RestaurantsLondonBelgraviaSW1

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Summary

£95
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3
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2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Nothing changes” at this “expensive but classy” Italian near Knightsbridge, although it has lost some of its celeb-pulling-power over the years – Giorgio Locatelli was the founding chef in 1995, with the likes of Madonna and Mick Jagger among the diners. But even those who find it “overpriced” are won over by “the wonderful pasta”.

Summary

£99
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pricey but always ‘comme il faut’” sums up the still-accomplished cuisine at this once-famous Belgravian, a short walk from Knightsbridge. That said, two decades ago under founding chef Giorgio Locatelli, it was “the doyenne of Italian restaurants”, while now it’s simply “reliable” – if at a high level – and “resting on its laurels”.

Summary

£99
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pricey but always ‘comme il faut’” sums up the still-accomplished cuisine at this once-famous Belgravian, a short walk from Knightsbridge. That said, 20 years ago under founding chef Giorgio Locatelli, it was “the doyenne of Italian restaurants”, while now it’s simply “reliable” – if at a high level – and “resting on its laurels”.

Summary

£99
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still one of the top Italians in town”, say fans of this well-known Belgravian, whose heyday was twenty years ago under founding chef Giorgio Locatelli. But while it’s still “always busy and buzzy”, survey feedback is much more muted nowadays, and – though it avoids damning critiques – sceptics consider it “dull and completely overpriced”.

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Reviews of Zafferano Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Zafferano restaurant.
Hugh N
Everything worked fine - food, service and ...
Reviewed 7 months,

"Everything worked fine - food, service and ambience. But at that price, you deserve something a bit special."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£26.00 £53.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
15 Lowndes St, London, SW1X 9EY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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