9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common, LONDON, SW19 4UN
Opened nearly five years ago, the Fox & Grapes' success from day one was more or less assured by the pedigree of its chefs. Step inside to a large open-plan interior of parquet flooring, wood panelling, scrubbed wooden tables. Certainly you can enjoy a pint of Doom Bar or Wye Valley, as many dog-walkers do; or consult the wine carte for the small selection of sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines. But AA Rosette-standard cooking remains the prime attraction, so booking is advisable. A typical dinner menu offers oak-smoked mackerel rillettes, red onion jam and granary toast; and ham hock terrine, beetroot and horseradish tapenade. Followed by roasted duck breast, smoked onion purée, fig roasted in prosciutto; or seared salmon fillet, white wine and mussel velouté, peas and samphire.