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Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

The Fox & Ferret Public Ale House in Shirley is located at The Palms shopping mall.

A modern gastro pub, the Fox & Ferret offers a wide selection of mouth watering light and main meals to suit all tastes, including the world famous stonegrill menu and legendary sharing platters.

Fox & Ferret Palms also proudly serves a range of fine ales from both local and international sources.

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Fox & Ferret Palms
Corner Marshland and New Brighton Roads
Shirley
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Phone: 03 385 9955

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Fox & Ferret Palms
Location: Shirley
Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35
Fox & Ferret Palms accepts American Express

Reviews

Had a lovely evening at Fox and the Ferret. The service was responsive, the food came out fast, and was absolutely delicious! The dessert was perfect. We left super happy and full. Our table was really nicely located, felt nice and private. Atmosphere was really good! Busy place, but we felt relaxed the whole time. Can’t wait to come back!

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Brilliant fast service, boys first time trying the stone grill meals. They couldn't rave enough. We will be back to try more. Well done fox n ferrit.

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We have a wonderful, fun time at the Fox & Ferret. From the moment we walked in and were greeted by the friendly staff, to being seated in a luscious warm room with great music playing the background.

The aroma of other customers receiving their meal was exciting our taste buds! Then our food was delivered - wow!!! My steak was cooked to perfection - thank you for a fantastic night - and know that you've got a really great team on board serving people. Hospitality can be a difficult and sometimes thankless job, however, with your team, as a customer, we felt incredibly valued - thank you

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What a great night. The food and atmosphere was superb, but best of all was the waitress, she interacted with us throughout the night..she had us in hysterics, never had so much fun and laughs for a long time. Great music in the background, food was fantastic, just an all round great night out.

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We took our teenaged grand children for dinner. We'd never dined there before, but their menu looked like it would cover all of our wide and varied food preferences. Wow! We weren't disappointed. Service was friendly and fast. Food choices awesome. The food itself was large portions and yummy. We shared the fresh warm bread loaf, fried chicken starters. My husband tried the pie, it was huge and very tasty, the Caesar Salad was also really good. The steak and rib plate was massive and even a teenage boy couldn't quite finish it. The steak was amazing as were the ribs. Lastly we had the chicken and roast vegetables, again great portion size and really tasty. Thanks for a great night with family Fox and Ferret. We will be back again for sure.

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Harriet Scott

What a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. I met a friend for dinner and we were met with welcoming staff who have attentive service throughout the evening. We were left to enjoy our meal without feeling hurried. Huge portions (I got a burger), and my mate got the salad and waffle fries - a new fav! The pub actually held a quiz night from 7, so it got busy in the bar but the dining room position meant we weren't really affected. A great night and I will return

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Charlotte Lindsay

I love going to Fox & Ferret at The Palms! I always receive exceptional service and the atmosphere is great! My partner loves the food and they are great value for money! My only suggestion would be to improve the vegan burger (with the addition of vegan cheese & more ingredients) as it was quite bland. Other vegan options on the menu would be wonderful too! :)

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Phenomenal service. The food, particularly the steaks, were under seasoned and a little inconsistent in cooking but still super tasty. Really good sized portions and the staff were all super friendly. We’d definitely return here.

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Was quite busy when we arrived (St Paddys day). Were greeted and given options for where to sit. We chose the Oval room which was quieter and comfy. The service was great, three people being very attentive to us (and other diners). I had the vege deluxe burger and my partner had the Fox burger. Both were welll presented and delicious. The kumara chips were also great. Definitely will return.

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Debbie Meechin

Delicious food, extra large portions too! Our waiter was awesome, always smiling...wish I'd asked his name now. Will definitely be back!! :)

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Jeanette Barrett

We didn’t realize that there was a boxing match live on tv so arrived to a very loud and full place.
Because it was so busy service and attendance was on the slow side, we understood but when you have a family eating out it makes it a long night.
2 burgers and a fish and chips all great but did get the meat platter to find the fried chicken and sausages (two different types) were very dry we couldn’t eat them.
Sadly today was not there day.

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Excellent platter. Loved the food, drinks and atmosphere

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Anne Fuller

Great service and food . Because one of us was on crutches staff went out of their way to find us a table with easy access.

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great!

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Trudie Gillard

Four of us went to the fox and ferrit last night for a meal. We all ordered something different and were all more than happy with our meals. We found our waitress very attentive and friendly and would certainly dine there again Trudie Gillard

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Dorothy Lee

I had a great dinner with my friends at Fox & Ferret in Shirley Christchurch.

For the services
I m not sure customers have to make a phone call for reservation as when we purchase the deal, it has specific time and date. Anyway they didn’t hold my table.
Staff members were kind and helpful and food was served in reasonable speed.

Food
We ordered three different menus but they were absolutely amazing! We love and enjoyed them.

Facilities
Chairs were very uncomfortable and the fabrics which was covered the chairs were very dirty.

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marvellous!!!

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Kimberley Arnold

Food was delicious and staff were lovely will definitely be back for more tasty food

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Emily Gray

Awesome food, awesome service! Always a good time at the Fox and Ferret

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Wilchon Junio

Service was great. Food servings was massive. Had a great time

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Kay Bayly

Food was excellent and the service was amazing. A great bunch of people work there and the atmosphere is awesome. Highly recommend

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Bettine Sutherland

Was met at door and taken to our table. Lucky to be there on a happy hour evening. Service was very good and atmosphere very pleasant. Food was excellent two of us had fish of the day and one had the grill and the other one a pasta we were all delighted with both the size of the meal and the taste and presentation. We did not try the dessert menu as we were all too full although it was very tempting. overall a very pleasant experience and would certainly recommend.

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Bliss Gonsalves

I had great time at Fox and Ferret! The service and food was top notch. Must visit.

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Lara Gazzard

Awesome food, awesome service and a buzzing atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Dean and Jane Taurima

Lovely wait staff and amazing food.

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Kodie Bos

Service was awesome and attentive, food came out fast and was cooked perfectly aswell. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Great place to dine and have a few drinks in the sun

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Candy Chiyoko

Amazing experience! Nice food nice service!

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Great to sit outside and enjoy the summer weather. A little sticky on bench tops and floor but that's to be expected with a bar. Food was nice, would go again for the convenience and atmosphere

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Carol Wilkins

Service really good. My steak was changed with no problem and the new steak was beautiful. Definitely go back.

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I was a tad worried about using 1st table for the first time. I thought that the food and service could be lacking, but was I surprised! Fox and Ferret Palms, your food was great and service excellent. I will not think twice about going there again. An all-round amazing experience!

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So nice sitting in the sun have lovely food and a wine. Highly recommend as the steak was lovely . Nice date night with the movies so close

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Sarah McArley

Service was amazing! All the staff were helpful and catered to our dietary requirements. Food was absolutely delicious, we have zero complaints! We will definitely be coming back sometime soon.

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I was looking forward to sitting outside to enjoy our meal, but as we walked in through the outdoor area, we were overcome with the smell of people smoking, so I was dissappointed to have to choose seating inside the restaurant.

We were shown our table, and after sitting for sometime, we went up to the bar and asked for some water.

The service was okay, our waiter showed no enthusiasm whatsoever when
serving us.

We enjoyed the food, but way too much, the meals were huge!

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Sue O'Hara

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Julia Durie

The food was quite tasty (only wee gripe was my ribeye was over cooked after asking for it to be cooked medium rare), the service wasn’t great but overall we had a nice dining experience.

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Excellent food and portion sizes. Will keep coming back!

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Great service, food was good too! Loved the s’mores skillet dessert

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Service was amazing!!! Great atmosphere and food was great, will definitely be back

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Kasheen Stanley

Always eat there. Foods great so is service recommended

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Great food, try the platters, they are a great deal

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Ange Fraser

We arrived, was greeted frienly by all the staff we passed. We were able to choose our own table which was a bonus, as we could sit outside.
The food was brought out, hot and tasty witha short wait.
All in all its was a great time, great food and service.

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Enjoyed the food, was happily offered a large drink of water with lemon rather than just a carafe of water - much appreciated!

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The meals were excellent and accompanied by outstanding customer service made this a great night out. Will certainly return soon.

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Took my 2 young daughters on a Thursday night. We had the garlic loaf to start which was yummy, a must try. I had the steak and eggs and it came out cooked perfectly. The girls had the kids burgers and they ate the lot. The staff we're friendly and gave the girls a colouring pack. We sat upstairs so the girls loved the view of the whole place.
So all round great experience. Thank you

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Sandy Chalmers

The food and service was perfect.

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Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food’s not flashy but just good old value for money. Huge portions....of everything. Definitely should have shared a dessert instead of having a whole one as the dessert was like a meal in itself!! Like that you can mix and match your sides so you don’t end up stuck with some limp salad that you didn’t want in the first place. Would go again

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Great service from beginning to end. Friendly and helpful staff. Food and atmosphere great. The gas fire was nice. No fuss with voucher.

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Had a lovely evening at Fox and the Ferret. The service was responsive, the food came out fast, and was absolutely delicious! The dessert was perfect. We left super happy and full. Our table was really nicely located, felt nice and private. Atmosphere was really good! Busy place, but we felt relaxed the whole time. Can’t wait to come back!

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Brilliant fast service, boys first time trying the stone grill meals. They couldn't rave enough. We will be back to try more. Well done fox n ferrit.

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Helen Jackson

Lovely wait staff who were very enthusiastic and the food came out in good time despite being very busy on a Friday night! Meals were good and the desert was excellent :)

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Jane Houghton

Was really disappointed with the food as last time we visited it was brilliant. The meat on the stone grill had no flavor. The stone grill provided for the mixed grill is too small to cook all the food at once. The chicken was taking too long to cook as grill cooled so had to ask for chicken to be cooked in the oven. Was provided with hot stone grill but when the chicken was just cooked it was rubbery.
Had to ask for the toffee pudding to be warmed up as cold, even after warmed up it was rubbery and not nice to eat. Even with the discount from First Table i felt ripped off.
Service was great.
Sorry, would not recommend like i usually do.

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Tyler Aroha Wilson

Was good to try something new even if it wasn't for us

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My partner and I had a great dinner out at Fox and ferret, the service was great and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone

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Cheryl Dibnah

Excellent food and friendly staff

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Krystal Werahiko

Lovely place

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Carol Jane

Food great, waitress was great made our visit most enjoyable. Will be back.

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