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Fox on the Quay

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14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
06-833 6520
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good casual dining though on the pricey side

We had a high quality meal in an enjoyably casual atmosphere. Our pasta entree was excellent and the snapper main was well done. Only Hawkes Bay wine was on the wine list, which seems somewhat parochial but the Brookfields Sauvignon was great. Wooden floor and small tables make for a casual feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
philip319
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a high quality meal in an enjoyably casual atmosphere. Our pasta entree was excellent and the snapper main was well done. Only Hawkes Bay wine was on the wine list, which seems somewhat parochial but the Brookfields Sauvignon was great. Wooden floor and small tables make for a casual feel. The setting on West Quay is a good... More 

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Clive, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

IN the plethora of restaurants in Napier it is exciting to return to Fox on the Quay after several years and discover wonderful service and outstanding food. There were 5 of us and we all had 2 courses - and we could not fault any of the 10 dishes (and we are a picky lot!) Well flavoured, cooked to perfection,... More 

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cornwall. england
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A small but intimate restaurant offering good service , a good choice from the menu which I can recommend.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to The Fox for lunch with a friend on a week day. We enjoyed the food and the service was efficient but the lady who served us seemed bored and just going through the motions. However, the food and great location of this restaurant certainly makes up for anything else that might be lacking.

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just an excellent restaurant. Food, service and drinks list all superb Hawkes bay's best, if not then one of top 2-3

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ordered Scallop entrée. Lovely, nice butter jus, not to keen on onion risotto a bit heavy for a starter - and I only really wanted scallops. Some scallops a still a little raw in middle. Salmon main. Hmm. - raw in the middle so some outer parts felt slimy in my mouth ... and I left the absolute raw meat... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went to this little restaurant on the Quay not much of a view except for the passing vehicles. I had the scallops which were cooked to perfection. My husband had a pizza which was extremely light on the toppings and very expensive for what he received. Service is good would return for the scallops but would not order pizza again.

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Napier, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As this was my first day off work in the silly season my husband took me out for lunch. We arrived early for lunch with no booking and were greeted by a nice young waiter who was so pleasant.The service was prompt and the meals were delicious. I had the chicken livers which was so tasty with loads of flavour... More 

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This small restaurant with an odd name is a delight. Their "brunch" menu is "all day" up to dinner time, and is wonderful because it includes a great range of smaller meals (as well as larger ones) for those who want a gourmet meal, but not a giant entree. I had the scallops dish which was perfection!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and wanted to go somewhere special so we thought we would try fox on the quay. Upon arrival the waitress snapped at us if we had a booking, she more of less threw us into our table and just left us there without even asking if we would like a drink or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: 06-833 6520

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?