Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.5
2556 reviews
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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.

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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Special Offers

Summer Set menu 2/3 courses and a drink £30/£35

From Hawksmoor Summer Set Menu.
Choice of pre- dinner drink.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:45 20:15-22:30
Sat 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 2556 People Are Saying
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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Completely fine.
Decent food. Good service. Reasonable price for two course lunch.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic grub. We brought our own wine but the sommelier, John, was really excellent and informative.

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EB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast was very delicious and copious, the service friendly and expedient.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server called John was simply amazing. Would go again just for him to look after us.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious meal! Wait staff in very casual attire...all good. Just make sure you don't flag down another customer to serve you.

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BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in London on business, doing some sightseeing last Friday, looking for a great breakfast place and this popped up. The picture did not do the restaurant justice. The food was to die for. Will definitely come back next visit and try more of the drinks!!

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and from start to finish they made us feel welcome and made my husband feel extra special. The food was outstanding but the customer service was on point! Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to visit this restaurant again! Thank you!

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SF
Berkshire
35 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had the three course set menu with a cocktail. The cocktail was very nice and summery. I found the starter - potted beef with Yorkshire puddings and gravy - rather strange, but it was a very generous portion and my friend polished off all of his! My fillet steak was more well done than medium, but still tender and the chips were gorgeous! Both the sundaes we had as desserts were also really good. Our only complaint would be the price of wine by the glass, which decided us against having any!

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal, great service, highly recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was more than excellent, but place was very (too) noisy and difficult to hear across the table so will definitely have second thoughts of coming again

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JD
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was lovely and service was good.

There was no music playing at all so it felt like I was eating in a church hall. There was no atmosphere at all.

Really limited my enjoyment as I felt the table next to us could hear our every word. They probably felt the same about us.

So having spent over £220 on dinner for 2 I feel like I had a nice steak, but not a great night.

There are many steak restaurants with excellent atmosphere so you really need to work on this.

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DM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always

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J
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Bacon I’ve ever had in my entire life. I’m just gonna leave it at that.

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D
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy. Loved the Big Matt and the shortbread. Chips were great.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried the new menu which was great - especially the caesars salad.
Quite noisy so not the best for a business lunch where you need to discuss things
Great for a social or easy going business lunch

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ML
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch menu. Will be back.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Second visit to the Hawksmoor, we were disappointed the first time so thought we’d give it another try.
The food was good but not outstanding for the money. The bill was £230 for four with 1 drink each, no starter or pudding, no complimentary bread or nibbles provided with drinks. We personally prefer Gauchos and Goodmans - we have been to all of their restaurants and they are consistently excellent.
The service is warmer, Hawksmoor just felt more corporate dining experience.

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unreal

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favourite breakfast spot. Staff are friendly and engaging, food is amazing and breakfast cocktails are cracking, especially the shakey Pete.

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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. The service in particular was excellent; we were made to feel special. Great night.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent and I had the best steak of my life. However the starter and dessert were nothing special, the price for those did not represent value for money. Also the ambience was not reminiscent of an expensive restaurant, it’s very brightly lit and has fairly basic furnishings.
Would recommend for the steak only.

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GT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall fantastic experience. Unique atmosphere , friendly greeting and top table service. Food speaks for itself. A shared breakfast platter to die for. Will be visiting again next time we’re in town. Thanks to all for a memorable morning

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M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Reasonably good food although obviously limited by the intended scope of the restaurant's offering. Service was OK if a bit laid back.

The main problem is the noise level - even half full it is ear-splitting. Hardly surprising really as there is no attempt at sound attenuation in the furnishings.

We will go again but I cannot give an unqualified recommendation.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent but service was patchy and we were squeezed into the corner of the restaurant even though it was virtually empty

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AB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very nice food and wine but surprisingly poor service - drinks took a while to come, side orders were forgotten about and delayed and steaks were muddled (rare was given to medium cooked etc).

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but best steak in London

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JP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

This is a very traditional city restaurant, very masculine in décor and the diners were 80% male. it has a good reputation so I was interested to visit. The food is great and the service not bad but the noise level was a little higher than I found comfortable and the tables rather close together. Overall a good experience but I probably wouldn't return.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We waited 35 minutes to get served, by which time two of my party had to leave.

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q
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately, between placing orders like starters and mains and actually having them, we waited 2 hours (we came in at 1945 and left at 23h+).
We were told that the waiting time for the meat was 35 minutes, and it was more like 1h15.

The staff was friendly but we had to ask for plates missing, sauce missing etc.

The level of noise was of the chart. Way too noisy. And yelling for two hours is not fun.

The meat was however excellent even if too cooked (asked for medium rare, got well done)

We asked for two bottles of one (a Rioja from 2006 and a Crozes Hermitage from 2017). EACH time we got served a different year (Rioja 2005 and Crozes-Hermitage 2016), while it did not really impact the prize, you shouldn't advertise for products you don't have. So let's have a serious discussion with your sommelier.

In addition to that, the Rioja was too acid, I think it was too old but the Crozes-Hermitage was nice and fruity.

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VP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been for breakfast here on a few occasions and it never lets me down. The menu is varied and the food great. The staff were, as they always are, attentive without overdoing it. It's priced about right for the area and quality.

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing steaks and service at Hawksmoor. Will look forward to visiting again.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a great experience, staff catered to one of the group's birthday with balloons and a candle on desert. made it special.

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AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service - little loud

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good rib eye steak, cooked exactly as we wanted it. Service always available but not hovering. I expected a good venue and meal and got it. I went for a business meal so the ability to talk and hear was important and I got that. I would go there again.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and service was great, the cocktails were a bit overpriced for how much you actually get though, but delicious

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CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

I was very disappointed that I didn’t get the table I requested. We were given a table next to a large and noisy party and thus conversation was very difficult.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First visit and I thought food and staff were excellent.
Would have liked to see the staff in a uniform of some sort.

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b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

W had the summer menu - excellent value & service!

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AV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looked after excellently for post graduation meal - couldn’t have been treated better

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E
San Francisco
184 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Hawksmoor while visiting London. We wouldn't have found it, except our friends live close by.

The chef cooked our steak to perfection and the sides were delicious.

Our server was friendly, attentive and had a great sense of humor.

Perfect for special occasions. I would gladly come back on our next trip to London.

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