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Caraffini

61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DH, England
+44 20 7259 0235
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DH, England
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1 - 10 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent food with perfect service timing . Could not think of one point of criticism. At first glance the tables seem rather close but in reality they are separated sufficiently to enjoy private conversations.

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with my boyfriend on a Saturday night. Extremely quiet atmosphere and very elderly clients around (average age 60). Everyone is very old fashioned. I wore ripped jeans and everyone was staring at me and making me feel uncomfortable. Waiters are unfriendly and...More

1  Thank Geri I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is buzzing, which creates a great atmosphere, and it's easy to see why - the food is superb, the service great. Excellent choice of wines as well.

Thank Charlie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there again with my old mentor. The food and service were still very good and thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Hawkdai007
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A lovely evening with great food and a wonderful ambiance. The service is always impeccable. This was my husband's first visit to the restaurant and it did not disappoint .

Thank TourbesFrance1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Could not fault the food or service at this Chelsea restaurant. Had a meal here with friends. Great menu, lots of choice. For main, I had a risotto with asparagus & peas, followed by a molten chocolate pudding (not sure it was called this) still...More

Thank Leapfrog C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Very convenient if you are staying at the Sloane Club. We dined there twice in three weeks and both meals were very good, wine great, pleasant waiters and comfortable room. On the one occasion we did not have a booking but they made us feel...More

Thank annie-cJohannesburg
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We finally made it to Caraffini and it was excellent. We enjoyed the breasola appetizer, spring vegetable paparadelle, fried zucchini, and veal Milanese. Our table was needed for a larger party so they kindly asked us to move (which we did) and then served complimentary...More

Thank LBSRQ
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The location is very good so is the service. The ambiance is boring and the place is cramped with tables. The food lacks any personal touch and is simply routine Italian. Could be much better.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 July 2018

First time here, very nice place. Being alone, I preferred to eat outside, but there are no seats at the bar to hang out and wait for a table in the crowded interior dining area. Service was OK (a waiter came with a huge tray...More

1  Thank nagled
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Chelsea
Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's
upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops,
eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at
its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely
unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this
showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price
tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down
pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal
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nagled
28 June 2018|
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Response from LadySJones7 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes the staff do make you comfortable, saw a solo male last time eatin there. As a single woman I would not feel awkward enjoying a meal on my own with a good book there, go for it! 🙂 Kind regards Sabrina
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Daisy B
6 May 2017|
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Response from Matthew d | Property representative |
Hello - many apologies for the late reply to your question. We do not allow dogs inside the restaurant, but we have an outside dining area in front of the restaurant where we do allow small dogs. The outside space is largely... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$48 - US$64
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7259 0235
  • E-mail
Description
Relaxed, welcoming and elegant: Caraffini, a stone's throw away from Sloane Square in fashionable Chelsea, and serving fine traditional Italian food with modern overtones, is a long-time local favourite with an international reputation and impressive following.
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