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“Mothers Day”
Review of The Foxhunter

The Foxhunter
Ranked #15 of 104 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Price range: $10 - $86
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Treated to a fabulous Sunday lunch at The Foxhunter on Mothers Day. They were packed but the service was still very good. All the Mum's were given a pot of spring flowers. We have had Sunday lunch here before and the roasts are always excellent. Kids were well looked after with a special menu for them.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We booked the Foxhunter to celebrate a 30th Birthday and wanted a treat. When we arrived a little early (7pm) front of house were clearly unprepared with the chef appearing to give us menus. We were told the menus were hot off the press so "be careful not to get inky fingers". We took this in just and ordered olives and charcuterie to nibble whilst we perused the menu. The menu whilst not extensive (which isn't a bad thing) had lots on offer, local produce and in season ingredients -great. We made our choice, spiced duck terrine and calves tongue which were both delicious as was the main, bone in rib of beef and venison. Where the food was concerned no complaints, which we would of relayed if anyone had bothered to check our meals were satisfactory. Sadly this is where our experience was marred and our enjoyment dashed. The service was poor, very poor, we were not warmly welcomed and the waitress did not converse in any way other than "follow the instructions and enter your pin" when it was time for us to pay. There were no side plates which meant we had to balance our bread on our napkins. No table cloths and flickering lighting also did not add to our experience, neither did the lack of forks to accompany pudding which was slightly over priced £7.95 all desserts. There was a distinct lack of atmosphere, only 5 tables full, intermittent music and general lack of any atmosphere, not to mention the log burner went out, making for a rather cool dining experience all round. Sadly we wont be recommending or returning and could not help but feel there're was something very amiss on the evening that we dined and judging by other comments this is not unusual.

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1  Thank KateSouthWales_UK
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wanted to come here for a while and booked lunch here on a wet and windy January lunchtime, just after Xmas and we were one of only two tables (it was time of year, Im sure!). Had a set 2 course lunch menu which was extremely tasty and for we ate, good value. Really good dishes, using fine ingredients, cooked well. Couldnt ask for more than that. It was a shame there was little atmosphere, but the ower/chef's wife made us very welcome and chatted. I would certainly return in the evening for a special meal, as Im sure the standard would be high.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went to the Foxhunter for a Saturday evening meal. We booked well in advance expecting it to be very busy but it was less than half full.
We had read various reviews but went will open minds. The menu was quite short (not necessarily a bad thing). We chose two starters, the two fish dishes for main courses and two different puddings.Including a bottle of wine (chosen from an excellent wine list) the bill came to over £100. For this price we expected a meal better than I would cook at home.
.The wild garlic soup and duck terrine were OK but nothing special. The brill and sea bass were both excellent fresh pieces of fish well cooked. However the bortoli beans and some rather chewy pieces of ham hock did not enhance the dish. Likewise I found the cold mussels in a vinaigrette? dressing rather odd with the sea bass.. The parsnip crisps were very tasty. The puddings, like the starters, were unexciting.
We were served by some pleasant young ladies who had a casual rather than professional approach.
All in all not a special evening and not really value for money.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I was very much looking forward to Sunday lunch here. It is in a lovely location and the restaurant was comfortable. The service was ok perhaps a bit brusque, the waitress wanted to clear my starter cutlery after she had put down my main course there were quite a few empty tables so they were not under pressure. They brought the wine but as I did not have a wine glass my husband took one from the next table. The bread we had with the starters was ok but some was rather doughy it needed longer in the oven. My husband enjoyed his venison and liver suet pudding starter but his pork main course had 2 quite big pieces of bone which he did not find until they were in his mouth! My beef was ok but it came with horseradish cream that tasted of nothing certainly no horseradish. My pannacotta desert was nice but melting badly on the plate when it got to the table and the waitress made an excuse saying that's what they do. Matt came out of the kitchen to talk to some friends on the next table it would have been nice if he had spoken to some other diners too to see if we had enjoyed our meal.
It was a good meal not a great meal would we go again yes but only because I would hope a meal cooked by Matt could be better than that and perhaps we were unlucky

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