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“Mid week dinner ”
Review of The Fox

The Fox
Ranked #13 of 88 Restaurants in Harpenden
Price range: USD 57 - USD 57
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located on the edge of Kinsbourne Green and Harpenden, The Fox offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets of London. Offering a superb choice of drinks and food in truly delightful surroundings, the Fox is perfectly equipped to accommodate all of your dining requirements, no matter what the occasion. With its warm, friendly atmosphere and chic, stylish dining spaces, this conveniently located pub, bar, and restaurant will allow you to relax and unwind in stunning surroundings. Boasting inviting corners, contemporary interiors, and a healthy dose of charismatic charm, The Fox will allow you to enjoy great drinks and food that will please even the fussiest of taste buds. We are also a child friendly pub, and offer plenty of car parking facilities on site. We are undertaking an exciting new redevelopment in February 2019, reopening on March 3rd 2019. Be sure to come down and pay us a visit!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Was keen to see what the newly refurbished pub was like and it looks great inside. The welcome we had however was not very friendly and there seemed to be confusion over where free tables actually were.....we hadn't booked. We were directed into a lovely private area, sat down at our offered table and then almost immediately were asked to move into the main restaurant...all very weird and not a great start. It was very busy and almost full..Wednesday night. The waiter who served us was lovely and very attentive. We ordered a main course and it took forever to arrive. The restaurant was SO noisy. We both struggled to hold a conversation throughout the evening (no hearing problems!!) so much so we didn't stay for dessert or coffee. The food itself was lovely and well presented. All in all our evening was a bit disappointing. We wont be going back as it was impossible to talk freely due to the noise levels in the room...not sure how that can be improved though....a real shame.

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Adam M, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi CJH70,

Many thanks for your review. I am pleased to hear that your waiter was attentive and that you enjoyed the food. However i am disappointed to hear that your welcome was not friendly and that you found the restaurant too noisy. It is always our aim to provide first class service whilst treating our guests as if they are in their own home. Please do be reassured that in receiving this feedback, retraining is undertaken to ensure that the guest experience remains at its highest level.
As in sure you will appreciate, we have been extremely busy since our reopen, so i must apologise for the noise. If you should visit again, please simply just ask for a quieter area of the pub and we will be sure to accomodate you.
We hope you will return for a more positive experience.
Best Wishes
Adam

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Popped in tonight - didn't book- just had a couple of hours to kill and had seen the recent refurbishment - was curious as to how this place had changed.
Was made to feel genuinely welcome - got a table immediately in the bar - service was attentive but not pushy - and genuinely warm - a trait much missing in so called gastro pubs of late - beer well kept - however star performer was the food.
Very well presented and cooked - well above the norm - more like a fine dining experience - and the main course was presented hot - again so lacking in high volume pubs - strange this doesn't feel like one of those - but is very busy.
Let's hope as the lustre of the refurbishment wanes - this kind of experience continues - I would recommend this lovely pub to all.

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Adam M, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi bobthedog2017,

Many thanks for the fantastic review following your visit to us last night. I am so pleased to hear that you received a warm welcome and the team gave you friendly attentive service, all things which we constantly strive to provide to our guests everyday.

I am also delighted to read that you enjoyed our food - if i remember correctly you had the Lobster Pot as a starter, one of our favourites! We pride ourselves on our fresh, quality food so i am pleased that we have achieved this for you.

Your feedback has been passed on to the whole team who send their best wishes and thanks.

We hope to welcome you back to The Fox again in the near future, you are most welcome!

Best Wishes

Adam

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Well presented - warm and welcoming atmosphere with friendly faces to top it off. Food was amazing - from starters right through to the desserts. Cosy fire place with sofa seating near enough to keep yourself crisp. Handsome manager! ;-) see you guys again soon

Billy and Sachi

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Adam M, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Billy and Sachi,

Many thanks for your wonderful review. It was a genuine pleasure to welcome you to The Fox yesterday, and i am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It is always our aim to create a warm, welcoming environment and to make it special for our guests, so i am delighted to hear we achieved this for you.

The team and i hope to welcome you back very soon. You are always welcome

Best Wishes

Adam

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service we looked at reviews before we went and nearly didnt go so glad we paid no attention to them
Great staff very attentive excellent value for 2 course lunch

Thank Jackie I
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Adam M, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Jackie l,

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. The team and I are so glad to read that you had a great experience with us and that you found it to be good value for money. It is always our aim to make it special for our guests so i am pleased to hear we achieved this for your party.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Fox very soon!

Best Wishes

Adam

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Fox following their recent renovation and the whole restaurant has a lovely ambience , the staff were attentive and friendly. We will certainly be going back.

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Adam M, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi steveathome2017,

Many thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you like our makeover and that the team were attentive to your needs.

We hope you and your family will return soon so we can make it special for you once more!

Best Wishes

Adam

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