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.
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