Grato

4.7
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62 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. Our fresh pasta is handmade in-house with abundance of love & attention. The flavours are delicate and ingredients fresh & plentiful. The wine list is extensive serving wines from artisan producers.

This split level restaurant is decorated to create a relaxing ambiance. A private dining area makes it perfectly suited for a private lunch or dinner.

Reservations for more than 5 guests, please contact Grato directly. We are closed from 23 December and reopen for dinner on 2 January 2020.
What 62 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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SR
London
23 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious and very fresh Italian food in a very cute well located restaurant!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you are looking for really good food, high standards higiene and an original menu, Grato is the place.

I love that the place is so cosy with a touch of familiarity to it. The owner is often around and will attend discretely to everything you need.

It’s ambience is cute and mostly quiet, perfect for conversations between friends. You will feel no pressure to rush out as this place grows into a comfort zone that becomes difficult to leave.

If you are a vegetarian they also have something delicious waiting for you. And they are super nice if you request any special modification if you are vegan.

More than worth the money and your time!

ES
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great little neighbourhood restaurant serving fresh pasta and some imaginative dishes. Their bread is out of this world. Delicious.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food was terrific. Great Tiramisu!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food in a small gem located in High Street Kensington.
Our lunch was for business purpose and the place was pretty quiet.
I would definitely recommend this place to eat nice, tasty and fresh Italian food !

P
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were seated in the basement. It was less noisy than the ground floor seating area, but exactly what we wanted. The staff were very attentive all through our meal. The food was excellent and we found it to be good value for money. We would return if we were in the area.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Quality of food and wines acceptable but overpriced. Restaurant very small and the tables are very near to each other. Good service provided by our waiter.

MW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice owner made for a great experience!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening. Even on a busy Valentine’s Day the food was amazing and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming.

BT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Pre show dinner. Small Restaurant with very good Italian food. Service was very good, we were very happy and made it to the Royal Albert Hall in good time. Thank you

RF
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful experience at Grato. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. The Gnocchi was out of this world!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Real shame. Had high expectations but felt completely unwelcome and that the staff were distracted and not coping. The food was rushed out and was nice but underwhelming and did not make up for the uncomfortable surroundings. So disappointed

Grato
Responded on 15 February 2020

Dear Guest, your review is not in line with how we operate or treat our guests. I have sent you a message to get in touch to understand better the issues you had. It was a busy Sunday lunchtime and we try to be attentive to every table and needs of our guests. Best Wishes Grato 🙏

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious. Difficult to equal. Very warm welcome.

PF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and really outstanding Italian food. And the owner made us feel at home. We will certainly come back!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable ! I haven’t experienced a restaurant in London that puts that much effort and care into their food. Very fairly priced, authentic Italian. When the bill came, I felt happy to support the business.
Bravo !

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place - had dinner here, the food was delicious (rigatoni and gnocchi were ace) and the staff were welcoming and made you feel right at home. Highly recommend

BM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great low key Italian place in Kensington. Really enjoyed the food and ambiance.

KJ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent - service, food, & hosts, will definitely return

Nice to find a restaurant in central London that provides such good value

I
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this little place on opentable, and liked the sound of the menu and we were not disappointed. Many recommendations made by the owner and we happy with the choices we made. We were here to celebrate a birthday, the cake and candle was a lovely touch. It nice to meet the owner and his wife Su, a busy little place so booking is a must.

HR
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this neighborhood restaurant--small and intimate, with excellent food and very friendly service and staff. We would go again when we are next in London.

HM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most wonderful family lunch at Grato. It couln't have been more perfect from start to finish. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The location in Kensington Sq is also beautiful.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, from short menu with wonderful combinations and friendly, discrete service

R
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely amazing! The staff is extremely friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable, and the food was delicious. Their pumpkin ravioli was outstanding as was their tiramisu. The restaurant is quite small, which meant that we got the food quickly and were always looked after by the staff. It also gave it a homey and calm atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it, my friend and I are still thinking about that ravioli...

SR
London
23 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Grato serves up fresh and delicious Italian food--highly recommended! The service is also very friendly and efficient.

LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food!

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place with good food. Tried some main course (I recommend the ravioli) and cakes. A nice place where have a dinner with family or friends

JN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant. It's very small, so I recommend making a reservation. I had the warm prawns and avocado appetizer, which was amazing. But not as good as the gnocchi, which was absolutely the best gnocchi I've ever had. I would definitely return. We were only visiting London for two nights, but I was tempted to return to this restaurant for our second dinner.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Italiano de verdad

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j
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful place. Great food and service. Small gem.

A
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

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.

EP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasure

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.