Dinner at ZafferanoThe service was fantastic. Food was excellent however the portions could be a bit bigger. Very formal atmosphere for which we might have been slightly underdressed.13/05/2013 00:00:00As good as everVery well prepared unfussy food from excellent ingredients, with pleasant and professional service. Not cheap but...06/05/2013 00:00:00AmazingWe had an amazing time, the staff are all true professionals and every mouthful was exceptional! Lovely wine too!30/04/2013 00:00:00Best Italian in London!Zafferano has been around for a long time now and with good reason. I have been going for 10 years on and off and have always loved my experience. Fine dining Italian food at its best with great service. I still think it is one of, if not the best, Italian Restaurant in London! The food is what you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant and I haven't eaten anything there that I didn't finish and couldnt eat twice. It is beautifully presented and authentically delicious. The service is outstanding, very attentive and freindly. The atmosphere is very grown up yet still child friendly, relaxing and warm. I love eating at Zafferano and I'm looking forward to next visit, especially in white truffle season!!27/04/2013 00:00:00Truly and wonderful Italian foodI am Italian and with my husband we really appreciated the food which was truly Italian with the finest ingredients.
Portions were ok and luckily not too small. What we appreciated in the menu was that they had innovative dishes along with more traditional ones. Sometimes it happens that you want something which is traditional (for example the matriciana) and at the same time very well cooked. In this restaurant you can find it.
The service spoke Italian and was very kind and the ambience was very elegant and beautiful.Very nice flowers too.
An optimal choice for eating Italian in London. Certainly the best one if you are in the Knightsbridge area.24/04/2013 00:00:00Great place!We were a group of 6 people celebrating my wife's birthday. We were placed in a very nice table and the evening was extremely enjoyable. The food was good with a special mention to the burrata ravioli and the risotto.22/04/2013 00:00:00Wonderful evening at Zafferano'sIsn't it marvellous, if you feel during an evening's meal the combination of British coolness and mediterranian heart? My wife and I were privileged to make this experience at Zafferano's. As mid-Europeans from Switzerland we are very impressed by the British way of life and by the unbelievable touch of London. And in the same moment, when coming to Zafferano's, there is added the heartful mediterranean way of life - a combination you wouldn't have believed to be real. But it is! The meal is outstanding, the wines (naturally italian ones ... an eccellent Cà del bosco from Piemont to start with and a fantastic Brunello di Montalcino to go on) are the same, and after the finishing cheese you get the Espresso and a rich Grappa from the Veneto.18/04/2013 00:00:00Fabulous food & service @ ZafferanoWe took relatives to Sunday lunch and had a wonderful time. Service was excellent and fairly unobtrusive. We shared starters of polpo (octopus) salad - very fresh and flavourful; scallops, bufala mozzarella with black truffles and truffle risotto - faultless. Our mains were linguini with bottarga and langoustines - beautiful, if a little rich; spaghetti amatriciana, which had great depth of flavour; Iberian pork chop that my cousin greatly enjoyed and polished off. I had the asparagus and pea ravioli - light and delicious. Puddings were just as they should be - standouts were the chocolate fondant and the citrus salad with sorbet. We will definitely go again for a special meal out.07/04/2013 00:00:00Great food, well presented.Great food, well presented. Interesting menu. Staff attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Nice ambience. Bit on the expensive side to eat there on a regular basis but well worth treating yourself to a meal there once in a while.03/04/2013 00:00:00Food - perfect. Music - wrongOutstanding in every way - beautifully presented, delicious, food; great service - professional and confident; delicious wine. The only downside was the loud and cheesy music in the background - more fitting for an elevator than for an exceptional restaurant.01/04/2013 00:00:00Business Meeting DinnerI found the staff at the restaurant to be extremely helpful as I needed to change my booking several times. The online TopTable system could not handle the changes required so I was forced to contact the restaurant direct.
The food was very good and well presented and the staff were excellent. They even organised a taxi to help my overseas guest return to his hotel.19/03/2013 00:00:00OutstandingExcellent meal at Zafferano. From amuse bouche to coffee the tastes and service were brilliant, thank you, it was a pleasure to eat here.11/03/2013 00:00:00Always good for Business MealMy boss always prefers Zafferanos for her business lunches. Location and good food.07/03/2013 00:00:00very nice foodMy second visit in as many weeks. Service was not as good as the first time, at least to begin with. The first waiter was useless. He gave the amuse bouche without saying what it was. Had no idea about the menu and my red wine was served in a small (white) wine glass! Thankfully he disappeared after that and we were served by someone much more interested and competent. I had parpadelle with pig cheeks (again!) for starter and the veal chop for main, both were simply outstanding. Only found out later that there are also truffle menu! Quite sad to not have checked that out but my Italian food craving is now satisfied ... at least for a while!02/03/2013 00:00:00Zafferano is all round greatI hadn't been to Zafferano in 9 years. The last time was for my birthday. Our waiter overheard me say that be mistakenly thought it was my birthday on that visit. We were pleasantly surprised to be mistakenly presented with free birthday dessert. We all had a giggle and I think that it's that attention to detail which makes Zafferano great. The food is delicious although portion sizes small. The 4 course menu is the best value option. I won't wait another 9 years until I return again.23/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent!Very nice and elegant restaurant. Service was outstanding. My girlfriend and I had our Valentine's dinner there and enjoyed the experience. We loved it and highly recommend it. We would definetely go back.14/02/2013 00:00:00WonderfulWent on Saturday for a family lunch and as always Zafferano delivered. Was a lovely meal, great service and cannot wait to go back!09/02/2013 00:00:00Zafferano - Top PlaceLoved our whole evening at Zafferano - the food is amazing, service is so attentive but not overpowering. A top place to eat04/02/2013 00:00:00Wonderful dining experience!Zafferano's is a great restaurant for a special evening. Food, service and ambience are outstanding and the menu has something to please everyone. It's a great restaurant for a romantic meal or special occasion.02/02/2013 00:00:00Local surpriseWalked past this place a million times and finally dined there. Unassuming from the outside the interior turned out to be warm and friendly with nice contemporary feel. The original dining room provides a cosier more intimate setting and the staff could not do enough for us. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Will definitely come here again.27/01/2013 16:00:00Honest , quality , foodWe had a table booked for 9. 30 on sat night and unfortunately was
positioned by a brick wall , so we moved to the comfortable bar area. The sevice was a little slow at first and thd somellier arrived at the same time as our first course which was a little frustrating but more than compensated by his selection of wines throughout the meal . Scallop starter was melt in the mouth perfection and the burrata cheese aubergine combo was exquisite , lobster spaghetti superb and our ribeye to share was also heavenly . Chocolate fondant desert didnt disappoint . Great place for honest , simple Italian food. .25/01/2013 16:00:00A rarityI have dined on business, with my family and with my fiancee, on many occasions over the past few years. The service is always exceptional, the ambience warm and friendly, whilst the food is always to perfection. Check out the chocolate pudding is a top tip!22/01/2013 16:00:00just greatFantastic food quality,very friendly people,outstanding service.11/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent foodNot the first time to Zafferano. Always been impressed with the absolutely high quality of food. This time no exception. Service was also excellent. Looking forward to my next meal there.10/01/2013 16:00:00Perfect simplicityWe did enjoy a very nice meal here. We arrived a little early and missed the bar being open, which was a shame. Food was wonderful (although my mushroom pasta was a little on the salty side) service was good other than drinks being filled. Great for business dinners, we will be back.09/01/2013 16:00:00The food was excellent asThe food was excellent as was the level of service.Would thoroughly recommend Zafferano for the quality of the food and rhe service level.I would have no hesitation in going back, when next in London.Went for my wife's birthday, she was well impressed !05/01/2013 16:00:00Overklig expectationsSo very Italian and with outstanding service and food.
Much better than other 1-2 star Italian restaurants in London.
Good light over tables so you could see what you eat!
We hate restaurants with dimmed lights.01/01/2013 16:00:00Always great!This is probably the 10th time we have dined at Zafferano and it never disappoints. The atmosphere, menu, and dining experience is always wonderful. We don't live in London and don't have an opportunity to go often, so we never tire of it. Each time the menu is full of new and yummy things. We will be back again and again.01/01/2013 16:00:00very goodGreat meal. excellent help with the wine list. a nice grown-up restaurant where one can hear the other speak.29/12/2012 16:00:00Amazing foros and service!Outstanding food, great wine list and impeccable service!17/12/2012 16:00:00I am a frequent diner at ZafferanoI am a frequent diner at Zafferano and always enjoy the experience: on this occasion the meal was one of the best I have had in the past two years. Keep up the good work!06/12/2012 00:00:00business lunchmy boss loved it.
can't expand as I wasn't there myself23/11/2012 00:00:00Great ItalianThis was my second time at Zafferano's. When you find and enjoy the dishes you eat, the next time you have exactly the same. The reality did not disappoint the memory!
Very good Scallops followed by the excellent veal cutlet........and other members of our party loved the same dishes too.
Very attentive service throughout and a beautiful ambiance.......what a great Italian restaurant!30/10/2012 00:00:00fantastic servicewelcoming italian service and fabulous food. service was prompt and atmosphere was excellent, not too noisy and nice setting for a romantic dinner. would return and recommended18/08/2012 00:00:00I can't wait to go back!My husband and I dined at Zafferano's last night for our anniversary and it could not have been nicer. It's wonderful for a special occasion or just for lunch or dinner. The Italian food is delicious and beautifully presented. The service is excellent and I could find no fault with anything. I can't wait to go back.03/06/2012 00:00:00I have been coming to ZafferanoI have been coming to Zafferano for years and i brought my wife for a Valentine's Day lunch this year. The formula still works, but i think the menu is in need of a refresh, and the service could be a little more friendly and generous (we used to get lots of Italian breads, salami, parmesan etc as anti-pasta, but you seem to have to ask for everything now). The pasta is still incredibly fresh and tasty, but some new starter and main dishes would be well received.13/02/2012 16:00:00