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.

Private Dining

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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Autumn Set Menu :2/3 courses £22/£25

To celebrate being named Best Restaurant Bar in the World at the drinks
industry Oscar’s, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, decided to scrap
the cocktail list and start again. After 6 long months of arduous tastings
(someone has to do it) they’re proud to present the first sneak peek of the new list.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 17:00-18:30 21:00-22:30
Mon-Wed 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:30 21:00-22:30
Thu-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:30 21:30-22:30

What 784 People Are Saying
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FR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Recommended steak size possibly a bit too much but it was delicious.

G
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and relaxed atmosphere. All our steaks were cooked perfectly and good selection of sides and sauces.

KM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good start with starters and drinks let down by the steak of all things, over cooked and underseasoned. Service was fine; greeted politely but when a waiter stands on your foot twice and another knocks you in the back then to me it suggests too little room. The table was too small once food was served the plates were hanging over the table edge. Cocktails and wine we're fine but if you have to remind the waiter to bring the wine then it shows lack of attention. The restaurant is fine if you don't think it will be fine dining, but for me it's too similar to Miller and Carter, pack them in at the expense of a good atmosphere and a dining experience to remember

KW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round experience from service to ambience and of course quality of the steaks - brilliant night

M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my fiancé here for his birthday. The food was amazing - best had in Edinburgh potentially - and the service was very good. It could sometimes be a little difficult to catch the attention of staff and the food took a little time to come out, however, we were warned of the latter. We were in no rush and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and wine. A perfect place for a special occasion, but somewhat too expensive for us to return on a regular basis. It is nonetheless very much worth it, and we will be back, just maybe not until his next birthday!

AS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a busy Saturday night when we visited Hawksmoor for pre-theatre dinner. There was a good atmosphere and staff were very attentive with both drinks and food.

The food was excellent value for money. Good selection available and portion sizes were very generous.

All in all, a great evening and will definitely be back next time we visit Edinburgh.

FM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We booked for 2.30pm when I suspect there was a changeover in shifts. Whilst the staff assigned to our table were lovely, the service was dreadful and we had such a long wait for our food and I had to seek out staff twice to get menus for dessert and again to order. Unacceptable when the restaurant was only a quarter full.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent with a good selection on the menu. The service was great and the staff were knowledgeable on the food when asked questions.

PS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasnt cheap but thats just a small thing. Very good and will go back

k
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderfully friendly and welcoming

m
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and nice staff who are attentive. The food was good however they did not have the full
Menu available.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit to Edinburgh for a birthday weekend. Hawksmoor was one of our meals out to celebrate.

LI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast and amazing cocktails! I would definitely recommend.

F
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food pretty good. Wine very overpriced. So, go for a nice Sunday lunch but we wanted to celebrate and had more than a bottle but less than two bottles. Bill for three people about 200 quid! Left bad taste.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottima atmosfera e accoglienza da parte di una gentilissima e professionale cameriera di origine Greca.
Abbiamo mangiato un pesce freschissimo e molto buono, il Monkfish (Rana Pescatrice).
Assolutamente Consigliato per una cena a Edimburgo.

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HR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an evening out with family, delicious food and a good wine recommendation

PW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at The Hawksmoor on Saturday 2nd November. The food was amazing and also the service. The staff were all so really nice to us and made us very welcome. We will definitely be back!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful staff - even though they were super busy they still kept smiling!

SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was excellent- all 3 courses from the lunch menu were delicious, including a very tasty rump steak. Very comfortable relaxing environment and great staff- couldn’t fault anything about the whole experience. Would highly recommend and will definitely return soon.

SE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service and staff were faultless. Whilst the starters were very good (crab on toast, potted meat with Yorkshire’s, the mains, whilst cooked perfectly and with quality ingredients (rib eye with bearnaise, halibut and shared chips were frankly rather large (we did order the smallest portions) and frankly a bit boring. Whilst we know you have several outlets in major cities it is the first time we have tried Hawksmoor but unfortunately we felt like we were eating in an overpriced chain restaurant. We are used to eating in a wide range of places when travelling ranging from small independents with no particular accolade through to Michelin star establishments so whilst the price we paid was probably less than we paid two nights earlier at Cafe St Honore off Thistle Street I am sorry to say that we did not feel Hawksmoor to be good value for money whereas Cafe St Honore was simply outstanding value for money. Hawksmoor was OK but we expected better.

C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Although the food was good, it was quite expensive and for being a high end restaurant the staff were very casually dressed.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing, and the staff were so lovely and friendly, would definitely go back.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Tables a little close to one another. Sides are a little small but tasty. Definitely worth a visit.

Went for a birthday meal. They made a special dessert on request which was lovely.

G
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

After a great Sunday roast at the London venue we wanted to repeat the experience in Edinburg. Such a disappointment.
Despite arriving well before 17:00, after which no Sunday roast could be guaranteed, there were only 3 roasts left. After checking with the kitchen there were none left. Lamb was not available either, we were told it was seasonal, even though it was on the menu. Instead we were offered 1 kilo (!?) of meat with the roast-fixings at the same price. That also turned out to be wrong after checking with the kitchen and in the end we got steaks with fixings. Drinks were messed up and our waiter disappeared after our order. Such a disappointing dinner.

S
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would recommend for a special occasion.

TT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Reasonable food but overpriced and very slow service

DR
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The overall experience was good and we will return.

I was very disappointed that we were moved off out table but not told until we were about to order desert. We finished our meal at the bar though there were plenty of empty tables whist we were sat at the bar.

We had a big spend and we were not wanting to be rushed or finish the meal in that way. We had 4 courses it would have been better if we were told ahead of time . We had only 2and a half hours at the table with another 45 mins at the bar.

The staff were great with knowledge enthusiasm and a great team spirit.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch for my sons 16th - he likes a steak and ‘loved’ this one!

SW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was very very very yummy! Service was a little lacking at the end trying to get get the bill

AH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening at the restaurant, group of 9 work colleagues. Great feedback from everyone, steaks cooked to perfection. Danny our host looked after our group fantastically. Thank you

AK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and great sevice. Honestly the best meal myself and my partner have ever had. Kudos to the staff! Will return when back in Edinburgh

AG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had to wait at the entrance for a few minutes until someone came to show us to our reserved table. The take your own wine on a Monday worked well and the sommelier opened our wine and came back several times to top up our glasses. Two menus were given out then one taken away. We had to ask for steak knives when our meal arrived. The t bone steak had a lot of sinew. I have had better flavour from my steak in a competitor's restaurant.

DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Overall a lovely Restaraunt . We waited a long time for our food and when the meat came it was Luke warm . Shame otherwise it would have been great.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was super. Great food and the staff member who served us was lovely. We felt super welcome and the steaks were ace!

PO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meat, good service, and a cracking sticky toffee pudding!

L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning. Amazing food, lovely venue, and complimentary cocktails due to a birthday celebration. Would not hesitate to recommend and will absolutely return. Fantastic.

L
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We arrived and waited 1 hour for our food to come with no apology. The steaks were cooked well and sides good. The staff were relatively attentive and ambience good, although the music was far too loud. Our waitress didn’t say goodbye as we left. Overall an OK experience.

LH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While the overall experience was positive, I felt the menu was overpriced and the side dishes limited. The staff were super.

JI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the 3 course express menu - very tasty and value for money

S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to a couple in London it was lovely to spend the evening in another great Hawksmoor. Thank you