Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.7
3286 reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Situated in the heart of The City, Hawksmoor Guildhall is a British steak and seafood restaurant serving lunch and dinner, including a cocktail bar and private dining room for larger groups
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3286 People Are Saying
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AndrewQ
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The staff are so good - knowledgeable, friendly, professional. Food was delicious. We took advantage of the £5 corkage offer they do on Mondays.

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Matteo
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Hawksmoor never fails, great food,good service. The lobster is not worth the price for the amount in my opinion but still very nice. The steak is superb

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JoeEcon
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, just wow! An exceptional experience. Service was lovely and the staff made us feel really valued. Such a great place for special occasions.

The food was marvellous; everything we tried was 11/10. Same with the drinks menu; something for everyone. The red we had was recommended to us and it was superb.

The venue is classy, energetic and intimate. Creates a really nice vibe and ambiance.

Will definitely be returning – this location is my new favourite 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and so was the food.
Our waitress recommended the gravy mash, and it was out of this world.
Thank you for a lovely evening.

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MeikeP
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. Cocktails were also amazing, but of course the steak was the start of the evening.

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MaddieW
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriends bday and it was great. Food/service was 10/10 and the candle in the dessert was a lovely touch!

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really excellent experience last night for my husband's birthday, from the very excitable and welcoming lady at the door, to all the staff. The wonderful Izabella looked after us, let us taste a delicious malbec before ordering. We had a very good set menu then a little birthday treat on the house. Several of your staff told us how well they are looked after by the company, which was a joy to hear. Thank you.

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MetteR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptional service - the waiter was very knowledgeable and the sommelier did a good job

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FabioR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would definitely like to come back!

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JonK
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the restaurant for my son’s 18th birthday and we were not disappointed. The service, from our phone call to say we were going to be late, to our cab being called on our way out was impeccable. During the meal, our waitress was highly attentive and subtly efficient. The food was fantastic; my son ordered the surf’n’turf main and I don’t think he’ll ever forget it. Elsewhere, the charcoal-grilled monkfish was cooked with great skill and care, and our steaks were done to perfection. We didn’t have masses of room for dessert but we gave it our best shot. A great evening and one we’ll not forget. We will be back! Thank you Hawksmoor Guildhall!

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LukeN
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. The food was impeccable (the steak, lobster and monkfish are some of the best I’ve ever tasted) and the service was top notch. I would definitely go back.

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lewis19996
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on Friday the 14th and table was booked under the name lewis, service by all the team was amazing food was incredible had an amazing night many thanks

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Jonny
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal in a special atmosphere with great service.

JA
JayA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. I would most definitely recommend to anybody

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vipRB13
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Nice food and friendly staff. However every time we visit, the noise inside the dining room is like you're in a middle of a busy university hallway. It doesnt matter if the room is full or half empty, you need to scream to be heard across the table. Ruins the mood of an otherwise exceptional dining experience.

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SteakEater
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dont know if its due to Covid or a cold January evening, but the restaurant wasnt that busy last night. That being said, the atmosphere was great, the staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. Having been to Nusr-et,Goodmans and CUT, Hawksmoor's Ribeye is the best, long may it continue!!!

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MarionEF
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding cocktails, food and service, highest marks for everything as is standard for Hawksmoor!

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JoeEcon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I’ve been to this restaurant chain a few times and it’s been absolutely wonderful on every occasion; however, this time around it was rather disappointing.

Went for an anniversary meal with my girlfriend and we were ignored by the staff for most of the evening. It took over 15 mins for our drink orders to be taken, then a while for the drinks to come, then nearly 40 mins for our food order to be taken.

The food came, and my partner’s steak (which I tried too) and the sides we ordered were fantastic. But my steak, the same cut my partner ordered, was a real let down (I’m not sure if it was maybe just a one off bad cut of fillet or the way it was cooked) but the texture, temperature (it was a bit cold) and flavour was not at all like my partner’s steak or the same fillet steak I’ve had on previous visits to Hawksmoor.

I didn’t want to complain and make a fuss as we’d already waited a while and I didn’t want to sour the anniversary by having to make a scene, but it was quite a shame as I was really looking forward to this evening.

I’m not trying to be unfair or pretentious, but it was quite a lot of money on a main dish to spend on something that was ultimately a shame and a distraction to the evening. I’m really not one to complain and thought hard about whether to share this review because I love the chain, but I think it’s best to let the venue know my experience.

Like I said, this place is usually fantastic based on other times I’ve visited (including in Edinburgh and other London locations), and my girlfriend’s same exact steak + sides was phenomenal as usual; my steak was just not right and made my evening a little sour given the price and expectations, as well as being a bit ignored by the waitresses and waiters (I appreciate it was very busy but it did make it a little less special of an anniversary).

Hawksmoor Guildhall
Responded on 14 January 2022

Hello there, We want to thank you for taking the time to write to us with your feedback. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, hospitality and service at Hawksmoor and I am very sorry to hear that we have failed on this occasion. We will ensure one of our managers will be in touch with you directly. Best wishes, Hawksmoor Guildhall

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always, gorgeous food

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the main dining room, which is more like a hall it is so large. There were only a few tables of diners when we arrived but there was still a nice atmosphere. Good rump steaks and very nice Prosecco. Professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food outstanding as always … highly recommended if you want a top notch steak with incredible service .. well done team hawksmoor guildhall !

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Henry
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food made better by outstanding staff. Definitely the best value for money in London.

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Edward
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Shared a porterhouse cut which was superb. Sides of chips, creamed spinach and maple parsnips were also delicious! Very attentive service too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious food and cocktails.
Restaurant was very empty due to over 75% cancellations which reduced atmosphere and ambience.

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ShaunH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat as always

Food is outstanding couldn't recommend enough

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, bit noisy when we went on the 21st Dec, scallop starter was a bit of a disappointment, very dry and lost the favour of the scallops. Steak was good and the creamed spinach was very nice so we’re the triple cooked chips.
Our server was nice and friendly and the food came up in good time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and great service but the room was very loud

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Prasad
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Great steak and the staff were lovely to our baby

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Gleedy
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time! Staff were amazing and so friendly. Couldn’t of been happier with the food and how relaxing it was.

Thank you!

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vipjacjacjac
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in London

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SoniaC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An atmospheric venue - perfect for an 18 year old birthday celebration.

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CemC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall not bad. Meat requested medium, came medium rare. Due to festive period, a lot of extremely noisy tables (quite section was available). Better options available for the price range.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A warm welcome, to begin an excellent dining experience.
The menu has something for everyone as starter, main and dessert; to be accompanied by an immense wine list.
Friendly and exceedingly efficient service, too.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening, as I’ve experienced before - and hope to experience again.

My only grumble is that the wine list is by price, rather than by country and region, making it harder to look for your favourites - if you have some.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Amazing food, great service. All very Covid secure.

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vipReillylo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, Hawksmoor Guildhall made us feel very COVID safe and were able to accommodate specific table requests, waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, food cooked perfectly, we had a great night

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HannahP
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food, wine, service all amazing. However the room was so loud my father could not hear me speaking and I was sat next to him. It was a shame as he was unable to join in most of the convocation throughout the evening. This is my only fault. Many thanks for a wonderful evening.

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will
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Service was phenomenal! So attentive, kind and polite. Food was amazing and so tasty!

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Lambo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the early bird meal offer, large portions, amazing food. Great service.

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Nita
London
36 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch out at Hawksmoor. Enjoyed the food, wine and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic steak!

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Hawksmoor Guildhall is rated 4.7 stars by 3286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.