Aussie & the Fox Lancaster Reviews
Sly and down under Dec 21, 2013
Although the name may strike one as trendy, this restaurant has rightfully earned the perfect moniker. Frank Fox is a retired business executive in Lancaster, and several years ago his granddaughter returned from living in Australia, bringing back her partner (he's a native Aussie) and a desire to start a restaurant. She teamed up with grandpa and voila, Aussie & the Fox was born.
The interior is lovely, a real blend of casual elegance. It was comfortably informal at lunch, but I came away with an impression the joint becomes classier at dinner time. I was quickly seated at a perfectly appointed table and soon waited on by a professional and knowledgeable waitress. Things were off to an excellent start and would only get better.
I ordered a bowl of their Creamy Onion Soup to begin, which was heavenly. A rich twist on an old classic, every bite was savored before my Lemon Chicken Salad followed. Roasted chicken and feta over romaine and arugula, enhanced by lemon thyme vinaigrette – YUM! The lunch menu didn’t seem to offer much from ‘down under’ (Pulled Pork Barbie was on there, but the description struck me as American ‘southern cooking’) so I’m not sure how significant the Aussie connection is - it may show itself at dinner, which seems to be the main event here. The interior is beautiful and I have no doubt it exudes charm for romantic evenings.
Aussie & the Fox does offer one ‘down under’ element with its Tuckerbox – a take-away window adjoining the restaurant. I think tuckerbox is Australian slang for a lunch pail, so even though it looked like they mainly served coffee and pastry from the window, a unique touch. Between great food, great service and a beautiful setting, Aussie & the Fox is a keeper.
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