Hawksmoor Borough

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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Hawksmoor Borough is 144 cover steak restaurant and cocktail bar located on Winchester Walk right next to Borough Market. You can find all the classic Hawksmoor dishes, from Bone Marrow with onions, Roast scallops, white port & garlic to signature steaks and Sunday roasts. In addition to this there is also a Market Specials menu that changes regularly and features ingredients from many local traders. Hawksmoor Borough also has the ‘Cooks’ Room’ an 18 cover room with its own private kitchen that is available as a private dining room and event space. 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.

Private Dining

Hawksmoor Borough offers private dining for up to 18 guests in the Cooks’ Room. The Cooks’ Room features an open plan kitchen where chefs can prepare a feasting menu right before your eyes. Classic Hawksmoor sharing menus are also available with food coming from our main dining kitchen. Please contact us for more information

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Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 2 courses & a choice from 3 cocktails £30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-21:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:00-18:00 21:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-16:00 17:00-18:00 21:00-22:30

What 1686 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and helpful - picking up on our occasion as a birthday dinner and surprised with a little ‘Happy Birthday’ chocolate treat.
We had a chateau briand and rib of beef to share between 5 and it was a perfect mix of different steaks - excellent quality and cooked to perfection.
We loved the building itself and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent steak dinner.

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

Came for the steak, it lived up to the hype. It is pricey but who doesn’t like to push the boat out every once in a while?

r
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dependable trencherman's grub and manages to be reliably good, despite being a chain.

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

Lovely place for a fantastic steak. Always have to go for the potted beef and Yorkshire’s to start.
Lovely chance to celebrate my birthday with a couple of mates. Touch loud so difficult to hear but that’s just me getting old!

IS
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

No one at reception desk for lunch at 1. 5 mins I chase someone on restaurant to seat us, place is half empty.
Waiter spills drink on me.
Other waiter later walks by and kicks chair, stumbles then proceeds to pull up a chair and tell us about her warm up dancing before service. Yes my client is well impressed.
Steal ordered med/rare comes med/well. The lunch is too far gone to save so I don’t send back.
Order coffees and rolos; taste lovely but presented like a first rounder off bake off.
All in all a shocker. Save your money. Go elsewhere.

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steaks and good selection of wine. efficient service, better than that from sommelier. Great venue, subdue atmosphere - which suited.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lively upbeat place with good food and outstanding service

D
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and restaurant, but comes at it’s price

MT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Everything was great aside from the time it took to be served our food.

DW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with really friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would definitely go back

E
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Sunday roast ... was the best roast I’ve had, even beating a home cooked roast which is the ultimate test. Excellent, attentive service. Busy, bustling restaurant. 10/10

JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic as ever. We visit as a large group of friends once a year, were accommodated with the table, the food was delicious as always, and the service supreme. Frieda was particularly accommodating, helpful, advising each of our party on the cuts available, even when a glass was accidentally knocked, there were no issues at all and it was a brilliant, joyful day. thanks- we will be back- again!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service & wonderful food. Very busy, but ambience still pretty good. Highly recommend the roast beef dinner & the ice cream for dessert!

SO
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The lighting is too dim, very crowded and noisy.
Excellent service from our waiter French guy originally from Barcelona.
Food good but you'd expect that at those prices

AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Hawksmoor very impressed always willing to pay good money for good food and you didn't let us down .Waiter was friendly helpful and informative.
Will definately return .

CH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The provenance of the grass-fed and carefully raised beef results in a very flavourful steak. Fast and friendly service, a comfortable and congenial atmosphere amidst the old wood and soft lighting, sides and desserts also very tasty. This is traditional rather than adventurous cuisine with the steaks in a starring role. We got exactly what we came for.

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

SR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing top quality food, service and atmosphere would highly recommend

DA
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully cooked steak as always with attentive but not overbearing service. We will be back.

D
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great for a dedicated meat eater - good steaks with a great ambiance. Greeted at the entrance with smiles and a choice of where to sit. Cocktails were ok but mainly ice. Waiters attentive without being overbearing but obviously trained to get the max out of you. Nothing wrong with that!

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Being based close to your restaurant I visit reasonably regularly. Indeed on the 22nd of August I had a great meal in the evening before catching a flight. I visited yesterday with my girlfriend as she fancied a steak. Previously the service had been expemplary and on my last visit Max had been great. Yesterday I found the service more in tune with a hipster joint than an upmarket steakhouse. In speaking to Max I had asked how the Hawksmoor competed with all the new independent steakhouses popping up around here and over the bridge. He replied by making sure the customer had a first rate and individual experience while dining. That was massively missing yesterday. No eye contact, no real sense of understanding the menu, no sense of engagement. It was disappointing.

g
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food, great location and not as expensive as first thought

G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were attracted to Hawksmoor's Monday offer to take your own wine for £5 corkage so
after an evening at the National Theatre we went to their Borough Market restaurant. We chose
from the post-theatre menu, I had hake and my husband had a steak, all washed down with our
bottle of Pinot. The service and ambiance, not to mention the food, were all excellent. We
will do this again!

H
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steak and perfectly cooked vegetables. Service was polite and efficient. Thank you!

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with great service you couldn’t ask for anything more

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was a bit pretentious and only became more pleasant as we ordered more things to increase our tab. It was as if he was not interested in providing a good experience unless his service charge would be higher. The food was magnificent.

SF
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have tested chateaubriant, filet and ribeye... are verygood.. juicy and flavour top!!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The service brilliant and just the overall feel of the restaurant makes you feel at ease. We will definitely be back!

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I have tried almost all the branches of Hawksmoor in the UK and are regular patrons at your restaurants. However, we hadn't tried the Borough branch, which we visited last night (Sat 31st Aug). We had an utterly lovely evening and both the staff and the food were of the excellent standard we have come to expect from your restaurants.

The reason for my email is down to two exceptional members of staff. Approximately three years ago, my husband had a birthday dinner with friends at the Seven Dials branch and we had a surprisingly poor experience which we emailed about. This email, and the subsequent response from Hawksmoor must have been on file; as a member of staff at Borough noticed it, read it and realised we has not taken up your offer of a free meal.

When we asked for the bill, both Jen and Frida came over to our table to explain they had seen the issue on our file and were discounting our meal as a consequence. At first I assumed she had the wrong table, until she explained about the email. The attention to detail, focus and consideration blew me away and I was incredibly pleased with the service. It was very clear they felt confident in their authority to issue this discount as you have clearly established an excellent level of autonomy in your managerial structures and have established a trusting a respectful work environment.

We have returned to Hawksmoor many times since the Seven Dials experience and our very lovely meal at Borough became doubly delightful because of the time taken to consider each and every customer (despite it being another branch) and the decisions made by the team.

Whilst all the staff we encountered at Borough were professional and delightful, it was Jen and Frida who should be rewarded and commended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely fantastic evening celebrating birthdays and our anniversary! Food was probably the best meal I've ever had, the servers were super friendly and helpful. Can't wait for the next occasion to come back!

AB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place, wonderful atmosphere staff are really friendly and helpful food was amazing

FM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Hawksmoor Borough after attending Seven Dials on numerous occasions. Same impeccable service, food and atmosphere as we’ve come to expect from the Hawksmoor chain. I can not fault any part of our experience !!!!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was spot on and the service was exceptional. Could not reccomended more@

E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful meal with delicious food, friendly and attentive service, a comfortable atmosphere, and the seasonal menu is great value for money. Hawksmoor does dining right!

b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service with brilliant food. Really helpful staff.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This is the worse of all Hawksmoor I have been to in London. Covent Garden being the best.
We were massively upsold from ribeye to one on-the-bone but rather than 400g each it would be 1kg. Then when we ordered they said they made a mistake and only a 1.1kg was available. Interestingly when we said "no, too much!" they micarulously found a 1Kg steak! I rather feel like this was some kind of con. Anyway they then asked if we wanted on or off the bone. I just do not trust that this was cooked on the bone and the medium steak came very medium and massively over salted.
Bearnaise was too think and tiny portion. Chips were good but only because I asked them to be well done. Normal triple cooked chips looked positively bland. Creamed spinach was good but very small portion.
Overall very very expensive and I felt rather conned.
I will not be returning to this Hanksmoor but will to Covent Garden and only for an individually cooked ribeye.
Borough, you may have the name but you need to step-up your game!

A
Black Forest
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome meat quality.
Good wine list.
Friendly service.
Delicious dessert.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and will be back.

AT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food....plenty of character! One of my favourite spots!

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for tasty beef and nice staff !

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