Humble Grape Islington

4.5
33 reviews
£25 and under
Wine Bar
We’re an independent wine merchant and tasting event company specialising in boutique, hand-crafted wines from small vineyards. At our bar, shop and events you will get the opportunity to taste highly sought after “small lot” wines, discover the classics and the unusual, learn a thing or two and maybe find a new favourite along the way. Our events are curated and tailored for you but are always governed by the simple philosophy that wine should be fun and approachable.

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What 33 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent
Thanks
Rosalind

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LondonTortoise
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely find. Really interesting wine flight and a good range of dining options

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TomL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Really attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. A real variety of flavours across a range of small plates. Great selection of wine

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AineE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service the same, wine a bit pricey but it is a wine bar after all.

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EricF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food! Authentic and full of flavour. Will be going back.

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EveM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good wine, great service and excellent steak, but it was all very pricey (e.g. we weren't told that the sauce for steak we were offered was 3£ extra, not written on the menu either, the first glasses of wine are 8£+). Portions are small and some of the charcuterie felt store-bought.

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thomasc
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my girlfriend's birthday and our waitress really made a fuss of us. She was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations for the wine. The food was delicious- we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Tried this restaurant for the first time and ordered the veggie brunch. Food was OK - a lot more greasier than it needed to be. Toast was drenched in oil and halloumi was deep fried. Not going back anytime soon.

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vipAlexL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We came here for the Sunday roast (chicken and pork) and the chicken was really good. Came with a deal for some free wine when we ordered for 4 sets of Sunday roast. Ended with a lovely sticky toffee, highly recommended!

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LondonEater
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Was excited to have a neighbourhood wine bar, but am still looking for one after this experience. The food and wine were fine, but the waiter ruined the evening. I understand that his job is to get people to purchase more but he was pushy to the point that we were uncomfortable.

We put in our order and he insisted multiple times that we NEEDED the baked Camembert after I told him we definitely did not. We finally just said fine because he would not drop it. When we did not finish eating it because it was too much food and not that great, he wouldn't take our plates away until we finished everything because it was 'insulting to the chef to return food.'

When we ordered two desserts to split between three people, he told us that people should have their own desserts. We just laughed but he brought us three desserts (and charged us for all three). Any other night I would have said something, but this was a special occasion so I decided to let it go.

He also sat down at our table to talk multiple times without invitation. The worst part was when I tried to pay for the meal and he made a big deal out of a woman paying for two men. He made us all feel uncomfortable about it when he continued to make jokes about this and kept giving the bill to the men. Apparently it's 1950 in Humble Grape?

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and lovely food. The staff was very accommodating and friendly and the Sunday roast was very well done.

Bonus free bottle of wine on a Sunday - a big win!

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GbenroS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

food not great, worst scallops ever. do not recommend food

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Sazz
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, nice setting, great wines, very lovely and friendly staff! Will return!

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Trickortreat
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, casual and friendly service. Great selection of wine and food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Poor service and mediocre food

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Tommy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere, friendly helpful service, all in all a good experience.

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mave
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent place, had a lovely time - nice food, nice wine, good service, pretty place

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Louise
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely but busy wine bar. Interesting selection of food and wonderful wine. Good service although we received an odd reaction to sending back one dish which we thought wasn't quite right (possibly off cheese). We weren't charged but no apology - which I thought would be standard. Would give it another go.

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RachelS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

We enjoyed our meal and the food was great - I do really like this restaurant! My only issue is that we marked it as a business dinner, and we were sat in the bar right in front of a live band. It was very difficult to discuss work when we were in the noisy part of the restaurant. I was thinking they'd seat us in back where it's more quiet and has a calming aesthetic.

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vipSonia
London
35 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always, great atmosphere, lovely friendly helpful staff, I didn’t even need to look at the wine list, the staff picked all the wines for me and they were fabulous.
Highly recommend

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vipGiorgina
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always - great wine recommendation

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vipGiorgina
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!

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vipSonia
London
35 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place....the staff were fantastic, food was lovely and great value for money.
Would definitely go back!

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vipGiorgina
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and great wines

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ABHZ
London
82 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere with really great wine though slightly on the the pricey end. Not far off the standard for the area though. Had a couple of really nice dates here so cosy enough for that.

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candida
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved this wine bar. We had the wine explained to us which was interesting and correctly summed it up. We also had bottle shock explained which we had not known about.
The food was excellent having been lovingly cooked and they made sure we were finished in time for the theatre

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theatregoer
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Group of five of us. Helpful suggestions re wine. Good menu choices. Relaxed but efficient atmosphere.

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HR123
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Good Sunday lunch although the amount of chicken we got was much less than the other people we were with. Slightly off piste wine list.

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vipjp90
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wine was divine. The tapas was yummy and the staff were courteous and very friendly! Will be back and definitely recommend this place :)

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vipGSS1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and wine. Restaurant was a bit noisy (but it was a Friday night) and our table wasn’t the best in terms of location. Carlos the general manager was an excellent host

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Branka
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

For two steaks, a small starter and bottle of wine £100. So overpriced. The biggest disappointment was to food. Not worth it at all.

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StefanoD
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Cool place, good food and lovely service. I'll come back

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RebeccaL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wines and tapas style food in Islington.

FAQs

Humble Grape Islington does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Humble Grape Islington is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Humble Grape Islington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.humblegrape.co.uk/collections/gift-vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.