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Humble Grape Islington, London,

Humble Grape Islington

4.4
4.4
158 Reviews
£25 and under
Wine Bar
We’re an independent wine merchant and tasting event company specialising in boutique, hand-crafted wines from small vineyards. At our bar, shop and events you will get the opportunity to taste highly sought after “small lot” wines, discover the classics and the unusual, learn a thing or two and maybe find a new favourite along the way. Our events are curated and tailored for you but are always governed by the simple philosophy that wine should be fun and approachable.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3904 4480

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Islington

  • Cross street

    Upper Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Angel station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Experiences

  • It's Icon Thursday & Friday!

    Multiple dates available
    We've opened some premium gems which we're pouring by the glass, pop in to see what's on!
  • It's "Retail Monday"!

    Multiple dates available
    All bottles of wine are available at "take-away" prices when you drink in, all day Monday!
  • Free Wine With Your Sunday Roast

    Multiple dates available
    Come as a group of four or more for Sunday Roast & have selected wine on us!

What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Great for fine wines

  • North London

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service impeccable, ambience really good - would recommend. Food was okay, but wine range and quality was very good
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Erik’s service was very timely.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wine tasting experience with delicious food. wine matched to tapas. Really enjoyed The Alsace themed food.
  4. p

    phoebeh

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wine, great atmosphere, great service
  5. CH

    CarolineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious lunch before a matinee at the Almeida - we tried a good range of dishes and had excellent advice on wine from the friendly staff. Very quiet when we were there but it was early and we were told there were lots more bookings a bit later. Interesting menu, very well cooked. Looking forward to a return visit so we can sample more!
  6. MC

    MartaC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Alessandro was great! He recommended a very good Italian wine for our aperitif, however As appetiser we choose a mix of charcuterie and cheese and for 2 small slices of cheese, 6 slices of prosciutto (2 bresaola, 2 Parma ham and 2 coppa), 2,5 slices of bread the cost we got charged for was £26, way above average even if it was New Year’s Eve, and unfortunately the coppa wasn’t fresh at all (which can be easily identify from its colour). We had a nice time but I would not recommend this place and I would not probably come back again.

    Humble Grape IslingtonResponded on January 22, 2023Hi Marta, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Feedback is very important for us and, on this occasion, it looks like we didn't live up to the standards you've come to expect from us. I will investigate and address the issue mentioned in your review with the team, and I'd love for you to give us the chance to regain your confidence in our service. Please feel free to contact me directly on carlos@humblegrape.co.uk so I can make a more meaningful apology. Regards, Carlos

  7. LA

    LynnA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My only complaint is that the duck wasn’t hot but the chips were so I presume there was a mismatch on timings in the kitchen. The duck was excellent otherwise. The madeleines were absolutely exquisite and I hope they’re on the menu next time I come.
  8. AF

    AlexF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were running late but were still accommodated like we were royals. We ate on a Saturday night with our doggo and a 12 week old baby and all of us had the best time. The food was outstanding and the wine exceptional
  9. DC

    DonC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience from the moment we walked in to when we left. The staff was smiley and so friendly, even greeted our dog with tofu treats. We had a cheese board then had a few starters as nibbles and they where well presented and delicious, we had a Serbian wine which was recommendations by our waiter and he chose well. We will definitely be back
  10. r

    rach

    London

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was below average, the roasts were dry and overcooked, some of the vegetables were barely cooked (imagine biting into a raw-ish turnip). The cauliflower and cheese was tasteless. The service was okay to bad, they kept on forgetting our drinks or some of the food we ordered. We had to get up several times to get them to bring us drinks. Which took forever, just wanted another bottle of wine, nothing complicated with that! The place itself is great, I’ve been here several times and the atmosphere is lovely. I’m just very disappointed in the quality of service and food. I’ll just stick to wine if I decide to come again.

    Humble Grape IslingtonResponded on December 12, 2022Hi Rach, Thanks for your feedback. As you can see from the other reviews, more often than not, we do get things right. I am truly sorry that, on this occasion, things didn't go according to plan and you didn't get the chance to have the experience we aim to deliver at Humble Grape Islington. Please give us a chance to wine back your confidence in our service. I'd love to invite you back so please contact me directly on carlos@humblegrape.co.uk so I can make a more meaningful apology. Carlos

  11. A

    Adiungo

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect wine-centric bar / restaurant with great service and a wine cellar full of humble grapes.
  12. BE

    BENL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sat at an idle table, tucked away. All staff were really welcoming and helpful. They are more than happy to advise on wine, knowing their stock very well. Food was great, particularly the venison carpaccio
  13. SF

    StellaF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great place to pop into after a busy afternoon to meet up with friends. I just thought the wine choice was a little limited…..
  14. G

    Ghastkill

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic evening, few glasses of delicious wine and hearty flavoursome food. Really friendly staff who are knowledgeable and make the experience even more inviting. Keisha in particular really stood out for her warmth and expertise. The environment has lovely low lighting and it’s warm and spacious. Will definitely be back.
  15. TA

    TomaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great wine here. 10/10. Outstanding service and would definitely recommend
  16. JB

    JB2022

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good food selection, good number of wines by the glass (plus some additional special ones on the day) and a fun atmosphere - will definitely head back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food, good wine.
  18. LF

    LucyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love coming here for a quick glass alone or with a friend -- great ambiance!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chill even for a catchup
  20. RA

    RichardA

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Humble Grape is a very pleasant bar/restaurant with a nice quiet atmosphere and nice surroundings with plenty of space. The food we had was really nice and very well cooked. Service was friendly and very prompt. As a matter of personal preference our group would have preferred to re-fill our own water and wine and didn’t feel the need for this to be done at such regular intervals. This is a minor matter however when we had a lovely evening with very nice food.
  21. G

    Galaxy

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We won’t be coming back. The restaurant was unable to accommodate a request for only white wines on the mini flight which we worked with and compromised on and could vaguely understand despite it being a wine bar. However in tandem with this, the service was slow (the new waiter was trying and so parts of this were forgivable), however, we were served the wrong steak and did not realise, were then charged £77 for what should have been a £22 steak, and the manager did not see the issue and refused to charge us for what we asked for, instead making a token discount still valuing the steak at double what it should have been. We were sat next to a rowdy group who were boisterous, swearing, banging into our chairs, and guests at that table were photographing themselves with 3 bottles of wine in their mouth at the same time - how hilarious. To top it off, the ladies loos were a mess with water and tissue everywhere. This does not give off good vibes when you are about to dine. The manager was disinterested and unfriendly. If you want a nice meal with a few friends, and good, friendly, accommodating service then I would not recommend this restaurant at all. What a shame, very disappointing all in all.

    Humble Grape IslingtonResponded on October 16, 2022Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, which is very important for us. On this occasion, it looks like we didn't live up to the standards you've come to expect from us. Please accept my most sincere apologies and rest assured I will investigate and address the issue mentioned in your review with the team. Please feel free to contact me directly on carlos@humblegrape.co.uk so I can make a more meaningful apology. Regards, Carlos

  22. LM

    LucyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food and wine was lovely, but on the pricy end. The big issue was the service. There were only 3 members of staff for the whole restaurant, only one of whom seemed competent. We ordered wine and 3 things to share. We had to ask staff on two occasions about our wine before they brought it out. We only received two of our food plates and were given the bill. We explained that we hadn’t finished and we’re waiting on a charcuterie board (which doesn’t take a long time to prepare). After about 20 minutes I asked a member of staff who took away our plates about the board and he said he would check. After another 15 minutes I went up and asked the member of staff behind the bar if it was coming, he went to the kitchen and about 10 minutes later it was brought out. It was a real shame and seemed to be the case for everyone in the restaurant with both tables either side waiting a long time for items. We had the service charge removed from the bill as it was not worth it.

    Humble Grape IslingtonResponded on October 16, 2022Hi Lucy, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Feedback is very important for us and, on this occasion, it looks like we didn't live up to the standards you've come to expect from us. I will investigate and address the issue mentioned in your review with the team, and I'd love for you to give us the chance to regain your confidence in our service. Please feel free to contact me directly on carlos@humblegrape.co.uk so I can make a more meaningful apology. Regards, Carlos

  23. SL

    SonjaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here a few times now and the service is always amazing.
  24. FC

    FionaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious pre theatre meal and Lovely attentive staff.
  25. CW

    ChloeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had an extra person than the initial booking but was seated straight away and staff made it work. The staff were very attentive. Atmosphere was buzzy. Will definitely be back again.
  26. SG

    SallyG

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Service was very friendly but a bit sporadic. Had to wait a long time to order as they couldn’t print more menus, despite us offering to just look on our phones. We were placed out in the back section which was very quiet and didn’t have the same atmosphere as the main area. They had run out of my first choice of gnocchi which was a bit unfortunate given the selection of mains is fairly narrow but the Steak was delicious and cooked perfectly! I would return on the basis this was probs a few unlucky things.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual vibe, attentive service and interesting wines to taste. Perfect way to finish off the working week - or kick off the weekend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    With regret I cannot fault the service of this place and the bad faith of the staff. We make a reservation for 9.30pm using opentable and the reservation is accepted. We arrive at 21:36 and the manager tells us to wait, after 5 minutes she tells us to go to the bar for a drink while we wait for them to free our table. So we do. At 10 pm they make us sit down and when it comes to ordering they tell us that the kitchen closes at 9:40 pm. So we ask for the bill and they charge us 40 for 3 glasses of wine that they suggested to us. We leave very hungry and very sad for the treatment also received by the manager's colleague who treated us like criminals. I will certainly not return for bad faith and I advise you not to go to them. As soon as we arrived we were told that the kitchen was closed, the worst thing was to make us wait and then say that the kitchen was closed after selling us three glasses of wine to wait.
  29. ES

    ElianeS

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff! Bit noisy inside but we sat outside and it was lovely
  30. n

    nc123

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I've had Humble grape recommended to me by multiple people but this was a surprisingly poor experience. I turned up to join a party of 3 and was told my reservation was non-existent and had to show them my reminder email to get a table. I gave my name and I was looking to join my friends and was sat at a separate new table. Due to the building, there's no signal so when I waited for half an hour at a table sending messages it wasn't until my friend went came from the basement to call me that I realised they'd sat me somewhere separate. I'd specifically given my name and said I'm looking for my friends but was told we don't have your booking let's see if we can find you a table which was very inconvenient and frustrating. The service in the basement is different to the service at the top. Upstairs staff were attentive and I got water immediately. In the basement, my friends and I asked for water 3 times and we gave up after it wasn't brought to us. My friend asked for recommendations and was told ' I don't know anything about wine' . If this was a pub fair enough, but given its a wine bar that's a very reasonable and surely common question to ask? It took us ages to get the waiter's attention to order food. When we ordered more wine he just kept bringing new glasses and not clearing the table. We didn't bring this up as our focus was to remind him about the water. The only redeeming feature is the food was nice, my friend was really happy with her salad and the buratta was good. I really like the concept so will try another central branch but don't recommend the Islington one to anyone.
  31. S

    Shal

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, one of my favourite wine bars in London!
  32. IO

    IreneO

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and range of wines available. The staff are very helpful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We went at 7 hoping to have the roast with a glass of wine. Apparently this doesn’t run past 4, needs to be change on the booking website as that is what I was able to book. We ended up leaving. However the servers were lovely.
  34. NK

    NadiaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool place for a quick lunch, great wine selection, delicious food and service. Will visit again and again!
  35. AP

    AnetteP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, nice food and super friendly staff.
  36. F

    Fifi

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. I will definitely be back.
  37. s

    sarahm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our food was lovely although we ordered the panzanella and it had no bread in it.once told they brought out a new one with bread, and it was delicious. Very attentive, but not intrusive. We had a lovely time.
  38. KM

    KirstyM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this venue! The food is fabulous, great service and the wines are amazing!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff and nice wine.
  40. S

    Sylvia

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a booking for 10.30 but arrived to be told they were not serving food - if the kitchen is closed at that time they really shouldn’t be taking dining bookings!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Humble Grape Islington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Humble Grape Islington is rated 4.4 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Humble Grape Islington

11-13 Theberton Street, London, N1 0QY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Upper Street

  • Neighborhood

    Islington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Angel station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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