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The Fox and Grapes

#6,619 of 17,142 Restaurants in London
#7,097 of 18,020 Places to Eat in London
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French, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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9 Camp Road | Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UN, England
+44 20 8619 1300
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Description: The newly refurbished Fox and Grapes has the intimacy and feel of a local...
The newly refurbished Fox and Grapes has the intimacy and feel of a local country village pub. Situated in the heart of the Common, it has the advantage of being on the doorstep of London, yet the tranquility of Wimbledon Village. The Fox and Grapes re-opened in 2011 with Claude Bosi, head chef of the two Michelin starred Hibiscus in Mayfair, and his brother Cedric at the helm. They built up the pub's reputation rapidly, and established the Fox & Grapes as one of Wimbledon's Hidden Gem's. Now Managed by Joe Hendriks & Head Chef Andrew Jones, both Norfolk boys have continued to strive for excellence in both food and service, while maintaining a relaxed pub character. As for the food, the Fox & Grapes sources as much seasonal and local produce as possible, with simple, well executed cooking. The menu features refined dishes with classic flavour combinations, as well as traditional pub favourites. Open for drinks throughout the day, the Fox and Grapes stocks a wide selection of Craft Beers, Ales & Largers. They can also boast an impressive wine selection, solely being supplied by Berry Brothers & Rudd. The Fox & Grapes is also host to three en-suite Double Bedrooms. With the perfect location, and steeped in character, you can enjoy everything this pub has to offer.
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  • 44
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
a memorable day for us

we had our wedding party here last June.... it was blissful! 2 months before the wedding we sat down with the chef and the manager and talked about what we had in mind, they were very helpful and designed a great 3 course menu and canapes to cater to our needs.we had a 3000 pound minimum spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

we had our wedding party here last June.... it was blissful! 2 months before the wedding we sat down with the chef and the manager and talked about what we had in mind, they were very helpful and designed a great 3 course menu and canapes to cater to our needs.we had a 3000 pound minimum spend. with the Champagne... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Fox and Grapes has been through a few incarnations but has settled into be a very nice gastro pub. The food is excellent, service is very nice and it's a good location, close to the Common and a few minutes walk from some other nice pubs. I would recommend it, although my one grumble is that the prices are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

relaxed saturday evening in F&G. Super tasty ribs and steak together with lots of wine. Will be back soon!

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Rustic ambiance, but food definitely not rustic. Menu should suit a wide range of tastes and all our choices were enjoyed. Service friendly and attentive. They are comfortable with children and dogs which made this an ideal location for family birthday celebration

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have known the Fox and Grapes for along time. It used to be a locals pub with areally god bar and pub food but a few years ago it got turned into a gastro pub /restaurant with 3 rooms upstairs. The refurbishment has meant a bit of the rustic nature has gone but it now has a nice comfortable... More 

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London
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67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I used to really like it here and now I feel like the management think they own the street. They have massive skip bins outside that stink. The other day there was an old kitchen grill on the road too. There is grease on the road and by the doors where they store rubbish and it's getting worse. Next the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good spot, parked outside. Interior pleasant, menu inviting, food well presented but tasted very average

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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

So great... fire burning, dogs coming over for a pat and to stick their noses in all your warm bits while eye-balling your food. Real homey feel. Although there were kids they were well behaved and you really don't notice them. Food was good. Always a good sized plate. Thank you!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Menu was very good - presentation of some of the dishes was exceptional. The chips were amazing as was some of the traditional dishes. Service was exemplary and the mix of patrons helped to create a good evening out

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Vegetarians, beware. The Fox & Grapes website confidently states vegetarian options are available. However, their current veggie main, Rarebit Macaroni (April 2015) contains fish sauce. When I raised this, I was told "Some vegetarians eat fish". People do use the term vegetarian incorrectly, but I expect a smart restaurant to get it right. The Trade Description definition is very clear!... More 

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ManagementJFP, Manager at The Fox and Grapes, responded to this review

Dear Manda P, We are terribly sorry that your experience felt marred in light of your feedback. We have taken the correct steps to re-educate the staff in what "Vegetarian" means and hope there is no further confusion. I would however like to say that the dish you refer too not only has not been on the menu since March... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Camp Road | Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8619 1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 43
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The newly refurbished Fox and Grapes has the intimacy and feel of a local country village pub. Situated in the heart of the Common, it has the advantage of being on the doorstep of London, yet the tranquility of Wimbledon Village. The Fox and Grapes re-opened in 2011 with Claude Bosi, head chef of the two Michelin starred Hibiscus in Mayfair, and his brother Cedric at the helm. They built up the pub's reputation rapidly, and established the Fox & Grapes as one of Wimbledon's Hidden Gem's. Now Managed by Joe Hendriks & Head Chef Andrew Jones, both Norfolk boys have continued to strive for excellence in both food and service, while maintaining a relaxed pub character. As for the food, the Fox & Grapes sources as much seasonal and local produce as possible, with simple, well executed cooking. The menu features refined dishes with classic flavour combinations, as well as traditional pub favourites. Open for drinks throughout the day, the Fox and Grapes stocks a wide selection of Craft Beers, Ales & Largers. They can also boast an impressive wine selection, solely being supplied by Berry Brothers & Rudd. The Fox & Grapes is also host to three en-suite Double Bedrooms. With the perfect location, and steeped in character, you can enjoy everything this pub has to offer.

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