Guide MICHELIN 2020

Zafferano

(24 Reviews)
15 LOWNDES STREET, London, SW1X 9EY
Italian
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Average

Main course: £22
Food spend: £52

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

An acclaimed London restaurant for over 20 years now, Zafferano has won numerous accolades, including a Michelin Plate award. Serving authentic Italian recipes, cocktails and fine wines in an elegant setting, there is also an intimate private dining room in the wine cellar.

The Zafferano menu offers diners a mouthwatering tour of Italy, starting off with delicate treats like beef tartare with quails' eggs and fresh asparagus. There is traditional Sicilian fish soup, as well as other seafood favourites like pan-roasted sea bass with pea and bacon casserole, and superb pasta dishes such as oxtail ravioli with parmesan fondue and pine nuts.

Acclaimed vintages from across Italy, France and the new world feature on the wine list at Zafferano in Belgravia, with knowledgeable staff on hand to make tailored recommendations. For pudding, indulge in the freshly made chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream.

An acclaimed London Italian restaurant with a long history of awards, Zafferano is a 6-minute walk from Knightsbridge Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Zafferano
4.4
(based on 24 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (4)
  • business (6)
  • dinner (20)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (6)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (1)
  • By Pratap A from London
    22 November 2019

    Good service and good food in a friendly atmosphere

  • By Paula H from London
    3 October 2019

    To say "reliable" sounds boring, but this remains a great place for special Italian food, welcoming service and a restaurant that is always buzzy and fun!

  • By Diane M from London
    28 September 2019

    It was excellent. One of the best restaurants in London

  • By Michael B from London
    15 August 2019

    It had been a while since my last visit and my family had not been before. The food was extremely good. I would particularly single out the vitello tonnato (which my daughter thought the best she’d ever had) and the perfectly cooked filletti di manzo. Other family members praised dishes such as the gnocchi and the ossobuco ravioli. The wine list is extensive and interesting. We had a delicious 2013 Franciacorta and two bottles of a well-known IGT. I should also mention that the serving staff were superb and, in that natural Italian way, friendly. We all look forward to our next visit.

  • By Emile W from Simmerath-D
    18 July 2019

    Zafferano is a classic. We have been going there for nearly 5 years now and always enjoy the food.

  • By Joseph C from Singapore
    8 July 2019

    Honestly we were a little disappointed. We have dined there several occasions the past 10 years. This time round, we felt no special taste nor any special feeling.

  • By Patrick E from London
    7 June 2019

    Always Very Good

  • By Gary W from London
    16 March 2019

    Food great but in spite of being a "high End" restaurant, we were dismayed to9 see that track suits, hoodies, jeans and trainers were quite de-rigueur for a lot of the guests. We had a table of 8 men in gym gear and jeans next to us, it was more like a long distance lorry drivers café! We were celebrating a birthday and felt that we had visited a Macdonald's That fact will turn me and my friends off from visiting again any time soon, it was a poor show......

  • By Melissa D from Nice
    21 February 2019

    I love this place, one of the best in London in my opinion. Great food and great staff

  • By Oleg K from Limassol
    3 January 2019

    It’s always pleasure to be in this restaurant! Italian culture,Italian family,Italian Hospitality. Grazie Mille!!!

Restaurant Location Map
Zafferano
15 LOWNDES STREET, London, SW1X 9EY