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|Address:||10-12 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5BQ|
|Tel:||020 3589 3952|
|Price: £57.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 7-10am 12N-3pm 5-10.30pm|
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I don’t know if it is because the City is full of red blooded, thrusting macho types, as opposed to the West End, which is full of media, arty types, but whilst I’ve had decidedly average experiences at steakhouses out west, those at the City outposts of Goodman and Hawksmoor have been uniformly exceptional.
Hawksmoor Guildhall looks just like the Seven Dials room: big, high ceilings, wooden bits, no windows. The food is similar too, with steaks to the fore, chips with everything and a bit of green stuff thrown in for show.
Having made the mistake of ordering one of the sharing steaks at the Seven Dials, here I went straight to the back of the beast: a 55 day aged D-rump. Rare. With triple cooked chips. And some green stuff, just so it looked better.
Maybe it was because the steak was just so bloody good, juicy on the inside, charred on the out, but everything just seemed better here than out west. The waiting staff, the wine, the chips, the bone marrow gravy. It was all as near to bovine-based dining perfection as I have had for a long, long time.
Not cheap mind, but bankers still need to be relieved of their bonuses after all and, if Osborne won’t do it, fair play to the team behind Hawksmoor for taking a crack at it.