SquareMeal Review of
Hawkers Bar and Brasserie
Part of a ‘Doubletree by Hilton’ hotel, Hawkers occupies a side street off the grim one-way system that disfigures historic Kingston. Its comfortable if impersonal lounge bar is dominated by a giant TV screen, and there’s also a spacious banquette-lined dining room: smart, shiny and corporate, all natural woods, burnished metals and cerulean blue leather. The name refers to Harry Hawker, an Edwardian Aussie airman who was a test pilot at Kingston firm Sopwith – hence a house Aviation cocktail made with local minty gin, Beckett’s, and other blue-sky drinks such as For Flight’s Sake (a lychee and gin Saketini) on a list of reasonably priced signatures and classics. Continuous brasserie service starts with English or continental-style breakfast followed by Anglo-European dishes such as blackened sea bass, smoked fennel, mussels and kale in vermouth sauce; plus burgers, steaks and pastas. Sunday roasts and Champagne afternoon tea also tempt locals and visitors.
Unlimited full English breakfast buffet £14.95 per person
This offer is available from April 5, 2018 until July 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface.
Not available in conjunction with other offers.
Offer excludes service.
Afternoon tea £19.95 or with a glass of prosecco £24.95 per person
This offer is available from January 8, 2018 until March 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.