Foxlow Soho axed after owners receive ‘great unsolicited offer’ for site

Foxlow Soho, one of Hawksmoor Group’s relaxed, neighbourhood-style restaurants, is to close. The site will shutter on April 18, Big Hospitality reported.

An email to customers said “the restaurant has been very successful in many ways… [but] we recently got a great unsolicited offer for the site and we decided to accept it…

“We’re now going to focus on closing the restaurant in the best way possible: by looking after our suppliers and the people who work there, many of whom will be joining some of our other restaurants.

“Maybe one or two might even cross the pond with us and join our opening team in Hawksmoor New York, which will be opening later this year.”

Foxlow Soho launched just two years ago. Last year, the group announced its Chiswick branch would also be closing, while in 2017 the group’s Stoke Newington number ceased trading.

It leaves just two Foxlow restaurants – in Balham and Clerkenwell. Reporters talk of “excellent steaks and burgers” at Foxlow, but closures might not be surprising: others find the brand a little “lacklustre”, certainly given the gravitas of owner Hawksmoor.

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