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Fox & Ferret Public Ale House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, ,
20 Marshland Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-385 9955
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“carbonara” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
20 Marshland Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wim we decided to treat ourselves to a quick lunch . It was a beautiful Sunny day so sat outside. The waitress was quick to guide us to a table and menus followed . As we were on limited time we opted to...More

Thank ronikim
FoxHosp, Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ronikim, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review and for your measured feedback. I'm sorry to hear about the kitchen mix up but glad that the staff kept you up to date and were able to get everything sorted. I will...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Stone grill sirloin steak was lovely for my friend and I. My friend ordered with wedges, which tasted great I ordered steamed veges with mine, and mashed potatoes. The mashed potatos were bland and the steamed veges a little over cooked. Service was great.More

Thank AnaJarr
FoxHosp, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi Tafu J, Thanks for the measured and thoughtful feedback. I'm glad to hear you both enjoyed the Stonegrills, we will take your thoughts regarding the sides on board and try and improve these for the future. Thanks again and we look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

My first visit to a F&F, My group loved the stone-grill concept for the steaks exciting and initially a little intimidating. Care needed not to touch the hot stones. The dish offered a selection of two sides, which kept the focus of the dish on...More

Thank kevben1055
FoxHosp, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi Kevben155, Thanks for the great feedback. Our stonegrill meals are a favourite down here so I'm glad you all enjoyed them! We look forward to having you guys in next time! Cheers

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Came with a mate for two for one stone grill and some beers on a sunny day. Great service! We were informed quickly of a large party inside and there would be a wait. As we weren’t in a rush still ordered, food came exactly...More

Thank LauraP019
FoxHosp, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi Laura, Wow thanks for such an awesome review! So glad to hear you enjoyed everything and I will be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to the team :) Looking forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful 27 degrees in January so my wife and I dropped by The Palms outdoor food court after doing diy shopping. We chose the Fox & Ferret from among the four or five restaurants. The choice proved to be inspired! We sat...More

Thank Gavin H
HospoGroup, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review Gavin, we are thrilled that you had such a positive experience!

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Rain all week the kids got cabin fever so we took one out for tea! First time at F&F and at first it was imposing Friday arvo full of fluoro and swannies, beer after work for the boys and girls, very noisy. But when we...More

Thank kiwi353
HospoGroup, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

This is great to hear, thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review!

Reviewed 5 January 2018

We have dined and drank in here many times over the past years. Staff turnover quite high. Beer selection Ok. Food........ Well, don't have a platter to share. Stick to a plain old burger or a steak. Its fine not flash.

Thank SaxonFraser
Frenzigroup, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry you haven't enjoyed the platters in the past, we will look into any improvements that can be made here and look forward to seeing you again next time.

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I came here yesterday with my mum for lunch and we were seated straight away. Ordered but waited half an hour to 40 minutes at least just for the starter but it was worth it. I ordered the carbonara and I don’t understand the reason...More

Thank jordanlY8412XL
Frenzigroup, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank very much for your feedback Jordan. We apologise that you didn't enjoy the carbonara. We will certainly pass your feedback on to the kitchen team. We are pleased that you were well looked after and hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to both The Palms and Riccarton Fox and Ferret. I must say that both restaurant are consistently good with their friendly customer service. The food is generally good and with a lot of variety to choose from. I think there is a bit...More

Thank Breeze_NZ
Frenzigroup, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback, this is great to hear and we'll look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious vegetarian burger and great service. Docking one star for 1- people smoking in the covered outside smoking area, smoking in this area isn't pleasant for diners. I believe that smoking should only be allowed in the truly outside area. 2 - for the lack...More

Thank KimEoin
Frenzigroup, General Manager at Fox & Ferret Public Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks very much for your feedback Kim, we will certainly look into your suggestions and hope we will see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Marshland Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-385 9955
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Description
Occupying a sun drenched spot at The Palms Mall in Shirley, the Fox & Ferret is a modern gastro pub offering a wide selection of mouth watering light & main meals to suit all tastes, including the world famous Stonegrill menu and legendary sharing platters. We pride ourselves on offering some of the finest local and imported ales and head down on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for live music and entertainment.
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