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The Fox

#15,072 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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28 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB, England
+44 20 7729 5708
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Showing 38: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
487 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent business trip to London, having been coffee'd up from all our meetings, myself and colleagues found The Fox, conveniently located on Paul Street a short walk from the Old Street underground station. A traditional pub with a relaxed atmosphere and well-stocked bar including a good selection of fine wines and draft real ale beers. For diners there... More 

Thank charles s
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went here for a team lunch and the staff were not on top form despite it being the start of a shift. 2 orders were forgotten and very little to recover the situation was done. The food is mediocre and there is no atmosphere. Given the great options around the area I'd recommend going somewhere else.

Thank 86leadbear
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There was nothing dreadfully wrong with it, but there wasn't much ambiance and the food was average and overpriced.

Thank SaraRichardsLondon
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went to the Fox very recently for a Christmas party, we hired out the top floor for the night and had a sit down three course meal and I wasn't very impressed, but lets start with the positives: The pub itself is nice, the atmosphere was fine and I was happy with the drinks on offer. The staff were... More 

Thank jharris1981
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hi Went to Fox tonight with my daughter and her friend and we had the burgers they were Delicious , My daughter being a connoisseur agreed they were amazing same league as the Packenham burger we used to have in clerkenwell

Thank 859tony
Management response:

Dear 859tony, We are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed our burgers and we hope you will be back soon! -The Fox Team More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Friday pub lunch? Why not the Fox? I’ll tell you shall I… Seated in Miss Havisham’s bedroom under the name ‘Yasmin’, our pre order of chicken curry, two beef burgers and mushroom pie arrived unpunctually in a beeping dumbwaiter. Cold curry is never nice especially when accompanied by bread you can snap in half and dry rice. The waitress kindly... More 

Thank yashkitty1
Management response:

Dear 'yashkitty1', We were surprised to read your review of our pub, given that you did in fact receive a free meal and drinks. However, since you have decided to 'review' our pub I will respond to your thinly veiled attempt at internet fame. Firstly I assume Yasmin is in apostrophes as this is not your name. May I suggest... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Hi me and some friends went to the Fox last Friday as we were told it was under new management and it really did show , we got there about 530 the place was buzzing music was chilled the staff were amazing place was packed but they were smiling and getting everyone served as quickly as they could , And... More 

Thank 859tony
Management response:

We are glad you enjoyed your time at The Fox and hope you will visit us again soon! - Fox Team More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Ive eaten in The Fox previously, and was really disappointed at both the poor service and food at lunchtime today. We were told there was no beer on tap. The cider and lager that were served were off and we had to send them back. We waited over an hour for our main course, our steaks were not cooked as... More 

1 Thank Leah H
Management response:

We are sorry to hear this Leah, we hope that we have improved the quality of the food and drinks since and hope you can give us another try at some point. Deepest apologies for the bad experience. - Fox Team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Group of 6, lunchtime. Pre-booked. One of three tables occupied in the room over the bar. Left after 100 minutes having had the bill almost reduced by half. Pros: * The building has a degree of old world charm * The humous appeared to be home made Cons: * The 'pub' did not have any bitter on tap as it... More 

Thank herrison2000
Management response:

Dear herrison2000, Sorry to hear about your experience, we think you will be pleased to discover we have a new chef and new staff so we would love you to return to The Fox one day soon. Again, apologies. - Fox Team More 

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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Lovely Victorian pub with rustic tables and chairs. The atmosphere for midweek was lively with a mix of young and old and thankfully not just trendy hipsters but the usual local after-work crowd rather than tourists. The restaurant part is upstairs, much calmer with excellent quality gastro pub grub with everything looking and tasting home-made with love. Great friendly service... More 

Thank safiaq
Management response:

Glad to hear you had a great experience! We hope to see you again. -Fox Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7729 5708

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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