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“Fantastic Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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Barking Fox
Barking, Needham Market IP6 8HP, England
01449 722241
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Price range: $16 - $23
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
ipswich
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I think the above title hits the nail on the head. A fantastic Restaurant, excellent service, and superb food.

And if you catch Keith, the owner in a creative mood, he may treat you to some very intresting fruit and vegetable carving.....

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Meal - Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

My wife and I visited this pub in December as we had decided to eat out and after looking up Chinese Restaurants in our area this came up. From the outside it looks just like an ordinary village pub and we thought that we might have got the wrong place but when we entered we realized it was a country pub but with a difference! Tucked in the corner was the Chinese Restaurant. We ordered our meal and as is usual with some Restaurants we have visited the food arrives pretty quickly which makes you wonder whether it has been cooked earlier and re-heated. But not here - we had a bit of a wait but it was well worth it. The food was piping hot and we both agreed that it was the best Chinese meal we had ever eaten. The spare ribs - which I am not really a fan of - were absolutely fantastic, and so tasty. The sauce was delicious. The whole meal, with drinks, was very reasonably priced.
The young lad who served us neeeds mentioning as well as he was so helpful and extremely polite - a real credit to his parents.
To sum up - a fantastic evening, fantastic food and we will definitely be visiting again and we have recommended this to many of our friends.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North-ish
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food in quirky surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We are staying near Needham Market and couldn't find anywhere in Ipswich to eat this evening so took a chance on the Peking Barking Fox based on the other review on Tripadvisor.

What a great find! It's basically a traditional British pub with large fireplaces (now with woodburning stoves) and horsebrasses etc that has had a Chinese restaurant inserted into it, so that it's now a fantastically quirky combination of the two.

Food came very quickly, and was both reasonably priced and delicious and the staff were friendly and accommodating.

Would definitely recommend if you're in the area.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

What a hidden gem!
We were greeted by the very friendly owner, who showed us to a cosy table in the corner. We then asked for a surprise selection of food.... the results were amazing! Starters, duck pancakes, and mains. The quality was fantastic, it was all piping hot and all for only £14 a head! What a bargain! We shall definitely return. Highly recommended!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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