Lady of the Grapes

4.3
23 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Bistro, French
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 17:00–23:00
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Phone number
020 7836 4152
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Private events are possible on request.
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Additional
Beer, Wine
What 23 People Are Saying
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C
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 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.

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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.

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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
15 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
38 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
2 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
16 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
12 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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V
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely little spot and great combination of wine from female producers and organic wines. Place is small and so space is tight. When the bar seats were taken up and all seats at tables allocated, there was no way to get to the washroom without someone shifting their seats.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little wine bar, which as I understand was set up as a crowd funded venture to support female winemakers specialising in natural and biodynamic wines. Great selection of these with delicious food to boot that ventures way beyond the staples of charcuterie and fromage (though these are on offer!). I particularly enjoyed the grapefruit and roasted artichoke salad - with a portion that went just nicely beyond the ‘small plates’ phenomenon.

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OT
Perth / WA
20 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

LOVE that Lady of the Grapes is supporting women in wine. Really enjoyed the wines and food!

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Would have definitely appreciated more choice of wines below £30-40. Food was v. good and the atmosphere and decoration etc were perfect.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere in this little bar/restaurant where we ate delicious tapas-style food including cheese, salami, a lovely tart and gravlax. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and it was a very relaxed way to spend the evening. A great place for dinner, but also to pop in for a drink and a snack at any time of day. Highly recommend, I hope to go back soon.

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