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“Good food and ambiance”
Review of Johnny Foxes

Johnny Foxes
Ranked #28 of 255 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food and ambiance”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had an early dinner at Johnny Foxes (dinner served at 6PM), we had to wait for the kitchen to open for dinner, so the bartenders took care of us until then. We found the place to be well maintained, clean and attractive.

The only complaint I had was that the smell of cigarette smoke was the worst here than anywhere else we went to in Scotland (or Ireland, France & Spain) - we know smoking laws are different everywhere and that's just fine, I just found that Johnny Foxes did a poor job to circulating the air inside (I believe smokers had to go outside, just in front of the building, but the smoke permeated throughout inside anyway). It wasn't unclean or anything, but more sensitive people (kids, elderly, asthmatics) would find the air a bit unpleasant.

Other than this, though, we really did enjoy our dinner - the staff were attentive, but not overbearing and the food was tasty. A positive experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Cjackiw
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“Visited twice - once for dinner & once for the bar”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. I ordered a steak for dinner. I ordered it done medium well but it was very pink. I was starving so I just let it be. It was still good.
The washrooms are so clean and modern.

We enjoyed our dinner so much and noticed that they had a stage that later on the next night, we stopped by to hear the band. What a great time! Played excellent music and gleefully sang along. Drinks were plentiful, the locals we met were highly friendly and staff provided lots of smiles while serving. What a fantastic Friday night.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank MichelleK20127
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“Every night visit”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were in Inverness for a week the last week of June and we have stayed in the past for weekends only. In the past visits we would do at least one night in Johnny Foxes but for the week we visited we were in every night.It became our local for the week and we were always made to feel welcome by the staff behind the bar.
Every night there is live entertainment with local bands and singers on and only one night was the dreaded Karaoke on but we didn't stay late that night. We left at 10.30pm thats when the entertainment starts and goes on until 1.30am. Late opening to accomodate the bands and the ambience of the place. It will always be our default pub when staying in Inverness for the craic. We never had a meal in there but what we did see looked great with a good menu and not just the usual pub fare with specials posted on the board as well as the menu list.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MsWeatherwax
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Not bad, but not that cheap either”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Booth was nice, but a little cramped. Diverse drinks menu and food was ok - basic stuff, but something to suit most tastes. Service was efficient, but drunken foul mouthed yobs at the door made getting inside a bit colourful.

Visited June 2013
Thank David M
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Great steaks.”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Had a really good sirloin here. The service was good and the wait staff are very welcoming and friendly. The house Shiraz wasn't the best. Looks like they have a good selection of beers from around the world behind the bar.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JasonBCessna310
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nicola m, Manager at Johnny Foxes, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your steaks, sorry to hear you did not enjoy our Shiraz. We hope to see you back at Johnny Foxes again!
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