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Quality remains as high as ever at the original Hawksmoor, and readers continue to praise the ‘fantastic’ steaks, ‘food-porn’ burgers, triple-cooked chips and even the homemade tomato ketchup – as
we do too. First-timers may be underwhelmed by the no-frills dining room, with its plain furniture and leather seating, but the lack of pretension adds to the charm of the place and chatty,
clued-up staff are a real asset. Prepare for the carnivorous onslaught with, say, a lobster cocktail drenched in Marie-Rose sauce, then get stuck into one of Hawksmoor’s much-lauded beefy cuts –
perhaps a whopping porterhouse or a dainty, butter-textured fillet. Calorific puds and wacky ice creams round things off, wines include plenty of beef-friendly reds and the cocktail list is a
stunner. Some say that prices have ’gone mad’, but the express menu is a steal and you can BYO wine on Mondays.
I've heard so many people evangelise about Hawksmoor but had never been myself. The other week, after birthday cocktails at Discount Suit Company, that was remedied.Although Monday night might not seem like an obvious night to eat out, the place was busy and bristling with a quiet energy. This may (or may not) have something to with Hawksmoor's Monday Wine Club which allows you to bring along your own bottle of wine and only be charged £5 corkage (it's £25 any other day). It's the perfect excuse to drink up that bottle of red you have gathering dust in a corner (or just to have a slightly cheaper meal, unless...
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Our next Burgaffair visit was to Hawksmoor behind Spitalfields, which is the original restaurant (they have another two gigs in London). A quick heads up. Make sure when you reserve a table it is downstairs as that is the only place where they serve the bar menu where the burger sits.Hawksmoor really is the place in town to go for steak. It is truly rump and fillet above the rest, so we were expecting a burger which delivered on the patty front for certain. You know they aren’t going to skimp on that… are they? Well, read on…
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Hawksmoor is without doubt our go-to steak place and we’ve been keen to try their bar menu for months.Then a couple of weeks ago, we saw that they serve a short-rib French dip sandwich. We needed no more convincing and made a beeline for the bar at their Spitalfields branch...
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