Foxlow Soho (CLOSED)
Time Out says
A Soho branch of the neighbourhood diner.
Please note, Foxlow Soho has now closed. Time Out Food editors, April 2019.
Here’s something to celebrate: a new Foxlow – from the duo who founded Hawksmoor – has arrived in Soho. I’m not sure how PC it is to gender a restaurant, but this new arrival is definitely a boy. A neighbourhood diner with a meat-focused menu, the vibe at this, Foxlow’s fourth London branch, is stylish and masculine – if a bit generic. It’s spacious and wood-heavy, with trendy floor tiling and a big square bar in the middle. Basically, Foxlow Soho is the restaurant equivalent of a Topman model. And who doesn’t like Topman models?
The food on my visit was comforting and competent, with some delicious moments. One of those moments was a lusciously soft and stringy side of mac ’n’ cheese with lovely breadcrumbs on top. Also fantastic was the crunchy gem salad, sprinkled with Twineham Grange, a vegetarian ‘parmesan’. The hanger steak, too, was excellent and cooked to pink perfection, though mine came with a too-salty peppercorn sauce. For a place with such a meaty pedigree, that was the night’s biggest disappointment. The fried chicken, which had been recommended by friends, was another letdown: juicy but a tad bland. The staff are lovely, though, and you’ll leave feeling well fed and well looked after. Foxlow’s a fine choice for a solid night out (and some sensational mac ’n’ cheese).
8-10 Lower James Street
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Users say (15)
Average User Rating
3.5 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:7
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- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
2 hour wait for food and served dish with butter to dairy allergy diner even though aware
Foxlow service is awful Party of 8 waited 2 hours for main course. One of the party had a dairy allergy and despite making the waiter aware of this, and the waiter acknowledging this still served a side dish containing butter by mistake, unfortunately they'd already eaten some of it before the waiter came rushing back frantic and took it away. Yes they apologised and gave 25% off the bill for the terrible service and allergy mistake, but where there's health at stake and they know about an allergy it's totally unacceptable.
What could have been a lovely pre-theatre dinner was ruined by an extremely rude and horrible manager. We went with the Time Out offer and as soon as we told our waiter this she treated us if we were a piece of sh*t on her shoe.
We were physically shocked at how badly she treated us and how rude she was to us. I don't know why someone would work in hospitality who seemingly hates people?
Had the hanger steak and chips, it was good. House white isn't very nice at all. The time out offer was brilliant value, as they always are, however whole experience was ruined by the manager's service.
Won't be returning to a Foxlow ever again.
Foxlow is a nice restaurant for when you really want to go to Hawksmoor but can't really spare the money. Or when you're craving steak, basically.
Reasonably priced and with delicious meats, this is a great place to get your red meat in - I didn't try their chicken offerings but the fried chicken does sound like a treat. The sirloin steak was cooked to perfect colour and charred on the outside, which I love, and comes with chips or green salad. The garlic butter wasn't quite what I expected as instead of a spreadable, we got liquified, and with more garlic than butter (a good thing though). We also tried the sourdough which was fresh and crispy, and some salt and pepper squid which is your standard fried crispy bits.
Staff are indeed lovely - it's a shame that the air con above our table was so strong we actually couldn't wait to be out of there. One other tip - don't go on a Sunday, because Foxlow offer bottomless drinks with brunch, meaning we were surrounded by groups of incredibly drunk and loud girls. Not what you want with your steak.
Otherwise though, great location, nice little spot and good steak. Recommended.
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