Hawksmoor Guildhall
Hawksmoor Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehawksmoor.com/
  • Phone: 02073978120x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    Monday – Friday
    7:00 – 10:00am

    Lunch
    Monday – Friday
    12:00 – 3:00pm

    Dinner
    Monday – Friday
    5:00 – 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Richard Turner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bank Tube Station - 5min
    Moorgate Tube Station - 6min
    St Paul's - 6min
  • Parking: No
A word from Hawksmoor Guildhall
Awarded 'Best New Restaurant' at the 2012 Tatler Restaurant Awards, Hawksmoor Guildhall is a stunning restaurant and bar in the heart of The City.
It provides 'the best power breakfast' (GQ Magazine) to London's financial capital and is perfect for meetings and entertaining clients. The 160-cover restaurant is renowned for serving dictionary thick steaks from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared by multi-award winning butchers The Ginger Pig, dry aged or at least 35 days and simply cooked on a real charcoal grill.
The wine room is big enough to conduct tastings of the extensive list of wines and ports that are available by the glass, and the bar is manned by some of the best bartenders in London serving classic cocktails and original drinks.
There is also a private dining room seating 22, as well as a table for 10 in the main dining room, which serves the exclusive beef tasting feast menu.
Hawksmoor Guildhall is also available for exclusive hire.
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Hawksmoor Guildhall reviews from OpenTable diners
621 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.4
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (409)special occasions (282)fit for foodies (240)group bookings (169)brunch (91)romance (75)sunday lunch (63)pre/post theatre (39)outstanding value (16)disabled access (5)child friendly (3)good vegetarian options (2)afternoon tea (2)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Outstanding steak and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    The service was the best I have ever experienced. The casual attire of the servers does not equate to a casual service, on the contrary.
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  • Loved every minute
    nickywhizz
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    This was the first time I'd visited Hawksmoor; I'd heard so many great things about it I was keen to see for myself just how good it was. And I was not disappointed in any way. The food, the service; the whole dining experience was exemplary. I will most certainly be back for more.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, poor food
    WallaceAndGourmet
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Came expecting the 'best steak in London', left disappointed with the food. The service, however, was outstanding and it made for a pleasant lunch.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    As soon as we sat down it felt like we were under pressure to eat and get out, there is I think a difference to that and good service.the food was very ordinary and not great value in my opinion, would stick with Goodmans or Gaucho in future
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    The staff were very welcoming and very knowledgeable, recommending different cuts of steak in an affable way. There was a great atmosphere and there was even a table of guys that entertained us all with operatic close harmony singing! Monday was BYO and the staff got involved and really added to the evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor steak
    Luvsgudfud
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The starters were excellent. The steaks were almost burnt on the outside and mine was under done on the inside and quite tough. Over priced for a very average steak. I had a superb steak the week before in leeds - the restaurant should maynr go up there and learn how to cook a decent steak.
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  • Best steak ever
    Clennan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I went here for my birthday and the waitress really looked after us, the food was amazing (fillet for me) and the cocktails superb. The atmosphere is great and I can't wait to go back. It's pricey but brilliant and with steak I think you really do get what you pay for. I've dined here 3 times and have never been disappointed.
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  • Good as expected
    HungryPantsVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had some clients from the US who liked it very much. Everyone had a great time and service etc was spot on - as you would expect
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    ClareDVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I actually think that this place is better than Goodmans. Great side dishes, perfectly cooked steak. What is not to like.
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  • dissapointing service
    SN77
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Good quality meat priced accordingly. No smaller options available if not too hungry. Not friendly service.
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  • Great steak
    Rhian
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Lovely steak and great quality food. Big open wood-panelled room which got very busy and noisy on a Friday lunchtime, but would definitely go back.
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  • Not great for a businees meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Had a working lunch at Hawksmoor Guildhall, I would guard against this as it's super noisy - which is great if you want somewhere with some atmosphere, but it's not ideal for a first meeting with a potential new client. That aside, food was really good, a was the wine, as was the service. Only negative I would have is I ordered the rib-eye, medium rare, however with rib-eye, you need to cook things longer for the fat to render properly, so although they gave me what I asked for, I would have preferred if they had advised I had it medium as it probably would have been tastier. Everyone else had Fillet and that looked and tasted amazing. Cheese board was excellent, and very good value. Would definitely visit again, might pass on the rib-eye
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  • Fantastic, the best steak ever!
    Review123
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Everything was fantastic about Hawksmoor from the service to the food. I would highly recommend
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  • Good Meat
    Dingo
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Reliable as ever, great steak & wine in a good atmosphere. Waiters very attentive
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  • Fan good
    Emma
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Very good steak, however not much to choose from. They were out of most of the steaks types (just the pricey ones left). We got complimantary prosecco as a result. Ribeye was amazing and we'll be dreaming of the bernaise in years to come. Quite noisy restaurant, business area.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively atmosphere and great steak
    BusyG
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Lively atmosphere (quite loud but that meant there were no concerns about talking business and being overheard at the next table) and great steak. Service was good and attentive without being over the top
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place for 'the boys'.
    Citydiner
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    I went as a group 2 males and 2 females on a business lunch. The décor and general ambience, although very acceptable, is quite business-like and masculine. There must have been 100 other guys there and about 5 females. The girls felt a little uneasy being in such a male-dominated environment. If every day is like this, then weekday lunchtimes this is definitely a place to go with the boys. Food was very good - as it should be for the prices they charge - ouch! Don't go near if you're a veggie.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasions and good meat
    misssaa
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Great meat goes without saying, also real value in the sides and starters. Get the ribs to start and the mac and cheese. Get triple fried chips and beef dripping chips if you're not worried about your arteries
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BYOB on Mondays!
    ClubSandwichandMayo
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    A great start to the week! Fantastic Chateaubriand and our own "plonk"!
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  • Very Good
    TheMightyFoxVIP
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Expensive but worth it.....just! The service was great and the food was good but this is a very busy place so not for a romantic meal.
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  • MadamTheCatVIP
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    I took my husband to this City steakhouse for his birthday lunch - he is a total carnivore (his father was a slaughterman/butcher). He opted for the bone-in sirloin with 1/2 lobster with chips and sauces. We will be going back again !!!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot on
    SloanieVIP
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Spot on as normal, best steak and wine in town. Always a first choice for any business lunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    A very good setting for a business dinner and good food! Staff were very polite and very helpful, the service is second to none.
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  • Great venue
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Spot on service! Great food! I'm a big big fan......
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still trucking
    SquareMileOmnivoreVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hard to find fault after several years' acquaintance. The steaks are as good as anywhere i.e. the best available in the UK as far as I know. It **is** expensive but the BYOB takes the sting out of that on Mondays, and also justifies the "fit for foodies" tag. Consuming a 1999 Chateau Musar in magnum surely counts as foodie behaviour! Special mention to the Vesper Martinis which were just brilliant. Hawksmoor seems lukewarm on vodka-based cocktails in general, so maybe the predominance of gin in a Vesper got them on side! It's too noisy for business meals or romance. I haven't tried brunch or Sunday lunch but imagine they would be great if offered. Service is unfailingly well timed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hawksmoor Guildhall
    Bant
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Staff were exemplary. Great atmosphere and layout. Good choice of drinks. Steak was very good but, but not perfect and probably doesn't quite justify the price tag. Lovely restaurant, however.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • V4914
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We had a wonderful celebration lunch here on 4th sept. All the staff were great and food was excellent. They really helped us to make our family special day extra special. We would throroghly recommend the Hawksmoor Guildhall to anyone. Thank you
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  • The best steak I've had in the UK
    Speldhurst
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This steak restaurant really delivers. They serve large succulent steaks. My colleague had the fillet and I had the Rib-Eye. both we perfectly cooked for our taste. The service was from relaxed but efficient staff. The by the glass section of the wine list was really good. Its no bargain but worth every penny. I look forward to my next visit.
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  • Quality as always
    MichaelJackson
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Starters comprised a bone marrow dish served in the bone (may contain small bits if bone). fir the main event, one kilo of Porterhouse this time -- medium-rare as always. Delicious mushrooms, broccoli, and beef-dripping fries. All enjoyed with a full-bodied red (unfortunately I forget which). Finished off with a sticky toffee pudding. Exquisite!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hardcore Breakfast!
    LANGVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    First time I've ever had lobster for breakfast (Lobster Benedict), and it was amazing. The muffin was a little dry, but that the enormous lobster claw and meaty chunks more than made up for that. Steak or Full English were very tempting but alas my guest was eating light so I had to follow his lead. Lovely service, we got friendly "good mornings" from all the staff. Highly recommended for a power breakfast.
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  • Great Food
    dlorro
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Food was great, lobster Mac and cheese on the side of a 300g fillet went down well. My friend had a rib eye which i'll try next time. Very good cocktails from the bar too. Service could have been better.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night in the City
    Webb
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    6 of us dined, this is still the number one steak in the city and the Guildhall branch is by far the most atmospheric. You find yourself in amongst all the diners who are equally pleased with themselves for having grabbed a table here. The only slight negative you could place is that this is pricey stuff, but the old adage - "you get what you pay for" is never truer than an evening @ Hawksmoor. Not somewhere for a date or romance, but groups or business entertaining are hard to beat here.
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  • Excellent food, pushy staff!!!!!!
    Essexchapaj
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Went for meal for first time with partner and her mum, was very dark but was pleasant. The gentlemen who sat us to our table looked fresh and smart, ready for service. Sat down to suddenly be swamped by staff wearing what they want pretty much, didn't look proffesional considering we was paying top money for top food! We all dressed up to be seved by scruffy staff in jeans, trainers, shirts that clearly were from primark! The meal was amazing complements to the chefs!!! However the service in the restaurant was irritating! One girl came over 3 times in the space of 5 mins, we came because we heard excellent service excellent food but god service was annoying!! We would recommend but sort the service out! Pushed us to leave!!!! Yea thanks!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • guildhall hawksmoor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    nice fillet, well cooked, should be at 34 quid just for the steak, triple cooked chips were dry and mostly crispy bits. Everything brought separately to the table, steak, sauce, chips, spinach. The spinach was overcooked and charging 3.50 for a sauce is unnecessary. The whole meal felt like it is mass produce and "prepared" as opposed to cooked. 3 main meals and a few beers £177.00, ridiculous. Great steak but at a price.
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  • Breakfast of Champions
    OatsVIP
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    4 boys, x2 shared breakfasts, spot on. As always, the food was excellent, although portions definitely seemed smaller from the last time we had visited. We didn't finish it however so no complaints! The bacon chop is great, and the posh bubble and queak really tasty and the beans are immense (meaty and juicy). The drinks were great too - Shaky Pete's cocktail. Worked out at £44 each. My only 'watch out' would be the bill where a £4 charge was automatically added on for a charity donation. Very cheeky, and it should be opt-in, not opt-out. Absolutely recommend for special occasions or an early morning warm up.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service could be better
    guido56
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The food at the Hawksmoor was excellent as it is at all of their restaurants however the service wasn't up to the usual high standard on this occasion. We were a group of 7 and ordered individual starters. The food was very slow in arriving and when it did we received one portion of smoked salmon for 4 people, which then took an age to be resolved. For our mains, the waiter advised an approximate weight of steak per person as we were sharing. Fortunately we ignored the advise and ordered more, which was only just enough - and we're not particularly big eaters. Drinks orders were also forgotten and had to be re-requested. The staff were not particularly attentive in general.
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  • Nice food
    HJRLondon
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Nice setting and an enjoyable meal. Worked well for a business lunch. Would definitely return for the steak although not the cheapest
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  • Great service, good food
    Se1John
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    I booked Hawksmoor for my wife's birthday and let the staff know it was a special occasion. They were really great, and the food was good as always. Hawksmoor is not cheap - the chateaubriand alone was over £100 - but it's faultless in terms of food and service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serious steak
    VirginiaPVIP
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    I love Hawksmoor. Always, all its branches. The similar, formulaic menus rub me slightly the wrong way, but other than each venue's lack of individuality, there is little to fault. A starter of potted mackerel came with the flaky fish packed under unctuous. runny fat. Delicious against the dry crispness of the thin bread slices. The steak is a revelation. I take a breath for courage and go for the cheapest cut on the menu: 55 day aged D-rump. This is sensational. It is so so good, so rich and flavourful, that after a few bites I ignore the delicious blue cheese sauce which I ordered as a side. Who needs creamy blue cheese when the flavour of the beef is so perfect in itself? Excellent sides and nice dessert, Hawksmoor rules.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Food was good but wasn't wowed by anything we ate. The meat was very good quality. Service was good although a bit slow. Felt like the waiter was a salesman trying to lead us to the most exensive items on the menu everytime. The restaurant lacked atmosphere... but then it was a Tuesday night. Overall good food but not good value. Unlikely to go back.
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