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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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Scallops the Best!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Sharonsos
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Hastings, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Napier
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was my first visit to the fox on the Quay and I must say I will be going back. I spoke with the chef a few days earlier and advised him I was allergic to gluten and lactose. I was so happy with the menu he advised for me. I was especially pleased that he made a special soy... More 

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Napier
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant is one of my favourites. It is small but very well presented. The meals have always been excellent & their eggs benedict is something to die for. Absolutely the best I have ever had & believe me, I've had quite a few. Service is excellent. Lovely crisp white linen napkins which is so much nicer than paper napkins.... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Visited here on the 25th September 2014. Had a lovely evening. This restaurant was recommended to us by the local owners of the B&B we were staying at & it was a good choice. I had one of the best Red Snapper's I've ever eaten. It was cooked to perfection. My meals need to be gluten & lactose free &... More 

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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

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?