Fox and Grapes
Ensconced in a quiet spot bordered by the open Wimbledon Common, the Fox and Grapes is a city gastropub with a classic, country feel. The bright and spacious interior reflects the open surroundings, making this venue an enticing place to unwind.
The menu showcases traditional British favourites made with an innovative flourish to provide options that are sure to tempt and delight. On our visit, the soup of the day was apple and beetroot, which I decided to sample. It was wonderfully bright, had a superb piquancy and the flavours were subtle yet delicious. My partner chose the serrano ham accompanied by feta, figs, orange blossom honey and pea shoots. Each component added something intriguing to the dish, making each bite delightful. To follow, we both had the seared fillet of salmon in a white wine and mussel velouté, partnered with leeks and samphire. The salmon was light and tender, and we demolished every last morsel. For pudding, I highly recommend trying the clementine panna cotta served with mulled poached pear and ginger – scrumptious.
The friendly staff made our visit extra special, thanks to the efficient yet unhurried service.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to escape the bustling city, fancy a respite after a walk along the Common’s leafy paths or want to relax with your friends in a stylish pub, I urge you to visit the Fox and Grapes soon.