Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.5
2162 reviews
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£41 and over
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Steak
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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 simply cooked on a real charcoal grill.
The wine list has been carefully selected to include their favourite wines from obscure small producers and big name vineyards alike 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, British
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Monday – Friday
7:00 – 10:00am

Lunch
Monday – Friday
12:00 – 3:00pm

Dinner
Monday – Friday
5:00 – 10:30pm

We will be closed between Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April for Easter bank holiday. We reopen for breakfast at 7am on Tuesday 3rd April.

If you can't find the table you need online, just give us a call and we'll do our best to accommodate where possible.

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Phone number
020 7397 8120
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Area
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Public Transit
Bank Tube Station - 5min
Moorgate Tube Station - 6min
St Paul's - 6min
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Guildhall is the perfect space for any event. We have a Private Dining Room which seats 22 with its own bar in the room. Guildhall is also available for private hire, with a dining room that seats 160, a bar that can accommodate 100 standing event including wedding receptions, and Bar-mitzvahs.

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Special Offers

3 courses and a drink: £30

...from a set menu.


Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 20 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:30
Tue-Thu 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:30 22:00-22:30
Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:30

Reviews from verified diners
2,162 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
31%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service and reasonable value. Restaurant was relatively busy but that did not slow the service.

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LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you. The food, drink, especially the cocktail, the service were wonderful. We ate everything! The only thing to improve would be that it is very noisy making it hard to converse.

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CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great but very heavy (we had the breakfast for 2) but the people there made our day. Treated us very well, gave us tasters of some wines and generally made us feel extremely welcome and were very generous with their time. A* for service. Overall, would definitely go back.

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JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I ordered a medium steak which come up tough and well done. Managed to get the meal off the bill and was told I would get emailed a complimentary dinner for another day due to the poor service but have not heard anything.

So overall was a poor experience especially given how much it costs.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal! The service and the food were impeccable, I would highly recommend the Malteaser bomb for dessert!!

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c
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Once again the Hawksmore delivered on food, service and atmosphere. On this occasion we were celebrating a graduation, and asked that the desert be a little more special by having the words 'Congratulations' added to the plate - which it was without having to remind the staff. It's the little things that make the difference and elevate the good to the very good.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Booked up for an early meal before going to the theatre. Opted for the set menu that is excellent value.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant the service is laid back and relaxed but always around and the steaks are top quality.

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h
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good steaks for me and my guest. Efficient and friendly service.

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J
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for an extravagant breakfast, and that was exactly what we got. Fantastic!

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SS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meat quality and cooking was exceptional.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

After hearing how great Hawksmoor was for a few years I was really excited to try it, the actual restaurant was really open and didn’t have a great ambiance for a date. The deal itself was hit and miss, the gin cocktail and steak and was amazing but the starters were all below average.

Overall I would like to try it again but potentially at a different location.

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JB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice breakfast and great service
The only problem with this restaurant is that it gets very noisy .

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Asked for medium well and got a medium or even medium rare steak. The steak was also Luke warm. Otherwise the service and the rest of the food was excellent.

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TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value summer fixed menu - quick, delicious and loads of food

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JR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, and great service. An enjoyable evening for all who attended.

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s
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Nice venue, set in a basement with wood panels on the wall and wooden flooring.

Although aesthetically pleasing, the noise created by only a few diners is quite deafening - so, its not a place to go on a first date or somewhere where you can actually talk properly.

The bar area when I visited was hardly used and as it was away from the main dining area was significantly quieter.

The food was fantastic (2 fillet steaks and deserts) - just one thing, however, lets it down and is extremely disappointing. They have a full bar, but choose not to have soda fountain drinks. This means that should you wish something non-alcoholic, a 200ml mixer bottle of coke is what has to be bought.

A 200ml bottle is ~ £2.85 - should you wish a pint of coke that would be 3 bottles - or £8.55 with 32ml left over! Nearly £9 for a pint of coke seems a little extravagant and disappoints on what would otherwise be a fantastic meal. It is almost worthwhile paying the Monday corkage charge of £5 to go and buy a bottle of coke from a local supermarket!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We have been to Spitalfields and Seven Dials Hawksmoor restaurants so thought we’d try a different venue. Whilst the meat on offer was at its usual high standards the cooking of the meat was slightly disappointing and all came very rare. It was also missing the fantastic char we had on our previous visits. The venue was also incredibly noisy making conversation difficult on our table of 7 especially with a very drunk table of 4 adjacent. The staff and service were excellent as always.

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C
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening which was made even better by superbly attentive service. Thank you Hawksmoor we look forward to coming back soon.

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FG
London
39 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I took some partners from Germany here last week because they wanted to experience a great British breakfast. It didn't disappoint with my only criticism being that their sausages are a mixture of pork and beef and I'd prefer a traditional pork.
Very good - I'd go again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but staff a little slow on the nught

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TE
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met an old friend for dinner. Great dining room plenty of elbow room. Outstanding staff and the foot was excellent. We both had a great time and an excellent feed. I will return and soon.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really lovely meal-steak and all sides were delicious. Scallop starter was great. Very nice and engaging waiting staff. Bit loud and busy, but nice ambience on the whole. Pretty good price compared to other similar restaurants.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant lovely food great service it would be nice if the restaurant just gave you the deal menu rather than having to ask as they know your their on the special its on your booking apart from that it was great

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TH
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the roll chocolates! How I'd not managed to to discovered them before on a menu I know so well

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BM
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening with Hawksmoor. Pleasant, friendly efficient, staff. Food good & good value. A bit noisy but great buzz & people enjoying themselves. Bought the cookery book too which is really interesting & informative.

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FG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff were very friendly. Had to send the lamb back as it was too salty. Taken off the bill automatically and no questions asked. Porterhouse was so juicy and tender. Sourdough and salted butter was delicious too!

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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G
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and amazing food!
We had the 3 course set menu including a drink for £30! We thought it was excellent value for the quality and quantity of food. Will definitely be returning soon!

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t
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was of the quality you expect from Hawksmoor, but this particular restaurant is far too noisy which really ruined the evening as it was hard to hear any conversation.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We ordered a chateaubriand, 800g between 2, and asked for it medium rare. unfortunately it came up well over medium, taste was ruined. Made the comment to the waiter and to recompense us he took off the coffees..... not impressed and very surprised.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very Good. It's OpenTable that doesn't work so well.

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H
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have had business lunches here on several occasions. I have found the food and service to be excellent in all respects.

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MD
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food and service but the large room with high ceiling and wood panelling on the walls made it very noisy and it was almost impossible to have a conversation between the 5 of us.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The steak was underwhelming to say the least. If you're not going to serve anything on the plate besides the meat, it should be bigger.. it looked lonely. Also the taste was not very good for a rib-eye. I was expecting a comparable quality to Smith & Wollensky's or Gallagher's in the US. Very disappointed.

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VW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great steak!! A little bit salty on the rub but overall great quality steak. Worth the price.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was the worst food I have ever had in my whole life

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, especially the meats, and service; restaurant was only half full but quite noisy.

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service - just a bit pricey, but not unusual for a London steak restaurant!

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular at various Hawksmoors. Arrived at six and had the du jour menu which is very reonably priced and covered vegetarian and carnivore. Brought my own wine as it was a Monday so a whole meal for not a lot (YMMV).

Staff very friendly, alert, and quick but not hasty so a relaxed time. Reasonably full by the time we left and some interesting groups to watch.

Food was excellent as always. Seldom surprising and never disappointing, although a combination of strawberry and basil was an interesting surpise. But the Pedro Ximenez is always nice.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Thank you

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