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“A change for the worse”
Review of The Fox and Grapes

The Fox and Grapes
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Ranked #5,688 of 22,679 Restaurants in London
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: French, British, Bar, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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. Open from 8am daily for Breakfast, serving lunch and dinner, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“A change for the worse”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This used to be THE best boozer in Wimbledon. A proper rugby pub hidden away on the side of Wimbledon common with a fine selection of real ales, a fantastic wine cellar and the best pub grub I've ever tasted!
Alas just over three years back the owner of Hibiscus bought the place and its been downhill ever since.
They just seemed to have lost their way, trying to created a posh restaurant in that location, yet still accomodate dog-walkers, wellingtons caked in mud with drooling poodles watching you take every mouthful of your steak.
The food is good it has to be said (as much as the unwelcome spectators are not), although at the prices you'd jolly well hope it would be.
On my last trip their however I went with a group of around 12. We had pre dinner drinks, three courses with wines port and brandy and overall had a thoroughly good evening. The bill came in at about £1,100, which was fair enough as we'd been hitting the nicer wines on the list. It was chucking it down with rain outside and we settled up and one by one our taxis arrived. My cab was the last to arrive, staff were still clearing up, they weren't waiting to leave.We had finished our wine and were simply waiting for a taxi, sheltering from the rain inside, when the barman came over and with all the charm of a nightclub bouncer told us we had to wait outside. We explained out cab was booked and would be here in five minutes and it'd save us a soaking if they would allow us to wait inside, but he was having none of it, and pretty much marched us to the door which sullied the evening somewhat.

Visited July 2014
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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“Great food!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

The pork crackling was an excellent starter. The veal for the main course was even better... Very well cooked (medium rare) and it brought out the taste of the meat very well!!

The ale was excellent ... fresh and full bodied.....

Definitely a return trip is a must when we visit London again...

  • Visited July 2014
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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice Gastropub”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

A lovely setting away from the main streets, this gastro pub is in a quiet location off Wimbledon Common.
Had no problems with service with friendly staff - Ordered a potted pork Terrine starter and then a bavette steak. Both were of typical gastropub standards. I wouldn't be fooed by the Michellin star chef the website claims, but nice and pleasant enough and pricing OK.
I would go back if in the area again.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely meal in a great local pub/restaurant”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great gastropub with a really different menu. Of course, there are all the classics on offer - a great burger, steaks & super fish & chips - but also some more interesting offerings which you would expect to find in a fine dining restaurant. All beautifully presented and served.

  • Visited July 2014
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for an early lunch on a Friday. The restaurant is very spacious and airy, giving it a lovely atmosphere in the summer. The staff were very attentive and helpful from the time we arrived until we left and the food was very tasty although a little on the more pricey side. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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