Simple by design.
British by design.
We listened. What people wanted was an outdoor kitchen for the British outdoors. One that was beautiful in its design, yet simple in its construction.
The Forge was born. Its clean, natural lines complement any property, from a central London roof terrace to a rural Grade II-listed barn conversion.
Based in Cambridge, England, we design and manufacture our kitchens in the UK.
Durability. A key feature.
Simple after-party cleanup…
… or let nature do it for you.
Simple design, simple upkeep.
Iroko & porcelain
The primary construction of the Forge is durable iroko hardwood and attractive porcelain worksurfaces. These are seamlessly joined using integrated steel sections, providing a beautiful, practical and very hard-wearing outdoor kitchen and socialising space.
Iroko is an exceptionally durable, low maintenance hardwood. Typically used in outdoor applications, it requires no surface treatment. It is known for its longevity, its resistance to rot and insect attack, and its attractive silvering with age. See our Environmental policy linked at the bottom of the page. The uprights can either be full height (1.6m) or worktop height (0.9m).
Porcelain is an exceptionally strong, hard-wearing, water, frost and stain-resistant worksurface. Fired to very high temperatures, it is also completely heat proof. Our porcelain surfaces have a beautiful matt finish that is soft to the touch, and an attractive, subtly-textured, natural stone appearance.
The Chef's AnvilThe Chef's Anvil is the centrepiece of almost any Grillo kitchen. A heavy-gauge steel cooking ring sits atop a broad fire bowl and steel pedestal. The Anvil is immensely versatile, its large cooking surface and high potential heat output making it equally suited to entertaining a few friends or catering for a crowd. It can also double as a firepit, ideal for chatting round at a cocktail party.
Gas GrillA gas grill is a given for almost any outdoor kitchen; its ease of use and enclosed cooking surface make it particularly useful. We use a quality Cadac grill that integrates seamlessly with our worksurfaces, maintaining the key tenets of a Grillo outdoor kitchen - simplicity, practicality and beauty. A magnetised barbeque cover and a gas bottle are provided as standard.
Kamado GrillKamado-style barbeques have become increasingly popular. Our brand of choice is Primo - a high quality kamado grill made in the USA, which blends in beautifully with the rest of the kitchen. It has an exceptionally large cooking area due to its oval design.
Pizza OvenA pizza oven can be specified as part of your kitchen. The DeliVita wood-fired pizza oven is handmade in Yorkshire. Simple and beautiful, the oven is ready to cook in 25 minutes, and can cook a pizza in 90 seconds. It can be placed in any corner on a L- or U-shaped layout, or on any worksurface with the lower (900mm) iroko back.
Bertha OvenThe Bertha Oven is a commercial charcoal oven, designed for the catering and hospitality industry. For turning out food flavoured by fire in serious quantities, the Bertha oven is hard to beat. Its quality, compact footprint, large cooking platform, broad operating temperature range and ability to run on wood set it apart from other products in the market.
Planters & bench
Plants dramatically improve the look and feel of an outdoor space. Our planters are used to finish sections of worktop, and provide an attractive divide between worksurface and bench.
Our planters come in two sizes to finish off a run of worktop, and are finished in a neutral matte grey which blends seamlessly into almost any environment.
Herbs & shrubs
It’s great to have a herb garden to hand when cooking. Ideal for cooking and cocktails, they also add a beautiful aroma and visual flourish to any outdoor space.
Our bench seat uses matching iroko to blend in beautifully with the rest of the kitchen. It can be freestanding or integrated, and adds a new dimension to an outdoor space.
Bar table & seating
Our bar table provides a beautiful seating area that seamlessly blends with your outdoor kitchen. A particular feature is the exposed end-grain iroko supports running down the middle of the table. The section is typically finished with a wide planter.
Bar tables come as standard with a full complement of bespoke barstools, constructed from the same iroko as the rest of the kitchen.
Our approach to storage, as with everything else in the kitchen, was to keep it as straightforward as possible.
We provide wooden storage crates with the kitchen. We recommend keeping these inside, and when needed load them with food items, utensils, and everything else you require for entertaining. They can be taken to the outdoor kitchen and placed on the lower porcelain worksurfaces. This keeps your outdoor entertaining neat, tidy and organised.
Kitchen sinkWash your herbs before popping them in your favourite summer beverage. Our sink is handcrafted from solid-stone and makes a beautiful feature.
FridgesPrefer your beer cold? Outdoor fridges can be installed under most worksurfaces. Access to an outdoor socket is required.
All Grillo Forge kitchens come complete with everything you need to have your first party, apart from the food!