Foxcroft Restaurant opens in Constantia

Foxcroft Restaurant opens in Constantia

La Colombe’s laidback sister restaurant opens with a flourish.

After much anticipation, Foxcroft restaurant and bakery has opened in the charming High Constantia Centre. The sister restaurant of the supremely chic La Colombe, Foxcroft’s reputation precedes it, but we have no doubt it’ll live up to the hype – what with Scot Kirton and Glen Foxcroft Williams at the helm.

Follow the fox

Inside, the restaurant is an inviting mix of modern design and laidback elements. We love the mid-century-modern-inspired chairs, wood panelling throughout, open pass (with an eye into the kitchen), and the fox motif evident on the signage and neatly packaged ingredients and products.

Complete with an in-house bakery, bar area and open kitchen, Foxcroft plans on serving breakfast, lunch and supper. For now though, it’s focussing its efforts on lunch and dinner, and will begin serving breakfast (on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis) in a few weeks when the dust has settled.

Two top chefs: the best of both worlds

Headed by La Colombe’s Scot Kirton (who needs no introduction, as the country’s top chef), and La Colombe’s longstanding pastry chef Glen Foxcroft Williams, Foxcroft clearly has the best of both worlds in what is surely a match made in culinary heaven. Scot is known for his rigorous attention to detail, immaculate plating and exciting dishes, while Glen – who is behind the restaurant’s name and inspiration is a patisserie whiz (and will pass on the La Colombe mantel to star pupil, Andrea Bruce).

Glorious food

The sample menu alone should have you salivating in your seat (whether you choose to sit indoors or out on the partially protected verandah). For starters, we’re curious to try the champagne-poached oysters; tuna tartare and Korean fried chicken. On the mains menu, the slow-cooked lamb, with white-bean hummus, gremolata crust, black olive and fir potatoes; and the seven-day dry-aged duck breast with turnips, plum and kale sound utterly satisfying. And for dessert, cashew-and-lime rose panna cotta and kalingo chocolate with burnt marshmallow and yuzu buttermilk ice-cream, anyone?

Bookings are open, so please secure your table in advance to avoid disappointment (there’s a maximum of 10 guests per table) so you can settle down to eat in the exciting, new Foxcroft.

Opening times

Bakery: 8am – 4pm
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 8pm
Book online

Location Foxcroft RestaurantShop 8, High Constantia, Corner of Groot Constantia Road and Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town


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Time of publication: 05 October 2016

4 Responses to “Foxcroft Restaurant opens in Constantia”

  1. Tim Parsons

    We went for the first time last night, food, and service, very, very good and really well priced. My partner is a veggie so was restricted in terms of options. While she really enjoyed it, if we return shortly, she will have to order the same dishes. It is a bug bear that veggies have to pay the same when the cost of their ingredients is a fraction of meat eaters. A great new addition to the Cape Town culinary firmament!

    • The Inside Guide

      We’ve heard only good things, which is quite a feat for a newly opened CT restaurant. Glad you enjoyed it Tim.

  2. Harini

    3 of us, Senior friends travelling togeter, are going to be first time visitors to South Africa, and have planned to be in Cape Town over 28/04 to 01/05/17. We were hoping to sample your works of gourmet art for lunch ,at La Colombe, on Sat 29th April. Unfortunately your Tables for 3 are fully booked. Then we read about your new baby, FOXCROFT. However you dont seem to be taking any Reservations for April 29th or 30th 2017? Any reason? We are travelling miles over the oceans and wanted very much to sample your art! VERY disappointed.. :'((

    • The Inside Guide

      Hello Harini. You are through to The Inside Guide. You might want to email La Colombe ( and Foxcroft directly. Good luck. Both are sensational!


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