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Perfectly placed between the bustle of the City and the buzz of Shoreditch, The Fox has the heartbeat of London on its door step. Their carefully selected beers and wines are complemented by simple, straightforward cooking available over three floors. A bustling ground floor bar greets you, so possibly head upstairs to the dining room & terrace on the first floor or for a intimate event book their secluded private dining room on the second floor.
Service is bright and friendly & The Fox delivers with characteristic emphasis on simplicity, quality seasonal ingredients and a relaxed atmosphere.

Ranked #1342 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 23:00, 12:00 - 23:00

TUE

CLOSED

WED

12:00 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 23:00

FRI

12:00 - 23:00

SAT

16:00 - 23:00

SUN

12:00 - 17:00

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By G.

I like The Fox Dining Room, but don't think it's all it's cracked up to be. Alright, they sell beer and the food's ok, but some people seem to think it's the best thing since sliced bread. I mean, come on, it may be called the Fox Dining Room, but when push comes to shove it's a pub that does food. Ok?


By Jamie S.

Great pub where the staff looked after us like old friends! The Fox offers well looked after beers, a decent selection of wine and some tasty home cooked food which kept us in well into the night. Don't come here expecting loud hellish music and shouty, pointy people, the atmospheres solely bustling conversation both over the bar and amongst the other tables. After a couple of drinks we headed upstairs to a beautiful Victorian restaurant which was quieter than downstairs and offers table service. Thanks to Jo, our waitress who was prompt, friendly and attentive when required. The menu is small but offered two or three tough choices, we enjoyed Jo's recommendation of home cured pork and a watermelon and mozzarella salad to start, which were fresh and appetising. For mains my rib steak was tender and well seasoned. The hand cut chips were crispy and generous!! My partners Sole was well cooked and as requested they even removed the head and tails for her prior to its arrival. With a decent bottle of wine and service we spent around £70 which for two courses each in terms of the quality and value for money seemed fair. Fine dining its not; but a fine night out it certainly is!


By Beth G.

Never had such bad service in my life. Having booked this place beacuse of their varied menu (we had a few food allergies, veggies etc) we had a set menu of 3 choices starter, 3 choices main shoved in front of us and were told there was usually a full menu, but because of the private party downstairs the kitchen couldn't do that for us. after waiting 2 hours for our cold starters to arrive, (we were the only people in the dining room) we had the manager come in with the plates and say, "yeah, sorry it's taken so long, but we have a private party going on downstairs and you were late getting here" (we were 10 minutes late, and had phoned ahead to tell them). Thanks The Fox for ruining my friends birthday! All of you were rude and vile to a perfectly nice party of 11 people, who just wanted to eat their dinner. We didn't stick around for the main course to arrive we'd have been there till midnight.


By Max @ P.

A mix of creative and City types makes for an interesting crowd at The Fox on Paul Street; talk on one table may be about the latest dip in a company’s share price while on another it’s about ‘the trajectory of hip hop’. This is one of those pubs that characterises the different faces of London.

The Venue
The Fox has a worn charm about it with an original central bar and sparse decor. It's very much in the bracket of those pubs rightly resisting a huge refit. Thankfully, owners have resisted the urge to move the bar and create space, which means The Fox retains its character and soul.

The Atmosphere
Even at lunchtime there is a busy hum to The Fox with regulars popping in for food and a lunchtime pint. Clientele is divided between City workers and creative types, but they rub shoulders here seamlessly. These regulars are often welcomed by name, but in many respects service is laid back and inconsistent. One member of staff may be serving drinks, taking other orders or going out of their way to provide local recommendations, while another stands idly by, keeping customers waiting.

The Food
The upstairs dining room serves a reasonably priced food selection, which includes the likes of pork belly salad with potatoes (£9.50), linguine with asparagus, pesto and parmesan (£9.50) and rib-eye steak, thick cut chips and aioli towards the top end of the menu (£18.50). For the lunch crowd there is a well priced bar menu, which includes plentiful sandwiches on focaccia bread, sausage rolls and pork pies. The fried potato with red onion, sherry vinegar and paprika aioli is a hearty dish, perhaps overpowering for some, with raw red onion and a hefty kick of garlic. The sizeable sausage roll is a meal in itself, but with piccalilli in short supply and no alternative offered it's an example of where service could be improved.

The Drink
A full wine list and mainstream lager offerings on tap is supported by two or three ales on the pump. The ale selection may not be huge but the Harvey's Best and Otter are solid choices and are well kept.

The Last Word
The Fox, while a decent enough pub, could be a lot better. It’s a popular choice that doesn't seem to lack custom, but with a little more attention to detail in terms of service and the food and drink options, it could reach its full potential.

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