We visited Dr Fox’s with friends twice over the weekend; once for lunch on Saturday and it was so good that we managed to get up early on Sunday and go for breakfast.
The food is fantastic, much nicer than the standard café fare. At lunchtime two of us had quiche which was very tasty and with lots of filling. My friend had a jacket potato which had obviously been oven-cooked, not microwaved, and my husband loved his cold sausage and onion sandwich. We couldn’t resist a sharing a couple of slices of cake; the Victoria sponge was fluffy, light and buttery and the chocolate truffle slice was beautifully rich.
The following day we came back for breakfast – there is loads of choice, but we all plumped for the Dr Fox’s set breakfast, which consisted of proper sausages and thick-sliced bacon, with fried eggs, sauté potatoes and home-made (yes, home-made) baked beans. All served with lots of chunky hand-sliced toast with butter and marmalade. It was fantastic and not at all greasy.
If we had to make a tiny criticism it would be that the plates were not cleared from the table quickly enough and our lunch plates were still there when we were eating our cakes, but this is only a minor detail which can easily be corrected.
Knightstone Island is a beautiful location with lovely views of the sea and the town. The building has been very sympathetically restored with lovely décor. The mark of a good café is often the toilet and this is no exception; it was very clean and spacious with nice touches like embroidered fluffy towels and gorgeous scented handcream. There are lots of photos around the tearoom of the island at various stages in its history and written information on all the tables.
The staff were friendly and welcoming and we will definitely be coming to Dr Fox’s again.
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