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With ‘not a straight floor, and 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 and out-of-town visitors to this diminutive and refreshingly child- and telly-free riverside boozer – a matchless, vintage ‘London’ setting for
a pint (Adnams Bitter, Landlord or London Glory, say) or a glass of wine and a lunchtime sarnie. Bar meals of devilled whitebait, curry or prawn salad are served downstairs, with classic grills
and old-school seafood dishes on the menu in the petite fish restaurant upstairs (think dressed crab, potted shrimps, whole plaice and so on). One for the traditionalists.
The Grapes is recommended for