Lady of The Grapes



16 Maiden Lane , London, WC2E 7NJ

Lady of The Grapes red exterior of shop

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But for the absence of a thick cloud of Gauloises smoke, this deliciously atmospheric wee wine bar could be a Rive Gauche joint circa 1958. Chirpy Parisian owner Carole Bryon has furnished the place with a copper-topped ‘comptoir’, where you can perch on a spindly high stool to pore over her mighty list of all-organic, biodynamic or natural wines (including over a dozen by the glass). A high percentage of these are from female producers championed by la patronne, hence the bar’s curious name. French growers predominate – Julie Balagny’s Sex Appeal 2015 is a Fleurie to flirt with – but many of the highlights hail from further afield (Egy Kis, a fine dry Hungarian Furmint, for example). Organic cuisine grand-mère adds to the Gallic allure: charcuterie, pissaladière, fried oysters with spinach beurre blanc and almonds, salade niçoise, and big bold cheeses. Still hungry? Rustic shelves groan with takeaway cassoulets and terrines.

Lady of The Grapes Location

16 Maiden Lane , London WC2E 7NJ

Opening times

Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

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