Lady of the Grapes

4.3
45 reviews
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Wine Bar
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
OUR AIM
To ensure each and every customer has a delightful epicurean experience while supporting female winemakers. We see more and more women taking the lead and being in charge of vineyards, so let's shine a light on them within this industry traditionally male-dominated.

OUR TASTY ORGANIC FOOD
We are devoted to authentic and simple food made from seasonal, locally sourced Ingredients.
You can order larger meals or sharing boards and enjoy a menu complimented perfectly by our sommelier’s wine list.

All bookings are for restaurant only and will required food orders.
What 45 People Are Saying
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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a spectacular establishment, I can’t rate it highly enough, on so many levels it delivers in a very rich way. Service, expertise, ethos, food and of course incredible wines. Incredibly affordable too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! The experience was so personal and the wine and food were great. I will definitely be returning!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Company was average, food was cheesy and wine was orange. All in all wonderful.

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GF
London
172 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved this place when it was Encant and Lady of the Grape has maintained great atmosphere despite tiny size of venue. Food very good.

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was very poor but atmosphere lovely. Good wines (obviously). Portions could be bigger.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Folks need to know it is not an English Pub, but more of a trendy wine bar. It is also not quite a restaurant; more tapas. But the wine list is good, as is the service and it was overall a good experience and enough food with an excellent fondue and charcuterie board.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit pricey for a glass of wine, but a lovely little space in the heart of Covent Garden serving lovely French nibbles and tasty plates of food. Disappointed a few things had run out on the night but all cooked fresh to order. Definitely a place to go in pairs as a bit small for groups.

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t
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Some lovely wines and a great choice - £7-11 for a 125ml glass.
Food nice, small plates. I’ve had better more creative food at the same price though.
Lovely atmosphere - feels like it’s been there forever.
Service was non existent though. At 8.30 felt like they were keen to shut up shop rather than take another wine order. We weren’t the only ones to notice or comment on this.

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JW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just had wine. Really nice atmosphere and service was very attentive.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place! Amazing service and great wine. Didn't have any food but the menu had a good offer to pair with the wines.

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KT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice small wine bar - very cozy (i.e., you'll be close to your neighbour!) - with great selection of interesting wines and knowledgeable staff. Food was fine - but you'll not go there for the meals. Bit expensive, but then you are in Covent Garden neighbourhood.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, wine and food was great. Overall really good and already planning to go back with another group of friends.

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OV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time in this small find in convent garden. The staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. The Prosecco was extremely nice.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what we hoped, lovely selection of wines and the ambience was lovely

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NT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a first date.
Absolutely lovely atmostphere
Food and wine selection was splendid
Staff were incredibly helpful and polite
Super cute place

Would go again

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Small, cramped space - don't sit at the table near the door!
Food average, portions small for price
Not enough wine bottle choice under £30

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DF
London
65 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great venue to catch up with friends

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f
Stuttgart Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a nice little place for a glass of wine and some snacks. The food was good but not excellent, at times it felt underseasoned and so lacked the flavour that the description of the dishes promised. Definitely worth a visit for a casual meeting with friends.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely decor. Great wine list championing female wine makers but I did consider the wine over priced.
Food was very good and reasonable price for the location.
Service was fairly disappointing - no assistance provided with the menu or recommendations made. Waitress was quite stand-off-ish with us.

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JF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting menu with wide and interesting wine choices. The service was good and the staff anxious to engage customers about the unique wines and food preparation. We look forward to returning on our next trip to London.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great bar and restaurant in Covent Garden with amazing organic wine list from predominantly female wine makers. Food was authentic french style with high quality ingredients. Service was really friendly and personal. Very highly recommended.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lady of the Grape is a very small, cozy French restaurant with tables close together and informal service. The wine is not consistently good, so choose carefully. The food was generally good, rich French food but came out in no particular order. We ate tapas style which worked well enough, but we all felt hungry after the theatre.

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The wine, cheese and charcuterie are very nice but the other dishes are expensive for the area given the portion sizes.

Lady of the Grapes
Responded on 3 December 2018

Hi Kathryn, Sorry to hear that you did not enjoyed the evening. As we said when you were waiting for your order to arrive, the chef had some delays due to a lot of orders at the same time. We are really sorry to see you mark us with 2 stars even after giving you for free extra raclette cheese, offering the fritters and a carafe of wine (and you did not paid the gratuity). We thought this would compensate for the delays, but this if you have further suggestions please let us know how to improve.

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SW
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Awesome win, but the food is a bit of a side thought.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent new find. Have already recommended to all my friends!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing : over priced, it looked like it was frozen food or premade (the ganache tart was cold and the dough was so white, seriously ?!), the snails were big but the sauce had much less Flavour than expected... For a french restaurant (I'm french myself), I was expecting more quantity and generosity. Also, we waited for an hour for our food (tapas quantity !!) to be served (even the few slim slices of mediocre comté took 40 minutes) Apparently it was bad Luck, their usual chef wasn't around.
Good points : the wine was absolutely delicious, and the staff applied a discount because we were really disappointed.

Guys, I think you really need tout make an effort on the food you serve : at a price like this, it needs to be perfect. You have a lot of competitors in Covent Garden.

I won't go back.

Lady of the Grapes
Responded on 18 November 2018

Hi Astrid We are very sorry about your experience. We take every feedback very seriously. All our food is fresh and made in the restaurant, quality is a very important part of our service. Unfortunately on this day our usual kitchen staff was unavailable and we tried our best to ensure everyone would still enjoy their evening. We applied a discount as our way to apology for any inconvenience caused. We would be very happy to have you come back with a free glass of sparkling wine.

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TI
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for a lunch, is open Wednesday to Fridays with a value for money menu and a phenomenal wine collection. Had a delicious cauliflower soup with a beautiful glass of Sauvignon Blanc for £9. A great value gem in Covent Garden.

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D
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something new for all epicureans. Sommelier-directed food and wines. Lovely recommendations put good combinations together. They’ll even help you plan your own soirée!

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SE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely evening here, the food was good the wine was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this place and will be back.

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FR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The portions were tiny and overpriced. The service was slow and one main course arrived after others had finished. Not a happy meal

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was excellent m! The wine as well, wide choice and warm environment.
Very good service!
I would recommend it to friends and family

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g
London
42 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great addition to the list of wine bars in London. Manages a very traditional French feel whilst also feeling very contemporary, which is a hard balancing act. Having had some very expensive and unpleasant experiences at temples to organic and biodynamic wines, I approached Our Lady with a degree of trepidation. Fortunately the Languedoc Chardonnay was both extremely pleasant and excellent value. The food is also highly recommended. We both had pissaladiere, artichokes in a comte sauce and squid. All excellent, and good sized portions compared to the miniature plates that seem to be the norm in so many other places that talk about tapas. Right now this is probably the best place in Covent Garden for a casual meal or a convivial drink.

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CF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was quite simple , but with fresh ingredients and well- cooked , imaginatively presented. I was lunching alone , so had wines by the glass : the Cullen Mangan 2014 was majestic , the Chateau Filhot was rich , sumptuous ( but never overwhelming) and complemented my dessert beautifully . Atmosphere in the restaurant was delightful - in the style of a small, French bistro , but truly for wine lovers ! Thank you for an unforgettable lunch ( for an oenophile ) , I will be back soon !

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JK
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I very nice and cosy atmosphere, with a nice menu and good wine selection.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find. I knew I'd stumbled upon a great place just by having a glance at the wonderful wines on the shelf. 70% of the wines are made by women, and most are either organic, natural or biodynamic - and all are very unique and from small independents. The food is excellent too - the charcuterie is well selected and all have bundles of flavour. It is a little on the pricey side, with not a huge range of options below #30 per bottle, but the quality is there. Definitely give this place a go if you like food and wine, you will not be disappointed.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative sharing plates accompany the leading lady: wine. We drank by the glass so as to taste as many different kinds as possible. Wine list has a cool focus on female winemakers. Terrific selection - everything we tasted was great. It gets very loud when full and ou have to smile brightly to get noticed by staff at busy moments
But when we were noticed, the staff were delightful. Can’t wait to get back there!

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very buzzy little bar. Great staff and service, but food very overpriced. Cheese platter for £15 came with 3 tiny smidges of cheese. Eat somewhere else and just enjoy the wine and ambience.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and intimate wine bar with a good choice by the glass and an emphasis on ecological produce. Very nice food (we had artichoke barigoule and Jerusalem artichoke salad). Well-informed and friendly staff.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Great place open near to my work. Needed a quiet place for a late night meeting and often many establishments have noisy customers and blaring music so this is a real gem to be somewhere respectfully quiet yet still flowing in terms of footfall. I will definitely be back.
PLEASE NOTE: I GAVE ONE STAR FOR FOOD AS I DID NOT DINE THERE BUT COULD NOT SUBMIT REVIEW WITHOUT GIVING STARS TO ALL CATEGORIES. THERE WAS NO 'N/A' OPTION.

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a good experience. The guest lady a producer herself was a very nice touch offering a taste of her sparkling wine.
The choice of food is limited and the wines are on the expensive side but its a cute and nice warm place.
The idea of the women in wine is very inspired.

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