Hawksmoor Edinburgh

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Steakhouse
The award-winning British steak and seafood restaurant has opened its doors north of the border for the very first time in Edinburgh city centre. Hawksmoor is the perfect place to enjoy warm hospitality in beautiful surroundings. With a great reputation for sustainability and ethics, the team continually source incredible produce from all corners of the country, whether it be scallops from the Isle of Mull, 35-day aged grass-fed British beef, or rare locally-sourced whisky. A simple ethos of buying the best & preparing it simply means that most of the menu items come from exceptionally passionate, small-scale producers. The restaurant holds space for 170 guests, including a beautiful, light-filled private dining room for 12. With intimate booths for the evening, sunny tables for two under the huge sky-lights, or seats near the kitchen pass next to all the action, Hawksmoor is the ideal spot to dine with colleagues & loved ones 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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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, including a delicious steak - as might be expected - but plenty of choice for those who didn’t want red meat. Particularly impressed by the waiting staff who were very friendly, knowledgeable about the food and wine and comfortable in dealing with the allergy-related queries we had.

JM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great personal service! Good food, Music a little loud

RN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was unreal at Hawksmoor. It was our first time dining there. Would definitely recommend

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and wine pairing recommendations were excellent however if we had the wine with the correct dish at the start of each course it would have been an exceptional experience.
we had to ask on several occasions for the wine, and by the time the wine came our meals were either cold or half eaten.

I have to note the wine was deducted from our final bill by the waiting staff without us asking.

JE
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and solid service at Hawksmoor as always.

w
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Hawksmoor, and was very impressed. Good food and attentive staff. Will return soon.

W
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place for a perfect Sunday Lunch. I don't usually go to the same restaurant twice during a visit but I did it this time. I had the Sunday Lunch two weeks in a row. The food is very, very good. Service is great. And they have managed to place a restaurant in a grand old bank making it very comfortable. It all adds up to a perfect dining experience. I can't wait to get back next time I'm in Edinburgh.

M
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing, however the waiting time was extremly long. It took about 15 minutes to order some drinks, was similar waiting time for the starters and then for the main courses. Servers were not professional and the restaurant was too noisy. Don't recommend this place for a date.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was outstanding, not the cheapest place to eat but quality of the food was outstanding. All 6 of us had steaks which were cooked to perfection - no complaints. We each had 2 sides and recommend the macaroni cheese which was lovely. The visit was let down by the service. More staff needed behind the bar to get orders out faster and food took ages to arrive

V
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and outstanding food. Can’t fault it.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great food. The scalloped were excellent!!!!! I would recommend it.

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

We went for my husbands 30th birthday and it was fab from start to finish! Highly recommend the salmon starter & the rump steak main! My husband hasn’t stopped talking about the food since we’ve been! The night was made extra special by our waitress who bought over a birthday drink for both of us! Lovely touch!

MD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to come here and didnt disappoint. The food was very tasty and I was pleased to be sat in a booth as more private. Will definitly be back

AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazingly good and served to perfection. The staff were so attentive and polite, but warm and friendly too. A great balance. We will definitely be back!

F
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely big airy restaurant with relaxed but professional staff and food to die for - we will be back 😊

TM
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect spot for Traditional Sunday roast. The food was outstanding. Service was impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the location in a beautiful old bank made for a memorable setting. Highly recommended!!

W
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great! For me, going out for a meal is about the whole experience - the food, service, and restaurant proper. Hawksmoor Edinburgh is outstanding. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The Sunday roast was what my gran would have done -- if she had been British. The wine was good. It really was the perfect Sunday lunch. I'm sorry that I'm only here from the States once a year. If I were local I'd be here often. And I have to admit that I shy away from places with multiple locations because not every location delivers the same quality. Hawksmoor is not one of them. I have now been to all but 2 locations and have had the same great food and service. I have friends in the restaurant business and know what it is like. I don't know how Hawksmoor does it BUT am very, very glad they do! Thanks to the entire team!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. Two of the four of us had the set menu which was fantastic value at £28. The Yorkshire pudding and potted beef starter was amazing!!

MB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely building, great atmosphere. Food & wine excellent

L
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Definitely go again. Oysters with bone marrow were delicious. Followed by the chateaubriand, fries, salad. Beautiful. Steak medium rare was cooked to perfection. Salivating whilst typing.

HG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food. Lots of delicious starters and the sirloin steak I ordered was cooked to perfection.

KN
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice but expensive.
Service was good. Restaurant was nicely done but quite loud.

LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Visited for the first timeat weekend to celebrate anniversary meal. Everything ordered was nice however, one steak was overcooked. Felt because of the size of the restaurant is lacked ambiance.

GA
Perthshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Arrived just after 6 o’clock. Taken to table immediately. Nice welcome. Waitress was pleasant. Took our drinks and food order quite quickly. We only ordered one course as we were heading off to a show. Unfortunately our food didn’t arrive till just before 7 o’clock. Feel 45 /50 minutes is too long to get anything to eat. We had ordered a burger and the scallops which were well cooked and very tasty but shouldn’t haven taken so long to come. Nice place , good food but would not like to wait so long to eat. Will maybe try again as aware it was a busy time with the festival and rugby on that day.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal, we’ll be back!

RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ratings say it all. Excellent all round with no pressure to vacate table.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife daughter and I dined here, on a personal recommendation. From the cocktails to the dessert we just simply enjoyed everything, the service was unobtrusive and very efficient, a lovely peaceful dining area with just enough tables.
Overall I would recommend, I do intend to return and have another extravaganza of delightfully prepared very fresh food.
This from someone known to all and sundry as Captain Cynical is praise indeed.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service, lovely food and really good price. The surroundings are great, stunning building. Overall great evening.

BT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal , cooked to perfection,
One of our best meals in a long time to be honest !!!
Service was just as good and can’t wait to go back 😄

MP
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at the hawksmoor. Outstanding everytime. Cannot fault

B
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top quality food at an amazing price for the set menu with great portion sizes. Will definitely be back again.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The steaks were as good as we had hoped they would be from reading other reviews - beautifully cooked, tender and tasty. The triple cooked chips were also delicious. Great friendly service and lovely surroundings.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from arrival to departure

KR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely chilled out dinner/steaks with a relaxed atmosphere in the middle of Edinburgh’s festivals! 😀👍🏻
Steaks were delicious although went cold quickly. My blue cheese sauce was quite delayed in getting to me and when I asked for it the reason was apparently due to the kitchen making a fresh batch but it was not hot and fresh as I would expect from a fresh batch, only just warm; I ate it as I was already half way through my steak and didn’t want to wait any longer😏
Service was great!😀

NN
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time in a Hawksmoor restaurant but first time in Edinburgh. Food utterly outstanding (as expected) service was welcoming, helpful and very friendly. Definitely another very enjoyable meal, steak was cooked to perfection. Good to know all ingredients are sourced locally help to support local fishermen and farmers.
Only down side, floor and furnishings not to the same standard as food and service. Air vent behind the toilet full of dust, marks on the woodwork where polish had been used on the metal work. Corners of the room looked dirty and dusty. Just little details that detract from the high level set by the staff and food.

d
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food quality outstanding. Wine list reasonably well priced with some outstanding affordable wines.

ML
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very happy with our dinning experience - the food was good as always - although I felt our Prime rib was a little under done - at the time I did not want the fuss of sending it back .
Everything else was fine
Thanks
M

AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall a nice experience. To be picky The scallops starter could have been hotter - it seemed flashed under the salamander grill. Plates were cold. The monkfish was very nice . Good use of the flame grill. Ferrari pud quite good fun!

a
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, service so friendly and efficient. Food cooked to perfection, scallops some of the best, crab great, steaks tender and cooked as ordered. We will go again when in town

F
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice dinng experience. The ribeye was excellent. Would not recommend the cast iron filet however as is was not a thick tender steak. The desserts were outstanding. - the strawberry tart and the peanut butter shortbread were marvelous.

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