Excellent foodGood service. A little noisy for an intimate meal but good for groups.15/05/2013 00:00:00It lived up to the hype!Booked the restaurant off everyone's recommendation that this is where you went for good steak.
Definitely lived up to it, great food, knowledgeable staff and simple menu.
Not cheap. No starter, good bottle of wine and shared a desert for two came in just under £200.15/05/2013 00:00:00Great SteaksInformal business dinner with an Aussie, so thought I'd impress with a proper steakhouse. We chose a wonderful wine and all our steaks were wonderful. I had a 750g Bone-In Prime Rib from the blackboard. These special steaks go quickly so get in there fast! It was without doubt the best steak I have ever tasted and needless to say I finished every morsel. No room for dessert!13/05/2013 00:00:00The best meal I've ever hadHawksmoor lived up to its reputation as being the best steakhouse in London. This was a special occasion, and we went all out and ordered the Chateauxbriand medium rare (1kg for 4 people was about right). The meat was unbelievable, my husband almost cried it was so good. It just melted in your mouth! The mac and cheese side was also extremely good, and the chips.... were the best chips I've ever had! We also had deserts which were delicious (Panacotta, cheese board). This restaurant is not for the thrifty, but was easily the best meal I've ever had. Great atmosphere and the service was excellent.10/05/2013 00:00:00steak and chips to die forHawksmoor is brilliant. The atmosphere is buzzy; the service excellent; the food delicious. Even simple things like greens and lettuce are special. An expensive treat.06/05/2013 00:00:00Great for Special OccasionWhilst the Hawksmoor at Spitalfields is on the expensive side, the food and the service were outstanding which makes this a great place to go for a Family Treat.05/05/2013 00:00:00YummmmmmAmazing Roast Beef, I'm craving it as I write this! Great service too.05/05/2013 00:00:00Awesome steak!By far the best steak I have ever had! Simply delicious. Great service. The 2 courses lunch deal is great value for money. Will go back again and again.04/05/2013 00:00:00Birthday DinnerExcellent meal celebrating a friend's birthday.
Starters, steak and sides all delicious - excellent wine selection from modestly priced to high end.
Great cocktail menu - bustling place on a Saturday night !04/05/2013 00:00:00Good service compensates for errorsOur server was personable and attentive - but the fact that both my husbands steak and mine came incorrectly cooked was a damper. Especially when mine was wrong the second time as well. We ended up eating at different times As I waited for my food. And by the time I had a proper med rare our sides were cold. For a steak house, I expect better kitchen output. Yes, our bill had drinks taken off, and the food was delicious, but the kitchen mixups left me with a less
Than 100% experience. Hard to say if I'd return or recommend.04/05/2013 00:00:00Great food as always. TheGreat food as always. The staff really know their stuff and go out of their way to make recommendations. I love this place but it is a little on the pricey side.03/05/2013 00:00:00Great food as alwaysNothing wasn't good. Always go back here. Had steak (a nearly raw "medium rare" piece) and a great bottle of Syrah from California (Qupé). The place is a bit noisy, but apart from that it's excellent - great service, good food etc.02/05/2013 00:00:00For steak loversThe food was exceptional as was the service, the only problem I encountered was that the smallest chateaubriand steak available was 700g which was way too much for 2 people, every 100g cost £12.50 so this worked out to cost a lot of money! That said, it was 1 of the best steaks I've ever eaten30/04/2013 00:00:00Steak steak wines and sidesIf you love beef steak, you'd think you've died and gone to heaven. No options for a lamb lover but then I was being picky. They do cater fairly well for non-beef eaters and vegetarians too considering it's a steak speciality restaurant and anyway the wine selection was keeping me happy enough.
So, steaks were sublime, sides were perfect and the service was attentive, bright, informed and almost faultless - they forgot an item but gave it on the house and with hardly any delay.
In my book it's overall outstanding.28/04/2013 00:00:00Best Steaks Ever!The food is excellent. The ambience is not stuffy and the staff are really friendly. I always look forward to my visit and not been let down yet.25/04/2013 00:00:00Best steak in London? No argumentExcellent service, wine list and the best prepared steak I have had in London served by knowledgable and friendly staff - my only issue was getting a table with only a week's notice! I can't wait to return.24/04/2013 00:00:00Best steak everNicest steak I've ever had and the pudding and sides were also excellent. Service perfect, venue great.24/04/2013 00:00:00Came here with the girlfriendCame here with the girlfriend as we love our fix of steak. It was great, the only reason i didn't give 5 for value is because i'm a cheapskate and it hit my account harder than i thought it would. Totally worth it though, the food was amazing, best steak i've had and the service was friendly, informative and quick. It wasn't too busy but i got the feeling that if it was, nothing would change and it would still be a great place to go for a meal.24/04/2013 00:00:00great steak in a nice settingI took my boyfriend here for his 30th and wasnt disappointed, the staff were really helpful about all the steak choices on offer, and the restaurant itself is nice, stylish but unasuming. Steak and wine were delicious. Fairly pricey, but it was s special occasion and we didnt hold back, so fair enough.22/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent steak house!In over 20 years of travelling from the States to London on business, I have never had a better steak in London than the steak I was served at Hawksmoor. The steak was delicious and well cooked, comparable to the quality and presentation of steak available from very good steak houses in the U.S. The wine list was extensive but well priced, and the sides were very good. I appreciated the atmosphere, which was casual but still appropriate for a business dinner. I will look for an opportunity to return here the next time I visit London.22/04/2013 00:00:00Birthday DinnerMy boyfriend and I came to Hawksmoor to celebrate a birthday and we had an excellent time. The service was brilliant and the overall atmosphere was friendly and relaxed but still nice and intimate. As always the food was phenomenal - the mac and cheese seems to get better each time! The steak was cooked beautifully and we will definitely be returning for our next special occasion! A bit pricey but definitely worth it for a special birthday and the staff really go the extra mile.20/04/2013 00:00:00My personal favourite outMy personal favourite out of all of the Hawksmoor locations! The bar tender that created The Made Man also works here, and was kind enough to by me and my partner a drink on Saturday night - great night out!20/04/2013 00:00:00Lives up to it's nameI took my fiancé here for his birthday on Saturday and the whole experience was exceptional. The filet steak with blue cheese sauce and mushrooms on the side defintely goes down as one of the best things I have eaten. I can't recommend highly enough and we will certainly return.20/04/2013 00:00:00If you like steak this is THE placeI booked the Spitalfields Hawksmoor for my boyfriends birthday. The cocktails are very good (but pricy) We did not bother with starters because we wanted to get straight into the main course. We went for 850g Porterhouse steak cooked medium rare and this was more than enough for the two of us. In fact I would suggest a little less if you both want to have dessert! The sides were very good I recommend the creamy spinach and the field mushrooms. The chips were good (they did what there were supposed to do). I would avoid the buttered greens - we were expecting green beans and we got some cabbage instead which was a bit plain. We shared a nice bottle of red wine (£37.50). We also shared a dessert which was excellent. Highly recommend.19/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect SundayWe dined at the Hawksmoor Spitalfields when we last visited the UK and enjoyed it so much it made our 'go back to' list this time around. We weren't disappointed, once again the friendly staff were amazing and tailor made us some of the best cocktails and the Sunday roast was perfection.
I would highly recommend this venue based on the exemplary service and outstanding food.14/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic SteakBest steak I have had outside Latin America. Enjoyed it so much, I booked again.12/04/2013 00:00:00Great ServiceStaff went out of their way to be helpful and make our visit enjoyable. Had the Express menu and the food was incredible!12/04/2013 00:00:00ScrumptiousMy husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Hawksmoor. Our waiter Robin was attentive, thorough and very accommodating! We had a wonderful evening and will definitely return to the restaurant again!12/04/2013 00:00:00Delcious!We had the express lunch. The restaurant was packed and had a buzzy vibe. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious from the salad to the desserts (sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble...). Service was great too. Will definitely go back!11/04/2013 00:00:00The best roast beefNot cheap at £20 but worth every penny... All items on the plate were cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.07/04/2013 00:00:00Best steaks in LondonI was specifically looking for an excellent steak restaurant as a treat for a family member's birthday, and I picked this restaurant based on the reviews I read online. It absolutely lived up to (and perhaps exceeded) the hype. The steaks, sides, desserts, and service were all excellent. This is by no means a budget restaurant, but it's certainly worth the price for the quality of the food and the experience. I would highly recommend it, and will definitely go back for another special occasion (or the next time I have a hankering for a truly perfect steak).06/04/2013 00:00:00Great Evening - thank you HawksmoorWe dined at the restaurant on Friday and we loved the food. The meat is great and the sides were fab! The service was exceptional and when I by chance asked to move downstairs for drinks, it was accomodated by a lovely guy at the bar. He simply remembered my request and make sure we were able to come downstairs for drinks and our dessert which was much appreciated. The desserts and coktails were really yummy and I will definitely come back here many more times. Its not cheap especially if you want a bigger steak, ;), however you can always go to their fabulous bar for a lighter option and cocktails.05/04/2013 00:00:00Best Steaks in LondonBrilliant steaks, as always. Waiter was excellent, advising us well on portion size and how to have our steaks cooked.05/04/2013 00:00:00Great bar, lively dining roomWe loved the bar here, fabulous space and great cocktails. The service was excellent, but the dining room is very noisy, beware if you want to hear everything your mates are saying. The Potted beef and yorkshire starter was amazing, one is large enough to share between two. Steaks are brilliant, always cooked exactly how you want them, great sauces (loved the anchovy hollandaise) chips are the best in town. Other sides were not as good, mushrooms a bit slippery and cabbage came in huge lumps with stalk intact, not easy to deal with at the table.03/04/2013 00:00:00A memorable steakI had already dined at Hawksmoor once before for my birthday at the end of last year. My two friends and I have recently come back from Argentina where unsurprisingly we ate a lot of very good steak. It was one of their birthdays so we decided another steak would be a fitting way to celebrate. Indeed it was. The best steak we'd all ever had! It's not just the steak that sets this restaurant apart though; the starters, desserts and drinks are also excellent, as is the bar downstairs. It is not cheap, but then food of this quality in London never will be. Highly recommended for special occasions, high-end dating and of course steak lovers.01/04/2013 00:00:00Sunday lunchAwesome choice always for Sunday lunch - great value compared to other places in London - good portion of beef, roasties and veg.
Brilliant un-stuffy service, good wine list, and great cocktails - try the Corpse Reviver
Recommended.31/03/2013 00:00:00Outstanding Sunday lunchAll. Four of us agreed it was the best roast we had ever had in a restaurant. Large menu to choose from and beautiful wines.31/03/2013 00:00:00Best Sunday lunch everGreat Sunday lunch, delicious meat and served with all the trimmings. Great value.31/03/2013 00:00:00Highly recommendedThe decor added to the ambience as it was dark, warm and cosy. We had the T-bone steak which was phenomenal. The macaroni cheese was amazing. I had the stilton hollandaise which was tasty, my other half had the bone marrow gravy which was also delicious. The best part of the meal was dessert; peanut butter shortbread!! I wanted to go back the next day! The only downside was that the portion sizes of the sides (chips, mac cheese were a little too small). Overall it was a great meal and we will definitely be returning again.30/03/2013 00:00:00Good steak but for a hefty priceThe steak was good and there were some nice side choices, but for up to £50 you would hope it would be good. You can get steak just as good for less money in London, but it's a nice restaurant with good service. Some great cocktails too. £175 for two people with no starters and a shared desert.30/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic!!Had another fantastic evening at Hawksmoor. Thd food is just delicious!!28/03/2013 00:00:00Hawksmoor does it again!Another excellent, unpressurised long lunch, including a perfect rib-eye, and I'm told, a perfect horse free burger, hey, can one ask for more. I've been a few times now and so far standards have remained very high. Well done, keep up the good work.27/03/2013 00:00:00Great service, great foodFantastic atmosphere from moment you walk in followed by exceptional service from a Waite who was knowledgeable, helpful and very patient as we deliberated over the vast range of wines available. His recommendation was superb. The meal (fillet steak) was one of best I've had.27/03/2013 00:00:00A paradise for steaks. SimplyA paradise for steaks. Simply superb, and the staff really know their cuts and offer excellent advice. Decor and ambience very good. We took a champagne aperitif at the bar, and were able to move to our table at our leisure (and were offered choice of a few tables). Took Prime Rib, and two very good reds. Will return.27/03/2013 00:00:00Lived up to expectationsI'd heard good things about this place and had wanted to try it for awhile. Dined here with two girlfriends and was impressed with the food. My fillet steak was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and the sides were also very good (5 dishes between 3 of us was plenty), as were the desserts.
My only criticisms would be the lack of vodka cocktails and that my friend had to send back her steak. Being 8 months pregnant, she had ordered it well done but it arrived a little pink. The waitress was extremely pleasant though and returned it promptly, thoroughly cooked through.
Good atmosphere and less formal/corporate than other steak restaurants, so ideal for catching up with friends.27/03/2013 00:00:00Beautiful roast beef!I ate the most exquisite roast dinner here last weekend. The beef was soft, pink and gorgeous. The gravy was rich and full of flavour. Just a few tiny complaints - no yorkshire pudding! And the salted caramel tart was much nicer than the new salted caramel cup. Also, drinks service was v slow.24/03/2013 00:00:00The food was outrageouslyThe food was outrageously good. I booked this for my boyfriend's birthday and he loved it. I would highly recommend it!23/03/2013 00:00:00Great dateWe ate on Saturday night - booked for 9pm. The atmosphere in Hawksmoor is great, the lighting is perfect and it really is a great date venue. The waiter was a little pushy in upselling more expensive wine (we weren't going for cheap in the first place). For the main course we had a large porterhouse to share with two sides and a sauce each. The food was absolutely delicious and there was definitely a lot of it but unfortunately was a bit cold when it came to the table despite the steak arriving in a cast iron pan presumably to keep the heat going. We had apple crumble with custard and salted caramel rolos for dessert and both were lovely. I would definitely recommend Hawksmoor although for the price it's a bit rough around the edges.23/03/2013 00:00:00Better . . . .Best!!And just when I thought you couldnt get better steak and sides than Gauchos . . . .I did @ Hawksmoor!!
Thank you . . . .really enjoyed my meal!22/03/2013 00:00:00best steakhouse in townwent on a Friday night with guests from abroad and the reported "best steakhouse in town" was comfirmed. The available pieces of meat are displayed on a blackboars, which is very nice. Chateaubriand at £12.50 per kilo is worth the price22/03/2013 00:00:00