Hawksmoor Seven Dials

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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.

Special Offers

Autumn Set Menu: 2 courses & a choice from 3 cocktails £30

From a set menu. Also 3 courses and a cocktail £35. To celebrate being named Best Restaurant Bar in the World at the drinks
industry Oscar’s, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, Hawksmoor decided to scrap
their cocktail list and start again. After 6 long months of arduous tastings
(someone has to do it), they’re proud to present the first sneak peek of the new
list.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-21:00
Mon-Thu 12:00-18:30 22:00-22:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-18:30 22:00-23:00

What 8018 People Are Saying
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W
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Steak was shocking full of fat and sinew

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Birthday meal. Food was average expected a lot more quality in the steaks and roast dinner

JC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent roast - could have have done with a little more meat however for the price, who can complain?!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast. Cooked to perfection. Service is amazing too. Staff and friendly and very knowledgeable on the menu.

AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the world. Do not miss the creamed spinach. It is to die for.

EY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the Hawksmoor Seven Dials and we were not disappointed. Took some friends for the first time and they loved it. Thank you.

JQ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We already did they were with us they also enjoyed the experience and the food.
Service was excellent as was the ambience. Looking forward to next time.

CH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. My girlfriend and I ate here for our anniversary and were very impressed! The staff were lovely, the food was delicious and the pre-theatre menu was very good value. The staff even brought us a special surprise to celebrate our anniversary - thank you!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

+: very good food (bravo for the triple cooked fries and the wonderful carot salad).
-: Not enough light in the restaurant and very very noisy..

JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We went to Hawksmoor as I wanted a steak dinner in a better style of venue than I've experienced when I've eaten at a Wetherspoons - ie, steak, baked potato & a pint. I understood that this restaurant was such a place and the steak was better than Wetherspoons, the baked potato fancier and the wine list too.

We arrived early. There is a manned coat check and notwithstanding our arrival, we were shown to our table immediately which I thought boded well. We passed through a very crowded and loud bar and we were shown to a small/average sized table nearby to the till and placed so that we were just slightly beyond the elbow reach of the people either side. It wasn't cramped but neither was the distance comfortable, and it was loud, so much so that we didn't talk much as to do so, we would've had to have raised our voices and we were very conscious of the adjoining diners.

The service was good - in fact it was a very well-oiled machine. My partner used to manage 5* restaurants and commented that he'd never seen so many staff in a restaurant before. Maybe that explains the high prices because I can't see that anything else did.

Maybe I should've checked on the menu before we went but I assumed that the meal would be in the £70's+ range but when we sat down I was pretty shocked at the prices, and we did our best to keep our budget small; a small aperitif and mid-range starter each, a small(er)/ 'cheap' steak each, a couple of sides between us, one glass of wine, table-water, two (small) coffees and a dessert to share. Our eventual bill was still into 3 figures.

Now, we are 'ordinary' folk, and for a birthday meal we expect to lash out a bit but I've had better food, better ambience and for far less cost.

Would I go again? No, not unless it was with a group and for an event that was corporately paid. As I mentioned, I've eaten comparable food for much less, and I've sat in much more comfort and eaten much better for a similar cost.

PR
Warwickshire
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Excellent steak, let down by poor service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service! Good work!

Food was good too.

Many thanks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Very noisy group being a little inappropriate next to us, but not your fault. Lovely evening otherwise just a little expensive.

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great food excellent service, knowledge staff. we had a lovely time to round off our London day out.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my niece here for her birthday, she had never been before and was very excited. She wasn't disappointed. The ambience was lovely, staff were very attentive, but not too much and as always the food was incredible! We will be back!

MO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Over priced and has again failed to deliver a great eating experience..I booked this restaurant to say thank you to a colleague and friend ..the intention was to enjoy a great treat ..porterhouse steak, grilled lobster, plenty of beer and good wine..sounds vulgar perhaps but it was an occasion to say thank you and seemed to be the an appropriate venue for such an indulgence..beer and wine great but the steak was cold and I could not believe it was 800g as billed..also we ordered half a lobster each to surf the turf , only one tiny half arrived weighing in at 300g..I understand cooking loss etc but we left underfed and underwhelmed by the food..nothing wrong with the service and the venue..it’s also worth pointing out how difficult it is to share your dissatisfaction with the restaurant when the intention of the visit is to thank a friend ..sadly my last visit to Hawksmoor, sorry

g
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were fantastic. Great steak, cook to perfection. And, the sides were excellent also.

C
Dusseldorf Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great steak and sides! Nice wine offer!

AP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable meal, great steak and excellent wine.

JC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This wasn't my first time at the restaurant and as always it was exceptional. The only disappointment I had was that I would have like some cheese for my dessert but unfortunately I don't like blue cheese. And when I ask the waiter about the cheese he tole me that all but 1 was a blue cheese. If I had one recommendation it would be to have more of a selection.

t
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice and cozy! Extremely loud and service was marginal

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food at Hawksmoor always great. Staff very accommodating, as we had limited time pre theatre.

G
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful steaks. Great wine list. Have eaten here quite a few times and have always enjoyed it

GP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good evening thanks
Good service and food , reasonable value for the money
.shame about the service charge

DC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, as always.
Service was spot on, from being seated until we left. Food was spot on too, as it always is.
This has always been my favourite restaurant and couldn’t highly recommend enough.

DB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Wear hearing protection for a good meal and service. We were there around 6:30 on a Saturday evening for dinner and the noise level measured an average of 88-95 dB. Yikes!
Definitely recommend the food and the service, but need to try another time to save the hearing.

C
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. Been before and brought friends for the first time and they loved it. Coming back soon

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good with gluten free and low sodium accommodation! Food is delicious and well presented. Generous portions. Awesome atmosphere and service is great.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant for pre Theatre dinner - very good value

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, value and service! Highly recommend the pre- theatre menu!

OT
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our go to restaurant when going to the Theatre in London. Never disappoints.

DH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere
Good food highly recommend
Rib eye was amazing

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

excellent experience and food was amazing, only fault was one member of the party asked for a medium ribeye and it was a little overcooked. good service, good experienced waiting staff and also the sommelier.

MB
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Made reservation based upon recommendation and reviews. My wife was traveling with me from the US for work in celebration of her birthday. Bar none, the worse steak dinner we have ever had. Food was cold when served, coupled with the fact that meat was improperly cooked even after sending back first time around. I would NOT recommend this restaurant, the cost does not equal the value nor quality of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. The restaurant is large and filled up by 6pm. Service was very good and attentive, the serving staff knew exactly who each meal belonged to. Attentive enough to notice a dropped serviette and replace it with a clean one. Food was really good and tasty. Would visit again.

FN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Menu as good and reliable as ever. Disappointed that the wine list lured me with a very good 2010, only to be told that 'we've just sold the last bottle, so it will be the 2011'. Very busy, and a feeling that it's resting on its laurels and not trying quite so hard any more.

NM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selected the pre theatre menu as 2 courses (most people would not get through 3!) starter beef&bacon with Yorkshire’s which is different and yummy and then a main hawksmoor hamburger which is very good quality.

OZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very busy
Had reservation at 20:00 got seated 20:15
Not enough starter and salads
Lots of sides but options are limited meaning 2 spinach sides 3 types of patoeto dishes.
Sauces also limited no red wine ju for example
Meat was good at heart but bad butcher so lots of hard parts.
Overall as a steakhouse it wasn’t the best.

NP
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, very busy at peak time but it is understandable. great food and service, macaroni cheese are amazing and meat is TOP.