Johnnie Fox's

4.6
903 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Are you ready for Alfresco at Fox's?
We’ve added 2 large outdoor covered areas, outdoor heaters, heated benches, wind-breakers, & fire pits to make sure your visits to see us - are a dining-delight this Summer!

Top Tips for Outdoor-Dining
What to wear:
• Wear/bring layers in a bag, a warm jacket that you can pop on for cloudier days / when the sun goes down is a must!
• For our frostier friends (who are always cold) gloves, warm socks & a hat!
BYO 🔥 :
• Blankets & hot water bottles are king when it comes to evening dining!
• Fill your bottle at home* & wrap your blanket around it, for a warm-up boost when you need it! *Make sure to fill your hot water bottle at home - for insurance reasons most venues are not permitted to!
💡Top Tip : Pack a bag with all your outdoor-savers & have it ready to go for your restaurant & pub visits!

We're back and cannot wait to see you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 903 People Are Saying
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MICHAELB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and drinks as always , keep up the good work

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there! Such a lovely review, thank you! We hope to be able to welcome you back to the pub soon! Best wishes, Suzanne

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IrinaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food nice atmosphere busier than expected nice

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Pub! We hope to see you again soon, best wishes, Suzanne

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TomRush
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way! From the really TOP TIER service, to the fresh and delicious Oysters, to the Lamb Shank which fell off the bone, and the great music - no wonder this place is so popular. Very very good!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Wow! What a fantastic rating & lovely review, thanks so much! Delighted that you enjoyed your visit & We hope to be able to welcome you back to the pub soon! Best wishes, Suzanne

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ERINZ
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Johnnie Fox's is a family favorite. We love eating there but this time the mussels weren't great. The mussels and that fabulous sauce are what keep bringing us back but this time they were rubbery and just plain bad. They weren't fresh and they were clearly a bad frozen batch. Having said that the rest of our meal and food was fantastic and the ambiance is always cozy and fun. We'll of course go back but hope the mussels next time will be fresh and improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music, food and atmosphere! We felt immersed into the Irish culture and loved ever minute of it!.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Pub & we look forward to welcoming you back again soon, best wishes, Suzanne

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AnnaF
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for post hike dinner on Sat 15th, greeted by lovely manager at the door. We were 20 mins late (called ahead to let them know) and they didn't make a fuss about it. The live music was unbelievably good, food was incredible, the atmosphere was unbeatable.

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RebecaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice Irish pub, with traditional Irish food, homemade food. Delicious. Really nice atmosphere too.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Wow! What a fantastic rating & lovely review, thanks so much! We hope to be able to welcome you back to the pub soon! Best wishes, Suzanne

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NikkiBrooks
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't really fault it!! Bit expensive for lunch but the food is really excellent, you can tell the ingredients are top notch.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Wow! What a fantastic rating & lovely review, thanks so much! We hope to be able to welcome you back to the pub soon! Best wishes, Suzanne

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful during our visit, thank you.
Prior to the visit the booking of the table for 7 people was less than ideal. To get the group booked it took 3 visits to the table booking system, 1 phonecall to the pub and an email.
The booking system should explain to book twice, two separate tables in order to obtain a booking for 7 people . In addition, it didn't allow this without using 2 different email addresses! We got there in the end and really enjoyed our visit. However only because I was determined for my visitors to experience Johnny Fox's!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 9 hours ago

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. Really sorry to hear that you found the booking process difficult however, delighted that you persevered! It is difficult at the moment with all the changing restrictions & guidelines around table sizes etc & we have taken on board your comments & will do our best to ensure the booking process is easier in the future. Thanks again & We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Pub! Best wishes, Suzanne

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Pub! Suzanne

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Gosia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional place, good food and great service.

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MaireG
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff lovely, front of house guy excellent. Food good but chips disappointing, frozen not fresh and over cooked. Wine delicious

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Pub! Thank you for letting us know about the chips & I will pass on your feedback to our chef. Thanks again & we look forward to welcoming you back, Best wishes, Suzanne

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CKinsella
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, warming comfort food for a chilly day. We dined in the outside area and felt very safe. Beautiful pints of Guinness as well. Beef & Guiness Pie, Lamb stew and a really excellent vegetarian lentil dish. Looking forward to a return visit

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind comments & for taking the time to rate your Johnnie Fox's experience. We have worked hard to ensure our outdoor area is safe & comfortable for our lovely customers & are delighted that you enjoyed the outdoor dining experience! Best wishes, Suzanne

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GregM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, food was fantastic and we had a really lovely and friendly waitress. There was live tradional music by two musicians who were fantastic and interacted with the diners. Looking forward to going again.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Hi Greg, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Alex! She will be delighted! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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ShaneE
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening. Really excellent food for value.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service, love this place ❤️

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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Dada
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was great as always but service and overall ambient was so poor. It was so quite that we were whispering while talking as we could hear other tables around us. Music was to quite, could be just a bit louder to allow us normal conversation without feeling that all restaurant is listening. I was expecting live music there at Saturday but that didn't happened. We had table at 5.45 and waiting between meals and any service was way to long. We had muscles for starter and by the time we got bread (I had to ask 2x) muscles were cold. I did ordered all together (starter & main) and we got starter quickly but main course we received only after 7. Think that 1h between starter and main is to long for waiting. Believe this was just bad day as till now I never had bad experience but yesterday was important day for me and I am sorry we got bad service

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We are so sorry to hear, this is not the experience we hope to give our guests during their time at the pub. With your help, I would like to investigate this further. If you could kindly email us some extra information I would like to investigate what happened on the day. I look forward to hearing from you. info@jfp.ie

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star rating all round. Highly recommend.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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suzanne
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal yesterday. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was safe yet relaxed. Wonderful trad band, gorgeous surroundings and an overall perfect family meal. Highly recommend!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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LexLuther
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were asked if we wanted music or not, which I thought was great. We opted for music. Which was fantastic. Wish we could have stayed all day. Food was excellent

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening at the Pub! Best wishes, Suzanne

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IngunaM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, quiet and peaceful place.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it didn’t disappoint! We had a wonderful meal in a very Cosy and friendly atmosphere. Our one problem was that we couldn’t use our German credit card when booking online as we don’t have an eircode. Please make this change to your website to enable foreign guests to reserve online 👍🏻

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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HappyFamily
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the nicest pub we could have whished for! Excellent food, even the best live-music and superfriendly staff. Thank you so much for this unforgettable experience.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience whilst visiting Johnnie Fox’s Pub. We are delighted you had such a good time! We hope that you will visit us again in the future!

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Local
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I live nearby so eat here a lot with friends. Am bored with the menu & feel it needs to be changed more often. Bring back the burgers & fish & chips please!!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We unfortunately don't for-see our menu changing too much over the coming months. During winter season there may be small changes here and there as we have only settled into our new menu since restrictions have lifted! We hope to welcome you again in the future! Thanks Again!

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ElenaF
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was unique, incredible and tipical at the same time, there was live music and the food was amazing. The price was ok. It's a bit out of hand if you don't have a car, but it's worth it!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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VitoT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks all was very good, Thanks all was very good

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again!

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GabiPaloschi
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible traditional Irish food and an amazing authentic Irish pub experience. Recommend for both tourists and locals!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let us in a bit earlier than our booked time, service was quick and friendly. Mussels were the best I’ve had in a long time. Good selection of non alcoholic beers too. Overall good experience.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon

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AlisS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely and the food was delicious!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again!

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AlanO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnnie Fox's never ceases to impress. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. And my request for a fire side table was honored. Thank you

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening at Johnnie Foxes! Great way to spend NYD with family, great food and fantastic music!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again!

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Stuart
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It's just not what it used to be. I fully understand and appreciate the impact of Covid. However, this should not effect the quality of the food. The mussels were over cooked and the prawns weren't top quality nor were they presented well.

In addition, the cost was excessive. 2 adults 3 kids over 120 euros... No alcohol.

The pub itself is a living museum and I used to love going, but I believe they are living on their past reputation and no longer putting in the effort that made them one of best gastro pubs in the county.

Personally, I will be sampling other eateries in the area, as I believe they will be making the effort that Johnnie Fox's used to do.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We are so sorry to hear, this is not the experience we hope to give our guests during their time at the pub. With your help, I would like to investigate this further. If you could kindly email us some extra information I would like to investigate what happened on the day. I look forward to hearing from you. info@jfp.ie

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AlfM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Drinks service was slow other wise all pther services was good

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Hi Alf, Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience whilst visiting Johnnie Fox’s Pub. We are delighted you had such a good time! We do apologise about the slow drinks service, whilst it is no excuse, us like so many other businesses were suffering with staff shortages after Christmas. We do apologise & we hope that you will visit us again in the future!

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EamonG
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlow Classic Car Club members all really enjoyed the day up the Wicklow Mountains and lunch in Jonnie Fix’s. Menu varied and portion really good. Girls serving so friendly. Really great day out

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience whilst visiting Johnnie Fox’s Pub. We are delighted you had such a good time! We hope that you will visit us again in the future!

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Elena
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food , great service . Love way to spend new years Day

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience whilst visiting Johnnie Fox’s Pub. We are delighted you had such a good time! We hope that you will visit us again in the future!

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DeniseB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

johnnie fox's was excellent
the staff were very accommodating and the place its self was very authentic

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GoranK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnnie Fox………………………,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,.,.,,,

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent New Year’s Eve here, booked last minute and could only get outdoor but the staff wer amazing and got us seats inside and where the ballads wer playing

We had a great New Year’s Eve food music atmosphere wer 👌🏻 and staff wer sooo lovely

Definately recommend

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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JolitaZ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always very nice food :) polite staff very happy with everything

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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sarahD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always thank you so much for a great New Year’s Eve

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 9 January 2022

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon.

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FAQs

Johnnie Fox's is rated 4.6 stars by 903 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.