I was in London and staying at the Fox and Goose close to Hangar Lane. This is a Fullers Hotel and is part of the same chain at Drayton Court, which I have also stayed at. The restaurant is in the older part of the hotel, as the hotel bit is now a new build at the back.
When I was staying at the Drayton Court Hotel I had some excellent meals. The Fox and Goose had a slightly different menu than the Drayton Court, but there were similarities.
I had stayed here before, and on that visit I had the starter of Owton’s dry-aged skirt steak back then.
The steak was lovely and tender and the chargrilling added flavour and texture to the surface of the cut of meat. The pecorino and salsa verde added some nice saltiness to the dish. The accompanying pea shoots gave the dish a little bit of freshness.
I have to say I enjoyed the starter so much that on the following night I had it again!
They have changed the menu since then and sadly the skirt steak is no longer on the menu.
On the mains though was a Owton’s Dry-Aged 6oz Fillet Steak with dauphinoise potatoes, wilted spinach and peppercorn sauce. I had steak at the Drayton Court and though once I wasn’t too impressed, on other occasions the steak was really nice.
My steak arrived, I did feel though that this was somewhat a small dish. Not that I wanted a huge plate of food, but if you were expecting a decent sized plate of food for dinner, I think you would feel a little disappointed.
The steak itself though was quite large (for fillet steak), but the dauphinoise potatoes seemed lost under the steak and watercress garnish. The steak was sitting on some wilted spinach and there was a micro saucepan of peppercorn sauce. The sauce came with the dish and wasn’t a paid for extra.
I felt it was a little heavy on the chargrilling, almost burnt and bitter in places. However, the steak itself was delicious, it was very tender.
The dauphinoise potatoes were nice and creamy, and I enjoyed the sauce and wilted spinach.
Overall it was a really nice plate of food, and would be something I would have again.