Hawksmoor Spitalfields

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"VERY GOOD"

22 reviews

157a Commercial Street , London, E1 6BJ

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020 7426 4850

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The fantastic new refurb at Hawksmoor Spitalfields
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SquareMeal Review of Hawksmoor Spitalfields

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"VERY GOOD"

Spitalfields is where it all started for Hawksmoor founders Will Beckett and Huw Gott in 2006 and while their newer restaurants became ever-more glamorous, this blueprint was still recognisably a City steakhouse. A recent refurb has brought it into line with its glossy siblings with acres of green leather and an all-round sheen, but what still sets Hawksmoor apart from the competition it spawned is the hubbub of happy diners anticipating some of the best steak in London, smoky from the chargrill and imbued with more character than the cast list of Game of Thrones. Non-carnivores should investigate such fresh-tasting treats as a mound of white crab meat piled on to thin crumpets, or three breadcrumb-scattered scallops served in the shell with a white port and garlic sauce. There’s no denying that Hawksmoor is expensive, but portions are so big that a steak and a couple of sides (treacle-sweet bacon, squeaky spring greens) should hit the spot for most appetites – though who could resist the lure of peanut butter shortbread topped with a smooth scoop of salted-caramel ice cream and concealing a well of syrupy sauce?


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Hawksmoor Spitalfields Location

157a Commercial Street , London E1 6BJ

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020 7426 4850

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -9pm) 5-10.30pm

Private Dining

HSP PDR 1
HSP PDR 2
Hawksmoor Spitalfields exterior
Hawksmoor Spitalfields steak

This Spitalfields branch is where the Hawksmoor story all started and in 2018 it was treated to a full refurb to bring it into line with the approachable glamour of its smart siblings. The brick-lined, herringbone floored back area of the restaurant can be cordoned off to create a private area seating 55, while groups of up to 10 can be seated in the booths in the basement cellar bar, which also makes a great pre-meal rendezvous for the restaurant’s famous cocktails. While Hawksmoor’s meat is legendary (the steaks are some of the best in London), there’s also a good showing of fish dishes to please non-carnivores, and also vegetarian options.  


Private Dining Room Capacity: 55

Hawksmoor Spitalfields's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.5

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Service: 8.1

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Atmosphere: 7.5

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Value: 7.4

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Platinum Reviewer
26 September 2018

The Hawksmoor concept is now 12 years old and its empire spans 8 locations in 3 different cities, but each time I visit – and regardless of location – I am reminded just how good and consistent the experience is. A recent weekday night saw a group of us descend on the Spitalfields branch. This was the original location in the Hawksmoor stable, but it has benefited from a recent refurb. All the restaurants seem to manage to pull off that tricky combination of cool but traditional. Put another way, imagine exposed brickwork with maps of old London adorning them – much like the clubs of Pall Mall updated for the 21st Century. Beyond the vibe, it’s the food that draws the punters in. We are talking about seriously good steak, first described with a knowledgeable passion by the serving staff and then cooked to perfection by the chefs. Both the bone-in-prime rib and the porterhouse shared by our group showed lovely succulence as well as depth and intensity of flavour. The enjoyment was only enhanced by the sides. I have raved previously about Hawksmoor’s mac and cheese, but this is a wonderfully enjoyable dish both on a standalone basis and as a steak pair. Going back a step, the bone marrow with pickled onion starter (pictured) was probably the night’s dish to die for. The sweet fatty richness of the dish proved a delight, especially when combined with the inspired choice to drink an aged rosé champagne alongside. Hawksmoor has a decent list of wines priced from £40 to £225/bottle, but we availed ourselves of the reasonable corkage option, at £5/bottle, and brought our own. The experience ain’t cheap, but well worth every penny. Message to Hawksmoor: just keep up the good work!

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

07 December 2015

Hawksmoor are well know for great steak and they don't disappoint. had a great meal and the service was good... good wine list too. Would definitely recommend.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

07 December 2015

Hawksmoor is well know for their good steaks and they didn't disappoint. Food was great, wine was good. would recommend them...

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