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Hawksmoor Seven Dials two stars

020 3589 3951

11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG

£60.00 Steak , British Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £21.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -9.30pm) 5-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm)

Square Meal Review of Hawksmoor Seven Dials ?

‘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’.

Wine List Of The Year

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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  1. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    Siobhan B.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    Richard E.
      Platinum Reviewer  (129)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 4

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  3. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    Mazzi B.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    James J.
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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  5. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    Miss A
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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    John H.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 5

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    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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    11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
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    Selina S.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 19th March 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    Hawksmoor is a British steakhouse serving well-sourced beef and we-mean-business cocktails. Although a simple proposition, the difficulty in securing a booking is enough to see how popular the theme is. It is in this wisdom that there are now four branches across London, the Hawksmoor Seven Dials restaurant located in Covent Garden. The dearest items on the menu are the sharing steaks, priced at £7.50-£13 per 100g depending on the cut. The size of the cuts varies from a manageable 600g portion, to a freakish 1000g. A quick mental arithmetic is all it takes to see that prices can escalate and quickly...
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  2. Hawksmoor is one of those restaurants you never hear or read bad things about, with high remarks from many bloggers and diners all over London it’s no wonder it’s always been at the top of my list. I finally managed to drag the OH on a cold winters day down to Hawksmoor in Seven Dials to see what all the fuss is about. The interior of the restaurant is oozing with British decadence and decorated with leather seating and wooden panels. Not particularly my style, but fits perfectly for the atmosphere and cuisine of Hawksmoor...
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  3. What is on offer: Some of the best steaks and burgers in town. The Seven Dials branch has a different burger each month (aside from the regular burger). I’ve tried many of them and have not once been disappointed. I can’t wait for my next visit (having visions of steaks and burgers as I’m writing)...
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  4. Published : Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    sexdrugsandbaconrolls :: Hawksmoor – Seven Dials

    In this unassuming side street of Covent Garden is a black wrought iron door that once pushed leads on to one of the best steak houses (arguably) in London. The Hawksmoor is one of four steak restaurants (Air Street recently opened), which are all located in London. As we pushed open the door we were welcomed into a dark reception area, where we gave our names and coats. Our bags and coats were stored in huge wardrobes that looked as though they came from Narnia...
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  5. We’ve frequented Hawksmoor Sevendails for years now, but since last year or so it’s become one of my destination of choice for top primo burgers. The nice touch at Hawksmoor Sevendails is that in addition to their legendary Hawksmoor burger they always have the Kimchi burger and the Burger of the month available...
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  6. Among London steak aficionados Hawksmoor is known as one, if not the, best steakhouse(s) in town. Instead of pandering to my steak craving I decided to indulge in some burgers and hotdogs. The interior of Hawksmoor Seven Dials is that of a dark-wood US steakhouse. I personally like it a lot and the ambiance in the place is very nice as well. Apart from a formal dining area they also have a bar area where I sat this time (I prefer sitting behind the bar as I find it provides for better ambiance)...
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  7. Published : Thursday, 6th September 2012

    laymytable :: Hawksmoor – Seven Dials

    This experience was like the feeling you get when you’ve been anticipating a holiday, a much needed one, for a very, very long time. You could never quite get enough time off work, you didn’t have the money or you didn’t know who to go with and just when you’ve almost given up…you’re packing your bags and on your way to the holiday destination that dreams are made of. This is how I felt about dining at Hawksmoor. High expectations yes, but rightly so, the restaurant has been dubbed ‘the best steak in London’ it has been hailed as the new breed of modern meets old school, a steak house to trump all steak houses and that you will not come out of there unsatisfied, unhappy or hungry. Well, the latter is definitely true...
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  8. Published : Wednesday, 15th August 2012

    London - Girl About Town :: Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    It's not every day I get to try a top-twenty UK restaurant (eighteenth according to last year's National Restaurant Awards) but hooray for birthdays, as on mine I got treated to dinner at Hawksmoor Seven Dials - happy days!http://thehawksmoor.com/If you're eating at the Hawksmoor, you're eating steak. I had therefore thought my customary faffing around over the menu and angsting over meal envy wouldn't be an issue, having forgotten about their legendary cocktail list. Reminiscent of a time when cocktails were considered practically medicinal rather than served in fish bowls with umbrellas and sparklers, the list is divided into wonderfully-titled sections such as Antifogmatics and Pre-prandials, with fascinating little historical snippets about each drink. (The bar serves these with food from either the main menu or their bar food menu, which includes burgers, hot dogs and a whole grilled lobster in a bun with a side of Béarnaise. In Arnie's immortal words, I'll be back.) I eventually went for a Fancy Gin Cocktail (precursor of the martini, apparently, and delicious) before turning to thoughts of food. With steak as the main event, we chose a supporting cast we thought would complement it: dressed crab to start, Heritage tomato salad and triple-cooked chips to go with and peppercorn sauce on the side. The staff are attentive in that chilled, laid-back way I prefer and very knowledgeable, happy to advise on which cuts of steak are better cooked rare or medium and to help navigate their eclectic wine list. The £12 crab starter was comfortably enough for two people to share, particularly with a slab of steak on the horizon; impressive chunks of moist white meat on a base of dark, served with big slices of toasted sourdough bread. I love crab and as a regular visitor to Cornwall I have high expectations but this did not disappoint.I had the fillet cooked rare to follow; this was awesomely good, the charcoal grill really adding texture and bringing out its full flavour, the meat just meltingly tender. Hawksmoor steaks come from Longhorn cattle (Heston Blumenthal's breed of choice for steak), reared by the incomparable Ginger Pig and dry-aged for 35 days; all I can say is that it is totally worth it. This was probably the best steak I have had in London  (there is a place in Argentina that carves it with a spoon, but that's another story). Right here, right now, Hawksmoor is where it's at. The chips are also excellent and the colourful tomato salad added just the right note of freshness and balance, aided and abetted by a glass or two of Syrah. I don't normally do pudding - sweet enough, me - but didn't take much arm-twisting to try the intriguing option of cornflake jelly and ice cream. I was ambivalent about the jelly, but the ice cream was unexpectedly good; it sounds faddy, but the flavours really work. (Apparently they also do cornflake milkshakes, and why not? Bagsie me one of those on the next visit.) And bless, they not only wrote Happy Birthday round the edge in chocolate and served it with a candle, they were endearingly discreet about it. Hawksmoor, you're a class act. Yours, another year on,  Girl About Town xx (Thank you for my cards guys - anyone see a theme?) :)  
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