A husband and wife team opened Foxcroft & Ginger, an artisan café-cum-bakery in Soho in 2010 when they found a lack of places to sit back and relax, while enjoying a good menu. Foxcroft comes from the husband’s family name and Ginger because the wife is a proud redhead. F&G offer some of the best brunch dishes in London, alongside a specialist range of hand-made baked goods, incredible cakes, sourdough-based pizzas, creative cocktails and exquisite coffee. The place gives off a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for those looking for a foodie refuge after a long day at work. They’ve most recently opened a restaurant in Whitechapel but the Soho establishment is still home to the bread kitchen, where they make everything from scratch using a sourdough base.
The evening menu offers a small number of pizzas to sample around the £7 mark, and it’s a perfect example where less is more. We plucked for two options, the first being the Chorizo, Goat’s Cheese & Roasted Red Peppers pizza. There were no surprises that the ingredients worked really well together, sat atop a light, crispy base with strong flavours of garlic and paprika coming through. The only criticism was that the base could have done with an a little more sauce.
The second choice was the Homemade Sausage, Mushrooms, Mozzarella & Béchamel Sauce. This of course was a white pizza, which was creamy and generously covered in cheese. A characteristic that We The Food Snobs have no qualms with whatsoever! Pile it high! It wasn’t quite as flavoursome as the chorizo pizza but still a great tasting pizza.
The sourdough base really adds to the flavours, a fact that F&G pride themselves on. Their sourdough takes 48 hours to make and gives the base a wonderfully deep flavour. It’s all made with locally sourced ingredients, even the majority of their wines are organic.
When you enter F&G you are greeted by the sight of delicious looking cakes and croissants. It’s a real struggle to resist the allure of their buttery goodness so decided to sample the scones before calling it a night. Baked to perfection and accompanied by homemade strawberry jam and butter, these were seriously good. Apparently, so good even, that a French writer has even written about them, causing a regular influx of French tourists, eager to sample them!
We took a look at their brunch offering whilst we were there too. Dishes such as Banana French Toast and Smoked Salmon on Sour Dough, will definitely keep us coming back for more. Especially, when washed down with their well renowned coffee; we’ve heard it is meant to be exquisite. All in all, whether it’s for an informal meeting, brunch with friends or some quality pizza and beer combos before a night in Soho, F&G is for you. It’s a laid-back, all day dining experience, which puts lot of love and attention into its menu.
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