Be sure to treat yourself to the Foxcroft Spring Lunch menu special – only available until 30 Nov

by Karisa

UPDATE AS AT 19 NOV 2019 – Spring lunch special has been extended to 15 Dec 2019.

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of trying out the delectable Spring Lunch menu at Foxcroft, one of my favourite Cape Town eateries. I actually could not believe that it’s been 3 whole years since their opening, which made me realise that I really haven’t eaten here enough, and therefore this was most definitely a very happy return.

For those who have not yet been to Foxcroft, it’s a gorgeous casual fine-fining spot in the heart of the Constantia Valley. The team, led by Head chef Glen Williams, believes in only using the freshest seasonal ingredients with sustainability and a farm-to-table approach at the forefront of every dish they present

Grabbing a table under those beautiful oak trees is a must on a sunny day…
But the interior is equally beautiful, particularly for a romantic dinner for 2…

Foxcroft is well-known for their ever-changing menu. With the start of summer upon us, the current menu reflects the most hyper-seasonal, fleeting produce that wouldn’t normally find a permanent place on a menu due to the shortness of their seasonal availability. I thought that this was really awesome, because in this way these items still get their own little “moment to shine”. 😉

Until the end of November, Foxcroft is running a Spring lunch special from Monday to Sunday:

  • Only R345 for four courses
  • R595 if you also wish to add wines

For those wanting to splurge a bit more – their full tasting menu has also been reduced (for lunch only – also until 30 Nov 2019) to R595 or R920 with wine.

This is what the Spring Lunch Menu looks like.

Things kick off with a lovely bread course, which you can enjoy while you contemplating your other choices:

That bread has a creamy pesto filling which will leave you wanting more…

A quick note on the wine – if you are able to do the wine pairing option, you won’t regret it. Each wine has been carefully selected to perfectly complement each dish, and you’ll get to some wines that maybe you hadn’t come across before.

For example – I had never tried either of these wines & now I can confidently snap them up if I ever see them in a wine shop or on a restaurant menu again.
All three of these were lovely too – left and right were familiar to me, but the City on a Hill Muscat was a lovely new surprise.

Right, now onto the food… For the 1st course we opted for the Yellowfin Tuna and the Carrot Hummus:

Beautiful, just beautiful… wouldn’t change a thing.
This one surprised me, mainly because I was worried that a hummus starter would be a bit boring. But I’m glad the boyfriend insisted on this one, because it was nothing even close to boring. A really lovely dish.

For the 2nd course we opted for the West-coast Mussels and the Greenfields Beef Shin:

That mussel dish (front & center) with pickled squid, succotash, mayu oil & drenched in the creamiest seafood chowder imaginable, was my favourite dish of the day. If you love seafood, you HAVE to order this dish. If not, the boyfriend (who’s also not a big seafood fan) also really enjoyed the beef shin (back left). So a good alternative. Then Chef Glen also threw in the Tandoori turnips (back right), which was interesting to try, but I would definitely rather go for the mussels of the beef shin

For the 3rd course (or main course) we opted for the Karoo Lamb & the Sustainable Linefish:

This was another beautiful dish. The shimeji mushrooms, spiced apricot, burnt onion & buckwheat all perfectly compliment the lamb which is prepared in two different ways.
The linefish was another (very pleasant) surprise. Fish can also end up being a bit of a dull choice at times, but trust me, this is not. If you want something a bit lighter, this is the way to go. That sauce will leave you wanting to lick the plate…

And then onto the 4th and final course… dessert! The boyfriend immediately preferred the richness of the Malt Cake, while I got completely sucked in by the freshness of the Yoghurt dessert.

Malt cake with caramel banana & Kidavoa 50% malted milk.
Not your every day yoghurt, that’s for sure… loved every bite.

This really was an excellent lunchtime treat, and at the current special price of R345 (R595 with wine), it really is unmissable.

Other notable mentions: The service was friendly & very professional, and the setting is inviting and very relaxed.

For all of these reasons, I’m going to give the Spring Lunch special at Foxcroft the following top score on my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale:

Just be sure to get your booking in before the special comes to an end on 30 Nov 2019. To secure your seat at the table, give them a call on (021) 202 3304 or simply make use of their online booking system via their website.


** This was a media invite & therefore lunch was on them.**

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Paul Nov 13, 2019 - 9:35 am

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