Zafferano’s forte is contemporary Italian cuisine. Roulades of skewered sardines sit resplendent amongst orange and fennel salad, with fleshy red pomegranate seeds adding to the creativity. Super-fine Italian rice prepared with squid ink is impressively firm, yet tender with a slightly salty taste. The shiny black rice, offset by dollops of green fava bean purée, plays host to a crown of chewy mild calamari pieces. Thick rings of al dente calamarata pasta adorned with jumbo prawns are enriched by aromatic Sicilian pesto and fresh mint. For dessert, try the Iranian saffron in a dome of almond sponge, enveloped by honey mousse with whispers of raspberry jelly. An extensive global wine list prioritises Italian labels. The 43rd-level restaurant offers a panoramic view from indoors and the al fresco lounge area; a walk-in wine cellar and open kitchen pair elegantly with the crimson lighting and central bar. Service is welcoming, friendly and professional.