London wine bar and restaurant collective Humble Grape will open a new site in Crouch End this November.
Humble Grape already has restaurants/bars in Battersea, Islington, Canary Wharf, Battersea and Fleet Street. This new site, on Topsfield Parade, will have a capacity of 65 covers. There will be three spaces, including a front bar, a dining area and a cellar room that can seat 12 in a semi-private space. There will also be a 20-cover outdoor terrace, and the whole venue is, like Humble Grape’s other sites, dog-friendly.
As for the wine, some 400 sustainably-produced wines sourced from Humble Grape’s ‘Hero Producers’ across the globe will feature on the list. The food will also be along the lines of that in other Humble Grapes, with signature small plates such as crispy cauliflower with lime aioli and chili ketchup, or slow cooked halloumi with tomato ragù.
Owner James Dawson, who swapped working in the City for driving around on his motorbike and selling wine at pop-up events in 2009, celebrated this new milestone: “We are hugely excited about bringing Humble Grape to Crouch End. The local, community feel in the area is something we strive to pull through in all our wine bars and restaurants, and Crouch End holds that same neighbourhood feeling. After the many challenges our industry has faced over the past couple of years, it’s great to take another step forward in our growth plan. We look forward to growing our team and network in the area.”
Last month, WLC spoke with Dawson and other London restaurateurs about how they are adjusting to inflation.