Planet of the Grapes Bow Lane 1

74-82 Bow Lane , London, EC4N 4SJ

  • Planet of the Grapes wine shop bar restaurant London
  • Planet of the Grapes wine shop bar restaurant London

SquareMeal Review of Planet of the Grapes Bow Lane

Its name may be a puerile pun, but this dive bar and off-sales shop stocks some of the planet’s best wine: as do its Leadenhall sibling. Knowledgeable staff will advise on over 500 vintages. Paying retail price plus corkage of £10 per bottle pushes red-letter-day French reds, classy New World whites and special-occasion fizz towards everyday drinking territory – although witty artworks of notorious imbibers caution against a second bottle of irresistible Côte de Beaune. The by-the-glass selection has top-notch Rioja, Grüner Veltliner and claret at £9 per 250ml glass, and Champagne at £8. For lunch, Anglo-Med main courses cost from £14. Order the daily special – confit rabbit leg, aubergine, cauliflower and prunes, say – or snap-up the four-for-£30 tapas deal that also appears on the truncated evening menu.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Mansion House Tube Station 151m

Cannon Street Tube Station 303m


Address: 74-82 Bow Lane , London EC4N 4SJ

Area: Fleet Street St Paul s

Opening times

Mon-Fri 10am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Painters' Hall 138m

Tallow Chandlers' Hall 199m


Telephone: 020 7248 1892


Cuisine: Bars

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