My colleague Kristianna suggested a post work wine and a chinwag so we settled here and after a tumbler of wine decided to stay for dinner.
We ordered the bread and dips to share expecting it to come as a starter. As it turned out everything arrived at the same time but that wasn't a huge issue. The bread was crispy flatbread with a hint of garlic and the dips were beetroot, hummus and I think a sort of sour cream, creme fraiche one. Nothing that changed the World but nice enough to munch on.
Kristianna had the chicken risotto which also had mushrooms, tomato, Parmesan. Again a big portion and like the dips not out of this World but acceptable enough for dinner. It was such a big serve though I can imagine getting halfway through and getting bored.
Service was friendly enough, pretty prompt. I guess De Graves is not really about stellar food but the ambience and the location make it a fun place to dine. The draw to return is not the food but the convenience, the relaxed feel and the fact that the grub is going to be okay.