Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.5
2308 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 & Dinner
Monday – Friday
12:00 – 10.30pm

We will be closed between Monday 24th of December and Sunday the 30th of December for Christmas holidays. We re-open for dinner at 5pm on Monday 31st of December.

NYE bookings are now open online.

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

Amazing breakfast with fresh ingredients. Outstanding overall

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic Porterhouse steak and a good bottle of claret. Busy and noisy at Xmas, of course. Hawksmoor always delivers, but a bit pricey...

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NG
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staff know what they are doing whether it's the wine or the food and always attentive and as usual the food was lovely

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional service and nice food as always

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

Good steaks but my starter had a black curly hair in it!! Waiter was very nice and apologetic about it but obviously put me off my food a bit.
We took clients out, venue good for business lunch but it is a bit loud.

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D
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible feels like a tired weatherspoons that you pay over inflated prices for, service was terrible staff members didn’t smile once, food was poor overall atmosphere was that of a pub not able to talk without shouting. Overall terrible.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so amazing, fillet steak I had was cooked just right, seasoned and juicy flavour. The sides were incredible. I'm going back again in 1 week's time because it needs another visit straight away

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M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic steak- very noisy and crowded but the food more than made up for it

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CD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast in London, hands down, no competition.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very high quality food and excellent laid-back service. Make sure you take advantage of the £5 per bottle corkage on a Monday. The prices are high, but it is good as a treat. Expect to pay £60-£80per head (for three courses) excluding alcohol. It is particularly popular with bankers and suits, so if that is not your style then avoid.

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AO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not as good as Spitalfields. Lacks warmth. Sommelier was ace and food wasn’t as I’d expect

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great place for cocktails and fine steaks. The noise level in the restaurant is unfortunate. It would appear the low ceiling and the amount of people just talking causes a loud background noise. If you are hard of hearing this can be problematic if you are seated in the centre of the dining area.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Excellent steaks, cocktails, and post-dinner spirits. Not cheap but worth it!

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LB
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely professional and enjoyable experience with business colleagues from start to finish. From reception upstairs, reception downstairs, the bar staff to the waiting staff. I had asked for a round table and got one, this was great because it means you can all talk. Barnett was our main server and he was great, helping me with wine choices and generally very helpful. The only down side was that two people asked for fried eggs and didn't get them but as it was a big party and a big order, it was unavoidable. I would have liked a few more sides of macaroni cheese as everyone wanted that and it was very small and I didn't order enough! Thank you as always and see you again soon.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food with an excellent friendly service.

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JB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Another visit to Hawksmoor Guildhall and another excellent breakfast- it is my go to restaurant in The City for client morning meetings.

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DF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Steak not that flavoursome. Pudding ok but coffee came before it. Wine choice expensive but good. Expensive overall for meal of its kind

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P
London
64 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my worst visit - one of our steaks, a sirloin, was a send-back but my guest was too polite to complain. The starter were eye wateringly expensive despite being small and pretty dull.

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RJ
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab meal. Great service

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PG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, steak and sides are the best around.

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JB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hawksmoor never let you down!
Everything was very good - I will back!

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old friend who I am always delighted to visit , steak cooked to perfection and the best sticky toffee pudding on the planet

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
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
8 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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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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