Following in the footsteps of previously successful sites, Hawksmoor Canary Wharf (or Hawksmoor Wood Wharf if we're giving it its proper title) is a 150-cover dining destination in the heart of the financial district.
Hawksmoor Wood Wharf is the first opening for the brand in four years and is simultaneously its largest ever site. Aside from the restaurant seating, there will also be a 120-cover bar, with both indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to choose between.
While the menu of steaks and sides might be familiar, the setting is a whole new concept. Hawksmoor Wood Wharf is found in an eco-friendly floating pavilion built by Glenn Howells Architects. As well as being constructed from sustainably sourced timber and aluminium extracted from hydro sourced, the roof is also planted with lush wildflowers and grasses designed to help bees and insects thrive and pollinate.
The interiors feature a series of banquette seating and round tables as well as corner booths. With a double height ceiling and a sprawling bar the space feels generous and lively, while the hanging pendant lights add a contemporary twist.
As with other sites, the menu here focuses on steaks from traditionally reared cattle, cooked over real charcoal, served with classic sauces. Infamous sides like the golden, crunchy beef dripping fries and the creamed spinach ensure all the favourites are covered for loyal fans of the brand. Non-meat-eaters are also catered for by way of fish and vegetarian options like native lobster or ricotta dumplings with a watercress puree and girolles.
While prices here aren’t cheap – think the £35 mark for a steak – the ingredients used are top-class. The restaurant group has been committed to environmentally sound practices for over a decade now, supporting biodiverse British farms that follow regenerative practices. This approach has help win Hawksmoor the highest rating from The Sustainable Restaurant Association.
At the bar guests can expect a line-up of traditional cocktails served in stylish glassware and a range of nibbles.