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1 August 2014
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Hawksmoor Air Street

020 3641 1893

5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD

£62.00 British , Steak Mayfair, Oxford Street

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

Square Meal Review of Hawksmoor Air Street ?

Expect ‘fancy seafood to rival its mighty steak’ at this branch of the swaggering, red-blooded Hawksmoor chain, thanks to input from fish guru Mitch Tonks. Battered queenie scallops come with tangy tartare sauce, luxuries such as turbot are grilled over charcoal and Dartmouth lobster is steamed just-so. As for meat, prime protein from British beasts still figures large – T-bone, porterhouse, rib-eye and the like are all in fine fettle and cooked to perfection (ours ‘sliced like cake’, notes one reader). Enthusiasm for details such as bone-marrow gravy and anchovy hollandaise (‘condiment heaven’) suggest this is a kitchen with all-round skills, and the ‘express’ menu offers an affordable way in. The clientele is emphatically ‘Y-chromosome heavy’ – not surprising, given the menu’s preferences, the voluminous room’s plush, clubby, art-deco surrounds and the classy cocktails on offer at the fabulous bar.

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  1. Hawksmoor Air Street

    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Squaremale
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Alan F.

    Excellent Staff, great atmosphere

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

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  3. Hawksmoor Air Street

    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Alex B.

    Epic, meaty and delicious

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

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  4. Hawksmoor Air Street

    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Fiona O.

    Good value pre-theatre dinner

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

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  5. Hawksmoor Air Street

    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Alex W.

    Hawksmoor Air Street - Christmas Steak

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Monikasays

    Fancy surf and turf

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    Editor's pick

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

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  7. Hawksmoor Air Street

    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Will F.

    Same City quality more diversified client base

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 7

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    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    Gimlet

    This is how it's done.

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 7

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    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    London Gourmet
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  10. Hawksmoor Air Street

    5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD
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    David D.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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

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  1. This well-known steakhouse has always been the talk of my office and a place where everyone loves to take their clients out for dinner. I was somewhat jealous of all this chitta chatta and dying to see what all the fuss was really about. My dear friend from Oz was over for a visit and I needed to take her somewhere impressive so what better place than Hawksmoor for a nice bit of steak and wine...
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  2. Published : Monday, 23rd December 2013

    inher30s :: Hawksmoor

    Vegetarians, turn aside. This isn’t a place for you. This is a place for some serious meat eating. It’s a cold blustery Sunday & we’re here for a Sunday roast. I must admit, I’ve never really warmed to the traditional roast that, come Sunday, seems to be on the much wished for list of so many around me. But nevertheless, I’m usually impressed with whatever the Hawksmoor stumps up and so off we go. I kick things off with a Bloody Mary – it’s spicy, it’s zingy and they’ve even brought me some Tabasco in case it needs livening up further...
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  3. Published : Saturday, 9th November 2013

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Hawksmoor Air Street

    A bloody cut of meat is perhaps one of the few remaining animal tendencies we indulge in. As insistent as a birthright, the acquisition of said flesh may sometimes seem like the greatest need to fulfil. Cue Hawksmoor: three of its four restaurants focus solely on producing steak, whilst the fourth, Hawksmoor Air Street, shares the menu with creatures of the sea – well worth a visit if reviews are to be believed. The interior of Hawksmoor Air Street is a beautiful thing indeed, from the black marble elliptical staircase, through to the grand art deco chandeliers and leather upholstery in the verdant colour of money. The first floor dining area is a long, lateral slice of architecture, which follows the curvature of Regents Street. A space as elongated as this could feel desolate, but it is cleverly broken up into more manageable chunks...
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  4. Published : Sunday, 3rd November 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Hawksmoor Air Street

    Whenever I’ve tried to book a table for dinner at Hawksmoor Air Street, and believe me I’ve tried, it’s always been totally booked up. When walking past on a drizzly Saturday lunch time me and a friend popped in to try our luck and got a table no problemo – hoorah! It was a long old walk to the restaurant from the entrance; up the large staircase and through the long bar but it was worth the trek. The dining room was attractive and impressively large but the low ceiling made it feel quite cosy...
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  5. Published : Tuesday, 6th August 2013

    sexdrugsandbaconrolls :: Haksmoor – Air Street

    For background I have been to the Hawksmoor Seven Dials twice and both times I had the most delicious time so I was very excited to be invited by a colleague to the Air Street branch. This is the newest restaurant of Hawksmoor family in London and is carving a name for itself by having a menu offering both meat and (which the Hawksmoor is famous for) and fish options. Interesting idea considering people will only go to the Hawksmoor if they are carnivorous and want a bloody good steak. The other Hawksmoors I have visited are underground but at Air Street you are welcomed at a ground floor reception but then led up to the restaurant; making it much lighter than previous outlets. The decor follows the same theme, however with dark brow wooden seats and tables and brass lamps and fixtures...
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  6. Published : Saturday, 27th July 2013

    Munch My Way :: Hawksmoor Revisit, Air St.

    Back again at Hawksmoor. I remember to myself saying I just got to comeback and try their other premium cuts steaks, starters and dessert… The opportunity has come.. So without further ado, here’s what I have...
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  7. Published : Monday, 8th July 2013

    Munch My Way :: Hawksmoor

    I always here about the steaks at Hawksmoor even before coming to London.. Finally after many attempts to eat here, I was finally able to… I had high expectations and wow the food went even beyond my expectations! Hawksmoor service is as good as the food and the art decor of the interior gave the place a feel of the 50s and 60s of America...
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  8. Published : Thursday, 4th July 2013

    ytTastes :: Hawksmoor Air Street

    n’t sure if Hawksmoor Air Street would be completely child friendly, as I would say the decor was more of a gentlemen’s club feel, but I thought the booths would be something the two girls would be partial to. So upon my arrival, I had my friend with his two little extremely well behaved girls sitting in a booth having an animated conversation. One of my thoughts in choosing Hawksmoor Air Street is the Special express menu that they offer, and with the Englishness, an interesting experience for the girls who are daughters of a real foodie father, this was their first time in London and the UK...
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  9. Published : Tuesday, 2nd July 2013

    the dinersaur :: hawksmoor air street

    So a few weeks ago, I chose to head to Hawksmoor on Air Street, which is a relatively new branch of this highly touted group of steak houses. This particular branch has a more seafood centric menu, for the benefit of my non-meat eating friend (how we are still friends I do not know), as well as a good selection of the steaks that Hawksmoor is most famous for. The interior of the restaurant is classy and retro, as well as deceptively enormous, although this quickly filled up throughout the course of our meal...
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  10. Published : Tuesday, 4th June 2013

    Sybaricious :: Hawksmoor, Air Street

    On my first visit to Air Street it took me a while to realise that I was in the same venue that previously housed former ill-fated inhabitant Cocoon. Glossy sci-fiesque plastic furniture in whites and lurid oranges and reds have been replaced by a glorious art deco interior, a dark wood parquet floor, gleaming brass bar and half moon stained glass windows. Reclaimed school bench tables, replete with polished-over compass carved graffiti and aged, spotted mirrors add to the feeling that Air Street has been there, well, simply forever! Despite being prime time West End, this could be a very difficult location from an aesthetic perspective; a very long thing room with low ceilings that might easily feel oppressive, especially with all that wood panelling but its all been done exceptionally well.picture borrowed from Hawksmoor website!Clever and sophisticated interior design job aside, a lot has changed from the sometimes strange asian fusion offerings from Cocoon. Hawksmoor are, of course, synonymous with excellent steak, however Air Street sees their first real foray into adding fish to the menu following input from Dartmouth based seafood guru, Mitch Tonks.  Although scallops, dover sole and monkfish all sound delicious, I am here for the beef. I've been to Air Street a couple of times now with different groups of friends and never written about it. It was when a recent Sunday a lunch at Barbecoa in St Paul's was aborted before it had even begun (boiling hot inside and horrifically loud dance music for a Sunday lunchtime or a table outside in the shopping centre- at those prices no thanks!)  and my immediate instinct was to call Air Street and retreat to something reliable, that I knew I should write it up.On a Sunday a roast beef lunch is on offer for £19. Not the cheapest roast on the market but excellent value in my book. Rather than the traditional thin slices of beef, an inch thick chunk of beef is served. The meat is initially seared over charcoal before going into the oven to roast in order to try and replicate the old fashioned spit roasting of meat of yore. The plate is dominated by a giant Yorkshire pudding, crunchy on the outer with a soft doughy pillow as well as a roast garlic bulb releasing oozing, nutty garlic squish, roast shallot, carrots and greens. Horseradish sauce is a sinus-cleansing, zinger of a sauce but it is the sauce that really makes this plate sing. Onion and bone marrow gravy is a thick, sticky powerful concoction; sweet in part but deeply, deeply savoury coating your tongue with such a texture and flavour that makes you know that sauce took hours of reduction before it reached your table. Why is it that despite believing yourself to be utterly full you can aways find just a little bit of space left for something sweet? Its almost as if you have two appetites or two stomachs, one for sweet and one for savoury. The trick is to just say no when the dessert menu approaches but I can never take my own best advice and instead always say that I will just take "a little look" then before you know it, dessert has been ordered.A pretty, individual, round apple pie comes with the offer of pouring cream, clotted cream, ice cream or custard. I don't think my father has ever had so many options and was briefly awed into uncharacteristic silence. The salted caramel chocolate cup is essentially a giant salted Rolo. Rich beyond belief, it nearly had me floored but I couldn't leave any of the wonderful salted caramel topping beyond so I soldiered on.photo also borrowed from Hawksmoor...Lemon and mint sorbet was refreshing with an excellent tart vs sweet balance and would have been a much more sensible dessert to go for than my chocolate caramel whopper. The wine list is just as good as the other Hawksmoors. A 1999 Urbino Crianza Rioja is a little bit of a luxury at around £48 but utterly delicious and well rounded sliding down altogether too easily for a Sunday afternoon. A more reasonably priced Montepulciano at £22 is a perfectly good accompaniment to a a Sunday roast; fruity and quite light but with the oomph to stand up to the beef. The cocktail list is broad and interesting and I will definitely be going back to Air Street just for drinks.I think that Air Street has the potential to become my favourite of the Hawksmoor family. In part this is down to the location but also the decor, I can imagine that with a summer of Gatsby mania approaching, I might not be the only one....Hawksmoor Air Street5a Air St  London W1J 0AD020 7406 3980    
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  11. Hawksmoor is a carnivore’s paradise and both the Hog and I are avid meat eaters. Given that, I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that it’s one of our favourite pig-out places! I really struggle to find fault with any of the meals we’ve had at Hawksmoor. Whether it be fantastic, succulent Chateaubriand, sensational porterhouse or great value rib-eye on their express menu (£26 for three courses); it’s all been nothing short of excellent...
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  12. Published : Saturday, 9th February 2013

    The Hedonist :: Review-Hawksmoor Air St.

    The group behind the three Hawksmoor steak restaurants (Guildhall, Seven Dials and Spitalfields) have opened their new operation in an Air St site that has traditionally seen restaurants fail and fail quickly. You have to go back to 1995 when Bruno Loubet ran the site as the urbane brasserie L’Odeon for it to have been seen as anything approaching a destination. But the Hawksmoor team have a strong track record and their mini-chain of butch British steakhouses have struck a chord with critics and punters alike...
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  13. Published : Tuesday, 4th December 2012

    Fd Over LDN :: Hawksmoor (& more)

    Hawksmoor have really put Steakhouses in London back on the map. Their success with there 3 other enterprises have justified this huge new restaurant in air street that spans most of the Reagent's Street, knowing that they are going to have no problems filling it. This really is in the heart of tourist London, but like the Seven Dials restaurant, despite location, the entrance is subtle with heavy doors. Only those steak worthy may enter. Unlike the other Hawksmoors, they've tried to split this between steak and fish, having teamed up with Mitch Tonks of the Seahorse. The ultimate surf 'n' turf?...
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  14. Published : Wednesday, 28th November 2012

    doughnuts&swine :: Hawksmoor, Air Street

    Having subsisted the past few days predominantly on rice krispies during a trip to northern Uganda and South Sudan, I have harped back to a lunch at the new Hawksmoor on Air Street which I had the day before I departed for East Africa.Many people are aware of the Hawksmoor phenomenon. To aficionados, they do the best steak in London. I happen to share this sentiment. The fan base is extensive, evidence provided when the 50% soft opening launch booked out within 8 minutes of the email being circulated to those signed up to the Hawksmoor mailing list. Considering that this was an extensive soft opening and that the Air Street venue can host 300 patrons, it’s no small feat. I sent my confirmation within 10 minutes of receipt of the email for the soft opening but was too late. Hawksmoor being the kings of good service did however send a further option for lunch at 50% off on four alternative dates. So, on a Tuesday lunchtime, it was off to Piccadilly with a friend to check out Air Street. I was further excited by the fact that my friend with whom I was dining, was having steak for the first time, having recently converted from pescatarianism to the deity of carnivorism. In beef we worship.The venue is big, replete with low ceilings, green leather upholstered seating and lots of very helpful staff. It’s got a nice art deco texture to it. I ordered (a very large) chatauebriand and the former pescatarian the fillet. For sides we selected the baked sweet potato (always a must at Hawksmoor), the triple cooked chips and the creamed spinach. I would have liked to have seen some sort of tomato salad on the menu as I had an excellent one previously at Spitalfields but none were on offer. We also ordered a pepper and béarnaise sauce though really, the quality of the steak means that there is no need to do so.I ordered my chatueabriand rare. It was full or enormous flavour with the juices eeking from the fibres as I cut into it. It really was an excellent piece of meat. The fillet also was delicious and an excellent introduction to beef for my friend.There are many things to like about Hawksmoor. For me the foremost is the attention to details. Little things, like upon our arrival and being guided upstairs, the staff knew our name. I assume the online system indicated that we had checked in downstairs so they were expecting us. Either that or the fact that we were 2 of the few females in the establishment made it easy to determine who we were. Whichever, I liked it.Secondly, the drinks menu…we weren’t drinking alcohol with lunch and Hawksmoor possesses a non-alcoholic drinks menu with a great selection of soft cocktail alternatives. This just shows that, for those who do not drink alcohol, the non-alcoholic options are not just an afterthought at Hawksmoor. The ginger ‘n’ juice for me excelled…all that was missing was a shot of Jameson (ahem). The spiced tomato juice tempted me also (it would be great with a drop of vodka) and the cornflake milkshake had an allure to it, so teetotallers will not feel like an oft-forgot entity (presupposing that teetotallers are an entity). Third, following my last review of Hawksmoor Seven Dials, I tweeted Will at Hawksmoor my review. I noticed on his twitter page, his response to customers’ comments on his twitter feed. Now, I don’t know if it’s him directly tweeting or whether staff undertake this task on his behalf, but regardless, this is a nice customer service touch.The focus on customer service, emphasis on delivering a high quality product in fabulous surroundings means that the Hawksmoor brand continues to go from strength to strength. Long may it continue.Oh, and before I forget, I should emphasise that Hawksmoor Air Street is different to its other offerings in that it has fish on the menu in addition to steak. Truth be told, I didn’t even read the fish options, so I suggest taking a look online if you’re interested.Though full after the steak, we of course had to order the salted caramel rolos which are quickly assuming cult status at the new Hawksmoor. They’re like the rolos we grew up eating, only an adult version. They hit the nail on the head. The bill all in (and bearing in mind this was 50% off) came to £80. Granted it’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
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  15. The question I ask is do we really need any more steak restaurants in London? I'm not entirely sure, and neither is Hawksmoor by the looks of it. The new Air Street restaurant is serving an equal choice of both meat and fish. And not any old fish, but meaty varieties caught from the shores of the UK and sourced from renowned Brixham Market in Devon. Their meat sourced from the famous Ginger Pig butchers, my favourite butchers in London...
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