Hawksmoor Edinburgh

4.4
670 reviews
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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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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM

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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

RC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service from a really friendly crew along with brilliant food and brilliant wine. Would it be over the top to say brilliant?

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

We dined here 2 persons at lunchtime. Food was excellent. Shredded beef and bacon with Yorkshire puddings was amazing. We will try this at home. Rump steak medium was melt in mouth more like fillet. My wife savoured every mouthful of Langoustine scampi . Lunch special menu made price for 2 including bottle of wine at 80 pounds. The only odd experience was a glass of red wine arriving ( I had ordered one with steak) and then snatched away as it had gone to wrong table?

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

My wife and I are serious seafood lovers and always try to find a restaurant with the same on their menu. We looked online while in Edinburgh and came across your restaurant. We booked a table and attended the restaurant as planned. From the moment we entered the venue we were made to feel most welcome. The staff were very helpful and our chosen meals were 1st class. Just one observation, and not a criticism, but with such a magnificent building, I wonder if a small historical write up could be on each table as information for the client? Nothing too large, just a little information on its history.

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

This is a very spacious restaurant with plenty of room available for diners. I had lunch with 2 friends and we opted for the set price lunch menu (despite the A La Carte menu being very tempting with numerous wonderful choices). The food, wine and service were absolutely first class with my fellow diners complimenting me on choosing this particular restaurant. The lunch menu options were small in number, however these were still very good whereby we could have readily selected any of these. The food was delicious and competitively priced. There was a comprehensive selection of wines and these were also well priced. As for the service, this was very efficient without being obtrusive in any way. All in all, a lovely and inexpensive dining experience and my next visit here will hopefully be in the near future.

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

In the relatively new location of the Edinburgh Grand Hotel, Hawksmoor offers an excellent dining experience in appropriately "grand" surroundings, yet delivers a relaxed atmosphere, helped by friendly and attentive staff.
The food is glorious, in our case, steaks and lamb chops done to perfection.
Thoroughly recommended, for special nights out or for relaxed after work gatherings, Hawksmoor is a fine addition to the Edinburgh dining scene.

f
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious - my husband devoured the Big Matt with messy glee while I very happily tucked into langoustine scampi and fat chips, both followed by the very indulgent pina cola ice cream sunday. Genuinely lovely service from everyone just made it that much more enjoyable. We got home and made another booking to go back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely building, great service and amazing chateaubriand. The seasonal tomato salad was flavoursome and refreshing

BD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per fantastic, first time for Sunday launch and mega impressed .

G
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went Sunday and had there roast dinner option which was sublime . Starter of scallops and monkfish scampi superb . Service great . Main course was outstanding and couldn’t finish . Cooked the way we asked . Great meal of a very high standard . Small criticism is that it was quite pricey but quality was first class. Will definitely go back

AW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best steak I’ve ever had and the sticky toffee sundae to die for

LC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing meal here, the atmosphere is relaxed and not at all pretentious, the staff are friendly and attentive but also give you space to enjoy your time together, the food is excellent full of flavour and served in good time you don’t feel at all rushed. I seriously can’t recommend it highly enough.

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Having enjoyed dining at Hawksmoor Edinburgh a number times we were once again looking forward to a great evening. As always the food is very good - at least the steak is superb, the salmon starter also delicious. A request for a plain bowl of pasta could not be accommodated this time (but has been on previous visits). The main issue was time for service. We were offered drinks only after we prompted, about 15 minutes after being seated (which took time as the table was not set for he correct number initially). We had to prompt again to make s order for food. We felt ignored by plentiful staff looking unhurried around our table. We never did work out who was responsible for looking us. Disappointing.

LB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this last minute before heading to the theatre. Would normally give this sort of place a miss as it looks v.fancy & formal. But when we got there yes fancy but v.chilled ,casual & relaxed atmosphere. Friendly,helpful staff. Went for the pre/post theatre menu,great value for money. The food was lovely. Will return again.

BL
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriends b'day. Lovely meal as we expected. They went out their way to make us feel special - which actually looked like they did for everyone. Loved it.

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

very friendly personal service and waitress v attentive

Y
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and it was fantastic! Perfect food, amazing ambiance (the restaurant is housed in an old bank), and an overall lovely experience. They even wrote happy birthday in chocolate on our dessert. Would definitely recommend

DW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks are done to absolute perfection. I like mine Bleu and the Chef’s here have delivered on both of our visits.
Our Waiter was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the food and the multitude of drinks on offer.
We will definitely be back.

P
Edinburgh
46 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good quality lunch. Produce fresh and well presented. Staff friendly and professional.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Food and service.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning surroundings and a wonderful meal accompanied with excellent wine and cocktails. Knowledgable and friendly staff really helps make this one of Edinburgh’s best restaurants.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all round but I really must compliment you on your staff impeccable particularly your Mexican waiting staff, truly special.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sunday lunch I have ever eaten! Service informal and just what you want on a Sunday.

LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything about our meal here !! The food was amazing. The drinks unreal. And the service - brill. Can’t wait to go back. Best steak i’ve had !

RC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An interesting experience. The main course and meat starters were good quality and cooked to perfection. Desserts a let down and seafood starter overpriced and not so well cooked. Soft drinks were nice but overpriced. Service was great as was the environment. Overall I felt it was overpriced.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good place to eat. Great service and food was just great!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and lovely setting

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very helpful and great food.

C
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic waiter who did a great job considering he was looking after a lot of diners at once. He recommended a great South African Cabernet Sauvignon red wine which went great with a perfectly cooked steak. My parents had the hake which arrived with a delicious selection of heritage tomatoes. The desserts were also excellent!
I’ve heard the restaurant is rather loud in the evening but as we went for lunch it was pretty quiet.

KH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful building and lovely service. Quite a casual place to dine and yet no draught beer! Food was okay but certainly not the best we have had. Starters were very ungainly and large and I found my monkfish tasteless and overpriced. Can’t comment on the steaks as we both had fish.

EM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have had the set lunch which was good value so thought would try dinner with friends not disappointed the server was charming the food was good and not bad value for money and atmosphere and background music loud enough to hear the table conversation

JP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was given a voucher for Hawksmoor from my son for my Birthday. My wife and I went on Thursday night. Everything from being met at the door, the decor, the service, the food, the cocktails was fantastic. I've already recommended it to freinds and I'll be booking again soon. Many thanks to all for our first experience.

MS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Would recommend sunday roast as the quality of food was much higher. Wouldn't go back for steak as lacked ambiance and filet was crispy and hard in places. (Ordered chautaubriand).

Service however was awesome, Danny was very attentive and knowledgeable.

H
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After a disappointing start, being given the wrong starter, everything else was wonderful. Probably one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.
Our waiter swiftly remedied the starter, the staff were excellent.
We shall definitely return the next time that we are in Edinburgh.

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

Sons birthday

DR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fancy setting and service is great! It's nive that the waiters aren't too formal, though are able to read their tables well and appropriats their style that way. Our waiter was Italian (I think) and was extremely professional though was still able to make us laugh and really enjoy his company. Beside us was an elderly american couple and whilst his approach was slightly different, he was still extremely professional throughout. Steaks were cooked perfectly and puddings lovely! I will be back as often as I can be.

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food , served beautifully in a great old Edinburgh building . Would highly recommend as all of the dishes we selected were very well done !

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food good but service does not match the prices charged

DP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time visiting, with friends and as a couple. Each visit we’ve had three courses each and every course has been faultless. Service has always been exceptional, attentive without being intrusive. Can’t wait for my next visit!!

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