‘Damn good’; ‘great from beginning to end’; ‘the best steaks in London’: just some of the readers’ plaudits showered on this Seven Dials branch of the beefy Hawksmoor chain. The former Watney Combe brewery is now ‘a meat lovers’ paradise’ – a brick-lined, barrel-vaulted basement dining room thoughtfully renovated with reclaimed fittings and vintage touches. It’s a fine setting for a menu of glorious 35-day aged steaks from The Ginger Pig: arrive early to guarantee your pick of the popular cuts chalked up by weight on blackboards. Hearty sides such as triple-cooked chips and roast mushrooms are ‘a superb foil’ to the beef, while other standouts range from garlicky roast scallops in white port to the signature salted-caramel Rolos. Serious cocktails and carefully sourced wines are further pluses. Clued-up staff show a genuine passion for service, which is regularly praised to the skies – no wonder fans insist Hawksmoor is ‘hard to fault’.
Boasting a user-friendly A5 size and clear layout, Hawksmoor’s list ticks a number of boxes, in managing to be both unfussy and intermittently informative, particularly when explaining its ‘Current Favourites’. Question marks were raised about the definition of what exactly ‘Reserve Whites/Reds’ might mean, but on the whole this is an easy list to follow.
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This offer is available from March 4, 2014 until March 1, 2017, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.
Max: 4 people
Starts: 04 Mar 2014
Expires: March 2017£23