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Fox on the Quay

14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
06-833 6520
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Ranked #25 of 133 Restaurants in Napier
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We frequent Fox on the Quay often as we have always found the food superb and pricing very reasonable. However, we went there for lunch today and I ordered the seafood chowder. Unfortunately the chowder was so salty I couldn't eat it. The waiter offered to get me another helping, which the chef said would be seasoned less. It would... More

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Foxfood, Owner at Fox on the Quay, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry to here our Chowder was not up to scratch this day. As it happens our sous chef was on duty, however he is usually in charge of this dish any way. I looked in to your complaint to find out what happened. It is my understanding that the waiter quickly remedied this for you and you... More

Napier
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food, excellent service. Quiet evening at restaurant yet retained that special atmosphere. Perfect venue to entertain guests

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The number of empty tables on a Saturday night should have been a guide. The service was average but not hopeless. The wine list is brief, to be kind, with very average offerings. The mains are well presented - but outrageously priced. We paid similar for staggeringly better at Euro a week before. Ravioli as a main - $32 with... More

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Foxfood, Owner at Fox on the Quay, responded to this review

Wow I am so sorry to here your experience was so terrible. I assure you while our family does like to dine at Fox they do not review. We feel that really isn't the point of these review sights. We are a small restaurant with a small wine list due to space really, I am sorry you couldn't find something... More

Piha, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

When our host said he want dot go to Fox on Quay as he could hear the conversation, I thought you know that is so important and over the last few years with busy establishments you have forgotten that the art of conversation has been lost to sound blasting walls! So not only could we hear the conversation, but the... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very Nice food, good portion sizes, Waiter was excellent and price was decent. Only small comment would be they should wait a bit before serving your main meal as we had a Seafood chowder for Entrée, was hard to finish our main as it was served quite fast. Would highly Recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

A casual cafe style atmosphere with good food. We booked via the website but the response seemed a wee slow.

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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A great meal (their scallops are to die for), great service and great atmosphere. This has to be one of the best restaurants I have ever gone to and clearly, I am not the only one thinking like that since the place seems to be full most of the time with lots of returning customers and that speaks for itself.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Where do i start. We were looking forward to celebrating our civil union with friends at Fox on the quay , The waitress was very abrupt to the point of being rude, when we enquired about the wine selection as we weren't given a drinks menu we were promptly told we are not a bar but a restaurant, at this... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Fox on the Quay is consistently the best food & service in Napier, so reasonably priced for the quality of the meal. Today I had oustandingly tasty Snapper with beautifully cooked capiscum, eggplant & capers $28 yummy !!!! I am a regular at this restaraunt & I have travelled a little only to be straight back here when I return.....awesome... More

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Napier, New Zealand
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Enjoyed the food experience, pretty classic food done extremely well. is priced at the upper end for Napier. Service was a bit scratchy and inexperienced that needs time and more confidence. Overall with out question one of better dining experiences in Napier.

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