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The Grapes

#1,228 of 18,262 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%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (5 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP, England
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink on a hot Saturday. Busy bar but was served quickly. Good range of beers. This looks like a proper boozer and it overlooks the Thames although it barely has any outside space. Its worth a stop.

Thank Sun-Sh1ne8
Reviewed June 26, 2017

this is a truly historic place - Dickens ate here! - it is small but serves huge portions of food. We ate in the pub but the restaurant up stairs is open in the evening and the menu for that looked good too. The food...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited Saturday afternoon for late lunch, we got drinks and ordered food, we was very shocked that we were charged £1.80 for a glass of tap water....service was quick...I really enjoyed my seafood risotto, lots of seafood and great flavour, my bf and daughter had...More

1  Thank Anita G
Reviewed June 22, 2017

My clients took me to this pub after our meeting for drinks and dinner, as it is located not too far from their office. The location is great right on the river. The bar on the ground level was very busy as we walked in...More

Thank SurajNagrani
Reviewed June 20, 2017

We met up here for lunch and we're lucky enough to be able to sit on the small terrace overlooking the Thames by Limehouse. This pub fits its location as it is narrow but packed with history and character, including some reflecting its ownership, Gandalf's...More

Thank Wilmapx
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We should have known when we walked in and were the only ones dining there that it would not be great. Basic food only

Thank SueB235
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We were fortunate to be staying right across the street from The Grapes. We were carving fish and chips and a beer. We found the perfect place! The location is right on the banks of the Thames and has been standing there for centuries. The...More

Thank BKandIZ
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Had long since wanted to visit "The Grapes" ever since I found out that Sir Ian McKellan is a co-owner - and more so since learning that he has placed the original wooden staff which he used when he played the role of Gandalf in...More

Thank Boycs1
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Unique pub in London that hadn't been ruined by refurbishment, music, TV, bottled beer only, extortionate prices..... A proper "local" for drinking and talking, with original atmosphere and a great view from the veranda overlooking the river. Good real ales (sorry, cask beers) Be warned...More

Thank Andysview
Reviewed June 8, 2017

A very old and relatively small pub with a fantastic location at the banks of the Thames. We came here with friends for a beer and had a nice time while enjoying the river views. A bit akward to get there by tube and DLR,...More

Thank SignarI
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Chilliguy
March 23, 2017|
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Response from TimmmmmC |
First come first served basis , but if no tables available does not usually mean a long wait
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Amal E
March 20, 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.
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Liz M
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I should think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $28
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
  • Neighborhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7987 4396
Description
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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