Our Suppliers

Paul Merrett, Executive Chef of the Fox and Grapes, writes: “Sourcing ingredients for The Fox and Grapes is a big part of my job. I spend a lot of time meeting new suppliers, testing new products and visiting farms and producers.”

Food at the Fox Grapes Wimbledon London Soft Fruit
Food at the Fox Grapes Wimbledon Common London SW19 Serrano Ham

Fish & shellfish

Our fish comes from Bethnal Green. Well, it’s not caught there obviously but I work with a fantastic East End fish supplier called Serge, who buys sustainable day boat fish and shellfish from the harbour side in Cornwall and Newhaven.

Food at the Fox Grapes Wimbledon Our Fish
Food at the Fox Grapes Wimbledon London SW19

Our shopping list includes a few additional surprises

Not everything can come from Britain though. Our passion for a bit of exotic, spicy food does mean that we also use a specialist Asian supplier for things like curry leaf, lemon grass and galangal.

We also make occasional use of some specialist suppliers such as Spanish produce from Brindisa and Greek produce from Odysea.
In spring and early summer, I use a forager to find us those hedgerow gems that are abundant in the British countryside – nettles, elderflower, wild garlic, morels and chickweed.

And then there is you! We have had keen allotment folk bring in their surplus of carrots or parsnips or soft fruit and we are always happy to swap it for a beer or two.

Food at The Fox Grapes Wimbledon
The Fox Grapes Wimbledon Ingredients

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