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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Very comfortable restaurant
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.
US$36 - US$82
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

We had a lovely lunch here the week before lockdown. Our request for an outdoor table was honoured. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the wine the waiter recommended. The waiters were hepful without being too intrusive. We enjoyed the "petit fours" with the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

this restaurant does not have the right to exist in today’s London food scene. Service slow and Un attentive (in a 75% empty restaurant) food below average and prices and the top of the top end. Average veal Milanese, cherry tomatoes in the side salad...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020

Everything "works" at Zafferano. The dishes are unpretentious, proper, filling and done to perfection. The service is attentive without being overbearing. This is one of the few high end restaurants in London where you will never have to exhaust yourself trying to flag down a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020

Great lunch with two chums. Haven't been here for a very long time and enjoyed it immensely. Stunning lobster linguine and veal Milanese. Charming service as well despite the Covid nonsense.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

Used to come here a lot, then it went a bit downhill. Now it’s back to its best. Fabulous room, very comfortable and spacious for these odd times we live in. You are warmly greeted on arrival and all the staff are very attentive. The...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Zafferano and we had a lovely time. We came early and sat at the bar for a drink and relaxed enjoying the tranquility. At the table, the food and service were spot on, delicious beef tartare and winter salad, followed...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

Once fabulous, then for a long time in decline after the key chef left, it’s now back to a very solid footing. Nicely humble and appreciative staff, generally super cooking and a pleasant, friendly vibe. Clients tend to be older, but that’s a blessing in...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

This is an extremely good Italian restaurant with good service and excellent food. We arrived without a booking on the day Storm Ciara hit Britain and were immediately found a quiet table in this reasonably spacious restaurant. Our meal was delicious and included the best...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020

A business colleague had invited me to lunch at Zafferano and I went with some excitement at the chance to visit what is reputed to be one of the best Italian restaurants in London. However, I have to say the overall experience was somewhat disappointing....More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 7 January 2020

One of the best choices in the area, god service, tasty food, a busy place with lots of people coming and going - pasta dishes were excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
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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
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Kate O
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Response from Bigby21 | Reviewed this property |
Better to be smart but no specific code
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend smart casual/chic.
13 November 2015|
Response from zafferanorest | Property representative |
Yes, there is a bar and the full à la carte menu is available.
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  • Zafferano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4