Hawksmoor’s younger sibling brings superior steak and cocktails to W4.
Unless you're absolutely minted, the chances are you’ll never live close to a Hawksmoor. Never fear: the people behind the temple to steak have been rolling out its younger sibling Foxlow to the ‘burbs, with sites in Stokey, Balham and this one replacing Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick. It might not carry the same kudos as its older bro, but the steaks are from the same farm (the Ginger Pig in Yorkshire) so it’s the closest thing you can get round these parts. You’ll still have to shell out for quality cow, though: my rib-bib-eye cost £23 before fries (£3.50), but it tasted like money well spent for what was a fine piece of meat, perfectly cooked to order.
Not everything’s so meaty – deep-fried spiced squid and hummus, with a drizzle of green harissa were consistent small plates. Sadly, puddings were disappointing on both the occasions we visited.
Foxlow hasn’t done anything dramatic to the spacious interior since the team took over. The light and airy front bar remains a good spot for cocktails, but if you’re a local hankering after steak, this is as good as it gets in W4.
|Venue name:||Foxlow Chiswick||Contact:|
11 Barley Mow Passage
|Transport:||Tube: Chiswick Park or Turnham Green tube|
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I'm a big fan of Hawkesmoor so was excited to see how this more relaxed version compared. There a good bar and split level dining. We sat upstairs in a booth which i'd recommend asking for. The waitress recommended the buttermilk chicken and it was one of the finest i'd had outside of the US. I'm not a big desert person but the honey nut popcorn really hit the spot. Great place for a relaxed work lunch or a fun evening with friends.