June 2019: After selling the Soho site, the two remaining Foxlows, in Clerkenwell and Balham, will close at the end of the month.
Harden's survey result
“Excellent steaks and burgers” do win a sizeable band of fans for the Hawksmoor group’s budget chain of spin-offs, but – while decent enough – they seem lacklustre for a business associated with such a key brand: detractors don’t say they’re appalling or anything, just a bit… meh. The Chiswick branch failed to gain traction and shut up shop this year.
For a “cheap ’n’ cheerful” steak, most reporters do commend these Hawksmoor-lite spin-offs as a “fun” and affordable option (including for brunch). But while “it’s a decent standard of food, nothing is out-of-the-ordinary”.
For a “reliable and solid” meat-fest, fans commend these Hawksmoor-lite spin-offs, also tipped for a “great brunch” and for “going the extra mile for kids”. Even supporters can say they are “not exciting” though, and critics say: “I really, really, really want to love it, but I find the food and menu disappointing”.
St John St, London, EC1M 4AN
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 3.30 pm