The Fox and Grapes

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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
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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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AG
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Great location.

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love dining here. Great food. Service. Very dog and child friendly.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, atmosphere and service despite busy Sunday lunch. I'll be back.

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice people and we were looked after very well. Lunch pretty good but under seasoned and quite pricey. Generally very good though

JO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

OK pub. Overpriced food. Almost impossible parking.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were frequent diners here, even held a wedding party here a few years back, but after a disastrous Sunday lunch a couple of years ago we hadn't been back. Tempted by the new menu, we decided to give it another try. What a mistake! And where to begin? Though we had booked, there was no table ready (though it was a quiet Monday lunchtime). Welcome was unsmiling, service was slow and sloppy. Menu turned out to be disappointing (for us) and then was served a dish I hadn't ordered and didn't really want, but had waited an hour for. We left soon after.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A hidden gem in Wimbledon! Very cozy and village feeling. The best we have in the area

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roast dinner and service just not a great table right next to the door to the pub so lots of people coming in and out.

LA
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

£140 for lunch with 3 adults and 2 children, main course - children’s portions for the kids- and dessert only. We ordered wine by the glass and 2 pints of beer. Food was mediocre. Ridiculously expensive considering 2 adults had fish and chips followed by ice cream. Will not be returning.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Good location good ambience good range menu
Service a bit slow but enjoyed the meal

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere for a family Birthday. Dog loved it too.

Nice as a change from the other pubs on the common. Will come again.

RD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

More interesting than the average pub menu. Decent food and beer. Pleasant space, not too crammed in. Pricey but worth a visit.

FS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

GREAT food DREADFUL service !
We normally love this place being local folks. Visited last Saturday night with my sister-in-law.... just the most haphazard and chaotic service we've ever encountered there. Lucky we were not in a rush, so were resigned to it, but it marred the experience. Clearly short staffed on the restaurant floor. But worse, the main lady (blonde) running the place deliberately ignored us several times when we politely requested attention. She was far to busy hob-nobbing with the guests she clearly knew, to deal with other customers. It was so blatant and quite rude that we had to laugh. Get a grip on the restaurant floor please ! Or you'll lose your local customers.

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good! Waiting staff weren’t the most attentive but it’s New Years’ Eve so maybe they were busy. Generally it was fine. We weren’t disappointed.

LG
London
110 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We will definitely be back, the food was delicious! We are regular visitors and they always give us our favourite table, which is highly appreciated. The front of house team were very busy the day we went, but they were (as always) welcoming and took our order very promptly. The Kitchen team sadly were short staffed and this resulted in our food not coming for a very long time - however when we pointed this out to the manager, he dealt with the matter very well and made us feel that our comments were important to him. We also appreciated very much the kind gesture of the complimentary deserts, not necessary at all but very nice.

c
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

I do love this pub for lunch - the setting, the interior and the great food but the last couple of times I've been I'm afraid it has felt more like a creche. I have teenage children myself so I'm certainly not averse to youth in restaurants but perhaps keep one side of the pub for those with under 5s and don't allow a table of adults to sit all their children at separate table.

JC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good.....
Good when the kids can’t get WiFi!!!

P
London
51 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite local pub, great food, a great pint and lovely staff

CI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

A bad night. Maybe just unlucky. Food awful, young truculent waiting staff more interested in gossiping with each other than service. Shame, always been good in the past.

AO
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and quick, friendly service - definitely recommended!

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and efficient service.
Good food, beer and wine list.
What’s not to like !!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday roasts we’ve ever had. And on a very busy day for the restaurant (Sunday before Christmas). This is a favourite local pub and one we happily go back to again and again.

ZL
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely place and ambience, a little disappointed that on the main menu there was only one meat option, ie a steak and dessert-wise there were two of us and neither could find a dessert that took our fancy, maybe an addition of a special ice cream or sorbet or one of the standards.

That apart we had a very enjoyable evening there.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely, relaxed and cosy pub in a great location, on Wimbledon Common. The food was very nice and the service was friendly. We went for traditional pub food - fish and chips / burger, but there were lots of other options available, including several vegetarian / vegan dishes. Nice place to stop for lunch after a walk.

SC
London
71 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Those of us who'd dined there only a few weeks previously and had eaten the chicken and ham pie were delighted to find that it was still on the menu. We'd enjoyed it so much that we talked the rest of our party into having it too, and none of us were disappointed. It is a fabulous raised pie, full of chunks of meat with a delicious sauce and made on the premises we were told. The accompanying vegetables were delicious too. Excellent!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was unbelievably slow. We waited 45 mins between starter and main course- acceptable in a Michelin star fine dining restaurant but not in a glorified pub. No apology given for the delay. We ordered small pots of coffee for the pudding - we hadn’t finished pudding before they wanted the small metal pots back- with the explanation that they didn’t have many so needed them back.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the best pork belly we have ever had. Plenty of fresh vegetables and potatoes were nice and crisp. We had a one year old who had her first mini roast. We will return.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, atmosphere and service. Appreciate the vegetarian and vegan options. Like that well mannered dogs are allowed.
Brought my staff for Christmas lunch. Very nice indeed!

l
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food wasn’t as good as normal. Fish and chips soggy and I had the special of pork with barley risotto which I felt was vastly overpriced. The pub is lovely though with a cosy atmosphere. Generally the service is very good but the waiting staff vary in friendliness/service standard.

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub after a walk on the Common! Staff were attentive, polite and charming. Food was great! Overall now our favourite local pub!

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chose this place for a Sunday roast with friends, especially because it is dog friendly. Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and a lively buzz for a Sunday roast but not too crazy noisy. The bonus, they have the best Sunday roast we had in a while and we all agreed it is the tastiest in Wimbledon.

j
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great options for a Sunday lunch available . Hopefully now 50 characters

F
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The ambience is very nice and the food is not bad. But it is so over priced. We paid £15 for the sharing antipasto which consisted of 1 artichoke, a few peppers, a small portion of hummus and 2 huge pieces of focaccia. The main courses were also slightly overpriced. I would go again but would definitely avoid the sharing platters. They’re not shareable.

LC
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was both unusual and outstandingly good!

CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was in a group and there was only 1 veggie option which wasn’t very nice. Too limited for a vegetarian which is unusual these days.
Other group members food looked nice.

HM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious specials. Atmosphere was lively, yet with a low buzz so not too loud. Perfect after a walk on the common!

AE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Staff were excellent- attentive and fun. That's all it takes to make a good restaurant.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service from our local pub, the manager and staff were extremely helpful and attentive. Overall a great experience.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second visit to the fox and grapes. It was very busy but we got a very frosty reception from the older man who was working that shift. He later brought us over our wines and he said one was a Malbec so I took that then he said another was a malbec, we had only order 1 Malbec and another glass of a different red. Rather than saying he was mistaken or that the order had been taken wrong he gave the off the vibe to take what we were given so we did. They were 2 different glasses of wine so the order was correct he had just announced them wrong. The rest of the staff where lovely but our interactions with this man soured the experience somewhat.

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we were later than normal - still plenty of food and the staff were excellent.