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Summary

£116
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top-notch food and great service” continue to win praise for this chic Belgravia Italian. Compared with its 1990s heyday (when under Giorgio Locatelli it reigned supreme as London’s best) it doesn’t attract nearly the same level of attention, partly because it is “very, very expensive”. But quality remains high and it’s particularly popular amongst expense-accounters as a good way to “impress clients”.

Summary

£96
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A short stroll from Knightsbridge, this Belgravia stalwart seems increasingly forgotten about, certainly compared with its mid-’90s glory days when it was the talk of the town. Its fans, though, continue to regard it as a “fantastic premium Italian”, with a capable wine list and deftly realised pasta and other classic dishes.

Summary

£95
 ££££
3
Good
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”.

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15 Lowndes St, London, SW1X 9EY

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Zafferano Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Zafferano Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Zafferano restaurant.
Merlin D
This is an old reliable favourite. The ambi...
Reviewed 3 months, 30 days ago

"This is an old reliable favourite. The ambience is fantastic and its really comfortable. Food always excellent. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£27.30 £39.50 £7.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
15 Lowndes St, London, SW1X 9EY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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