Hawksmoor Spitalfields

4.6
4814 reviews
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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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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 4814 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak cooked amazing! Easy on dress code.

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D
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town

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

As always the service and the food is always good however this evening the meat was particularly dry. Not as juicy as the previous times we have gone. Overall, We still had a good time and will always come back.

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

Great food, very tasty and ideal for a date night. The kale side is sooo good too

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

Great celebratory dinner with a friend. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. The Malbec we drank was superb. All in all a great special meal.

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

Great service. Very nice waiter. Excellent food and wine. My customers were very happy.

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MH
Kent
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say apart from excellent excellent excellent. I’ve been to your Borough Market restaurant and you top it by 150%. Thankyou

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o
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was so disappointed with my meal - mains took over an hour to come out and then came out cold - not what I was expecting considering our mains where over £30 each! Waiter then got awkward when we sent our melas back and did not want to approach our table. I was really looking forward to my eating here as I had never been before but I will definitely not be recommending it!

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food, the service, everything was amazing. The only thing that maybe annoyed me a little bit was the fact that it was a bit too noisy and a bit expensive.. Other than that it was a lovely experience.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food, new entry my top 3 ribeye world list. Also the service was really nice ad well the bill! just atmosphere was not catching me

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic (as always). Perfectly cooked steak, best sides in London. Amazing staff. Just a great evening all round!

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CM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Hawksmoor Spitalfields (and some of the others) and the quality of food and wine is still as great as day 1. If you like steak then its one of the best places - can’t comment on other main courses. Puddings and starters usually do not disappoint. We had a great Riesling at quite a fair price. I am used to the menu and the way it works but my friends commented that it would be a fairer price if a side would be included in the steak.
We were there when it was not too busy for lunch and the service was very competent and friendly - they immediately moved us from our initial table because one of our party felt cold. As usual I will be back.

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EM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took advantage of the Monday £5 corkage to bring a good bottle of wine from home to match with some delicious rib steak. Excellent food and service.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

A good Meal in the whole.Just wish the food was a little swifter to the table and for the money that could’ve been a little bit more on the sidedishes.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent customer service! Staff spent time going through the options - both food and drinks. The steak was fabulously cooked and really delicious - the triple cooked chips were excellent and the anchovy hollandaise sauce (a recommendation from my server), complemented the steak beautifully.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely lunch to celebrate our Anniversary. Exceptional hospitality skills from all members of staff, so welcoming and efficient. Special mention to Bea because she was brilliant! Steaks were as delicious as ever, standards have certainly not slipped over the years.
Thank for a wonderful time.

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NG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where to start? We were recommended by a friend who feels this is the best steak house in London and who are we to disagree? Great buzzy atmosphere and lovely, helpful staff. Brilliant wine list and the delicious Portuguese rose was wonderful! The steak, as you would expect was out of this world, and between us we had ribeye and sirloin. Great sides too, splendid chips and lovely fresh salads and the boys reckoned the roasted bone marrow was the final touch. A very lovely, special evening, not cheap but worth every penny. We will be back!!

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JS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always choose Hawksmoor for a steak when we come to London. Sadly can’t give it 5 stars because every branch we have been to has been very noisy! Don’t go if you want to chat over dinner. Other than that can recommend. My daughter is vegetarian and tells me that the veggie option is always really good too.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best, don't think twice about it, book a table, go in, order some grub and let them take care of you! You're in safe hands :)

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable evening. Steak was cooked perfectly, service was friendly and attentive. Definitely worth saving up for

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were outstanding. Simple food cooked well. We had a lovely evening celebrating my daughter's birthday. The service and attention to detail was second to none. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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H
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a cocktail at the bar which the barman recommended a ginger gin cocktail very zingy! Amazing service and a lovely meal all round. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the steak was tasty and succulent. Tried the bone marrow for the first time and was full of flavour. The Bordeaux red wine went very well with the steak and side orders were cooked very nicely too. Even got a complimentary port wine as it was my birthday to go with the stilton cheese and biscuits which paired up very well. Would definitely recommend coming here on a special occasion.

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F
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, amazing food. The steaks are really tasty and I can never decide which sides to order because they all taste delicious. The wine and cocktails are always fabulous. I cannot fault this place and will always keep coming back!!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute. Food great. Staff amazing.

Big thanks for laying o something a little special for my wife birthday.

100% recommended.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks. Nice 4hour lunch. Was epic!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service , excellent food and wine.

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London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy roast

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hawksmoor is a great restaurant serving always high quality food and drinks with a kind service. I am a regular because they are consistent in maintaining their high standards and the menu is extensive enough that I can change my selection around so I dont get bored.

The place is great for many ocassions, family on a Sunday lunch, friends for drinks on weekend nights, dates in evenings or even work colleagues (unfortunately I dont work nearby).

I would say, try the ... but you really need to try it all!

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CT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service but let down by the cooking of the steaks. We both asked for medium rare - one came out medium and the other was rare, not what you'd expect for the price you pay.

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just really kind of... bland.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, excellent roast, yet not formal/pretentious . Perfect

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H
London
93 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal at Hawksmoor - top notch food and service.

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've eaten at the Hawksmoor many a time, but I just felt as though this experience was really really average. Considering the bill for 2 people was over £160.00 - the steak was overcooked (even the table next to us sent both theirs back!) and definitely not enough quantity for 2 people, despite asking for help/guidance from the serving staff. Very disappointing this time. It's only because the wine was good that I've given above 2 stars!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Hawksmoor and the food was perfect. They even piped ‘Happy Anniversary’ on our dessert.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did really like it.

The only small question about price (sounds slightly high), but we knew what we will have,.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawksmoor in Spitalfields serves up the best steaks you can get your laughing gear around. I lived and worked in London for 20 years and I love visiting my old haunts and old friends there. Now I live in Norwich so I take the train to Liverpool Street Station and all I have is a short, vibrant walk to get to this buzzing restaurant that combines traditional and contemporary so well. The staff are friendly, welcoming and highly competent!

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HB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing as always. Our server was just Ok, not what I would describe as attentive we had to work quite hard to get his attention every time we needed something.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waiter was indifferent, verging on rude, and did not make myself or my partner feel welcome. Starter, ribs, were good but half of the fat was not as soft as you'd expect from slow cooked ribs. The steak, med-well was a big disappointment, it was bland and the peppercorn sauce could only do so much to rescue it. Desert was brilliant but just highlighted how bad the rest of the meal was in comparison. It was only on the way out that one of the serving staff actually found a smile. 2nd bad meal here. Avoid in future.

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is pricey but so worth it. Best steaks we’ve ever had and the dessert was amazing as well!

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