Planet of the Grapes Sicilian Avenue

19-21 Sicilian Avenue , London, WC1A2QH

Planet of the Grapes wine shop bar restaurant London

SquareMeal Review of Planet of the Grapes Sicilian Avenue

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 and Bow siblings. 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

Holborn Tube Station 130m

Chancery Lane Tube Station 556m

Address

Address: 19-21 Sicilian Avenue , London WC1A2QH

Area: Oxford Street West

Nearby Landmarks

The Cochrane Theatre 112m

Bloomsbury Square Gardens 122m

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Telephone: 020 7831 2181

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