I was given the opportunity to review Foxcroft & Ginger in Soho (which hopefully this will lead to some more exciting events, but still early days) and so after a successful day at work met Lawrence there to sample their pizzas.
The Soho restaurant was opened by a husband and wife team in 2010, Foxcroft comes from the husband’s family name and Ginger because the wife is a proud redhead. The place gives off a really nice, relaxed atmosphere which was perfect for a post work dinner. They’ve 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 menu offers a small number of pizzas to try, but is a perfect example where less is more.
We plucked for the Chorizo, goats cheese and roasted red peppers pizza which was a great mix. I could really taste garlic and paprika coming through, although I would say may have needed a little more sauce.
Our other choice was homemade sausage, mushrooms, mozzarella and béchamel sauce. This of course was a white pizza, which was creamy and piled with cheese, which in my opinion you can never have too much cheese! This one wasn’t quite as flavoursome as the chorizo pizza but still very tasty.
Having a sourdough base really added to the flavours and Foxcroft pride themselves on having light, crispy bases which go down a treat. *Insert Lawrence’s Dad joke: I like my pizzas how I like my dance music – Crisp and with a deep base.*
After having eyed up the gorgeous pastries and croissants as we came in we couldn’t resist but share a scone between the two of us. The bake was to perfection and accompanied by homemade strawberry jam and butter. The manager said a famous French writer even wrote about the scones and now he gets groups of French tourists coming in just to sample them!
Their brunch offering looks great as well, washed down by their well renowned coffee and tea which is meant to be exquisite. For a laid-back, all day dining experience this is the place to go.