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The Grapes

#1,311 of 18,283 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
+44 20 7987 4396
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“roast beef” (6 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
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1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traditional local pub moments away from Canary Wharf , fortunate to live in Narrow st and have this as my local , staff particularly Sergio are great ! Jo cooks the best home made food at amazing prices , can't ask for more !

Thank TimmmmmC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super dinner for 5 of us, including tasty fish pie, fillet steak and lamb shank. A proper little pub, with a delightful dining room upstairs.....worth a visit

Thank Marc_Sparcs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an honestly traditional pub (becoming a rare find these days) with great beer, good food and friendly staff ; just the job ! I will certainly return.

Thank Les A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub in a fantastic location set right on the Thames. Wide range of ales available. Would certainly come back

Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a big Tolkien fan, The Grapes has been on my "must see" list for a long time. Finally got to visit this weekend and see Gandalf's staff in person (at least, the one they'd used in the movie!!). While it is a little worn...More

Thank penguinprint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest pubs in London and worth a visit. On the river, small, and hidden between old warehouses converted to apartments. Friendly staff, helpful, good quick service and regular pub food, but very good. An effort to get to but a nice walk...More

Thank LeonNoel7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting this pub intermittently for some years, the food especially the Sunday Roast and the seafood was always incredible. We stopped going when the food took a downturn a few years back but still visited for drinks. We went again this weekend...More

Thank Tsten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the grapes in a really popular and nice small pub, steeped in history and right on the river. I have frequented the pub on multiple occasions, have heard very good things about the fish and chips, however thought the roast dinner was average, the...More

Thank AllySimmons
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great location! Try to make your way to the outdoor seating at the back overlooking the Thames. Lots of history and a great atmosphere.

Thank candjstenhouse
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife, sister in law and her husband We all ordered the " Special of the day " Shepherds Pie" Absolutely delicious. Staff on duty were very friendly and made us feel welcome The pub itself has a drinking bar area...More

Thank Clive A
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Questions & Answers
24 March 2017|
Response from TimmmmmC |
First come first served basis , but if no tables available does not usually mean a long wait
Amal E
20 March 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen children in the pub. I would ring the pub and ask. The pub is old and therefore the stairs etc. steep and narrow, but that is part of the pub's character.
Liz M
9 December 2016|
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Response from niaguk | Reviewed this property |
I should think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Neighbourhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7987 4396
Whether you're after a quick lunch, a romantic dinner by the river or just a friendly greeting in your local pub, we'd love to welcome you to The Grapes in Limehouse. We've been recommended by The Good Pub Guide since 1996, and you'll understand why when you visit.Overlooking the Thames, in a peaceful neighbourhood not that far from the bustle of Canary Wharf, The Grapes is one of the oldest pubs in London. Charles Dickens was a patron, and even made reference to the pub in his novel 'Our Mutual Friend'. Whilst our history goes back over 500 years, our menus are a little more up-to-date! If you're looking for something quick and tasty like a pie and a pint, you'll find tempting pub grub downstairs in the bar. Upstairs in our intimate dining room you'll discover sumptuous white-linen service for both lunch and dinner. And if you're looking for a venue for your Christmas lunch, we have a feast Dickens himself would have been proud of.We look forward to seeing you soon. No under 18's allowed.
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