Grato

4.7
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35 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Nestled in the corner of Kensington Square (off Kensington High Street) is the Italian restaurant Grato, the second venture from the founders of the popular Gusto Notting Hill.

The menu is inspired by regional Italian cuisines, creating dishes for what is fresh on the market. With a wealth of resources from farmers, fishermen and artisans, the kitchen sources pristine ingredients for each of its dishes. The wine list is extensive serving wines from artisan producers.

This split level restaurant is beautifully decorated creating a relaxing ambiance with tables and chairs outside facing the historical garden square. A private dining area makes it perfectly suited for a private party or celebration!

For reservations for more than 5 guests, please contact Grato directly.
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R
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Italiano de verdad

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j
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice small restaurant attentive staff but lacked atmosphere food was tasty but not amazing

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing little restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was superb. The tiramisu was to die for. Will certainly return when I’m next in London.

SN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice and intimate place. Food and service was excellent.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal. It was good but not exceptional but we liked
the staff and the kind and quiet atmosphere.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place. Great food and service. Small gem.

A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for Brunch and it was just okay. I do believe that this resto has potential and think the dinner menu may have been a better choice. A nice neighbourhood though,so was not a wasted experience.

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious starter. Lovely space! Menu is a little misleading but the food was good!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and it’s super peaceful unless somebody is with the baby- then your dinner is ruined. This place is very small, so anything louder then a regular conversation is too much. But will be back again! The fish was just perfect!

L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little gem, lovely food in a quiet location but so close to the tube station.

C
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My crab pasta and my friend's risotto were delicious--so fresh and vibrant. The service is charming and professional.

RW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great little restuarant. The staff were very friendly and exceptionally helpful and attentive. We all had a starter and various pasta dishes. The flavours were excellent, although my serving could have been a bit bigger. We all enjoyed the meal immensley.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A small and very cute corner restaurant in one of the smaller South Kensington streets! The waiters were wonderful and our over all experience was superb!

RD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was simple but delicious, nice combinations of flavours

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food, all freshly cooked to order, with home-made pasta. Short menu ensures everything is fresh and delicious. Good spot for before the proms.

RH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Super staff who accomodated our kids different preferences and cooked them stuff not even on the menu! Friendly and fast service

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy family owned restaurant, in a very nice area of Kensington. Enjoyed the food, the good service and the general atmosphere of the place.

CW
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grato is a wonderful place to dine! The food and the wine were outstanding! We had a 2 hour delay for our flight from Munich to London. I called Grato - and they still honored our reservation 2 hours later! They served us promptly and the food was outstanding. There were 5 of us and we were staying nearby, so it was very convenient to eat here. Honestly, even if we were across town - it was the kind of dining experience you would travel for. The owner is very sweet and went out of his way to make sure we were all enjoying ourselves. I truly recommend dining here!

K
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very small restaurant, so could get noisy when full. Very friendly staff, though & excellent overall service in a relaxed, unpretentious way.
We would definitely visit again in the future.

EM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood place

RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, excellent service. Great use of small space!

EN
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first night in London- jet lagged and hungry, this place did not disappoint. Food was delicious and service was lovely.

DK
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grato was fantastic. Excellent food and service. Will come back next time I am visiting London.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great location, and such warm & friendly service. One of our new favourite neighbourhood spots!

R
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a truly delicious lunch here. Highly recommended.

SC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tiny space very well used. Excellent negroni. Fresh and beautifully cooked Italian food - a really great 'local Italian'.

CF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small- ish restaurant , nice , friendly atmosphere .
Food was fresh, tasty and well- seasoned .
Really enjoyed my tiramisu dessert !

AK
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

a nice neighbourhood Italian restaurant. good food, good service, quiet and nice location with outdoor tables.

ZB
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional cuisine served by those who really understand the food and how its made

GD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local. Very friendly service and super fresh and seasonal ingredients. We over-ordered, only because there were so many things on the menu that we wanted. My wife avoids onion and garlic and they were extremely accommodating. Will definitely go back.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED THIS LITTLE RESTAURANT IN KENSINGTON. THE FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL! THE CRABMEAT PASTA DISH WAS DELICIOUS AND THE FISH WAS TENDER AND SO VERY YUMMY. LOVED THE BRUSCHETTA AND DELICIOUS BREAD. IT IS LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL QUAINT KENSINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD. WE ENJOYED SITTING BY THE WINDOW ACROSS FROM KENSINGTON GARDEN. THE OWNER MADE OUR EXPERIENCE PERSONAL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK ON OUR NEXT VISIT TO LONDON.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very laidback and relaxed atmosphere in a quiet street. Friendly staff and lovely food.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent experience. Food was amazing, especially the crab pasta! Staff were super friendly and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming Italian restaurant with amazing food with delicious flavours. Beautifully decorated and casual but cozy. Tables outside facing lush Kensington Square though we moved in when it was raining. Definitely the Burratta, Prawn salad, Chicken, Gnocchi (its not made with pasta or potatoes but spinach) and the crab taglionini were full of flavour. Great wine selection do try the frizzante red wine Gutturnino! Attentive service without being overbearing.

Big fan of small independent restaurants off the high street - this is exactly what Grato is - off Kensington High street, great ambiance and I was told it opened about 6 weeks ago! Well done I am going to be back soon.