14 reviews of The Roundhay Fox in English
I visited this pub today with two friends to have lunch. When we ordered our meal we were advised that it would take half an hour to arrive. One and a half hours later we still had not been served despite several reminders to the staff that we had been waiting for such a long time. We were not the only customers who had to wait in vain for their lunch and, like us, several groups left without eating as it was obvious that no one cared whether we were served or not. I will never use this pub again and I would not recommend it to anyone. Disgusting service!!!
Well myself and friends really put them to the test yesterday, when 15 of us all arrived at 6pm without any prior booking ! We split into three tables for ordering rather than give them an order for 15 meals at once.
I was lucky to be one of the first table to order, and our food came remarkably quick. My Lamb Shank was delicious and came with mash , and a nice selection of veg (Tomato Courgette, Onion, Roast garlics) in an nice gravy. Couldnt be faulted. My friends Mixed Grill, looked quite the most appetising I have seen . We asked for some sausages for another friend to be well done and crisp, and they were exactly that. Two of us had delicious puds, mine a cream and red berry tart, and a friend the Banoffee Pie. I think the service for our colleagues two tables was a bit slower, but not unacceptably so, and they enjoyed their food also.
Good beers available, notably Black Sheep if you like a standard bitter, and Taylors Landlord if you like stronger one.
Staff were polite and efficient.
Its an old pub, and maybe its reached the stage where a bit of refurbishment is needed, but I'm giving five stars, and will visit again!
Went for Xmas day lunch a bit of confusion about our booking time and had to wait quite a while for our table. Staff were very busy and tried their best to cope. Food was great . In all had a fab day and left a tip as they worked their little socks off
18 March 2011
Went to Roundhay Fox with 2 friends for lunch, very disappointed with the service, we waited 45mins for our food & then they only brought 1 meal & we had to ask what had happened to the other 2. When we had eaten we asked for coffee & had to ask twice for this, the pub was full but they just didn't seem able to cope. The pub itself is a lovely traditional pub full of character & it is a shame about the service. We will give it another go on a different day & see if we have better luck.
I deleted my last review of t'Roundhay Fox because I wrote it ages ago and have changed my mind now because we had Sunday lunch here today and it was proper lush. I was all like, 'ooh I well fancy a nice Sunday lunch but not at the Queen's Arms because it's not all that, and the White Hart's a bit dear, let's give the Roundhay Fox a go' cos our mate Mickey said it was good now.
And it was! I had roast lamb, Hot Steve had roast beef, and the gravy, the parsnips, the meat, the roasties, the lot was deeeeelish. All for £8.95 each.
I was going to knock a star off because the service started off ridiculously slow but by then end of our meal our waitress had got warmed up and I was too full and contented to be that bothered anymore. Also Hot Steve has just reminded me that there was some very bizarre porno photo shoot going on in the car park with a lady in a very short skirt and a dude poking a massive camera (schnarf schnarf) up it. Apparently it wasn't authorised or anything but it was a bit of family entertainment for a Sunday afternoon. Oh. Maybe not.
I really liked this pub, it had lovely open fire places which we sat opposite and it's exactly what you need in the cold freezing winter. We ordered fish and chips and they were cooked nicely. The pub had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The waitors were polite and it was real cosy and homely. If you like great pub food, then it's the place to go to.
Enter the Roundhay Fox in autumn or winter and you’ll be greeted by the welcoming smell of woodsmoke from one of the open fires. I’ve only ever been for lunch, but it was good traditional pub food with plenty of choice and great value for money. This is a family-friendly pub, and a mighty fine one at that, so take a bracing walk around Roundhay Park with the kids, then collapse in one of the chairs by the open fires and feel the warmth returning to your bones.
The last time I went in here (summer 2008), I waited nearly 15 minutes to be served. Eventually when I did get served the beer was rubbish. The whole of the pub was a mess, empty glasses and spilt beer everywhere. It wasn’t even that busy. Needless to say I won’t be going back.
Really nice pub but awful service. Had to wait for ages and the barman was rude. And the guiness was horrible. Only place near Roundhay park to drink really. Not the worst place in the world and maybe we just caught the barman on a bad day.
There’s no doubting they have the best location in Roundhay/Street Lane but success has its price. They’ve become so popular that, on the basis of my last two visits there, they’ve allowed standards to drop a little. Twice food was cold when it arrived and either the order mixed up or food prepared well done when it was ordered rare etc.
It’s still a great place to drink but it’s no longer my first choice for a quick Sunday lunch, the bedrock of their popularity. That prize goes to another pub on the other side of Roundhay Park but I won’t do the Fox a dis-service by mentioning them by name here. I’ll give it another try but three strikes and you’re out!
Also, sort out those toilets…
I too visited the Roundhay Fox for a meal after a day at Tropical World. A very traditional Yorkshire country side style pub with great ales (I was assured). The food was lovely as well and the portions rather large in contrast to the bill. A great place to sit outside in the sun while cooling the insides.
Leave your car in the car park and take a short stroll to the pub.
When I was summoned to visit Tropical World (I do recommend) for the day I did not expect to stumble across a pub as excellent as this one. It is nicer than any of the pubs in the city centre or Headingley as it is quite country-like and very traditional.
The food is excellent and very reasonable. There is outdoor seating and a quiz night.
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