The Fox and Grapes

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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We really care about the food and wine we serve at the Fox and Grapes which is why we won a Catey Menu of the Year award and have earned a Bib Gourmand. You can also find us listed in Harden's, Zagat's, the Michelin Guide, the Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide and the Good Pub Guide amongst others.

Alongside our Chef's Seasonal Dishes we offer a selection of classic English pub food such as fish and chips and that perennial favourite: the Burger. For a real treat, we recommend you try one of our succulent steaks cooked to perfection in our Josper Oven.
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ML
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Very unpalatable food. Horrible potted shrimps served with cold toast, rubbery, tasteless squid, panna cotta (which had picked up savoury flavours from fridge?) served with disgusting, watery rhubarb, poorest presentation (and smallest portion) of Eton Mess I have ever seen. We took some guests there and it was an embarrassment. All in all worst meal we have had for a long time. We have just come back from 10 days in Emilia–Romagna, Italy where without exception we had delicious meals made with fresh, top class ingredients and at less than half the price of Fox and Grapes. Maybe you should send your chefs there for some lessons? Please try and up your game F & G as it’s such a waste of a wonderful location! Would love to come to you more often if food was edible. High quality fresh ingredients are key to good food.

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SE
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It is expensive for what it is. There is no attempt to present the food in an appealing way and the service is perfunctory. Such a shame as it is in a lovely location.

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable 3 courses, nice friendly but not overbearing staff and thankfully the how's everything didn't happen, the opposite of dining in the USA, I refuse to go to one restaurant in Philadelphia even when I'm not paying because of the waiting staff almost begging for a big tip.

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PG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Belfast and was visiting my son who lives in Wimbledon. We had a lovely time found the staff wonderful and we will definitely be back on our next visit

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AP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, the food was excellent and they were very welcoming to my puppy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for Sunday meal as usual. We ate at 7pm so it was quite quiet but still relaxed cosy atmosphere with great staff!

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SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch with exceptional service and as a coeliac I was looked after well. Dog water provided for our dog and great communication throughout our visit. Thank you.

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C
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely Father's day meal at the Fox and Grapes. It was busy but service and food were both excellent.

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VE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a non pretentious but totally delicious gastro pub. Our family favourite. And always lovely to see the dogs welcome.

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GM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and management team are very special. Relaxed, efficient, funny and inclusive. The food for our triple birthday dinner was without fault. We regularly turn to the F and G for important but fun family occasions as they have never let us down.

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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Yes to a recommendation with a “but”. Booked for 6 online. 2 were late arriving and when they rang to say this, they were advised that we, who sitting in the pub, had gone to the Dog and Fox, also in Wimbledon village!! No idea why. So our meal started rather late.
Food was good. Wines a bit pricey in my opinion. Friendly service. A lot of noise though fortunately we were tucked away. Would go there again but perhaps not as a first choice.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location and good food and service. The restaurant was busy but not packed to making it a pleasure to eat in with a friendly atmosphere.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really nice pub to pop into and have a drink and a bite to eat. You can even bring your dog in as there are always some others in there. Service and food is great and had a good afternoon with the family

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JD
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy but we were extremely well looked after. Our request on booking that we get a table with some space for a pram was arranged and we had an excellent table in a cool part of the venue. The food was excellent and the staff attentive.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to combine a pub lunch with a walk on the common. Fish and chips and shepherds pie were both excellent!

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KD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

On a busy Bank Holiday Sunday certain things can be overlooked, however the food at The Fox and Grapes on this occasion was somewhat lacking. The bread we ordered arrived with our starters of potted shrimp and pea soup, which were both solidly passable. The mains were where things started to unravel. The roast cauliflower was fine, however the vegan dauphinoise were a real let down - dry and claggy with an aftertaste like powdered macaroni cheese. The crab, saffron and cod rissottpo sounded fantastic, but had been poorly executed. The risotto was cooked on too high a heat, for too short a time leaving the hard rice with a bitter and burnt aftertaste. The beautiful piece of cod placed on top had been overcooked to toughness and potentially left under a heated lamp for too long. This was a real disappointment at £23. Service was, as ever, excellent. However we were not really afforded an opportunity to make a point about the disappointing main, despite the fact that most of it had been left on the plate. With the best part of £80 spent on two courses, thank heavens we didn't opt for wine.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and very friendly service. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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NC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What fantastic food. We all had Gressingham Duck, which was absolutely fabulous. Great service and great beer to boot. It’s not cheap for pub grub but don’t let that put you off!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It's a great spot with a lovely atmosphere, but the food was beyond disappointing, verging on gross. I have eaten there before and remember it being lovely.

We were sat in a corner table and the man was so fat at the table opposite that his chair had to be pushed out a fair way, which meant that every time the waiter or waitress had to move between the two tables we got bumped into and brushed past. Not great. Not a relaxing time.

Wine was lovely!

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WE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Waitress wasn’t very professional. Didn’t know her menu, ordered incorrect drinks and food was average.

For a place usually booked out for a Sunday it wasn’t up too a standard worthy of such business.

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PA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Sadly, this has gone downhill enormously recently. This is my second very disappointing meal in a month. Fox and Grapes used to be THE place for excellent gastro food in the area, but the food is not fresh (and ours was cold) and almost feels like it has been reheated from frozen. It remains a lovely place to visit, and the service is excellent, but for the price it is sadly no longer the place to go.

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3
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been to this pub a few times over the years + have always found the food to be excellent if expensive. This last time I was very disappointed in the food, 3 sirloin steaks were perfectly pink + tasty but stone cold - the truffle butter stayed as a big lump on top, not even melting slightly. Two of us had the cod, saffron + prawn risotto - again, very good flavour + the cod was well cooked, but the risotto was so overcooked it was like mush. The management re-cooked the steaks + gave us a free bottle of wine but it didn't make up for the disappointing birthday meal which was not cheap.

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C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the Fox & Grapes as its a perfect little pub / restaurant & the menu always reads so well. The lunch on Sunday was a little disappointing. The Sunday roast was not as good in the flesh.
I had the rump of lamb which was extremely pink / under cooked. The sinew was still hard white bits and had not had chance to render down, I'm not sure what the mashed veg was but it wasn't that nice & the gravy was dreadful. It was so watery which was a shame as you need a good gravy with a roast.
I think the menu reads better than it is actually delivered.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food very helpful staff but not the fastest service probably because so busy. That is probably why it was also so noisy.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Anniversary dinner with the family, food was very good, no complaints at all. Staff were friendly. It is a bit noisy, however it was a busy night, but that is my only complaint.

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We go for dinner usually and it’s very very good. Decided to try the brunch as we had visitors in town over the long weekend. The service and coffee was lovely but the English breakfasts were so over cooked - burnt sausages, bacon that had been deep fried until they they resembled the texture of cardboard - even the sunny side eggs had hard yolks. Very disappointing over all considering how good an experience we have had for supper.

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T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great Sunday lunch, the beef was superb.

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GF
London
182 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My favourite Wimbledon pub for Sunday lunch.

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TS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice gastro pub. Enjoyed the food and drink. Service was good and friendly. Would defiantly go back.

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CS
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The best sea bass I’ve had. All food was excellent. Only downside is staff made us feel rushed. Plates were clear whilst one guest still chewing on last mouthful !

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BD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location right next to Wimbledon Common. Nice vibe, mix of groups, couples, families. Friendly staff (service a bit slower than usual on Easter Monday). Nice menu. Dog friendly, which is a big plus.

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A terrible Aperol spritz for £10 is a bit rich but food is consistently good. Service is hit and miss. Today our wait staff were flirting so much we felt we were on their date!

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DL
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat, great food and great service. Shame there's nowhere to sit outside.

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SG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The extras are extortionately expensive. 4 pounds for a side plate of brocoli for one petson! A small glass of pinot grigio over 7 pounds, chunky chips for one person 4 pounds! It has become a rip off and as you can't seem to have a 1-2 dish meal much under 35 pounds each I won't go back or recommend.

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R
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food & overall wonderful gastro pub on Wimbledon Common. Had a wonderful lunch today - spring lamb & first of the season new potatoes- heaven

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SO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we had a lovely dinner - everyone was super nice -

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined with a friend on Saturday lunchtime. I have never been to The Fox and Grapes before, what a gorgeous place! Staff were very friendly from the moment we walked through the door, had a drink at the bar to start and then sat shortly after for lunch. The food was wonderful and service was excellent, cannot be faulted. We were recommended wine to match our food choices which was above and beyond.
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, great food, great service and great company. Thank you to the team at The Fox and Grapes, i will definitely be coming back and will very much be recommending to my friends. Thanks xx

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WH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing service - requested a glass of wine with food on at least three occasions from 2 separate waiting staff - never delivered and then included on the bill !

Definite deterioration in service level based on recent visits

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