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15 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9EY, England
+44 20 7235 5800
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are visiting this restaurant very regularly; almost every time we are in London which is more or less once a month. This is a consistently high quality restaurant with top class food, service and ambience. The food is always of very high quality and perfectly prepared. The staff are very polite and helpful. For us it is one of... More 

Thank George K
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely located, bright modern decor, extremely friendly staff From owner to servers. Our kind of a nice Italian restaurant- creative dishes, rational size pasta plates, lovely fish main. Very busy for a summer Sunday - not too surprised it is London after all. A little pricey, but the quality and service eradicate that concern. A real keeper. Kinnaman's

Thank JohnKinnaman
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zafferano's is smart, unstuffy, and a splendid spot for a leisurely Sunday lunch. I was taken there by two Italian friends recently and had a thoroughly delightful meal: with a starter of burrata and artichokes (burrata con carciofi), and a main of scallop medallions and black pudding (medaglioni di capesante con sanguinaccio) - all washed down with a delightfully crisp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zafferano Londra; İtalyan geleneksel yemeklerini mükemmel bir kalitede sunulan kesinlikle gidilmesi gereken bir restoran! Beyaz türüflü tagliolini muhteşem 👍 şimdiye kadar yediğim en harika türüflü makarna👍 ıstakoz linguine yine harika seçeneklerden biri, etten balığa her şey tam lezzetinde kesinlikle çok başarılı! 👍🏻🌎🍴This is the best Italian restaurant in London at least for me.Excellent taste and impaccable service for years.They provide... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been before but this time I thought the restaurant was a bit tired and the actual menus needed replacing as they were worn. Our dinner was good but not as good as before ... ... I do not like giving average reviews but Zafferano used to be better.

Thank Robin R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic. All courses. The service slowed down towards the end of the meal. Plates were not cleared so we had our coffee over out plates. I ordered cheese board- the cheeses were not explain, but they were delicious!

Thank Melissa R
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw that next to the cuisine served, trip advisor has put gluten free. It is much more than that. The food is skillfully prepared and delicious with gluten free options...

Thank sendfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The best and most consistent formal Italian restaurant with prices to match. The menu varies (especially the specials/truffles section in the back). Full and fully priced wine list. Their crab pasta is amazing, though it's a seasonal choice.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Had not been to Zafferano for a long time, but the food was definitely as good as ever. Best Bellini in London and my chargrilled tuna was superb. Food was eye wateringly expensive, but it was well presented and beautifully cooked. Service a bit sloppy at times but overall a good evening.

Thank connell66
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Many good italian restaurants in London I call Zafferano an eating institution.consistant over time and can never go wrong. Always an elegant crowd,a comprehensive menu covering many regions from Italy Very professional well trained staff and a very good wine list...will always come back when I get a chance

Thank Joe T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $79
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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Staying in Belgravia

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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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