Rupert Hohwieler 10/10/22

A Sixth Humble Grape Is Coming To Crouch End

The people at Humble Grape may be humble, but they’re certainly not short on confidence…

They’ve announced a sixth branch in their series of unpretentious wine bars in the works for Crouch End in November, following on from the other incarnations in Battersea, Fleet Street, Islington, Canary Wharf, and Liverpool Street

Despite all the glory and rave reviews, the team aren’t losing sight of what made them such a success story in the first place: biodynamic wine from lesser-known vineyards, lots of it, in a friendly and relaxed setting, that’s welcoming and accessible to all (even dogs are allowed to come, just not to drink…). Expect that to be the MO once again here in Crouch End.

The wine game will remain the same with around 400ish sustainable bottles sourced from relatively unknown wineries. The family-run ones, the independent ones, the small scale ones, all driven by similar organic principles. The Romauer chardonnays from the Napa Valley, German rieslings, maybe an orange wine from Slovenia. Those are the kind of wines you can expect to swirl. The food, meanwhile, will be designed to enhance what’s in your glass with a menu of small of plates including the return of old favourites like the slow cooked halloumi with tomato ragù and the chilli fried chicken with cauliflower leaf kimchi. 

In terms of venue layout, the action will be split between three areas: a front bar (good for back and forth wine chatter with the staff) a cork-clad dining room with oak tabletops (good for well, dinner…) and a 12-seater cellar room where you can dine within arm’s length of the bottles (good for special occasions). There’ll also be a 20-cover terrace for when the weather’s up for it. Of course, at the heart of all this are the real stars of the show: the staff. They all love their wine and are equally fond of talking to you about it, so don’t be shy in asking them for some expert guidance (and to be honest, they’ll come to you anyway). 

Remember, they’re not short on confidence…


NOTE: Humble Grape Crouch End will be opening in November. We’ll back for the full scoop then, but in the meantime you can keep tabs on their progress by visiting their website or Instagram.

Humble Grape Crouch End | 4 Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, N8 8PR

Since we’re on the subject of grapes… here’s a list of all the other amazing wine bars in London

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