Foxlow Clerkenwell

4.4
1168 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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Public Transit
Farringdon
Barbican
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

great food and wonderful service. For me overcooked salmon. Rest was good (other persons)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great experience here. Nice slow lunch on a busy Tuesday. Great service, good food, decent value. Can’t fault it!

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Great food, great service, maybe slightly overpriced but overall very delicious!

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Nduja potatoes and the roast beef are AMAZING! Great Foxlow mimosa too.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Great atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, lovely e cocktails and very decent food.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Really great experience overall, cocktails were of a high quality, food was delicious and service very attentive.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

We went for our eighth anniversary last week. The food was absolutely superb, especially impressive because one of us is vegan and one a grilled meat fan. Both our meals were outstanding from start to finish but I especially want to highlight the service, which was friendly and helpful from start to finish, including helping me recover with dignity when I made an error while ordering. A really wonderful night.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Had a great evening there food fantastic everyone loved it. Fabulous cocktails

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Good chicken! Good service! Hacker beer was particularly good ...

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

We had a lovely meal at Foxlow Clerkenwell on our last night in London. With a vegetarian in our group, it's been a little challenging to find restaurants that have more than one vegetarian option. Foxlow Clerkenwell came through with numerous options (including starters, mains, and sides). All of the food was delicious and presented well. Tuesday is bring-your-own-wine night with no corkage fee, which is a bonus. Best part of the experience was the super-friendly and efficient staff. The restaurant is located close to the Museum of London and the Barbican Centre.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Beautifully crafted interior with a sense of style that slightly upstages the food. Cocktails very pleasant but rather weird that the Happy Hour selection includes two gin options but nothing with vodka in it. Slow but pleasant service; when we asked, the guy said: "yes our food is sitting on the pass right now" which made me wonder how long it had been sitting there! But it was tasty enough.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Fabulous night at Foxlow Clerkenwell, the food and the service was impeccable.
The vegan options we great and the sides delicious!
At the end of the night we tried the Strawberry Daiquiri - it was one of the best cocktails we have ever tried.

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Great cocktails, excellent steak and fantastic service.

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2018

I went here for lunch with a couple of colleagues and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service excellent, despite the server being incredibly busy managing the lunch time rush. We booked but there are plenty of tables and, on a weekday lunch time, I think we’d have been alright just turning up. We’ll definitely come again for lunch or dinner!

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2.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Problems included serving cold food - and then trying to charge for the replacement as well as the original. Also got the order wrong and served a starter portion for a main course. Generally portions were small, and serving just one small side order with each main struck us as mean - spirited. The anchovy starter was ridiculous. Nevertheless, flavours were good and the house red glugged down nicely. Not a bad meal, but I wouldn't recommend.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Chicken was a bit dry but other than that everything was delicious and service was great

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

I was really impressed by the atmosphere when I walked in. We found our table (friends were already seated) but it took a very long time for the waiter to come over to us. We had to flag him down for some prosecco glasses and a cooler for our prosecco (it was BYO on tues night).

Our waiter was great. Super friendly and was great at answering our questions about the dishes. I went for the squid to start and whilst I do think they were a bit stingy with the portion considering it cost £8.50, the fact that it tasted so bloody good made up for it. The best I’ve had!

Overall the food was great and the fact that you can take your own wine on a Tuesday was a really great touch.

We will return!

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Fantastic veggie & vegan options. Had the carrot hummus followed by halloumi fattoush salad, both absolutely delicious and light enough for lunchtime. Free corkage on Tuesdays is a welcome addition - will definitely be back (probably on a Tuesday!)

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

A great vegan main, sides and dessert available. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on 18 May 2018

8 of us on a corner table tucked under stairs - ok but removed most of any ambience.

5 of us had squid starters - rubbery, tasteless - if you hadn't read the word "squid" you wouldn't know what was in your mouth - £8.50 - atrocious.

Other food was fine - burgers always good - half decent steak - desserts.

12.5% auto service took the bill to £40 per head with only 1 bottle of house wine and largely burgers / vegetarian - so more expensive than Open-Table guide.

OK but not as good as reviews suggest.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Lovely place with good food, excellent house wine and friendly service. Brill value for money

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Enjoyed all the courses , not massive but for us it was spot on so we had 3 courses which were all excellent
Pork ribeye and Foxlow burger are excellent as is the chocolate tart with cherries
Will definitely be a place to go to again and again ( this was our first time ) !
Totally recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Excellent service, delicious food, very good vegan options.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Just around the corner from the soon to be bustling Farringdon, this branch of Foxlow is very welcoming. The staff are prompt, friendly and helpful and the food has been very good on both the occasions that I've been, and at a price that was well worth it. Not enough is made of the BYOB Tuesdays, but I guess that knowledge is a reward for the return patron. A strong recommend.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great brunch spot!

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Excellent food and good service. Steak cooked to perfection. Tasty puddings. Close to Barbican and some very cool pubs and bars.

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1.0Dined on 3 May 2018

I went for my birthday. While the food was nice there wasn't enough if it. My order arrived in dribs and drabs. The waitress misunderstood when I asked for the salad and chips with my steak and just bought the salad so I had to wait for chips. The salad was supposed to be apple and something (celeriac, perhaps) but not only did it lack flavour but I had to get the waiter to point out the apple which was virtually non-existent. He seemed to take offence at this. I had to ask for greens as, like I said earlier, there just wasn't enough food. Added to that, when the waiter came back he asked if I would like condiments and I asked for pepper sauce. So, another wait. Why was this not offered at the start? What upset me most was the bill - I was charged for the sauce and a £5 service charge! I think at the very least, there should have offered the sauce and one of the sides for free. In contrast later that evening, I went to a different restaurant where the meal for two was almost the same and that included several drinks and two courses. I won't go back.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Great steaks and great service . Corkage free Tuesdays is a real bonus

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

It was my friends birthday and I hadn't mentioned it to them but one of the waiting staff saw her birthday card and at the end of the meal they bought out a candle on her dessert. It was a sweet touch. The staff in general were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and certainly made sure our wine was topped up without being intrusive.

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Solid fayre, good service, nice setting. Went for a family meal recently - we had the salmon curdo (very tasty), anchovy crisps (likewise), and then steak (reasonably well cooked and tasty, although slightly overdone). Solid, grill-based food.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Great breakfast, friendly staff and good coffee, perfect morning and experience

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Very surprised, had been to Hawksmoor and heard mixed reviews about Foxlow, thought it was excellent. Good value, service and great atmosphere. Would go back

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Staff were friendly and attentive throughout, the meal and cocktails were delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

We had our team lunch the other day, absolutely loved that food. Lunch deal is such great value for money. Plus it was BYO wine on Tuesday, couldn't get any better! Many thanks.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

The best full English breakfast I had in London—the traditional components, but all taken up a level. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Great team, the right level of attention, fab foob

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The drinks list is decent (Shaky Pete's Ginger Brew is always a great start!) the food is excellent, I would recommend getting a bone in steak, the flavour is great.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Fantastic food and service as always and really nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Had a great lunch. The food was really good, the cocktails were fab, but what really made it was the friendly, fun and attentive service by Lorenzo!! Many thanks.

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