A boutique wine bar, sourcing wine directly from vineyards all over the world, Humble grape aims to bring amazing wine and simple, high quality food to customers in London City.
1 St. Bride’s Passage,
London EC4Y 8EJ
Humble Grape is on a mission ‘to make wine socially inclusive and approachable by anyone’ and is successfully doing so by creating a relaxed ambience in a beautiful location. Shying away from the typical wine cellar feel of barrels everywhere, they use champagne racks mounted on the walls throughout to subtly allude to the theme of the restaurant.
We arrived on a buzzing Wednesday, and were kindly seated, while our enthusiastic and knowledgeable waiter went through the wine and food menu. He was keen to find out what our normal go-to wine was and why. I said a dry white and he listed a number of wines, all of which sounded amazing, before we narrowed it down to a white from The Islander Estate in south Australia. It was the so delicious, full of Lemon, honey and floral notes with a hint of spice from the French oak. We enjoyed several glasses of this alongside the Iberia secret: two generous cuts of pork shoulder served with a red pepper puree and roast potatoes and the Piscivore platter; a mound of galician-style octopus, mackerel pâté, white crab salad, home cured salmon, brown bread, focaccia. Both were heavenly and more than enough for two people. As we were watching our waistlines, we shyed away from desert and instead had two (no doubt calorie filled) glasses of Alimant- Laugner Rose Cremant, which was a delicate Provence Rose, which was definitely worth spending some extra time in the gym for. Humble grape is beautiful and such a find for the city, the staff are so personable and the owner James is so passionate that every guest has an amazing time and hopefully discovers something completely new that they like.
£60 for two sharing plates and a bottle of wine