If you’re mulling around Canary Wharf hankering for vino and waterside views, give the fifth location of this popular wine bar mini-chain a visit. Humble Grape’s interior highlights the elegance of the wine on sale with an open kitchen with copper details and natural timber finishes, as well as giving nods to wine with cork features and coloured bottles lining the walls.
Open seven days a week, this wine bar pours unique wines by the glass, carafe or the bottle and offers diners a range of dishes to pair with wines such as something from the curds and cured menu or a Mersea rock oyster or two. Be sure to pop by for breakfast or brunch served from 7.30am on weekdays and from 11am on weekends where you can tuck into warm banana bread, chorizo shakshuka and Humble's take on granola.
For heartier meals, start with the signature baked camembert, and choose between rosemary and confit garlic, honey and hazelnut or porcini mushroom ragu toppings. Mains include the plant-based cauliflower, lentil and cashew-stuffed cabbage with chargrilled Swiss chard and a coconut yoghurt dressing, or cut into a Bavette steak with horseradish cream, watercress and chips. Finish your meal off with a dessert wine or tuck into a lemon tart with candied lemon and crème fraiche.
The wine list is where Humble Grape really shines with over 400 wines and quirky tasting notes to leave you smiling. The list features a spread from around the globe, with both new and old world wines offering a large range of red, white, sparkling, pink and more. Sip on the red Blackwater Cultellus, a 2014 South African Syrah or for white wine lovers, splurge on a French bottle of the 2014 Garnier et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir.
Humble Grape has a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu for those with dietary requirements. The wine bar also serves Sunday roasts and has a different take on bottomless brunch that you can enjoy. Events include weekly Monday specials on bottles and live music Wednesdays as well as monthly wine tasting.