Hawksmoor, Seven Dials | Eating Out

Hawksmoor is one of those 'hype' restaurants I'd been keen to try. A few of my colleagues had raved about it, which only amped up my intrigue. 

If you're into your steaks, then Hawksmoor is probably one of the few go-to quality restaurants in London, and with five of their branches to choose from, you'll find yourself a little spoilt for choice when it comes to locations. 

For my birthday, last month, I got my teeth stuck into a good piece of fillet at Hawksmoor in Seven Dials, courtesy of my lovely boyfriend. 

The vibe is chilled yet buzzy, and although it was a little too dark for my liking, the rustic, stripped back/ bare decor (i.e. bare brick walls, exposed pipes) is really nice. 

We ordered roast scallops with white port and garlic, shrimps on toast, 300g fillet, triple cooked chips, tenderstem broccoli, baked sweet potatoes, and creamed spinach. Really lovely! Writing this post is making me yearn for some of that good stuff right now! The steak was just right. I'm usually funny about how my meat is cooked; I like it well done, but the waiter recommended that I have it medium-well, and requested the chef to open up the steak (he said something about a butterfly shape which completely went over my head because I was starving at that point so was in utter agreement with him) in order to avoid it being dry. No one likes dry steak.

Oh, the Hawksmoor Collins is gorgeous! The gin, lemon, Campari, bitters and soda concoction went down a treat!

One thing I loved about my visit is that the staff there know their stuff - and so they should - so are in a great position to advise those like myself who aren't as knowledgable about steak. 

Yes, the steaks are pricey (if you dine well, you're looking at £120-200 roughly for a meal for two people), but you're paying for top quality, and with the selection of sides they offer, you'll leave feeling very well fed indeed. 

So did it live up to the hype? Well I wasn't disappointed, but neither was I wowed. In short, I would recommend Hawksmoor to friends. 

Have you been to Hawksmoor? 

As ever,


1 comment:

  1. The food looks delicious. The broccoli looks so fresh, they must have picked it from a garden out back and dropped it into the pot.


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