Foxlow Clerkenwell

4.4
1327 reviews
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  • 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.
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They didn’t have the waffle and chicken meal; which we were hoping to try. And the weekend menu is quite limited. Great customer service and great tasting food.

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GD
London
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, my meal at Foxlow was faultless. The food is of the highest standard, with some fantastic veggie and vegan options, and the service is impeccable.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly attentive staff. Great food. Generous portion sizes.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect was spot on! Wonderful. Would definitely recommend it as the place to go for a bottomless brunch.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I feel so lucky to have the Foxlow as my neighbourhood restaurant. I've never had a dud visit and have been for lunch and dinner. Not only do they cook their steaks to perfection but they also have delicious fish, chicken and vegan options too. The cocktail list is original and well thought out too.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great lunch, friendly staff. Took a couple softer drinks of the bill as complementary as one of the people was pregnant and couldn’t join in in the bottomless brunch.
Would definitely go again, great value for money.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent and Bloody Mary cocktails exceeded expectations! Service was friendly and not bad, although had to ask for a couple of things more than once (however this didn't impact negatively on the meal or overall experience).

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

There were 3 of us who all had different starters and mains. All thoroughly enjoyed the meals.
One of our party had visited Foxlow a few weeks ago when he was last in London and recommended it.
The staff were very pleasant and professional without being ‘in your face’
A good ambiance

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RM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Wasn’t a good experience at all and would not go back in a hurry. Very rude staff and very patronizing. I go out a lot to eat and network and this is something I have not come across in a long time. Pity really as it has a lot of potential

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YF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall I thought the meal was lovely. Really nice atmosphere, lovely cocktails and the food was tasty and well presented.

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t
London
23 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I preferred the old, menu with more meat (esp.
pork) choices but the salads and cocktails were also great nonetheless!

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food but terrible service. Waiter kept ignoring us even when we tried to get his attention. Took almost an hour to place our order.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the relaxed chatty atmosphere and setting. Would definitely come again. Also keen on the tuesday byob offer. Sounds ace!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were sat in the corner and the waiter seem to refuse to make eye contact so it was very hard to get their attention for things.

We went during Friday lunchtime and the service was slow, considering they know people have an hour for lunch.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was ok, nice atmosphere, service was so so, good food. Nothing amazing but good.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super good atmosphere, very causy & comfortable. Pleasant staff and great service.
Food taste amazing .

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LR
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The chicken burger is sooo delicious!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner here, great atmosphere, great service, beautiful food. Quite loud was the only thing, but couldn't be helped, it's a popular place!

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MM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three meals and they all received good reviews.

Lovely atmosphere, good location.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I haven’t been since the menu has changed and it seems to have gone down the “chain” restaurant route where they’ve even called their burger Xinger. It used to be a bit more upscale with quite a nice menu. Although the fact that veggie/vegan foods have been added is positive, it seems that now there’s not really any nice meat dishes left except for standard steak (which was slightly over cooked). I wouldn’t go there to eat burgers, and it doesn’t really fit with the extensive cocktail and alcohol menu that’s there. So good for a drink but not for food any more.

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AW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, been here multiple times, never fails to please.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 4mth daughter and dog with us, which is not easy to work with and these guys were great all night with attention to the service we needed. Thank you.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous vegetarian and vegan food. So delicious!

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SH
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food there was superb. The ambience upstairs could do with a little something, but overall it was a good experience.

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MP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The steaks and service were average at best
Choice of steaks on board was limited also, and we sat down at 7pm not 10pm!

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RM
London
57 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corkage free Tuesdays are a great way share bottles with friends . 600gm special Rib was superb, perfectly cook and matched with usual sides and service always exemplary. Thank you

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w
London
56 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always, thank you!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch, food was yummy with decent portion size and of course the bottomless flow of coffee and Prosecco is always good. Would go back again

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l
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We went on a Friday evening. Service was very slow (for both drinks and food). My steak was over cooked, our waitress was kind to acknowledge this, but I didn’t accept the offer for a new one which was a shame as we were under a tight time schedule. I have been to Foxlow once before which was great so it was disappointing to not get the same level of service on my recent visit.

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a
London
76 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place, great food and friendly staff. Would definitely come again. Thanks for a lovely valentines!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good experience! Will definitely be back! Great atmosphere good for casual and dates. Great menu and totally delicious food - the roasted cauliflower was a big highlight!

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GS
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve been twice. The first time I went it was fantastic. Great food and great service.

Two nights ago I went for the second time. The food was ok (flat iron steak too chewy) and the service was very poor.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and amazing service. I will be back and would definitely recommend

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food and nice environment although quite loud and lively and difficult for a business conversation. Waitress was less than helpful, bordering on rude or at best, disinterested in my colleague and I.
Pricing was generally ok although steaks were quite expensive for the venue.
I will return, but probably just opt for the burger!

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KB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cracking food, great wine list and service is always great.

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall good experience and solid, reliable food. Service was patchy and a bit slow. They need to sort out the draft at the back and also extend the curtain to create more ambience out the back window - the room we were in was lovely, but my partner spent the entire meal staring out at a street lamp and a car parked right in front. Kind of killed the mood.

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E
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome pisco sour. Delicious kale / avocado / halloumi salad and exceptional passion fruit cheese cake. Will go back.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Anna. Fantastic porterhouse. Very tasty.

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V
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food ok, atmosphere ok but ridiculously noisy even though not full. Sound bouncing off tiled walls. Squid was too chewy, chips were frozen and tiny like Macdonalds fries. Pork was not really cooked enough for our taste, also too chewy. Service ok, but not great. Average I guess. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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