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The Grapes

) #1,274 of 18,119 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ , British,
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
+44 20 7987 4396
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pie” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
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1 - 10 of 455 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My clients took me to this pub after our meeting for drinks and dinner, as it is located not too far from their office. The location is great right on the river. The bar on the ground level was very busy as we walked in...More

Thank Surajnagrani
Reviewed 4 days ago

We met up here for lunch and we're lucky enough to be able to sit on the small terrace overlooking the Thames by Limehouse. This pub fits its location as it is narrow but packed with history and character, including some reflecting its ownership, Gandalf's...More

Thank Wilmapx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We should have known when we walked in and were the only ones dining there that it would not be great. Basic food only

Thank SueB235
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be staying right across the street from The Grapes. We were carving fish and chips and a beer. We found the perfect place! The location is right on the banks of the Thames and has been standing there for centuries. The...More

Thank BKandIZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had long since wanted to visit "The Grapes" ever since I found out that Sir Ian McKellan is a co-owner - and more so since learning that he has placed the original wooden staff which he used when he played the role of Gandalf in...More

Thank Boycs1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique pub in London that hadn't been ruined by refurbishment, music, TV, bottled beer only, extortionate prices..... A proper "local" for drinking and talking, with original atmosphere and a great view from the veranda overlooking the river. Good real ales (sorry, cask beers) Be warned...More

Thank Andysview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very old and relatively small pub with a fantastic location at the banks of the Thames. We came here with friends for a beer and had a nice time while enjoying the river views. A bit akward to get there by tube and DLR,...More

Thank SignarI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a meal in the upstairs dining room, and were given a lovely table overlooking the Thames. The food was relatively simple, and all the better for that! It was delicious, and the portions were so good we could only manage a dessert...More

Thank TommoNorfolk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick service at the bar and great prices for most drinks. The toilets need a bit of a refurb but were clean.

Thank jeremiadavids88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time visit, sat in the bar by the big window and had the best Sunday roast ever! We had a second drink and moved outside to enjoy the view!

Thank 504150Katie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm thinking of popping over for lunch tomorrow....do I need to book?
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
Can children eat here?
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
I'd like to buy a gift voucher for a Xmas present from yourselves, is this possible? Thanks
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$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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