Hawksmoor Edinburgh

4.6
1387 reviews
£26 to £40
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Glasgow
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal great steaks as always, I really enjoyed the ribeye steak with beef dripping fries and would recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was the best we have had!!! Service was fantastic will be back very soon

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NormanB
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Covid friendly, great staff, service and food. Will be back

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DebbieG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful meal here on Wednesday lunchtime I’ll definitely be back.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you very much DebbieG for taking the time to share your review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed you Wednesday lunch with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Sunday lunch was delicious but the potatoes were a bit too hard (crispy outer ) but overall it was enjoyable, I would go again & try the steak or fish

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GeorgeS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Sunday roast excellent value. Would definitely recommend. Will be back again.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Thanks a million GeorgeS for sharing you review of our Sunday Roast! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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JillB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service and atmosphere I’ve found in Edinburgh. That’s why we keep going back!

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much JillB for taking the time to leave you fantastic review! It's always a pleasure to have you dine with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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Db11
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately they only have 1 vegetarian (and no vegan) option on the menu at any given time, and the dish is remarkably average. You can tell that not nearly as much consideration or effort has gone into the dish into the non-vegetarian options on the menu. It was greasy and salty, lacking much other flavour.

My dining companions enjoyed their steaks, however the Sunday roast was far too overdone.
The dessert was delicious and the service is always great.
Overall, an enjoyable exeperience but not worth visiting over somewhere else.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi DB11, Thanks very much for your feedback, so appreciated. All of our vegetarian options can be made vegan, it's not a problem at all for us to exclude cheese and we always make sure we don't cook any items in butter to ensure this. I'm going to pass all your feedback onto the Head Chef, especially as that dish is a real winner, and though I'm not vegetarian myself I've often ordered our Roasted Celeriac and Spelt dish as a side to steaks when I'm dining in Hawksmoor. Thanks again, Mhairi

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StuartA
Angus
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Hawksmoor. Tremendous food & great staff.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much StuartA for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. It is fantastic to hear your brilliant about our food and team - I'll make sure to pass it along! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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Edinburgh30
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch for a joint birthday. Enjoyed the food and non-alcoholic cocktails.
My steak was a little overdone and a few little things were forgotten- sauce and chips - but overall had a lovely lunch and will be back

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Olessia
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice ambiance and service was really good. The food however was somewhat disappointing. All of our four stakes were overly salted, which made me think that perhaps the meat wasn’t that fresh, or simply the cooking wasn’t brilliant.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Olessia, Thank you so much for sending in your feedback, it's really appreciated. It's unusual feedback for us to hear, and I can assure you our meat is always of the highest quality and freshness, so I'd love it you would get in touch with me directly, could you email us at edinburgh@thehawksmoor .c om so that I can look into this and make it up to you? Many thanks, Mhairi

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KenS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was as good as our previous visit. Was a bit disappointed that the only Porterhouse they had was 1.25 kg, big enough for two hungry people 😊. Settled for sirloin on the bone which was excellent.
The restaurant was very quiet but this was probably because it was a Thursday at 1.30pm and not a Friday night at 9.00pm, hopefully times like that will return soon.
All in all a lovely meal. We will return 😊

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday dinner. Staff are always very friendly and attentive

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DoreenW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Hawksmoor have done a great job in exceptional circumstances, the alcohol free drinks was very varied and tasty, keep up the good work. We will definitely be back next time we are in Edinburgh

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GavinM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Starters were brilliant, steaks were good. Loved their own tomato sauce

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Elle
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was overall a very lovely meal, food was very tasty. There was a very good atmosphere, 100% would recommend to a friend.

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JeanetteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for a small family group to celebrate my husbands birthday. The experience was fantastic, food outstanding and despite restrictions due to Covid the staff made our visit feel special.

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Gman
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit for my wife and I and it won’t be our last. Absolutely faultless meal from beginning to end. Both starters were delicious, 2 of the best steaks we’ve ever had to follow and a dessert we shared. Service was also spot on, attentive and personal while retaining just the right level of formality. Already looking at when we can get babysitters again!

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AnieP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal at Hawksmoor Edinburgh. Staff were great and food was on point.

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Haveycavey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hawksmoor have maintained their very high standards, lovely meal and delicious non alcoholic cocktail. Looking forward to when sticky toffee pudding is back on the menu.

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PaulS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Long been a customer and was very disappointed with the steak, ordered medium and came rare, sent back and returned the same, chewy and sinewy cut, very poor cut of meat and no where near as tasty as past meals!

This is the 1st time in 30 years I’ve ever complained about a meal but felt I had to.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hi Paul, Thanks for your review, both here and your private email to us. I'm happy that we'll be welcoming you back soon, as you say you're a long time guest with us and you know how high our standards are as well as the quality of our offering. I'm also thrilled with your comments to state that the service and starters were superb. We're looking forward to welcoming you back and nailing the Chateau! Kindest Regards, Mhairi

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Klist
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday treat... great service and food. Just a few niggles..we were offered bread which we agreed too but olives arrived too..charged Separately on bill £8 for the pleasure of both... also heard the table next to us discussing same! The roast rib was to die for but veg a little uninspiring To be honest... cabbage... so ordered a side of cream spinach which was amazing! £26 per person for Sunday lunch is fine but get a little creative with veg please

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hi Klist, Thanks very much for your feedback, that's really valuable and apologies that something that you were offered but hadn't ordered crept onto your bill. I'll be sure to flag this with the front of house team. I've also passed on your feedback to the kitchen in regards to your vegetable suggestions, and be sure to look out for some scrumptious seasonal veg gracing our menu shortly! Kindest Regards, Mhairi

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MatthewO
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast dinner, the best meal I’ve had out for a long time.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hello MatthewO, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I'm delighted to hear such incredible feedback about our Sunday Roast Dinner! I'll be sure to pass you kind words along to our team here! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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RonaS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thanks for your review Rona, it's always a pleasure welcoming you to dine with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest Regards, Mhairi

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LindseyL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Sunday lunch. Quiet as the regulations do not currently allow for music to be played but we had a lovely time. Service was excellent.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you LindseyL for your fantastic feedback about our Sunday Roast! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and that our team took such great care of you. It's also brilliant to hear that even though we have had to turn off the music, you were still were able to have a lovely time dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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OliQ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday Sunday Roast at the Superb Hawksmoor - we were delighted to be back and felt safe and relaxed. Food as always was utterly delicious it never disappoints! Thank you so much Hawksmoor!!

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hello OliQ, Happy Belated birthday!!! Its fabulous to hear that you had a great Sunday Roast, and that we were able to welcome you back to a safe environment. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Warmest Regards, Hannah

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ElaineB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic
The boys loved it...service was super too
Thank you Hawksmoor for everything

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hello ElaineB, Thanks so much for getting in touch! I'm delighted to hear that you all loved everything and we can't wait to have you join us again soon!!! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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Moljo
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Attractive room. One of our party was in a wheelchair but he was not allowed in the front door. The side door had a big step which made it difficult. Your website talks of full disability access so this was disappointing. Food good but the meat was disappointing and we were given extra from a different cut. Service was first class, helpful and attentive particularly in ordering a taxi on departure. All in all it was a happy occasion.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hi Moljo, thanks so much for your feedback. We are very much wheelchair accessible through our entrance at The Edinburgh Grand. At the moment we are trying to limit the flow of people coming through that door so there is a sign limiting access but certainly not refusing it to wheelchair users. Our friends at the Edinburgh Grand concierge are usually on hand to assist but I've made an edit to the sign on our door to reflect that wheelchair users are welcome to use it! Kindest Regards, Mhairi

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DicksonM
Spain
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food... great value ... service first class

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Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you very much DicksonM for taking the time to share your review! I'm delighted to hear such fabulous feedback about our food and service!!! It's really great to hear that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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JasonG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon here. Great food, service and setting.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hello JasonG, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us here. I'm delighted that you and your wife had such a fantastic time dining with us! It's brilliant to hear your wonderful feedback about our food, service and venue - I'll be sure to share it with our team! We look forward to welcoming you both again soon! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch, thanks to everyone at Hawksmoor, so glad your open again

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you very much BrianM for taking the time to leave your review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic lunch! (We're delighted to be that we're back serving Steaks again too!!!) We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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Local
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Edinburgh, steaks are perfect, highly recommend!

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you a million times over Local for your incredible review I'm delighted to hear your fantastic feedback on our steaks - "Best food in Edinburgh", we really appreciate it!!! I'll make sure to pass your kind words onto the whole team here and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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JaniceC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Family dinner. They made us very welcome. We had 2 infants with us. No kids menu but they were happy with a couple of sides.

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StuartH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our anniversary. Beautiful building and remnants of the old bank still on show. Tables well laid out and clean. Food was superb and cooked just how we wanted. Our waiter was polite and professional, he gave us advice about the menu and drinks. Overall had a fantastic time.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 7 November 2020

Hello StuartH, Thank very much for your wonderful review and a happy anniversary to you both! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, and to hear your fantastic feedback about our team and venue! We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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SimonG
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is really good but it is the customer service that sets this restaurant apart from its competitors in Edinburgh.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your thoughts Simon, we really appreciate both your feedback and your custom. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest Regards, Mhairi

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FrancescaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great dinner, our steak was beautiful, but hidden cost on the menu that were not explained properly.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Francesca, thanks so much for your review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our menu is clear on the costings, so I'd love to hear from you in regards to any charges you felt were hidden? Please email me directly at edinburgh@thehawksmoor.co m. Kindest Regards, Mhairi Restaurant Manager

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christined
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

it’s very expensive for chewy steak. expected better

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Christine, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us in regards to your visit in August. It's not feedback we hear often so I'd really like to hear more from you about your experience and get the chance to make it up to you. Please email me directly at edinburgh@thehawksmoor.co m Kindest Regards, Mhairi Restaurant Manager

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly, attentive service. Perfect atmosphere for a casual evening or romantic date

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us Jonathan! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and that our staff were friendly and took such good care of you. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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MrPug
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I loved the food and the atmosphere. But little service things that waiting staff could polish up - the two glasses with different wines I was given to sample before ordering a bottle were left on the table all evening. As was my daughter’s empty gin and tonic glass she had pre dinner. The bill was slapped on the table at 9.20 without anyone asking us if we’d like coffee or a final drink before closing the bar (early closure because of these ridiculous Covid rules). I feel this all let the side down at an otherwise slick place.

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smacinNY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I really liked that you can choose the weight of your steak and it was the best Châteaubriand I’ve had in Edinburgh! Service was also excellent! Will definitely go back!

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thank very much smacinNY for taking the time to review us. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Châteaubriand, and thank you for your kind words about our team! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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Hawksmoor Edinburgh is rated 4.6 stars by 1387 OpenTable diners.

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