanding Italian.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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