Foxlow Chiswick

Restaurants , British Turnham Green
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Foxlow Chiswick
Toby Keane

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
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Address: 11 Barley Mow Passage
London
W4 4PH
Transport: Tube: Chiswick Park or Turnham Green tube
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Chloe M

Coming from the same people who created The Hawksmoor, you'd expect nothing less than proper, meaty, well-done food. You won't be disappointed.

The restaurant itself is stylish, rustic and relaxed in a classy, old-school, type way, with high ceilings and attention to detail.

We had a lovely, boozy, chilled-out meal here while reading the Sunday papers.

My hubby had the fried chicken on waffle with sausage sauce. He said it's the best fried chicken he's ever had. After tasting it, I agree. I've already decided that when I go back, I'm having what he had. The skin was crispy and divine and the chicken was succulent.

I ordered the sausage, egg and cheese on muffin which was delicious. Getting a burger patty rather than a sausage was a very welcome surprise, and the egg was sufficiently bright and runny.

We also shared a mac 'n cheese side. It was rich, cheesy, and with a crunchy top. So yum.

Drinks-wise, we opted for the bottomless Bloody Mary's. For £14.50 it's a good offer- especially because they are properly done by a pro (we sat opposite the bar in a booth and saw him lovingly make them). Apparently the record is 7 bloody Mary's in one sitting. We managed 6 each somehow. (We had a very long walk after!)

What let it down and hence only 4 stars not 5, was a moment of sloppy service. Our waitress took down a wrong order- she apologised for the mishap later- but another waitress who brought our food seemed rather unimpressed when we- politely-pointed out the mistake. Instead of the expected 'sorry about that, I'll have the right dish for you shortly', she didn't say anything and walked off with the offending dish and a grumpy face. (We actually apologised to her for the inconvenience because we were so thrown by her reaction!).

We didn't see her again and the correct dish was brought about 10 minutes later. So we both really enjoyed our meals, albeit not entirely at the same time.

All in all, despite the service blip, it was a fantastic experience and I'm looking forward to going back to try the Sunday roast. And drink 7 Bloody Mary's.

Five stars for the food.

Carmen
Staff Writer

I have recently tried this new restaurant and bar in Chiswick. If you were familiar with Sam's brasserie you will find out that the decor has not changed much tough the atmosphere is more of Hawskmoor, its mother ship restaurant. The menu is short and original. we were a table of three and kicked off the evening with nibbles (delicious smoked almonds, hummus and anchovy toasts - you should not order this one if you are not a big fan of anchovy!) and margaritas and negronis! we then ordered diner and tried the sirloin (delicious meet served by the famous Ginger Pig from Askew Road if you are a local you will know about it!), the burger (large and tasty with a lot of toppings available such as avocado, bacon, etc....) and  the cheese & mac (probably my favourite choice that night!). Five starts to the chips! We were pretty full by the time we had our main course but decided to go on and indulge ourselves with deserts and tried the toffee Sunday (nice but nothing special) and the chocolate and salted caramel mousse and that is a bomb! you must try it. Cocktails were delicious and service from the bar great, the staff is very friendly and professional Overall is great experience and great new spots in Chiswick for drinks! A great addition to the local restaurants and small chains in this lovely leafy neighbourhood of London! 

GP
Staff Writertastemaker

Finally got to try the famous fried chicken here and it was totally delicious, worth the wait.

Like its sister restaurant chain Hawksmoor the service here is near bloody perfection, friendly, relaxed, knowledgeable- we even got our after dinner bourbons fro free for being first timers in Chiswick!

The rib starter was amazing salty goodness, sticky and falling off the bone with a crisp on the fat and a perfect tangy slaw on the side to cut through it all.  We over ordered and couldn’t squeeze in desert but it was worth it, and it was very reasonable at £60 for cocktail, starter and main for two as well.

Guy Parsons
moderatorStaff Writer

I went on a quiet Monday afternoon and it was really nice! The staff were friendly, the food was good and they even gave us a whisky on the house. Thanks Foxlow!

Mark O'Donnell
moderatorStaff Writer

For a part of London that's swamped with average chains Chiswick has started to appeal to the smaller restaurant operators too - Jackson & Rye, Smoke House and, now, Foxlow have all improved the quality available of late. Part of the Hawskmoor fam, steaks are obviously of the highest quality here - a rib-eye with fries and bernaise sauce was equal to the meat at its sibling, and cocktails were another strong point. The dining area hasn't been changed much since its days trading as Sam's Brasserie, which isn't a good thing: it's a bit on the dull side. But the light and airy bar area with its leather booths is much more enticing. Next time I go back I'll be trying to secure one of those for a boozy long lunch.

ANH

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.