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The Fox Hotel

351 Wellington St
Collingwood VIC 3066
Tel : +61 3 9077 7228
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
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Not far from Clifton Hill Station in Collingwood, The Fox is one of Melbourne's oldest pubs; but after several name changes and a fire, the place wouldn't be recognisable to early patrons. The hotel is now decked out in an adorably '90s theme and serves pub grub and a mammoth range of beer, which should all be enjoyed with the city views on the rooftop.

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On the corner of Wellington Street and Alexandra Parade, a short walk from the Smith Street trams.

Settled modestly on the busy corner of Alexandra Parade and Wellington Street, the Fox Hotel might be an easy place to speed past, but those who stop and venture inside don’t leave in a hurry. Old school charm and a cosy, neighbourhood atmosphere is created by the three female owners who run the hotel with an easy but efficient hand. At ‘the Fox’, classic dishes are given high-standard flair while the drinks menu features a varied range of interesting beers drawn from local microbreweries and the far-flung corners of the globe.

The Fox Hotel welcomes long drinks shared in its many hidden corners and welcoming lounges while live, acoustic tunes play in the background, floating over from one of the two beer gardens. Couples get competitive over table tennis while the pinball machine and pool table are constantly surrounded by playful debates on skill and technique. Fashionable congregations enjoy the stunning city views and private bar for special functions or the festive season.

The menu strives to satisfy all tastes while the specials go beyond traditional pub fare. The classic are here, but so too is duck and rosemary risotto with porcini mushrooms, snow peas and bok choy, or Moreton Bay bug pie with roquette and tomato salad and lemon myrtle garlic butter. Today a group of seafood lovers choose the Foxy Fish Plate that’s abundant with salt and pepper squid, beer battered barramundi, saffron and chilli prawns and mussels, thick cut chips and colourful salad. They make the most of the high-standards drinks menu with the men ordering boutique, international beers while the women enjoy som,e award-winning Australian wine.

The Fox Hotel runs on a casual atmosphere that welcomes you like that makes it feel like a second home. With the laid-back vibe punctuated by the playful excitement of pool table winners, this is the perfect place to meet up with friends for chilled, after-dark drinks or on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Angela Costanzo
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Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Live Music / Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Pub that Serves Good Food
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