The Fox and Grapes

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515 reviews
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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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Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we had a lovely dinner - everyone was super nice -

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HJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. A very enjoyable lunch on a rainy day!

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu choice is limited . Food is nice but not exceptional. Nice ambience and staff very helpful.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was simply bad. It is very easy to cook a good saffron risotto - this was overcooked and bitter, no seasoning at all. The panna cotta was served with rhubarb compote which was too watery. I am sorry - we had high expectations.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere, very helpful pleasant staff and surroundings. Roast sirloin melted in the mouth all accompaniments perfect companions for the beef. Tiny criticism - the gravy needed to be a little thicker. Plum and pear crumble delicious. An excellent dining experience!

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T
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance as usual. Always great to take out of town Americans here! Never disappoints.

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OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Sunday roast. Lovely atmosphere, very cosy.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was terrible. Main course was cold & banana bread pudding was stale.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a great dog-friendly pub. nice food, friendly service.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Lovely food, but the wooden floors and high ceilings means it is very loud. We waited a very long time for our main courses and then forgot our kids meal. The waitress did apologise and gave us the kids meal and a round of drinks off the bill but it was still very expensive.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good and we love the venue, but service was sub-standard.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Our main course took an hour to arrive, and my husband’s steak was incredibly fatty with barely any meat. We were disappointed

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d
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, price reflects this (plus the sought after location). Staff more than a little robotic and it wasn't particularly busy. Overall, nice meal, but not sure I'd rush back.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The pub had run out of beef and a certain beer by the time we arrived. Then, beef was served to a customer that arrived after our party. It’s clearly a lovely pub, the staff were friendly. But despite my saying so no references was made or acknowledgement to my boyfriend for his Birthday. The ladies loos were quite dirty and just generally felt like they could do with a bit of an over-haul. There were piles of chairs stacked up in front of the fire exit too. Not only looks ugly, but a H&S breach. Only small things, but it’s the small bits of detail that make a place great, not just good.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The reason I wouldn’t recommend is the noise levels.. Absolutely horrendous, screaming children, ( one family behind us , 7/8 nth old child screeched for the entire time we were there, encouraged on by parents.) I was meeting friends visiting from the USA and wanted to have a conversation, nigh on impossible . Plus I’m not a fan of eating with other people’s dogs..It wasn’t a particularly enjoyable experience.

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

Lovely atmosphere in the pub. Has a buzz but not too loud. A lot of families with young children in out time slot (5.30pm), but we have4 children ourselves so was nice not to worry too much about their general chat levels. Food was nice. Service a bit slower than we have previously experienced, but all staff very friendly and welcoming. We plan to come here again.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Not the first time I've been to Fox and Grapes for Sunday lunch but I took some friends there and we all enjoyed it very much. We will all return. Food was absolutely lovely.

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

Excellent food and wine served by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A pleasure!

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We had an email inviting us to book for brunch which we did. And then we arrive and there’s no brunch menu! Such a shame as this place used to be great - great food and atmosphere - but lacking both now
Had the weakest most watery Bloody Mary I’ve ever had and a very average fish stew.
Disappointing that I fell for a marketing email and booked for a non-existent brunch when I could’ve chosen one of the many far better restaurants in Wimbledon!

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AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The staff were very friendly and knowledeable. Busy yet relaxed atmosphere.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The pub was lovely and staff helpful.
The food was quite expensive for a pub, especially the side dishes at £4 per dish of one type of vegetable. We ordered tomatoes and received a side plate of sliced tomatoes for £4.
The wine was also very expensive with no reasonable house wine.

We were surprised at the end of our meal to receive a 12.5% service charge on top of a very expensive pub dinner.

Lovely place but will not be going back.

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l
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious Sunday lunch! Would definitely recommend.

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is incredible, very attentive without bothering you. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly.
Will definately be returning for dinner.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal at the Fox and Grapes. Excellent wines and very attentive service. Great value too!

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London
54 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We live nearby and have been going to the Fox and Grapes for years but not since last August. Lunch this week was by far our worst experience.
The menu is boring . Service was cold and not particularly friendly. The food (my wife had fish and chips and I had sea bass fillet) was just about acceptable . There were no culinary skills here. The sea bass was overcooked thus being somewhat mushy and the fish and chips was over battered.
We did not hang around . On our way out I commented that the restaurant was pretty empty and the reply was "no it isn't". But it was pretty empty and no wonder.
There's a lot of competition in Wimbledon Village so FOX AND GRAPES, it's time to "raise your game"!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was ok but disappointed they asked me to move a pram with a sleeping child.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu didn't really work for most of us, trying toohard with your mix of food choice. Get back to the classics and we will try again in the future. Pity, as only a month ago when we visited it was great.

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CJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very cute place in a lovely spot by Wimbledon common, does well off dog walkers. Food was all nice although I’ve had better roasts - pork was a little dry, portions were not overly generous.£34 bottle of wine was ok, puddings were good, some nice cheese served.

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We come here all the time and usually the food is good but last visit it was expensive for the quality of the food we received. My kids had burgers and at £15 they should have been great burgers. My son described them as “like the ones we get from the football ground” which are obviously not recognised for their quality. They honestly tasted like cheap supermarket burgers. For the same price we could have eaten at the ivy cafe and had “the best burgers ever”. My food was really oily and disappointing. We have eaten really well here in the past but admittedly usually the Sunday roast. If this is the level of food outside of the Sunday roast I think they need to up their game. Service is friendly but we also need the food to be amazing at this price point. Three of us ate, no alcohol, two of us had starters and three main courses....£73....exactly.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We went for Sunday roast at 5.15pm and they had run out of roast. The menu is pretty poor and very expensive!

Not good value and very disappointing meal.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and wine list

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A pleasant environment and ambience. Excellent and unobtrusive yet attentive service. Food a tad restrictive and disappointing given prices....ordered a starter as a main and yet no real thought given as to how this could be served in a generous manner...ended up with 2 very small fish cakes and a few leaves on the plate-not enjoyable.

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RL
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and quality of food were great. Unfortunately some of the menu items had run out but that's probably a sign of the popularity of the place!

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j
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It felt like more of a restaurant than a pub - we went on a very busy sunday lunchtime and staff were a bit distracted. But the food was good and you can take your dog in so all in all it was an enjoyable experience

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gastronomic pub

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LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Super staff and lovely vibe. Sorry that no Sunday Roast lefts by late afternoon for our supper booking as had gone for that reason as have enjoyed in the past. Husband described his Sea Bass as 'standard'. My salmon starter for icy cold - too cold to be able to taste any flavour and desperately needed a sauce - little bowl of something very like salad vinaigrette seemed like on the wrong plate and vegan main was a bit mushy and lacking in flavour or texture but as not a fan of steaks, the choice was limited. Nowhere near bad enough to mention on the night but not as good as we've enjoyed here before as our local. Kids meal was great, staff really lovely and atmosphere great so we still felt we'd had a nice evening despite not food not being that exciting on this occasion.

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