The Fox Hole

4.5
22 reviews
$41 to $100
British

Top tags:

Casual
Afternoon Coffee
The Fox Hole is a two-level bar in the heart of Sydney's CBD, just a short stroll from Wynyard station. Inspired by a bar you may find in London, you can enter the front door on the corner of Kent and Erskine Streets, or directly into the Cellar Bar via Kent Street and forget the world outside. THE CONSERVATORY BAR – GROUND LEVEL Light, bright and airy, our Conservatory Bar on ground level plays host to The Fox Hole's cafe in the morning and is a great place for lunch, after work drinks and dinner in the afternoon and evenings. You'll find delicious cocktails and more than 50 gins from all over the world. THE CELLAR BAR – UNDERGROUND Convict brickwork and exposed timber beams set the scene for a 19th century cellar converted into our favourite place to dine, drink wine and whisky any time of the day or night. Our bartenders can guide you through more than 20 wines by the glass and a dozen different Whiskies.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ingrid
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good evening in a relatively quiet and cosy atmosphere with great romantic lighting and living room setting inside. Definitely a great find! We had the 4 gin and tonic - experience which was amazing, in particularly because of the friendly and knowledgable waiter serving us. The food was excellent too. I will be back!

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mktu
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is always good, there's a great selection of drinks, and the service is friendly. The ambiance isn't all that great, but it's a good spot for a casual bite or drink.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had bottomless brunch and it was really great. I've been coming here with my book club for years and the service is always outstanding, friendly staff, great drinks, and a nice atmosphere! The brunch was great value and we'd come again for it :)

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MirandaS
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely venue, great drinks and lovely ambience. Highly recommended!

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Raine99
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great little spot. Can imagine it would really buzz later in the night. Huge choice of gins and the cocktail I had, Ranger Fizz, was excellent. The service was quick and they were willing to recommend options.

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DeanC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The staff were very friendly, and so helpful. Their knowledge of gin was incredible.

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MaanB
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food menu needs to be improved. Servings are too small and not well cooked.

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Lis55
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, great food, the downstairs bar has a great atmosphere.

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ChristineR
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice lunch with the girls. Good bottle of wine and good value overall. Staff were friendly.

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MarkA
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Healthy , delicious lunch in pleasant and quiet surrounds . Friendly service and they make delicious fruit cup punches.

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ClaireR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love this place. Its so cozy and welcoming. Like a local neighbourhood cafe in the middle of the CBD

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Shellby
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Only upset was that the pork but that was ok sharing.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time and we just loved it. More than good food people/ service was excellent. Thanks

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GirlyGirl
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even during covid times, the guys were well organised

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Littlebug
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the environment, music not too loud, service was excellent, foods came up really quick.. 5 stars service overall

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RoxS
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, lovely food and coffee (we went at lunchtime). Music was a bit loud at first, however the server was very accommodating to turn it down a bit. I can imagine it would be good for after-work drinks too.

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ColletteH
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Fox Hole is one of my favourite restaurants for lunch or dinner. The menu is simple and the food is excellent. The gin selection is wondrous and James is happy to share recommendations. The service is fantastic. I can’t recommend the Fox Hole enough!

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CherylL
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dumplings & pork buns are amazing, also coffee is amazing

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LeannaL
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Fox Hole is a fantastic little bar/restaurant, perfect for a chilled dinner and drinks with friends. They have an excellent and extensive gin menu along with many other spirits.

The scotch egg is the best I've had in Australia, and the lamb ragout and dumplings are superb and the service is second to none..highly recommend!!

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Was just ok. Needs more ambience.

The Fox Hole
Responded on 15 June 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis we’ve all made changes to meet the evolving situation to protect the community, our customers and our staff. All venues were limited to 10 patrons at a time and it was a legal requirement that alcohol only be served with meal. We understand you refused to order dinner and so were legally unable to serve you. We work hard to provide 5 star experiences and we’re sorry that the law meant you didn’t enjoy your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a place to have a lunch first day back from the restrictions being lifted and through open table we came across the fox hole. All I can say is what a great experience, the food, wine and service was first class!!! We will definitely be heading back

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Rupes
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!! Great vibe, you can just relax - I always sit upstairs as loads of sunlight. Went on a Wednesday and it was perfect.

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FAQs

The Fox Hole offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9279 4369.

The Fox Hole is rated 4.5 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.