Hawksmoor Spitalfields

4.6
4785 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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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 4785 People Are Saying
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CT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just really kind of... bland.

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

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

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

Great meal at Hawksmoor - top notch food and service.

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, excellent service. Lovely evening.

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e
London
273 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just one of the best restaurants ever! Phenomenal food and service to match! Love love love!!!

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, excellent Sunday Roast . Although I mentioned on the booking that it was a birthday celebration, I did not say who's so was surprised at how observant the staff were to work out who and do a special Birthday presentation of the desert, nice touch, very thoughtful. Would recommend

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Sunday lunch. Go for the extra bone marrow.

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, incredible food.
Staff were friendly, polite and welcoming.
Food was fantastic and no request was too much for them.
Highly recommend heading to the bar in the basement for an after dinner drink. Great atmosphere, fantastic drinks and service was wonderful. Perfect spot for dinner and drinks.

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H
London
90 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time that I've dined in a London branch - the food is top notch as ever and the service exemplary. Had the Sunday Lunch - extremely good.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place for Steak, really enjoyed the food and drink, would go again

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, only negative was that the front door was quite draughty into the restaurant. I'd suggest installing a heavy curtain.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always - we were sat right by the bar and it was just a little bit too noisy. Otherwise, excellent all round.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff, friendly and knowledgeable. Delicious food and a great experience

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good steak but terrible service. Half the starters were unavailable. Good food, cafe service at best.

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AR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time as always,
Food was on Point,
Nice and busy, even late on.
Always highly recommended.

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MB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Excellent food, all slightly over-priced and with an air of constant up-selling. No sides included with steaks, cheapest Malbec £46 and of course the usual 12.5% service charge. Thought the surroundings could have been a bit more up-market, when spending £90 per head.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very good and friendly staff!
Quality of the food and wine is really not in line with the price. We would not recommend it to friends given the price and quality of the side dishes + meat

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M
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Hawksmoor produces excellent food but although the staff were outstanding - it was fairly cramped and appeared rushed.
Unfortunately they did not make their delicious onion rings which the guildhall did Overall excellent

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really nice place, definitely recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Unnecessary confusion over drink names...felt like I was called a ‘noddy pratt’ a few too many times! Otherwise food was great (we had steaks)...and they made a fuss over the birthday girl, which was unexpected and delightful! Good humoured and ‘human’ staff, although I was left feeling like I needed to go read-up on the ‘proper’ names for drinks (a ‘tad’ pretentious especially as it was our first time). Overall, I would recommend heartily and would go again - yummy food and warm, cosy atmosphere. Waitress took a drink off the menu as good will, which was thoughtful and appreciated.

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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall very good - but on the high side as far as value for money was concerned

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time going here and I was not disappointed! Amazing evening and the food was out of this world.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and amazing apple pie. They made my fiancé’s birthday very special

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DK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back

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YJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a wonderful, chilled-out but upmarket vibe. You really feel like you’re ‘fine dining’, especially with the low lighting come evening time and candlelit tables. I adored the food. Bone marrow starter was delectable and flavoursome. My lamb main and my husband’s steak main was delicious and cooked to perfection. We even got free salted caramel rolos at the end! (I think our waiter was charmed by our love of food!) Great place!

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Not just the steaks, the scallops and lobsters were perfect. The staff were excellent too. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Thank you Hawksmoor!

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t
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic ribeye steak (many steak options on the menu), extensive accompanying wine list - the kale and garlic side is also recommended. Helpful staff. Good for a special occasion, prices higher than other steak restaurants but high quality.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the Hawksmoor in Spitalfields - incredible experience, incredible food and the service was second to none. Will be back as soon as possible. Thank you for a perfect date night.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The steak did not taste fresh, as though it was quickly thawed out and cooked with minimal attention. It was very overpriced for the equivalent quality of meat. Ambiance of restaurant just dragged you down, it was murky, unenthusiastic and slightly constraining. Had to walk outside for a breath of fresh air to feel as though my partner and I weren’t another bill calculation or mechanical cog. Nothing stood out as repulsive or made me ill so this may sound overly harsh but I hope my honestly negative impression of the establishment can inform others on what to expect.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb red wine and great chat from the sommelier and, as always, the best steak in London.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They really never set a foot wrong.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Some ratings seem harsh but service was slow and then service charge was pretty high. Atmosphere was not amazing as both tables next to us complained audibly about speed of service.

We were also given complimentary mushrooms but they were then added to the bill.

Food was delicious and service were very nice and friendly when they eventually came to us. I recognise the business of a Sunday evening though so wouldn’t hold it against them!

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