Grappolo Ristorante and Bar
Great night outWe had never eaten in London before and came across Grappolo online. Just from booking on their website, we got a complementary bottle of wine and 50% off our total bill. On top of that, the food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere was outstanding. I plan to come back with friends.14/05/2013 00:00:00Grappolo 50% off deal plus a bottlehard to beat the 50% off food deal plus a bottle of wine (per booking).
steak was good, included chips in the prices - not always the case these days
lanch shank excellent, tender and nice mashed potatoes
spinach - very good, large portion
wine - free bottle, very good cab sav
will consider coming again13/05/2013 00:00:00I had an excellent pasta dishI had an excellent pasta dish (orecchiette with broccoli), service was really top class, very good restaurant..08/05/2013 00:00:00Top Girlie night outMonthly girlie night out made even better by half price deal. Prawn starter delicious and the chicken escalopes were huge!01/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely lunch, relaxed atmosphere!Had a business lunch there having not been before, the food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxed - so much so that my boss commented he could have quite happily stayed there all afternoon!23/04/2013 00:00:00Very enjoyable mealVistited Grappolo Ristorante and Bar on Monday night and had a very enjoyable meal. The service was excellent and the 50% off food that evening made it outstanding value22/04/2013 00:00:00Nice food, nice peopleI went there for a work lunch. The food was delicious and we have very prompt service. It is a spacious place with big windows, I enjoyed been there.16/04/2013 00:00:00Super buzzy post work venueLots going on here, very busy post work atmosphere, service a touch slow (probably because of this), food very nice but expensive at full prices but price (on 50% off with free bottle of house wine) was very good. Probably would not go back at full price but excellent on the deal.10/04/2013 00:00:00Great food, slow service?...With the 50% offer the restaurant was very busy. This created a buzzy atmosphere however there weren't enough waiting staff. Those that were there we're rushed off their feet. They still managed service with a smile though.10/04/2013 00:00:00Just perfectWe've walked past Grappola a number of times and it always looked like a great restaurant. Finally we booked it for after work. Because of work commitments we twice had to set back the time which they happy to do. So, the food was attractively presented and was cooked as requested (rare) and the sauce was fantastic. House wine was lovely. Would definitely go again and recommend it. The Top Table deal was amazing - 50% off and free bottle of house wine. You simply can't beat that!04/04/2013 00:00:00Two thumbs up for Food and DuetWe had a fantastic time here on Friday night. The restaurant is situated behind Sainsbury's and although not off the beaten track it does have quite seclusion about it which is lovely. We had a party of 4 unfortunately 2 were a bit tardy up until their arrival we had really good service and constant asking if we needed anything. However as it got busy and very full our waiting time between courses (35 minutes) was a bit much it was slow even to get water and billed for items we never served. However the food we had was (eventually) tremendous and the live music was the icing on the cake and for that reason I would definitely return. Managed to cut a rug and a good time was had by all!22/03/2013 00:00:00friendly staff, delicious foodWe booked the 50% off + a bottle of wine deal and went to Grappolo for an early dinner. They received is in a friendly manner even though we were 15 minutes early. The for was great, the sirloin steak was cooked perfectly. The calamari were delicious too. Very good value with the deal we had. Would go again.19/03/2013 00:00:00Good food. Excellent offer.The Top Table offer was amazing. 50% off food and a free bottle of house wine. The two of us ate for £35 in a restaurant where most of the main courses normally cost £18-20. The food was very good and the restaurant would be excellent if it was a traditional Italian-style setting. Unfortunately, the décor is not very imaginative. We were shown to a table and the service became good after we eventually attracted the attention of a waitress at the start. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that this was a one-off mis-communication about who should be serving us.13/03/2013 00:00:00Chancery Lane specialSecond visit to Grappolo and very enjoyable it was. Reasonable price for very good food and wine. Recommend it.12/03/2013 00:00:00girls night outfour of us dined at this restaurnat during the week, the atmosphere was great and the food excellent.06/03/2013 00:00:00Generally good restaurantThe restaurant can be proud of its quality of food and services. It also offers great discounts. The only thing that was not pleasent is that we were ignored by member of staff at the entrance while waiting for the table. However, the issue were resolved at once by a manager who apologised and welcomed as with a free sparkling wine.04/03/2013 00:00:00a happy birthdayGood italian cuisine , family friendly and a great discout offer which saw 2 a la carte course with wine for 19.50 per person which was outstanding value. The female singer was absolutely fantastic01/03/2013 00:00:00Great Value, great foodFirst time to this restaurant and went with the Grappolo offer which included the bottle of house wine. Food was great as was service and atmosphere - very busy. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.22/02/2013 00:00:00Food was good and serviceFood was good and service was good as well. Very good value21/02/2013 00:00:00had a lovely dinner here withhad a lovely dinner here with a friend, great value special offer, nice staff and tasty food19/02/2013 00:00:00I visited Grappolo with aI visited Grappolo with a friend on Friday night. Great value for money on the 50% off food offer and the food really was excellent, however, I was a little surprised after only having visited the restaurant previously during the day for businesses lunches, that it turns into rather a noisy venue late at night. Live entertainment was provided and although the lady singer was very good, it was very loud and it was difficult to hear what each other were saying. I would definitely recommend the venue, but just be aware of this if you are looking for a quiet evening venue.15/02/2013 00:00:00Good experienceIt was the last dinner with my wife in London during our trip to UK. So it has to be special and we chose this. We are late for the reservation but we got our table just after a short wait. The restaurant is quite busy and all the waiters and waitresses are running around to serve the customers. Our oder has been taken after 15min but has been well instructed and recommended. The dessert menu left us less options as the most pop ones have been sold out for that night. The food delivery is fast and the quality is good for the price. Pity that the half bottle wine which is included in the special offer, is not served in the bottle but in a vessel. The wine is ok. There are singers singing romance and party songs, which makes the room happy.15/02/2013 00:00:00Had a lovely, relaxing timeHad a lovely, relaxing time at Grappolo on Friday night and the live music was an added bonus. With the current toptable deal I would definitely recommend trying it.08/02/2013 00:00:00We went to Grappolo beforeWe went to Grappolo before going to see a show at the Peacock Theatre in Holborn. The food and service was great. The deal of 50% off food plus a bottle of house wine (very reasonable Merlot) based on two mains and two starters or desserts was amazing value and good portions sizes as well. Really good for couples, but equally could be a nice business lunch venue. We were given a lovely table by the window after specifying it was a special occassion on booking. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a tasty and great value italian meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.07/02/2013 00:00:00have been a few times andhave been a few times and always lovely. great value07/02/2013 00:00:00Amazing food, would 100% go back!Really yummy food, amazing offer with the website, and very friendly staff. However, our waitress was really under pressure and it felt like they were somewhat understaffed because of how many customers the waitress serving us had!!31/01/2013 16:00:00Thames WaterOh dear , all well was going well with food and drinks, decent veggie options and the n towards end of the meal, we ordered coffee and of course Thames Water decided to shut down the water in the building, Ooops!!!!
I thought the staff were ok about it but a shame really, I would have thought the staff could have used bottled water to make the coffee, so a disappointing end to a good meal.
And off course could not use the toilets……….29/01/2013 16:00:00Grappolo RistoranteFirst time at this restaurant and we not disappointed. It is in a good location for the business meetings I must do on regular basis and consider it a good find. Unfortunately, my guest usually only eats a very small lunch and found all the options a bit too plentiful for him! If you like good food and a very good serving, this is the place to go. Excellent value for money and a very nice place to go.22/01/2013 00:00:00Excellent food and serviceIt is always a pleasure to eat at Grappolo where the food and service are first class21/01/2013 16:00:00Food excellent but not much choiceWe came here after work for our date night. We went with the 2 course meal from the a la carte menu with a free bottle of house wine. There was not a lot of choice so we decided to go for a starter, 2 mains & a dessert. The food was fantastic and the service was brilliant.16/01/2013 16:00:00ExcellentIt is always a pleasure to eat at Grappolo where the food and service are first class14/01/2013 16:00:00Very tasty and good serviceI met a friend there for lunch at 1 pm during the week. The place was buzzing and busy but we were seated and served quickly. The calamari starter was very good and fresh. The escalope chicken milanese was extremely copious and well done. We also did the 50% lunch offer and told them at the outset (as other reviewers have suggested). We had no trouble with that but the waitress did need to go and check so its worth taking the printout containing the deal with you. With the discount, it is extremely good value. We will go again.09/01/2013 16:00:00Grappolo Restaurant and BarBooked with the special offer 50% off plus free bottle of wine, which made the whole evening extremely good value. Food was mixed, with some dishes being excellent and others okay. Duck starter was very good but linguine with prawns rather disappointing. Risotto was good. Noisy atmosphere on a weekday evening, which was more congenial than a previous visit here some months ago. Service was pleasant. Definitely with a visit, especially with a special offer.09/01/2013 16:00:00We all thought Grappolo wasWe all thought Grappolo was a gem -- fabulous food, easy ambience, and exceptional service (handling our special requests and questions with warmth and welcome). From the starters (the calamari fritta was delicate and delicious) to the mains (sea bass over kale) to the final morsel of tiramisu all three of us were impressed and plan to be back.08/01/2013 16:00:00Good food, reasonably pricedGood food, reasonably priced and excellent service07/01/2013 16:00:00Really GreatMy experience was overwhelmingly positive. The service overall was very good but the food was the outstanding feature. Its rare that every meal, starter, main and desert for all diners is excellent but that was our experience. The lamb shank fell off the bone, the calamari was perfect, the chips were chunky and well cooked and the mushroom side was great. I cannot recommend the food enough. The waiters were attentive without being overbearing, we did not feel rushed.
I would have preferred to sit a little further away from the live entertainment which was loud enough to necessitate us raising our voices and if you want a quiet night (on a Friday) then you might want to request a table far from the entertainer.
Overall - Excellent.03/01/2013 16:00:00The menu was different toThe menu was different to what was online which was a shame as what i wanted wasnt on the menu. The free bottle of wine helped compliment the meal and the ambience and service was good.19/12/2012 16:00:00Good Italian FoodGood a la carte menu. I had the antipasto italiano - a very tasty selection of meats with cheese, if a little on the large side as a starter. My companion had the delicious gnocchi. Main courses of lamb shank and steak were again very good, with the portions being slighly larger than is now the norm. Service was excellent, the waitresses were very attentive and everything was very efficient, even though the restaurant was busy with christmas parties. The wine list looked good, although we had the house red, free with our offer but probably best avoided if you are paying for it. It can be quite noisey, so probably not the place for a quiet romantic evening, but for great food and service it is certainly a place we will be going back to.19/12/2012 00:00:00Second visitOur second visit here, thankfully it was as good as the first. The risotto was absolutely delicious and in fact all the food we had was amazing. We arrived early at 6pm and it got very busy after 8:30pm with group bookings so glad we came early. Was a lovely night, good service, lovely food but we were so full neither of us could manage a dessert sadly. Amazing value with the TT offer and will definitely go again.18/12/2012 16:00:00We did have to wait on arrivalWe did have to wait on arrival even though we had booked, and two lamb shanks came out cold and they had to be sent back. However, this didn't ruin an otherwise really nice lunch which was great value with the top table deal.17/12/2012 16:00:00great service and food.Very high standard service, and the food is very good, would recommend in any formal occasion, perhaps not for a birthday party...16/12/2012 16:00:00great experienceQuality of the food was excellent but only topped by the service - very attentive even though very busy. Will come here again !16/12/2012 16:00:00Always a good night at GrappoloThe 50% off offer with a free bottle of wine makes this restaurant a bargain. The food is always tasty, service efficient and these days the restaurant is often fairly busy making it a great atmosphere for afterwork dinning. I will be returning again soon.13/12/2012 16:00:00lasagneAll food was very good, but the lasagne was the best I have ever had, in or out of Italy. Worth it for that alone!13/12/2012 16:00:00Lunch time treatOutstanding value yet tasty. This is my work local and I keep coming back for more!11/12/2012 16:00:00Generous sized tasty portionsGenerous sized tasty portions and the free bottle of wine offer made it unbelievable value05/12/2012 16:00:00Thank you again GrappoloThe 50% off offer with a free bottle of wine makes this restaurant a bargain. The food is always tasty, service efficient and these days the restaurant is often fairly busy making it a great atmosphere for afterwork dinning. I will be returning again soon.03/12/2012 16:00:00Brilliant restaurant.a very good size menu, have only ever been using the 50% offer so the price is quite unbelievable when the bill comes, free bottle of wine. Food is all really good and they aren't scared to fill the plate.26/11/2012 16:00:00GREAT FOOD - GREAT VALUENice menu with well presented and prepared food. The 50% off with a free bottle of house wine is a no brainer.
second visit and will return21/11/2012 00:00:00Amazing Sicilian Food!Amazing food! Best sicilian food I had outside of Sicily! Definitely recommend and I will be back! Great service and good value for money.28/10/2012 17:00:00