Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.5
2286 reviews
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£41 and over
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Steak
Top tags:
  • 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

Hawksmoor is an award winning group of British steak restaurants and critically-acclaimed cocktail bars in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Hawksmoor New York will open in 2019. At Hawksmoor, the menus revolve around ethically-reared British grass-fed native breed beef.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Steak (porterhouse 900g) was very very dry with the fillet section being just one tiny portion of the overall steak. I've had this cut dozens of times with a much more egalitarian split between the two; as is after all the point of the premium pricing on the cut.

Dining Room is louder than a nightclub, inhibiting easy conversation. Needs some acoustic dampening installed. Staff very good, friendly and attentive and quick with drinks etc. Had a few different By The Glass red wines, none of which i enjoyed. Drink offered by staff by way of apology for the steak issues.

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TE
Buckinghamshire
12 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine - Lebanese, outstanding Fillet Steak and the sides were wonderful - mushrooms, Mash and Gravy and Spinach. Delicious. The dessert was splendid - Tom and Jerez for me, lovely, and Peanut Butter Shortbread for my friend - which blew his socks off. See you soon. Not cheap, but worth it

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal here whether it be for breakfast or lunch. Staff are very competent and nothing is too much trouble despite being very busy on occasions. I would highly recommend this venue. the food is great.

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The food here was good thats the one thing i cant fault! However they have a acoustic problem so it was so loud you couldn’t hear the music or have a conversation, i came out with a migraine! Our server forgot about us/ignored us most of the night and served all the other tables around us! Would not visit this venue site again im afraid...

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good lunch - best steak in town.....bit noisy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food definitely not as hot as it should have been.
Service middling- orders forgotten or wrong item was brought
After paying, no receipt was offered

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great location, exceptional but relaxed staff, great cocktails, great steaks, delicious crab starter...on this visit, sadly, the burger was overcooked. On a previous visit - one of the best burgers I've ever tasted in London

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Bit too loud overall but amazing food

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SD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have to say that we were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our evening with you. The food was to the usual high standard and the service was equally excellent.

We will be back I'm sure.

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GJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food in a great setting! HG always delivers.

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D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good - both my scallop starter and the rump steak. I also liked the wine list - lots of choices at not too crazy prices for London. The thing I didn't like is the noise level: it is one enormous room with wooden floors and nothing at all to dampen the sound. The restaurant was full when I went, and whilst I am all for a lively atmosphere, I don't like literally having to shout across a small table to make myself heard to my guest.

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MO
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lush! Nothing else to say apart from that and I think you should sell salted caramel rolos in shops

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, we had Steak and the Lobster-Mac&Cheese. Only the sauce that came with the mac&cheese was not my taste at all. Its a really cool restaurant with great amience, but it gets quite noisy.

I would recommend it for dinners with parents and on special occations. Try the steak, its perfect!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great steak as always. Wine typically pricey for what you get and service is not always the quickest.

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US
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Quality is high and service excellent and attentive. So far the best steak in town. Busy and vibrant. Detractors were 2: Noise level is not „energetic“ is is too loud. You need to speak up and have the hearing ability of a bat. Definitely not easy for business meetings but great for booze banker type out for a good time. Second item - I did not check my bill when paying which was split with a friend and we were both overcharged £15 each. Can happen but should not.

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BT
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, terrible service. Only ordered one course and it took forever- not great given high prices. No apology for delay either. Also very loud because there’s no sound insulation, but not going out loud- more of a general din.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Once for real meat eaters - Bone Marrow or Pork Chop for breakfast!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

The chateaubrian was over cooked. Reserved a table at 8 but only got to sit at 820.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch, wonderful prime rib and sides. Noise levels a little high for my liking, but the food more than compensated for this.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Breakfast, 26 October, 0800-0900.
Great room and atmosphere - very masculine and business-like. Staff gave first class service without being stuffy: very friendly and helpful.
Very generous amount of food, well presented and mostly tasty. Excellent coffee.
Lively but plenty of space between tables. The booths are fun.
Would go again and definitely recommend.

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r
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had high expectations of our breakfast meeting but the experience was not very good
The sharing breakfast - highly recommended -was all style and little substance. I dont like it when food chains add items to jazz something a dish up but actually then forget the fundamentals right. The bubble and squeak was completely tasteless and who wants roast potato size “bites” for brekkie. The dish was light on sausages and eggs so they fill it with the cheaper items, tomatoes and mushrooms. As for the bone marrow - revolting

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RD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Hawksmoor. Guildhall is great as it offers breakfast service too. Beware though as the breakfast can take a while, so if you're in a rush let them know.
The food is always great at any of their restaurants

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We work locally and hadn't noticed it before however the food and service where excellent the only concern is that I don't like basement dining.

We would, however, come again as space is huge

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for full English breakfast!

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Average. 2nd time that I have been disappointed.
See private comment.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service from the top steak restaurant in London

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Best steak EVER. I will never eat steak anywhere else ever again.

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v
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I had invited a couple to celebrate their recent wedding and we were incredibly well taken care of. Their sommelier was also able to recommend an excellent Beaujolais wine which worked very well with our main dishes. All of us were very happy with the dinner and service. Note that one of the guests had a gluten intolerance and they were able to cater for this with a special menu.

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good, but not great.
Despite asking for "lots of custard" with my dessert it came in what was possibly the world's smallest jug . I didn't even know that they made jugs that small.

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K
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is PHENOMINAL! We had the Porterhouse and its in the running for the best steak we have ever had. Service is great and food came very quickly. Great knowledge of menu by the staff. Value for money is also fantastic in comparison with other London high end restaurants. The only potential downside is the noise level, its not a place for a romantic meal. However, if this is not what you are looking for then I cant recommend this place enough. Go there!

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CB
London
87 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great steak in a traditional location, coupled with good service.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

best bit of steak i have eaten in a very long time.!!

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

When you spend £36 on a steak your expectations will be high - for me the rare cooked fillet was ok - it was not great. The venue is great for business meals which is why I was there.

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AQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

Very noisy but the meet is outstanding. The service takes time to prepare the meet to their best.

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

A little overrated, as the place to go for a ‘power breakfast.’

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RT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, wine and service (although would have loved some St Emillion on the menu). Very rowdy group of young men on the next table, which brought the tone down a bit - but did see the manager have a word with them, which was reassuring

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TH
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good indeed. My favorite steak restaurant. The menu is gloriously uncluttered and the service has got better.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was ridiculously slow...

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal. Service was on point and the food absolutely top draw.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Food was excellent as was service and atmosphere

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