Foxlow Clerkenwell

4.4
1208 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
9 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
6 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
1 review
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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Even though I haven’t made a particular request, I’d prefer a better table to be reserved which is not just by the kitchen for a party of 5. Other than that, it was a really nice dinner and I’d gladly visit again.

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QB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff that were working on Monday 16th July 2018 were amazing! They deserve a bonus!

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EM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Needed somewhere for Sunday lunch following a visit to an exhibition at the Barbican. Foxlow worked perfectly. We had the choice of Brunch or Lunch and chose the Sunday roast lunch option. The beef was excellent, as were all the vegetables and the Yorkshire pudding. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. I'd definitely go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While on vacation we visited Foxlow as it was close in proximity to our B&B and also we had grown tired of pub fare. I made a reservation for that same night, more precautionary than anything- since we’d never been we didn’t know if it would be crowded or not. Anyway, we arrived 15mins early and were able to be seated right away... there were plenty of tables available.

The service was prompt- they had a nice selection of starters and mains. We thought the value was good, maybe a little pricey on the drinks (alcoholic). We had the chicken burger and ribeye steak followed by the sticky toffee pudding. We enjoyed everything! I would definitely recommend the Foxlow to anyone! It’s likely we will be back again before the trip is over!

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GG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, amazing food and people :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was nothing spectacular about it. Perhaps it was what I ordered. The chicken was tasteless but the gravy was very good

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FA
Edinburgh
32 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks, great wine and great ribs to start! Thank you!

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VJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience!

Cauliflower a little bit overdone but otherwise excellent vegetarian meals. Highly recommend

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h
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I booked for a friend’s get together brunch. They didn’t want to make a fuss and so spoil the occasion but it wasn’t great. Burnt toast, burnt waffle, hard poached eggs - shouldn’t get that wrong. Disappointed. Shame as looks great and menu was good.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It's a nice restaurant in an easy to get to location. I thought that Foxlow would be slightly more upclass than we got, it felt like we'd just gone into a posh pub rather than a nice restaurant. The food was average, nothing amazing to recommend, but certainly wasn't bad. Fine for a bit to eat or a company lunch, not that romantic for two.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As a party of vegans, meat eaters, a diabetic and various allergies, it’s not often we can find somewhere we are all catered for - but Foxlow Clerkenwell did this and more - as soon as we entered the inverted parlour off St John’s St and into the plush, 1960s interior, we were converted. My meal of potato dumplings, grilled cauliflower in rich sauces, fries and mushrooms- was simply the best sit down vegan meal I’ve had in London, and with a drinks menu that boasts the widest range of vegan wines I have ever seen, we toasted the family birthday in style. Everyone ate something they enjoyed and we were surprised by the late hour when we eventually left. A great find, a sure recommendation and a future booking. A gem in London.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Mac and Cheese that tasted like it could have been from a box, questionable burgers, chintzy mix drinks that came closer in size to resembling shots, and the worst Dark & Stormy I've ever had.

But hey, if you enjoy generic rock from the mid-90s played at a volume that makes it hard to hear what the people across the table are saying to you, then this might just be the restaurant you've been looking for.

And if you don't find the place very charming, fear not! The servers will rush you through your meal even when there are still plenty of tables open. So, at least you can count on not being at this place long enough to truly get a bad impression.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a wonderful time for my friend's birthday! Quincy provided excellent service, and really made our stay more personal. Many thanks for your hospitality!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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