Sunday, 16 February 2014

In true spirit of avoiding the commercial consumer driven holiday known as Valentines Day (DG's words, not mine. I love that rubbish!!), we decided to have one over on V-Day and enjoy a delicious dinner the night before restaurants' doubled their prices and crammed in twice the number of tables.

I was very excited. Foxlow opened in November and I have been desperate to go ever since. It is the newest opening for Hue Gott and Will Beckett, the dream team behind the Hawksmoor steakhouse group, and being based in Clerkenwell claims to be a 'neighbourhood' restaurant but as prices are still pretty high  (around £50 per person) I'm not sure how often the neighbours are visiting.

The feel is similar to Hawksmoor with bare brick walls, white tiles and leather galore but not quite as dark and manly. Although the other diners were mostly suits, with a few couples thrown in. Service, as always with Hawksmoor, was friendly and attentive.

We were talking too much and not concentrating on the menu so ordered the anchovy and goats butter crisps to nibble whilst we had a catch up. DG thought they were good but I'm not a fan of anchovies so wasn't too sure.

Steaks provided by Ginger Pig Butchers - my lovely neighbours!

I was getting food envy constantly for the table next to ours so ended up ordering everything they had. To start I ordered Smokehouse Rilletts and DG had Five Pepper Squid. We ended up swapping as I loved the squid.

The main was a meat feast. We both ordered the ten hour Beef Short Rib with Kimchi. It was huge and the meat literally fell off the bone. I will dream about these ribs!

Just look at that bad boy!

                 Blink and you'll miss it!

I never manage to eat 3 courses but I ordered the cherry ripple sundae and it was yum! Perfect end to the meal.

Thanks Foxlow, I will be back. If you are heading to London for the weekend and fancy a meat feast then head to Foxlow. You won't be disappointed.

P.s. DG bought me a V-Day card, now that's progress!

Foxlow -
Cost: £50 p/head for 3 courses with wine
Food: Meaty - not veggie friendly
Address: 69-73 St John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1N 4AN
Type: Date Night / Client Dinner

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