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The Grapes

#1,653 of 18,306 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€, British,
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
+44 20 7987 4396
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (6 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here with some work colleagues. The pub has a great atmosphere and if you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of it's famous owner. The lamb burger was okay. Certainly large, but a bit unusual. Came with quite oily thick cut chips and...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago

An unremarkable pub in many ways from the outside, but so interesting on the inside. It had a good selection of bitters & lagers (& at least one cider) on draught. The food menu was quite diverse offering something for nearly everybody. The prices seemed...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all let me just get this out of the way: we are massive, MASSIVE Lord of the Rings fans, and Ian McKellen fans in particular, so the reason for our visit was to see Gandalf's staff behind the bar and hopefully run into...More

Thank Olivia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this very interesting pub with friends and found the location to be very interesting. The location, right on the river, has its own charm and the service and food was very good as was the choice of beers. The only downside is that the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little pub with lots of history and a lovely location overlooking the river out the back. The restaurant menu is very much recommended with some great home-cooked specialties - booking is recommended though.

Thank Christoph G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for lunch with a group from work, it’s a short walk away from Canary Wharf but a world away from the chain restaurants there. We had the traditional pub menu in the bar. Food arrived quickly and was very good. Huge chips...More

Thank Beetle2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are from the states, so this was obviously our first time here. My expectations were definitely met. I researched "The Grapes" on multiple sites for reviews and ratings (as I do every place while traveling) and I simply couldn't pass a...More

Thank Rashelle M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough. I fell in love after the first visit. The Sunday roast is superb value for money and without a doubt, the best in the local area. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Will continue to go back !

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 8 February 2018

My boss asked me to find a place for a dinner to thank his best employees. I have chosen The Grapes based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, and based on that my expectations were rather high. But the experience even exceeded the expectations! The place...More

Thank Ivana H
Reviewed 8 February 2018

To be fair it was freezing cold but the pub felt like a cold store. There was no respite anywhere from the icy wind that seemed to whistle through the front and back doors. We were advised the restaurant was full although we never actually...More

Thank Douglas B
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Questions & Answers
23 March 2017|
Response from TimmmmmC |
First come first served basis , but if no tables available does not usually mean a long wait
Amal E
20 March 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen children in the pub. I would ring the pub and ask. The pub is old and therefore the stairs etc. steep and narrow, but that is part of the pub's character.
Liz M
8 December 2016|
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Response from niaguk | Reviewed this property |
I should think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Neighbourhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7987 4396
Whether you're after a quick lunch, a romantic dinner by the river or just a friendly greeting in your local pub, we'd love to welcome you to The Grapes in Limehouse. We've been recommended by The Good Pub Guide since 1996, and you'll understand why when you visit.Overlooking the Thames, in a peaceful neighbourhood not that far from the bustle of Canary Wharf, The Grapes is one of the oldest pubs in London. Charles Dickens was a patron, and even made reference to the pub in his novel 'Our Mutual Friend'. Whilst our history goes back over 500 years, our menus are a little more up-to-date! If you're looking for something quick and tasty like a pie and a pint, you'll find tempting pub grub downstairs in the bar. Upstairs in our intimate dining room you'll discover sumptuous white-linen service for both lunch and dinner. And if you're looking for a venue for your Christmas lunch, we have a feast Dickens himself would have been proud of.We look forward to seeing you soon. No under 18's allowed.
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