23 August 2014

The Grapes

76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP

£23.75 Pubs , British East India Dock, Millwall
  • Wine: £15.95
  • Champagne: £31.95
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Square Meal Review of The Grapes ?

With ‘not a straight floor, & hardly a straight line’ in its whole constitution (as Dickens put it in Our Mutual Friend), The Grapes has ‘olde-worlde’ charm in spades (as Dickens didn’t put it). It’s a real pleasure to introduce friends & out-of-town visitors to this diminutive & refreshingly child- & telly-free riverside boozer – a matchless, vintage ‘London’ setting for a pint (Adnams Bitter, Landlord or London Glory, say) or a glass of wine & a lunchtime sarnie. Bar meals of devilled whitebait, curry or prawn salad are served downstairs, with classic grills & old-school seafood dishes on the menu in the petite fish restaurant upstairs (think dressed crab, potted shrimps, whole plaice & so on). One for the traditionalists.

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  1. The Grapes

    76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP
    Overall rating:
    Lisa P.

    Small but perfectly formed


    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 6

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 30th July 2014

    Vi Vian :: The Grapes, Limehouse

    The Grapes, Limehouse – this pub holds a lot of historical moments for the east end of London. Locals proudly tell you that The Grapes survived the London bombings and also, used to be the social place for the famous Charles Dickens. It dates further back than that, The Grapes is at least 500 years old. If I owned such an iconic building, you bet I would be shouting it from the rooftops! Once I get over my height phobia :). The Grapes is known for the seafood dishes and this has won them many awards. The pub is small, darkish interior and furnishings but when you allow yourself to relax, it feels cozy, casual and has a friendly local atmosphere. The cold winter days made even friendlier with the fire place, when it is lit. The most attracting gaze is out of the window, at the back of the pub, onto the River Thames...
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Essential Details for The Grapes

  • Address: 76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP
  • Telephone: 020 7987 4396
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)
  • Restaurant Facilities: Alfresco dining area

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