Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Silver Award
22 Reviews
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Steak, British

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Silver Award

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?

Good to know about Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Steak, British
Ambience
Buzzy, Fun
Food Occasions
Sunday roast
Special Features
Wheelchair access
People
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions, Special occasions

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Location for Hawksmoor Spitalfields

157a Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

020 7426 4850

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Opening Times of Hawksmoor Spitalfields

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

Reviews of Hawksmoor Spitalfields

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22 Reviews 
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Mr. Alex G

Superb steaks
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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Ms/Mrs. Hull B

Hawksmoor steaks
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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Ms/Mrs. Hull B

Hawksmoor steaks
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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Ms/Mrs. Lesley B

03 August 2014   
A repeat visit to Hawksmoor fulfilled our expectations. Our server ‘ Ulisses’ was charming, attentive and entertaining. Let's be honest this isn't the cheapest lunch around, but hey it was a Birthday so we didn't stint. lobster starter had a smokey BBQ edge and was moist and delicious. We all ordered steaks( various cuts) . Each delivered promptly and cooked as requested. excellent Rioja and superb atmosphere. Having dined at several of the Hawksmoor chain this is our absolute favourite.
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Ms/Mrs. Yohanna J

02 July 2014   
My friend did not only book my birthday dinner at Hawksmoor but also planned a surprise party and the people at Hawksmoor made it very special. From the lovely waitress to the excellent food, it was a night to remember and I do believe that we closed the bar.
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Mr. Alex B

Epic meat and fantastic service
18 December 2013   
Having rocked up to Hawksmoor Spitalfields (with Goodman's, this is my joint first in the “best ever steakhouse in London”-award) with a colleague, we had a phenomenal T-bone and a very decent bottle of Rioja. Service was excellent, everything tasted great and was executed flawlessly and I cant wait to go back. We did have a bit of fun in the place drinks-wise, but even then the bill was a bit of a sobering experience. It was self-inflicted, so hard to argue with and worth it anyway. Go there now, order half a cow and be happy!
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Corinne C

17 December 2013   
Friendly service. Had a set menu. Good value and delicious meal.
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Mr. Mark B

08 August 2013   
Great place good atmosphere , but , prices gone mad !!! Lucky I wasn't paying
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Mr. Stuart P

Best steak in London
21 May 2013   
Fantastic steak, great staff, good wine list. I love Hawksmoor. Steaks at Goodman are as good, but Hawksmoor has much nicer atmosphere – cool, but without trying to be. Side dishes are great, too, as are the ice creams: cornflake and popcorn both delicious. Best bet is to go in bigger group (3-4 minimum), then order few different cuts – love the way they're presented, too, for everyone to dig in and share.
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Mr. Daniel H

10 January 2013   
I've been wanting to come here for a while now as i have heard good review after good review, but i didn't come here for the steak, oh no no no the burger was at the top of my want list. The bacon cheese burger arrived on our table and i was like a kid in a candy store, the bun was fluffy and light, the meat tender and juicy, each bite was meet with a groan , it was food porn, the triple cooked chips were really nice to, and went well with the Hawksmoor homemade ketchup. The wife had the beef roast and she claimed it was the best roast dinner she has ever had, and that's saying a lot. So onto the staff, the staff were all very friendly and looked after us pretty well, so all in all our Hawksmoor experience was a good one.
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