Saturday, 1 August 2015

Foxcroft & Ginger Review

Last month I was invited to Foxcroft & Ginger in Whitechapel, London for an evening meal. Foxcroft & Ginger is a husband and wife team owned by Quintin and Georgina. They met whilst working in restaurants together and were united by their love for food and drink. The concept is simple - a relaxed all day dining spot where there's no pressure to spend a fortune or to move on quickly. The menu is also simple with locally sourced ingredients and house baked goods. Their specialty is their bread, sourdough pizzas and cruffins. They have 3 branches - Soho, Whitechapel and Dalston. 

 The main entrance 

 View from the top of the stairs inside the restaurant so the main door is to the left of the picture 

 View from inside 

 Our table was to the right of this so this was our view 

The interior has a very modern, post industrial look. It has stripped back walls with pipes and ducts visible. It was a very hot day when we visited but there were fans going and it felt quite cool due to the high ceilings and minimal furnishings. We each had a pizza which is made from their own sourdough base. The base is light and crisp and the sourdough makes it tastes even better. I recently had a pizza at Franco Manca which is supposed to be the best sourdough pizzas in town but I think Foxcroft & Ginger can give them a run for their money! The menu is not extensive which I like and the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. I had the smoked streaky bacon, mozzarella, artichoke and tomato sauce pizza and J had the house made sausage, red pepper, onion jam and smoked mozzarella pizza.  The pizzas were absolutely delicious. They were a good size with just the right amount of toppings and they were very filling. They are also reasonably priced at £9 each. The pizzas are all between £7-9 each. Personally, I preferred the tomato base pizza (my pizza) but they were both good. 

 Nice and simple menu 

 This is my pizza (description above) 

 J's pizza (description above)

A visit would not be complete without trying something from their house baked bakery section. It was really difficult to make a choice as everything looked good. I particularly liked the look of the carrot cake, chocolate truffle brownie and muffins. However, I felt I had to try their cruffin which is their very own croissant/muffin hybrid. It's a croissant pastry baked in a muffin tray and has different flavours. I tried the salted caramel flavour. J chose a mini Victoria sponge as that's his favourite cake. 

 Victoria Sponge


I really enjoyed the cruffin. It had soft, flaky pastry which was also spongey in the middle and had hits of salted caramel. The Victoria Sponge was a little on the dry side but it was the end of the day and it was the hottest day of the year. I would definitely go back to try some of their other baked goods and the brunch which looks particularly good. Service was friendly, attentive and efficient without being too obtrusive. Overall a very enjoyable evening out with good food and a pleasant atmosphere. 

Disclaimer: I was offered a meal, drink and pastry for 2 in exchange for a review on my blog. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own. 


  1. The food look amazing Ros! Love them!!

  2. Looks an interesting place - unusual to see such a nice bakery section in a restaurant!

    1. It's a great little place, will definitely be back there again!


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