Planet of the Grapes

(40 Reviews)
74 - 82 Queen Victoria Street, Bow Lane, London, London, EC4N 4SJ
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Opening hours

Tuesday to FrIday: 11:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Re-opening on 7th September 2020. Planet of the Grapes boasts fine food as well as fine wine. With over 300 wines and a selection of tapas-style food on offer, it offers a unique retreat from the bustle of the City.

The simple décor allows the wine covering the walls to be the main attraction, with various wine-related pictures and photographs serving as an accompaniment. To encourage guests to browse the wines, Planet of the Grapes does not provide a wine list, but experts are always on hand to help make a decision.

The Planet of the Grapes menu has a Spanish feel, with dishes such as wild boar croquettes with grain mustard aioli, and veal scaloppini examples of the flavour-rich dishes on the daily-changing menu.

Offering an impressive selection of wines alongside hearty grazing dishes, Planet of the Grapes in London sits a 2-minute walk from Mansion House Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Planet of the Grapes
(based on 40 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • al fresco (3)
  • business (17)
  • dinner (24)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • lunch (16)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (7)
  • By Sam G from London
    22 September 2020

    PoG, along with its sister wine bar, the Fox, are the best in town. Outstanding wine lists.

  • By Leah R from London
    25 September 2019

    Great wine, good food selection. Perfect for a business event

  • By Kate J from London
    24 April 2019

    Been here several times and they never disappoint. Really knowledgeable, non-pushy staff who are great fun and basically, make spending money on wine, a top experience. The food plates - small and sharers experienced only - are epic.

  • By Patricia W from London
    16 November 2018

    Excellent place to enjoy beautiful wine at honest prices.

  • By Richard H from London
    24 October 2018

    Great food, very good steak and good value. However, the cheapest bottle of red wine on the menu was £50, which wasn't very attractive for a quick mid-week meal. That is more than twice as much as the steak. So although it's a wine bar, we had a beer instead. I appreciate you need to pay for good quality wine and P of the G has some very good wines. However, I would suggest it might be an idea to include one or two better value red wines to give people the choice.

  • By Dario C from London
    14 June 2018

    Great evening at the Grapes in Bow lane. Staff are always excellent helping us choose and discuss the wine as well as supporting appropriate pairings. I've been to the Grapes about 100 times and I always come away impressed with the food. I do have some favourites: the burrata and the croquettas, but the bavette steak at my last visit was perfectly cooked, tender and full of flavour. Keep it up.

  • By Matthew T from London
    16 May 2018

    Overcharged significantly and rather passive aggressively dealt with by the staff on trying to sort it out. The wine is lovely though, but if you go here be sure to check your bill!

  • By Nigel I from London
    1 March 2018

    As always a very pleasant experience. Can be quite noisy when full. The menu of small plates has, however, changed to include a rather too high proportion of vegetarian dishes. Nevertheless, remains one of my favourite lunch venues.

  • By Loraine L from North London
    23 February 2018

    Great food ideal for sharing and a good selection of wine to suit most budgets - we relied on our waiter to choose for us and we were not disappointed

  • By Yvonne R from London
    21 December 2017

    The wine selection was disappointing for us on this occasion as the Gavi and Malbec had both run out.

Restaurant Location Map
Planet of the Grapes
74 - 82 Queen Victoria Street, Bow Lane, London, London, EC4N 4SJ

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