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If you’re looking for a fabulous fun loving place to share a coffee with friends or some delicious food then Foxcroft and ginger is right up your street. Located on Berwick Street, super close to Soho square, Foxcroft and ginger consists of two floors and the most friendliest staff you will ever come across. Greeted at the door as you walk in, if it’s not too busy you can decide where to sit. If you want something a bit off the beaten track you can eat your food off of a pommel horse which is used as a table or you can choose to sit at the back next to the counter of delicious looking cakes, pastries and muffins.
Foxcroft & Ginger (Soho branch) has been open since 2010 and is run by Quintin and Georgina who are husband and wife. There is a lovely biography of their reasons for opening what they call ‘a laid back all day dining spot, where you can enjoy a coffee and a sandwich or share a couple of dinner plates with great wine’ on their homepage which you can read here.
Although probably best known for their amazing brunch, F & G serves dinner too and you can choose from a variety of different flavoured sourdough pizza toppings. Options range from Chorizo, Roasted Pepper, Goats Cheese and Tomato to a cheesier option with Mushrooms, Bechamel, Halloumi and Parmesan.
Last Saturday, with the glorious sun shining, Craig and I thought it would be a nice treat to head on down to Foxcroft and grab some brunch. It was a tough choice deciding what to have for Brunch as the menu is so varied, from healthy options such as poached fruit with yoghurt, honey and seeds (this looked incredible!) to the more indulgent Banana French toast consisting of Walnuts, Honey, Bacon & Mascarpone or the incredibly tempting pancakes with Bacon, Berry Compote, Mascarpone and Maple Syrup.
Before I arrived I had a quick glance over the menu and I had decided I would go for the eggs benedict however after speaking to our waiter and asking what he recommends; I ended up going for smoked salmon on sourdough bread, w/ Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion and Herbs. For someone who has never been a lover of avocado this was quite a risky choice, however the combination of flavours with the generous amount of salmon on freshly baked sourdough bread resulted in a winning choice. Craig meanwhile went for the F& G BEANS, W/ Chorizo, a Slow Cooked Egg and Sourdough Toast which he scoffed up in a couple of minutes. The sourdough toast was essential to soak up all of the juices from the beans and combined flavours.
We both went for traditional breakfast tea however they had a wide selection of teas from herbal such as Ayurvedi ‘Harmoney’ to a sweeter range including Vanilla Chai.
After devouring our breakfast, but before leaving we were swept away to the cake counter and ended up leaving with two muffins: a mixed berry and a cinnamon and apple – both with a custard centre. We were advised to go for the orange cake with chocolate icing which unfortunately I couldn’t have because I’m off chocolate for lent but this is simply just an excuse to go back!
It was the perfect way to start the morning and enough food to keep us going until the late afternoon. Although saying that we pretty much had the muffins gone within 30 minutes of leaving! However we didn’t mind as we were in good spirits and strolled off to Regents Park to continue our day. I already know I want to go back to try the pizza and wine one evening but I will definitely be going back for brunch more than once- there’s still so much I need to try!
I also made a video for the tastemade, a global online channel which aims to connect the world through food, you can watch here.
Hope you enjoy!