Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.5
2470 reviews
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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 24, as well as a table for 10 in the main dining room, which serves the exclusive menus.
Hawksmoor Guildhall is also available for exclusive hire.
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LT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great - the food just wasn't as good as it used to be.

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TC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to try the breakfast for 2! Best start to a day.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great - service was slow and random

We were first in for breakfast and our drinks order was taken and our food order-
I ordered the English with no tomato and an orange juice

Meal arrived with tomato and no orange juice in sight -they did realise their mistake and offered to remove it but I couldn’t be bothered - .orange juice arrived after we had finished eating — as did my second coffee - ordered when our food arrived

Random was the word of the day

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with friends - delicious food and lovely staff made a great evening.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty steak, accompaniments and good selection of wines. Excellent service.

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H
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch here earlier this week. Ordered the express lunch--ceasar salad and small steak and thought it was perfect. Service was friendly and efficient. Great food, service and value.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I have eaten at Hawksmoor on a number of occasions and felt yesterdays experience average at best. Service was great as per usual, however paying £99 for 1.1kg of Prime rib which after taking the bone out was not a great value cut as most was very fatty and unedible.....very surprised by this as the same cut i have had previously have been on point. So in a nutshell, feel slightly ripped off.

Kiran

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NE
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re a steak aficionado, it’s a must. I’ve still never tasted better meat anywhere.

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NJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing staff who made the experience even better.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Hawksmoor always delivers. Attentive service, good advice (and chat) from staff. Bit pricey but that's expected in the city. Only negative, its really very loud especially if there are people sitting right beside you.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, never disappoints. Definitely the best steak in London. Thank you for making my city a better place to eat.

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NE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawksmoor in general is always well prepared for discerning taste buds. Good selection of wines, staff friendly, able to advise on pairing of food and drink.

I never get tired of Hawksmoor, whether it is the Knightbridge, Air Street or Guildhall restaurants.

Well done...

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BM
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Price was a bit expensive as was the service charge but cannot fault the meal. One of the best steaks I have had.

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F
Jersey
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Service was slow and disinterested. Steak was fine but not spectacular. Wine was expensive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual.

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NC
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best steak ever, porterhouse was amazing and friendly staff!

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JE
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. The steaks were done to perfection, seasoned to perfection and just great. I've eaten at other Hawksmoors in London and always been massively impressed. It's not cheap, but worth it for the quality of the meat. Also the alcoholic "ginger beer" is too moreish....

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic breakfast, delicious food, great service. Highly recommend!

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NP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the sirloin and my colleague had the rib-eye. Both perfectly cooked. It did take a little longer than usual to be served but that's to be expected on a busy Friday afternoon. Worth the wait because our food was delicious.

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T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best full English in London!

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AT
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast ever had. Simply perfection. Everything sublime.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely the best steak I have ever had! Cannot wait to come back again, service is great and so is the ambience.

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good venue and comprehensive menu. However, my scrambled egg was disappointing; lacking in flavour and alarmingly orange in colour, which put me off. Service was patchy - had to chase for the coffees we ordered but the staff were super friendly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was lovely as usual, was great to have a hawksmoor breakfast. Have never dined at guildhall branch before but definitely felt more corporate and we felt a bit out of place having a birthday breakfast. Also shame that as a 40th birthday celebration that no extra attention was paid to this, when we have dined before at other branches staff have always done something a little extra and that wasn’t even for a big birthday.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious etc etc but the service is the best part. Great people.

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r
London
46 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Planned a pre-birthday dinner with friends and close to where we work. Sirloin steak was excellent and we chose a very nice wine. Better to get a bottle than by the glass if looking for value. More expensive than expected for the whole meal but good value nevertheless. Would come again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service. Honest cooking. Good ambience. Reasonable prices.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

London Vacation

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CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, shame the room was so soulless.

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RM
London
57 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic steaks as per usual and service unobtrusive and friendly as always .Long live BYO wines a perfect accompaniment to fabulous 🥩 steaks

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great venue but bit noisy on Friday nights for normal conversation.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little noisy at first as it was very busy but my quests enjoyed it which is the most important thing.
Service was just right for a business lunch
Food was great

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for the full English breakfast for two. We were very late for our reservation but the staff was still incredibly kind and accommodating. The food was amazing. If I lived in London, I would go constantly. The food was great the service was also great. I will definitely go back whenever I am in London.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Couldn't fault the service. And my eggs royale was the BEST I've ever had- superb!
Thank you all again, you made my birthday breakfast very special.

Duncan

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish, very attentive staff and amazing food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place and atmosphere, it’s buzzing. The staff are outstanding, so polite friendly and informative. We ordered a porterhouse steak -Wow! All the food is amazing from the carpaccio to the chips and creamed spinach.
We will definitely be recommending and we are already looking forward to going back

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and fast service!

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall good experience at the Hawksmoor. The service was a bit of a let down - I ordered an orange juice and a coffee arrived. When I asked again for an orange juice I had to ask a second time as it hadn’t arrived after 10 minutes.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been to Hawksmoor many times over the years. The food was ok, service just ok. Venue is noisy for this type of restaurant and it was surprisingly busy! Has Hawksmoor lost it awsome steak touch!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been visiting Hawksmoor with friends for years, and have frequented each London branch. During this time, I have always wanted to try their breakfast but have never had the time until this visit, and boy was it worth the wait!

As usual, ambiance and service were good, with no servers being overbearing or rushing us to order.

As it was our first time having their breakfast offering, we decided to go with the staple Sharing Breakfast. Each item was familiar by name, however, the medley of tastes that hit from even the humble tomato was unexpectedly exciting and delicious. We asked to substitute one portion of the eggs with the other portion being scrambled instead of fried, which was not an issue whatsoever. Highlights of the dish was the sausages, (made with pork, beef, & mutton), and trotter baked beans.

Would I wait so long to visit for breakfast again, no way in hell!

Kudos the the Hawksmoor team, who seem to always satisfy me with ease!

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