Humble Grape Islington

4.6
57 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.

Support Humble Grape Islington during COVID-19

Experiences

  • It's Icon Thursday & Friday!

    Multiple dates available

    We've opened some premium gems which we're pouring by the glass, pop in to see what's on!
  • It's "Retail Monday"!

    Multiple dates available

    All bottles of wine are available at "take-away" prices when you drink in, all day Monday!
  • Add a seasonal flight of four wines (4x 50ml)

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    This mini self-guided tasting & will be an indulgent way to start your time with us! (Nothing to pay now, we'll add the experience to your bill on the day).
  • Add "Tasting Tuesday" (4x 50ml) for £15 per person

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Think of it as a spontaneous night of wine celebration. The wines are served one at a time, giving our wine educated team the chance to pair some small plates with the wines too! (Nothing to pay now, we'll add the experience to your bill on the day.)
  • Free Wine With Your Sunday Roast

    Multiple dates available

    Come as a group of four or more for Sunday Roast & have selected wine on us!
  • Sunday Roast

    Multiple dates available

    Our roast is 100% organic, fresh, homemade & all-British produce. Serving from 12 PM until it’s gone CHOOSE FROM ▪ Pork Belly ▪ Beef Rump ▪ Nut Roast (V) EACH ROAST COMES WITH ▪ Yorkshire Pudding ▪ Grilled Cauliflower Cheese ▪ Roost Root Veg ▪ Gravy
  • Bottomless Saturdays

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 90 minutes of free-flowing wine. Swap between selected bubbles, whites and reds Select one of the options: THE GRAZER Select 3 small plates & bottomless | £35 SOMETHING BIGGER Select any Main + £15 for bottomless \Every Saturday & Bank Holiday from 12 PM to 4 PM
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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AmyN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really awesome place with fantastic selection of wine and nibbles. Highly recommend and will return.

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SelenaC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our host was amazing! Knowledgeable and was very friendly and definitely made our visit memorable. We need more people like him in this world.

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viponion
London
44 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Service staff were fantastic. Good wines by the glass.

The only criticism is they don't have a full list of wines available by the bottle. They invite you to browse the shelves, although when busy, this is not practical as diners are sat in front of them! An issue in all Humble Grape wine bars, but would still recommend

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! All 9 of us had the roast and it was perfect! Service was also amazing!

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GiacomoT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was very good, but portions are extremely small while prices are very large. Service is also a bit chaotic a slow.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic staff. Great wine. Good tunes

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Dunya
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service ! Waiters were amazing and made the eve extra special!!

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TomT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really wonderful evening here. Great wine recommendations and delicious small plates. The service was a real highlight, Sean and Rashaun were both exceptionally charming and thoughtful, going above and beyond to make sure we had a good night. Would definitely recommend.

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Thomas
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Really delicious food and wine. Everything we ate was outstanding.
Very cool place.

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JacquieN
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly and attentive staff. Especially Shaun.
We had the Saturday afternoon bottomless deal, which was good value. Would probably be a bit pricey without the deal.

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LouisM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit did not disappoint. We were welcomed back by Thomas (who immediately remembered us), and offered a free glass of prosecco. The wine was on-point, and the room was buzzing with a lively atmosphere. Would recommend a try.

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viponion
London
44 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service staff were fantastic. Good wines by the glass.

The only criticism is they don't have a full list of wines available by the bottle. They invite you to browse the shelves, although when full, this is not practical as diners are sat in front of them! An issue in all Humble Grape wine bars, but would still recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The managing team is really good, and supportive with a good knowledge of wines and the procedures. We had a lovely chat with Thomas. Thanks fo that.
Definitely a must go.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here and all the dishes were delicious but such a shame that the cheapest bottle of rose was £39 which pushed our bill to more than expected. A neighbourhood wine bar should have reasonably priced wine on the menu.

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HC123
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Suuuuper slow service with no apologies. It took me 20 minutes just to order a glass of wine and I’d been there 45 minutes before it arrived. Just really disappointing.

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Natigma
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, wine and service were all fab! Was our first time visiting and will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

The main smellier was very knowledgable and tailored recommendations to what we liked as a couple. More junior staff were a little all rushed off their feet and could have communicated a little better when things took some time.

Barman who had just started was great chat!

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helenl
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service and lovely food and wine. Quiet and perfect for a late lunch.

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MaddyP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has such a great experience here! Highly recommend! Food and wine was excellent, staff were really friendly and had great expertise. We came for a birthday treat and we’re made to feel special by the staff having a glass of Prosecco on arrival! A great experience 10/10.

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Amie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Excellent wine , okay food - service was great :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely evening at the Humble Grape in Islington. After an initial issue with our booking, the staff made their most to accommodate us and make up for the confusion. Great food, good wine and attentive staff. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

When we got there, they did not accept us due to a party. They did not even send is and Email not called us to let us know about the cancelation. Poor customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

I know Humble Grape as I always visit my area one in Canary Wharf and I have to say I have been truly disappointed. From the fact that my guest arrived before me and said she felt very uncomfortable as the waiter (I think it was manager) was rude to her, to the point when we were given very poor attention (mainly from him) and none attentive service at all, plus I have to say the quality of food was shocking as for Humble Grape standards I know! Octopus in chimichurri was literally just cut in few pieces and put dry on board (usually comes in a bowl with sauce!) loads of dry sourdough bread and some crab pate put on top of one- not even enough to share by two... Fish- dry, you could see and feel it was fried in old oil or whatever they've done to it... Burratina tasted to be off. It was sour and not creamy at all. I am so disappointed I will certainly not be going back to this branch. Very sad to say, because I love the company, but there's something wrong with how this place is managed.

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Esther
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We really enjoyed how knowledgeable the staff were, the excellent selection of wine and the overall ambience.

We had a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent
Thanks
Rosalind

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vipLondonTortoise
London
21 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
3 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!

OT
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
London
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.

FAQs

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

Humble Grape Islington is rated 4.6 stars by 57 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.