Foxlow Clerkenwell

4.4
1191 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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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3.0Dined on 7 August 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Amazing venue, great beer and wonderful ambience.

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

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 17 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Excellent experience, amazing food and people :)

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3.0Dined on 8 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Very nice experience!

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

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2.0Dined on 1 July 2018

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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3.0Dined on 27 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

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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2.0Dined on 25 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

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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3.0Dined on 19 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 14 June 2018

The pork, what can I say, was delicious!! Service prompt and friendly and food good.

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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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