Foxlow Clerkenwell

4.4
1222 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Will Beckett and Huw Gott opened the first Foxlow restaurant in Clerkenwell in 2013 with the aim of creating a great neighbourhood bar and restaurant. Foxlow’s offering is simple, revolving around a real charcoal grill and impeccable seasonal and local produce from the best of British farmers and fishermen. Warm, informal service and a comfortable, lived-in interior add to the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
On St John Street, Foxlow is a 5-minute walk from Farringdon Tube Station, and 7 minutes’ walk from Barbican Tube Station.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, International, English
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Hours of Operation
Monday
12pm – 10pm
Food 12pm - 8.30pm
Last bookings at 8.30pm

Tuesday – Friday
12pm – 11.30pm
Food served 12pm – 10pm
Last bookings at 10pm

Saturday
10am – 11.30pm
Food served 10am – 10pm
Last bookings at 10pm

Sunday
10am – 5pm
Food served 10am –3.30pm
Last bookings at 3.30pm
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Phone number
020 7014 8070
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Farringdon
Barbican
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CE
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good happy hour cocktails at £5. And very happy with a glass house red at £4

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GA
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food and service
We had a table booked for 13:30 and were a bit disappointed to find that only the brunch menu was available
Service was good, food robust.
Most of my party had the chicken burger which was good and well cooked although I had the full English which was a bit dried up but ok - average at best
All in all was fine

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f
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Starters particularly the squid and salmon we loved. Great steaks! Cooked as ordered. The Hot Toddy (medicinal) caused great mirth particularly in the way it was served. Very friendly staff who were very good considering the restaurant was full. BYOB on Tuesday :)

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kind stuff, relaxed environment, very good food for excellent price value, highly recommend

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3
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolouty amazing night with the family. I would happily recommend to a friend. Great meal, great service and great value for the price.
Good work Foxlow!!!!!

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A
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic dinner at Foxlow on Friday evening. Excellent steak and great value for money. Good cocktail & wine list too.

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RP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. The menu is quite small and the food is really well executed. When burger of the month is available it is really well done, the classic is great too. Good to linger or for a quick lunch.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place, really excellent service. Incredible wine, incredible flat iron steak, incredible sticky toffee pudding 👍🏻

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FP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a couple of "dark and stormy"s from their happy hours cocktail list, while waiting for my friend. We were seated quickly. Our waitress was very good and chatty. The service was good. I had flat iron steak with bearnaise and fries, all delicious and my friend had the anglum fattoush salad and fries. Special mention to the fries! Finally ended meal with orange and almond cake with ganache and marmalade, nice too. The place wasn't too busy or noisy, dim light (maybe a bit on the dark side but I wasn't beating fish with bones so I didn't mind). All together a nice experience that I would repeat again and again.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the interesting menu and couldn’t resist ordering a range of starters to ensure I could sample more dishes. Loved the anchovy crisps and the elegant beetroot salad deserves a photo and it was delicious. My lovely waitress M, couldn’t have been nicer. Recommended.

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TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, simple dishes cooked very well. Quite pricey for the amount of food on the plate but that's good as you leave feeling satisfied but not stuffed! Excellent, good value wine list. The interior and lighting is superb.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Foxlow in Soho had been vibes, food, and service. I was very disappointed in my experience at Clerkenwell, which did not live up to my previous Foxlow experience. Ordered the bottomless filter coffee and the waitress made us feel guilty every time we asked for a refill (when she should have been the one asking if we wanted one!). The food had decent enough portions, but the maple syrup and gravy were watered down.

If I get the craving for Foxlow again, I will 100% be visiting their Soho location.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for a dinner with a friend. We wanted a relatively quiet table and the waiters were helpful and friendly, if not particularly professional. I enjoyed the ambience, the cocktails, the wine selection and most of the food. The spare ribs starter was dry and over cooked but the steaks were spot on and the pudding very nice. It’s good quality, traditional food, so I would go again if in the area but wouldn’t say it’s worth a trip.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak and amazing service! Would recommend for any work lunches

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful, friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome and meet your requests. Delicious food, lovely ambience, clean toilets.

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very friendly staff. The sweet potato dumplings are amazing! I have been back for those multiple times. Perfectly seasoned and feels quite healthy yet still filling!
The staff are happy to help with suggestions and the general vibe is lovely.

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TC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Having had various enjoyable meals here, we finally returned for the Sunday roast. The half chicken was good if not exceptional. The beef was fantastic - thick, pink slabs, slow cooked. Too full to contemplate pudding!

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GS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed, I've been to this Foxlow location once before and was impressed, I frequent the Balham 'branch' often and always have a great time and it seems the Clerkenwell site is cut from the same cloth.

The staff are friendly and attentive, without jumping all over you, are happy to recommend and talk you through dishes and drinks, but without being pushy.

The food was spot on, one of the best steaks i've had this year, sides we perfect and dessert was corking as well. I'd recommend perfect for friends, a date night or meeting up with the family.

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Foxlow is one of my favourite lunch spots in the area - friendly service and consistently good food, drink and overall ambience. Great value express set menu - kale salad is delicious!

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LB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed lunch here - excellent food and drinks in a nice setting.

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Foxlow has a reputation for being meat heavy. In fact it has great vegetarian and vegan options. We had really excellent service.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot to catch up with friends. No corkage fee on Tuesday is a gem!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I’ve eaten here with friends. Great food, drinks and service. We’ll be back again. Thank you Foxlow.

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicest meal in a long while. Excellent steaks. Good evening

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was at least my 5th trip to Foxlow, and probably my least favourite. the burgers weren't done as well as usual. And the attention from the staff was minimal. Waiting to be served, to order food, for the bill, mistake on bill that had to be corrected, non-enthusiasm from staff...

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KR
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were introduced to Foxlow by our son who lives in London. Most recently we met friends for Sunday lunch. The Roast Beef was excellent with proper roast potatoes and Yorkshire pud. We had the last of the Beef at 2.00pm so don't be too late. We had 3 starters between 4 and no one could manage a dessert. Service is informal but good. Finally the wine is reasonable for London I.e. You don't feel ripped of.

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MI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The steak and deserts were excellent as always! Starters are amazing too try the squid and salmon.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Foxlow a few times recently (admittedly twice in same week), for Brunch and Dinner. Brunch was great - hit the spot! Chicken & waffles were perfect & a rare find. Saw a lot of Sunday roasts go by, which sparked food envy - food is just fab. Quick burger special dinner mid-week with a friend also didn’t disappoint. Service is always attentive and friendly. Good cocktail and wine list, too!

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VG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fabulous service - will definitely return.

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Staff were very attentive

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G
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very relaxed atmosphere with good service and well cooked food. Added bonus of bring your own wine on Tuesdays. Would visit again

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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food. Well made and well seasoned! Lots of options. The vegan sweet potato dumpling were amazing!! I must go back again for them.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really great, very buzzy place to go for a Friday afternoon steak and get excited for the weekend ahead.

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RU
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

On previous occasions this restaurant has been great but on the occasion the food was quite disappointing, the steak was extremely tough and chewy!

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SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue, great beer and wonderful ambience.

Cook the burgers medium rare, taste was fantastic but slightly over done ;).

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

When we made the booking, we noted it was for 5 people in total and requested that we be provided with a high chair. When we arrived at Foxlow, we were sat at a table laid for 6 people, without a high chair. Its not a huge point, as the helpful staff immediately fetched a highchair when we explained, but it suggests there isn't necessarily a lot of attention being paid to the details of booking. As we were sat at a table laid for 6, we had to request to order, as the waiters assumed we were waiting for a 6th person, which was not the case. Once that was out of the way, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was very tasty, and the ambience was good.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! We were a group of 8 and a little bit late for our res and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. I had the rib eye which was cooked to perfection (m/r), a few people had the whole fish which was equally divine and we had a mixture of starters, I seem to recall the ribs being very succulent. Our server was fabulous and it was the perfect location for a friends get together.

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took family members to Foxlow for a birthday meal. As ever, the quality was high, service attentive and atmosphere good.

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g
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant off the beaten track. Great cocktails, mixed well. Short menu, but steaks to die for, cooked just as you like... Staff very friendly and knowledgeable, and made welcome recommendations. We visited on Saturday 5:30 and were the only customers until we left, so I hope they get busy later on... Highly recommended.

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R
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff! And lovely calm atmosphere. Great for all age groups and in a prime location to go out afterwards.

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