Hawksmoor Spitalfields

4.5
4581 reviews
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Named after Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christchurch Spitalfields, just down the road, Hawksmoor Spitalfields opened in 2006 to rave reviews, reigniting London's love affair with steak. Hawksmoor Spitalfields is an unpretentious, quality obsessed steak house, serving only the best British steaks, simply cooked over a real charcoal grill. The 115 cover restaurant also has an extensive wine list featuring favourite small producers and big vineyards alike.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Monday-Friday
12:00-2:30pm
Saturday
12:00-3:00pm

Dinner
Monday-Saturday
5:00-10:30pm

Sunday
12:00-9pm
Please note, roasts can only be guaranteed until 5pm on Sundays

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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020 7426 4850
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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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Public Transit
Shoreditch Overground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, 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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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.6

Hawksmoor Spitalfields was one of the first steakhouses in town, and it’s still one of the best. Finishing with toffee pudding is mandatory.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 4581 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite steak restaurant in London, the food was again out of the world with great service and a real knowledge of the wonderful wine provided. I can never recommend this place enough!

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

Coming up from the south coast for a weekend in London , we wanted to find somewhere near to Spitalfields market for a late Sunday Lunch. We were not disappointed with our choice. From the moment you walked in, to the moment you left , you were treated fantastically by the staff, they really know how to do good customer service. The wait for food was not very long at all, and when it came it was simply delightful. We both has the Sunday lunch which was rare beef but very tasty and shared an apple pie. Shame we don't live closer as would definitely be regular diners otherwise.

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SZ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, at first the service was very slow but then we were looked after by a lovely member of hawksmoor team.

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B
London
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Having arrived an hour early we were accommodated without fuss in the bar downstairs for cocktails (which were awesome) and shown to our table 20 minutes before the scheduled time. The service was prompt without being intrusive and the food as ever was wonderful (as was the wine). Overall our first visit to the original Hawksmoor restaurant (we have previously been to most of the others in London) did not disappoint

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

Superb food, both meat and vegetarian, as always, nice surroundings.

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

Best steak ever. Lovely people. Fun, relaxing place to be.

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Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding as always. However I did note a request for a surprise birthday dessert of some sort and this was not fulfilled. Also, where we were placed was not ideal in the corner by the bar I would have preferred an option - but maybe I’m fussy! Overall, food was tremendous and the service was idyllic.

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

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and didn't know what to expect, but after hearing it was the best steak in London I thought I would take a leap and try it. OH MY GOODNESS what an amazing decision. My boyfriend said it was the best meal he has ever had in his life. The steak was incredible! Amazing service from our waiters who provided us with a special dessert for the occasion which was a really special touch, great wine and incredible sides. The only thing I would have changed was that my medium rare was more medium than I would have liked and may even go rare when we inevitably come back. Excellent experience for the price, not too stuffy or too casual, it was a perfect in between. We will definitely be back, and even though it's more on the pricey side, we loved every second and it was worth every penny!

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NK
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was very good as usual but it was a very busy night and the service suffered. Waited for ages before we could get our wine topped up (the bottle we paid for was kept in an ice bucket away from our table), we pretty much had finished our food before we could get it.

Décor looked a bit shabby like it's overdue for a redecoration. Also the mens toilet was not clean.

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

An absolutely phenomenal experience, excellent service and the food was brilliant.
The vast array of options (types of cuts) is fantastic and flavoursome. Would absolutely recommend it and plan to go again!

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and great atmosphere but tables a bit close together

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent friendly service, will be going again

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SS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere and service in this restaurant are excellent - we have been here quite a few times now and it never disappoints. The steaks are some of the best I have ever tasted - I would highly recommend it!

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JF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Sunday lunch.
Service was excellent, we didn’t hold back on anything, but was a tad expensive when the bill came.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawksmoor Spitalfields is a bustling restaurant with nearly as many staff as customers hence the wonderful service which was both swift and with a smile. Sunday lunch was delicious, great for couples or a group of friends. Will definitely come back again!

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NN
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and friendly staff! The Sunday Roast is fantastic!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

nice staff, good sunday roast, everything is great

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BJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The steak was the best I’d ever had - pure brilliance. We shared chateaubriand between 2 teamed with creamed spinach, triple cooked chips and a bottle of Malbec.

Perfect!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent steak and really enjoyed the bar downstairs pre dinner

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

Great food and service as always.. However I prefer Air Street as a location. Has a better atmosphere, but apart from that it's excellent and recommended if in the area.

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AH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my fiance's birthday and all of the food was really delicious - the steak was amazing and the staff was knowledgeable and able to give advice about the different cuts. Great place for a special occasion, and very good service.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really tasty

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, would 100% recommend this restaurant

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great steaks and great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to my friends.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing roast and the scallop starter is beautiful.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve already reserved my next table! One of the top 5 restaurants in London (if you like a steak)! We went for a date night/birthday and I don’t think we’ve ever had a more perfect dinner. The staff were lovely and so helpful but left you alone long enough to make you feel that you could be in your own home, alone. The food was outstanding, with 0 faults. I had the rib-eye steak with mash potato and it was all round perfect. It’s home cooking but worth the price tag. The Spitalfields restaurant is lively and rustic and still somewhere you could take the family, dress up for date night or just go for Sunday lunch. You must go, you won’t regret it!

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R
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Good food. Too noisy and cramped bearing in mind how expensive it was

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CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always, the meat is incredible. Corkage at £25 is not cheap though. I called to say we were coming for my mums birthday and they brought her a glass of champagne at the end of the meal which was a really lovely touch.

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DB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was lovely, we just felt a little squashed up in the corner and every time the people on the next table wanted to leave their table we had to move for them.
I would go again, just hope we get a better table next time

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I love hawksmoor but food was not to the usual standards that I had come to expect. My wife’s steak was over cooked and custard was cold. Waiter said he’d do something about it but then it was forgetten. A shame a it was our 5th visit (2xSpitlefields, 2xcovemt garden and 1xAir Street) and this was our only bad experience.

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food bf beautiful staff. Felt well looked after.

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice vibe but food was cold when it was served, and waiter was rude when we tried to flag this. dismissive of our complaint so we ended up leaving it and paying full price :(

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HM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always an absolute pleasure. Never fails to impress.

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PT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my other half here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it.

The staff were friendly and courteous throughout - starting from seating us at a really nice table that was available rather than the one initially allocated - to bringing out espresso martinis on the house at the end of meal.

The steaks were outstanding as were the sides and wine.

The decor at this restaurant is very cosy, perfect for cold evenings and indulging in comfort food.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to take advantage of corkage Monday. Staff could not have been more helpful and the food was excellent. They also appeared at just the right time and were never pushy.
We’ll be back as a group.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding !
Lovely the choice of fat or skinny chips, gravy was amazing ! Mac n cheese to die for and steak was cooked to perfection! Creamed spinach was also a winner.
Best steak restaurant in London

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AB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You always know what you're getting with Hawksmoor - great steak, very knowledgable staff and excellent selection of sides. Atmosphere convivial but not deafening. Recommended.

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Third visit to a Hawksmoor restaurant. The food for the others in my party was lovely (they had steak) but for me it wasn't great. I had the lamb tomahawks. The waitress said I would get 3-4 chops, but I got only 2, and there was very little meat on them. They were also over-cooked and chewy. However, the waiter was very apologetic about my experience and offered to take the price of the main dish off the bill plus gave me a free sherry with my dessert, so can't say fairer than that. It hasn't stopped me from going there again, so I look forward to my next visit 😊

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B
London
29 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening the food was amazing, and our waiter ( John ) was fantastic to

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J
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely delicious food and great staff 😄highly recommend !

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