It’s always a good idea to have a sexy wine bar up your sleeve – you just never know when you might need it. Thankfully Humble Grape have opened their fourth location a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station.
Of course Humble Grape is way more than just a bar. Dedicated to providing quality wines that are single vineyard, organic, biodynamic or sustainably sourced, Dawson and his team now import over 400 craft wines directly from boutique vineyards around the world. For this reason, there’s no fixed wine list at Humble Grape – things are always revolving and evolving and if like us, you’re desperate to learn more about wine at every opportunity, charismatic staff will happily educate (without pretension), telling you the back story from these wonderful producers. What to drink in a place with so much choice – a wine flight of course. It’s a really great way to notice the subtle differences within a similar region, taking you from light to depth without you having to think of a thing.
We took our seat, surrounded by bottles and bottles of wine and got stuck into the food menu. It’s exactly the sort of small plates that you’d want to accompany your wine. Split into bar snacks, sharing plates and a couple of large more substantial dishes (like pasta!!), we snacked on chorizo croquettes and crispy halloumi, each served with delectable dips before moving on to smoked mackerel on toast, mussels in a deliciously pungent garlic broth and big fat juicy meatballs in a slow cooked tomato sauce. Make sure you save space for the cheeseboard – it’s sourced from award winning North London artisanal cheesemakers, Wildes Cheese and is just the ticket with a glass of red.
For customers who want to drop in for a quick glass, through to those who are happy to while away the hours sipping and dining amongst the rows of bottles, Humble Grape Liverpool Street is a one-stop destination wine bar and wine shop.