Hawksmoor Seven Dials

4.6
6527 reviews
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£41 and over
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Steak
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Winner of the Time Out Award for 'Best New Restaurant 2011', Hawksmoor Seven Dials has wowed fans and critics alike ever since it opened in 2010. Tucked away in a quiet street, the restaurant is loacted in the old Watney-Combe brewery and has retained some of the building's original features.
The 142-cover restaurant serves generously sized steaks, simply cooked on a real charcoal grill.

Situated in the heart of London's Theatreland, Hawksmoor Seven Dials also has express pre and post theatre menus. The bar is ideal for casual burgers and hot dogs or for some of the best cocktails in London, including old school drinks and new.

Our bar is open between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Guests are welcome to dine in our bar which serves the full a la carte menu.
Please call the restaurant directly on 0207 420 9390 if you would like to reserve a table in the bar during this time.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, British, Burgers
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Hours of Operation
Opening times:

Monday – Thursday
Restaurant bookings 12:00 - 15:00 / 5:00 – 10:30pm
Last bar orders 12am

Friday
Restaurant bookings 12:00 - 15:00 / 5:00 – 11:00pm
Last bar orders 12:30am

Saturday
Restaurant bookings 12:00 – 11:00pm
Last bar orders 12:30am

Sunday
12:00 – 9.30pm
We serve roasts until we run out, we can only guarantee we will have them on the menu before 5pm

Please note that all tables up to two guests are allocated a 2 hour dining time, tables of three or four, 2.5 hours and tables of five or more, 3 hours. These turn times are reduced by 30 mins for bookings between 4.30 and 5.15pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Phone number
020 7420 9390
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Parking Details
No street parking available in Covent Garden area; nearest NCP car park located in Parker Street, WC2B 5NT
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Public Transit
2 min walk from Covent Garden Underground station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6527 People Are Saying
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London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing service and food, sad as it was a birthday treat.

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FW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Went there and was very ill afterwards from the food

Very noisy - laddy tables around making loads of noise

Asked for a medium to well done steak and got the middle pink with blood coming out

Wasn’t a very good experience
And most defiantly not worth the money

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CG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can really recommend it. The staff were first class and the steak was excellent.

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

Succulent steaks. No request is too much. Hawksmoor always goes that extra mile

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KP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal. The food as always was excellent along with the service. Our waiter (I didn't catch his name) as from Western Ireland as was very friendly and courteous.

Can't recommend this place more highly. We normally frequent Air St but I think Seven Dials will now be our first port of call.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food all round. As it should be for that price range. Steak out of this world, lobster superb. No faults.

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i
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Overcooked and overpriced meat. Starters were disappointing. Underwhelming experience for the amount of money paid.

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OS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

FOOD 2.5/5
Given that the restaurant offers at least 700grams of Chateaubriand, up to a maximum of 900grams, I would expect the restaurant to be able to cook the entire steak to the desired rarity.

However, when I was there with my friend, our 750grams of supposedly medium rare Chateaubriand is actually a huge mix of well done, well, medium and medium rare. As such, we were quite disappointed with the steak.

The sides and sauces however were amazing and managed to tip the ratings higher a bit. We had mushrooms and beef dripping chips with anchovy hollandaise.

SERVICE 4/5
Service was friendly, however a little slow. Slow enough that the steak itself was a little cool upon arrival.

AMBIENCE 5/5
It's a really good setting with a cozy yet lively atmosphere. The lighting makes the entire restaurant feel like home.

VALUE 3/5
For the price of 67quid per person for what we have and got, I would think that it is on the overpriced side.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We booked in for a late lunch, food was lovely as always but service was a let down. It was obviously a change of shifts but you don’t expect to be continuously ignored by staff, having to stand up to ask for bill, dessert menu because they’re too busy chatting and having a laugh. We used our code voucher and being a hospitality worker myself, this kind of service upset myself and my guest quite a lot. On the other hand food was lovely and dessert the highlight! Try the coconut pavlova!

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Austin
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always try to book a business dinner here when I am in London. Love this place. Massive steaks, specialty cuts, great drinks and wine menu, outstanding service...Hawksmore always makes this Texan feel right at home whenever I am abroad.

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

Food was amazing and very fun place!! Great value and service. I will go again very soon!!

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MC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Patient informed service , excellent steak , excellent wine list. On this occasion the food took a little longer to arrive than i would have liked but was no less excellent when it did.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal! Beautiful steak, really well cooked! I tad expensive but that's all I have to grumble about. Would definitely return, but only for special occasions personally. Tasty!!!

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C
Dusseldorf Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wie immer gutes Fleisch perfekt gegrillt, gute Beilagen und Wein.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? Superb. Crab on toast, a stupendous ribeye steak + triple cooked chips followed by Pineapple Coconut Pavlova. Easily the best steak I have EVER eaten. I would heartily recommend Hawksmoor 7 Dials to anyone.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I've had in London. Amazing steak. Amazing creamed spinach side. Really good service. Wrote "happy anniversary" on a plate with some free chocolates for desert. Couldn't rate highly enough.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food and the service was amazing! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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EC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening with friends. Helpful friendly service. Delicious food. Lovely atmosphere. Allowed us to choose from the very good value pre Theatre set menu even though we were a little late to arrive at the table. Top marks.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The event went really well, thanks, very nice restaurant and a good afternoon.

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Was a lovely atmosphere, and tables not too cramped. You are welcomed at the upstairs reception, then taken down to this basement floor where the decor is rustic. Chairs are comfortable.

I booked for a meal on Sunday as I wanted to try their roast. However, at no point was I told that the roast would run out and the impression I got when I booked and when I looked at the menu was it was available all day. So dinner at 6pm was reasonable. When I ordered I was disappointed to learn that usually the roast runs out at 5pm.

So we ordered the 700g Porterhouse instead, with cauliflower cheese and beef dripping chips. Was the right amount of food between 3 of us and the beef was so tasty! The right amount of seasoning and meat cooked well.

We ordered dessert too and they were amazing. Pastry was buttery and chocolate tart was not too sweet or heavy.

Overall, amazing food and really nice atmosphere; quite romantic too. Didn’t feel rushed.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The popular roast beef which I've had a few times before, and usually enjoy was disappointingly tough and the whole meal felt like it was rushed and just not up to the normal standard I usually receive at Hawksmoor.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Table of 4 and none of us felt the beef with our roast was worthy of the raving we had heard about this place.. would go again and maybe visit a different branch and perhaps try the steak rather than the roast

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday roast was cold and not medium as it should have been.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Trip abroad

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing! Never a disappointment no matter how many times I go and the bar and cocktails are also phenomenal.

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B
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable, food was delicious just disappointed on this occasion it went cold very quickly as expensive meal.

I have been on numerous occasions & it is a fantastic venue great atmosphere & the staff are superb!

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AL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate the express menu before heading to the theatre on Saturday night.
Great location, & service.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing selection of steaks. the set menu is also a good middle ground for lunch and pre theatre dining.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and friendly faces. Food was exquisite and staff were able to recommend amount of sides and sauces we would require without upsetting us.

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e
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The vibe was lovely! All the staff were extra friendly and made effort to say happy birthday to my partner which was a nice touch. Overall fab, only thing We both thought could be better was that the peppercorn sauce and the gravy weren’t thick enough and didn’t taste strong enough. It was great for his 30th thanks guys.

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JJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where to begin?! We were vacationing in London for 6 days, visiting from Boston. Everything, from the way we were greeted by Felix, to the cocktails we had at the bar, to the service we received from Doug and Christian, to the conversations with all of these amazing guys and a gentleman who sat with us and described how to make the grapefruit picador we ordered (I wish I knew his name!) to the delicious food are all beyond compare! What a fabulous evening. Relaxing, fun and delicious. The piece de resistance was at the end of the evening. We were chatting with Christian and he excused himself for a minute and came back with a gift for us to take home-a beautiful cookbook. We will never forget this evening and we will be back!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting London for the first time from the States. Took my wife here for our Anniversary. Food, Service, and Ambiance were all perfect!

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the time of our lives! The food was absolutley wonderful, and the waitress we had was extremly nice and interesting to talk to.
We'd definitely come back to Hawksmoor for our next vacation in London :)

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D
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with an awesome vibe. One of the better restaurants in London

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PH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my faves in London! Amazing steak options and some of the best sides you’ll find anywhere! The desserts are delicious, especially the fruit ones. Highly recommend for a fun night out - absolutely delicious!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love Hawksmoor, this was the worst steak I have ever had there, but it was still much better than most places. Little disappointed due to this though but it won't stop me going back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been to Hawksmoor Seven Dials a few times now and have always been very pleased with the high quality of food served especially their delicious steaks which are always cooked to perfection. Service was a little slow this week but I was not in a hurry so was no problem. Has a great down stairs bar area, great selection and excellent bar staff.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great lunch here . The waiter was really good and knowledgable . The food was delicious and well worth the prices. Would definitely come back here again

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J
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The express menu for lunch was a great deal and great food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for steaks. Everything very nicely seasoned. Good service.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for me and my best friend for her birthday at Hawksmoore Seven Dials for 5:00pm. We were kindly greeted at the reception by the entrance and were taken to our table which was right in the middle of the beautiful Hawksmoore restaurant. The scenery was beautiful. It was on a tuesday ans by 6pm all tables were already filled up.the waitor was extremely kind and made
sure to check on us throughout our evening. The food was amazing! I ordered a salad from the express menu ,a burger for a main and the pavlova for dessert. This all cost £28 in total! Which is an amazing price for a high end restaurant, keeping in mind that steaks were £8 per 100g and you have to pay extra for the sides. The service charge was added to our reciept however the waitor had no problem taking it off as it was optional. Overall i had the best experience on my best friends birthday and I would definitely come back again!

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