Saturday, 4 July 2015


Brunch in the city

Home-made ricotta and honey

Foxlow, by the ever popular and successful The Hawksmoor group seems to be on the right track with its casual format, a second Foxlow has just recently launched in Stoke Newington, Church Street. Judging from the location and price positioning, the group is rolling Foxlow out as a mid range steak restaurant chain and Hawksmoor would remain as a premium steak chain. Foxlow launched its brunch menu last year and this was my second time to try it, and it is surprisingly a lot cheaper than its standard menu with some creative dishes and classic brunch items with a "Foxlow makeover".

egg benedict
Moroccan eggs with Sobrasada toast
flat iron steak

I couldn't resist the temptation and went for the daily special flat iron steak, not as tender as I was hoping but it still had a real richness and a mild smoky aroma. Less impressive was the Moroccan eggs with Sobrasada toast, the tomato was overwhelming and dominated everything else, it tasted like a bowl of tomato soup. Home-made ricotta was a simple but excellent dish with the mild creamy cheese offering a full body texture with a touch of mild sweetness from the honey. And how can I forget the dessert, the sundae was such a treat with a silky soft and smooth texture, the bourbon caramel was not overly thick or sweet with a beautiful sweet vanilla aroma. Overall I would definitely recommend brunch at Foxlow as prices are pretty reasonable, also it is pretty easy to secure a brunch booking unlike most other high profile brunch specialists, but that's mostly to do with the City location as quality wise it can easily rival places such as Granger & Co and Kopapa.

Food 2.5/5

Executive chef: 
Richard Turner

What I paid: 

£20 per head with a soft drink 

Average cost without drinks and services:

£35 pp

69-73 Saint John Street, London EC1M 4AN

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