Foxlow, the neighbourhood restaurant brand from the founders of Hawksmoor, has opened its latest site in Soho.
With classic British dishes at the heart of the menu, made using the best locally sourced ingredients, Foxlow Soho occupies the ground floor and basement of a former office building. The 120-cover restaurant is a step change for the brand, boasting a new design created by interior architecture and design studio Macaulay Sinclair.
Located just round the corner from the historic Golden Square, Foxlow Soho takes inspiration from the local area in its look and feel. Open daily for brunch, lunch and dinner, the restaurant welcomed its first customers in May.
Getting this latest venture off the ground was no easy feat, ensuring the new design was implemented on time and on budget. To achieve this, the Hawksmoor Group worked with long time partners MorganCarr. Director Fred Carr said:
“We provided project management and cost management. The Hawksmoor Group had a tight budget to deliver a fantastic new restaurant, as well as all the new branding and features that went with this. It was quite a tall order to deliver on; we negotiated terms with the landlord then together with the team at Macauley Sinclair worked to deliver this project.
“We then project managed the site before handing over the final product. From the feedback we’ve heard so far, everyone seems to be really pleased with it. They’re one of our best clients so it was important for us to get it right.”
At the heart of the new space is a U-shaped bar with an illuminated canopy inspired by 1970s and 1980s cinema. The downstairs space has room for 40 people with an open kitchen allowing diners to get a feel for the food on offer.
Food at Foxlow Soho is a mix of classic dishes that have become a staple of the brand at the Chiswick, Balham and Clerkenwell sites, as well as some newcomers. Indulgent favourites include fried chicken with habanero vinegar, steak cuts sourced from the best small British farms and vegan options like Spice-roasted cauliflower with chickpeas, wilted spinach and curried aubergine sauce. Brunch has always been a big part of the Foxlow offering, with favourites like the unique fried chicken, egg and croissant waffle.
As with Chiswick, Balham and Clerkenwell, Wednesday evenings at Soho are dedicated to Short rib, Sundays are for roasting and those wishing to bring their own wine enjoy are free to do so on Tuesdays.
The first Foxlow restaurant opened in Clerkenwell in 2013, created by the team behind Hawksmoor. With the simple aim of establishing itself as a neighbourhood haunt, Foxlow restaurants mix everyday fare with the occasional indulgence. Dishes use the freshest produce from the best British suppliers, from farmers to fishermen. Foxlow is also committed to sustainably in its produce, looking to reduce its environmental impact.
Foxlow Soho is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, brunch, lunch and dinner on Saturday and all day on Sunday. For more information, please visit: www.foxlow.co.uk.
Current Affairs Electrical Contractors
Current Affairs specialise in the fit out of commercial projects, including many Design and Build projects. These include restaurants, hotels and office projects. The company has been operating for 34 years and within this time, Current Affairs has been involved with an array of high profile names, including Nando’s, Jamie’s Italian, GBK, Strada, Red Dog, Fego, Limeyard and Hawksmoor, as well as more than 130 Pizza Express restaurants. Current Affairs is currently fitting out a Jamie’s Italian airside at London Gatwick and they have carried out a number of projects in similar challenging environments over the years.
Most recently, Current Affairs has been involved with Foxlow Soho. Working on this project, Current Affairs carried out the design and installation of all electrical and associated systems at the restaurant. This is the 3rd project for Foxlow, plus four new Hawksmoors.
Steve Markiewicz, Current Affairs, said:
“We are very proud to be working directly for Foxlow on their restaurant projects.”
“At Current Affairs we are proud of our high level of quality, based on 34 years of fitting out restaurants, both in terms of installation and timing. With everything we do we offer experienced management and site staff and this has helped us to develop many long-term working relationships, including one relationship in particular that has lasted for the past 34 years!”