Hawksmoor Edinburgh

4.6
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£26 to £40
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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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.

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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.

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christined
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

it’s very expensive for chewy steak. expected better

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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

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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!

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FionaB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress, great food and wine, COVID rules applied and not intrusive at all

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ScottG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Edinburgh, great venue and fantastic staff.

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JosephC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb evening considering the COVID circumstances. Both food and service were top draw

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ChrisW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you are a steak lover then this is the place for you a better steak will you not get anywhere else

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! We enjoyed it so much we briefly forgot there was a pandemic going on

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was brilliant.
Steak was cooked to perfection. Sides were all delicious and the wine was great.

When we first sat down service was poor, we sat for at least 20mins after getting water waiting to order food and drinks. Staff seemed pre-occupied with other tasks (putting candles on tables etc).
I had to go and find someone and ask if we could place an order. By which point the roast was already sold out (we went at 5pm as it was guaranteed until then).

After this though the staff really upped their game and were much more attentive and turned around our experience.

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NickiL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was top class however the service was extremely poor!

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CharlotteCK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, delicious food, great wine list and they handled the Covid restrictions brilliantly.

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GabrielleRushton
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and very attentive service - I didn’t get our servers name but he was studying geography at the university, he really elevated our experience. My boyfriend and I would definitely return - the best roast dinner I’ve ever had.

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Michaels
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast in nice surroundings with perfect service.

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MaggieR
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book online. Simple menu but with a great range. Fantastic attentive service, great knowledge and recommendations from our waiter Alejandro. The food was absolutely delicious.
Although staff were fantastic and extremely pleasant and apologetic, we did find that our evening was quite rushed. 90 minutes wasn't quite sufficient to enjoy our meal at our pace and we didn't have time for desserts or any additional drinks, which we would have liked. This is specific to current COVID-19 restrictions as this was not an issue previously.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Need to revisit the basics; staff need to adopt a uniform standard, it really devalues the brand and experience.
Cutlery not changed promptly, and when it was napkins were cleared also, wine not poured, excess glasses remained on tables.

Such a shame

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DavidB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Our steaks were very good and perfectly cooked. Our server, Lydia, was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend Hawksmoor.

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SANGOR20
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and could not have had a better evening, the staff and food were great

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AndrewT
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although a bit noisy, service and food were great with good care taken on social distancing. We shall definitely be back to try more delicious food.

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MaryM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a nice time however thought the drinks were overpriced. Will probably go again sometime but wouldn't encourage anyone else to go - would prefer to let them decide for themselves

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JJac
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive lovely food and lovely surprise remembering the occasion

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LouiseP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Hawksmoor and it didn’t disappoint. Great service, lovely restaurant and amazing food. Already arranging our next visit

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SusanMc
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant from start to finish.

COVID rules explained on entrance. Staff were lovely, attentive but not overly.

Half lobster in garlic butter was fantastic, rump steak cooked to perfection. Husbands sirloin was apparently 'the best steak ever' and he's eaten a lot of steak worldwide.

Stilton hollandaise was amazing

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GeraldineM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and a very safe atmosphere made for a lovely lunch, would recommend heartily

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PennyF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We started with excellent cocktails before each tucking into delicious steaks cooked as requested. We couldn’t resist the puds either!

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NormanM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal
Staff were excellent
Everything was just perfect

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CarysD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night at Hawksmoor on Friday evening. Already can’t wait to return. Very relaxed considering the current circumstances. Food absolutely amazing and great service. Only complaint is having to pay for sauce with steak but apart from that...absolutely brilliant!

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StuartM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hawksmore Edinburgh is a beautiful looking restaurant set in a great location. The food was superb and the service was faultless. A fine selection of steak and seafood were on offer. A really enjoyable dining experience.

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SamanthaH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always! Even with all the Covid precautionary measures in place the service, food and atmosphere was still of the exceptional standard you would associate with hawksmoor

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JasmineS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steak that I have ever eaten and the fries were really tasty.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice, really good would be back in a heartbeat.

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Falgray
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely an amazing visit to this restaurant. Their COVID-19 procedures made this a 100% safe visit. Staff were amazing; food was outstanding

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vipAlanA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We were asked if we wanted to choose dessert, when it arrived we were told we had less than 10 minutes to eat it before we were required to leave.
Completely unacceptable as never at any point until then were we aware the table was required by a certain time.
As it was we could not finish our food before having to leave, to then compound this by taking a service charge is even more unforgivable!!

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AlejandraF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing meat quality. Very nice decoration and comfortable ambient.
I felt very safe there

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JamesL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great space, great service, amazing meal. Heartily recommend

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent Service, Lovely Staff but food disappointing this time. I ordered exactly the same dishes as I had on the visit before but the difference was night and day. The yorkshires were cold and quite hard, onion sauce cold and my steak was really quite tough. I didnt complain at time as I was being treated by a friend. It wont stop me going back as every other time I have been its been lovely - just very disappointed with the food this time and hope it was a one off.

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IainF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience and the food even during lockdown.

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BillS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for, great service, great food and a superb ambiance. Well worth a visit.

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Hawksmoor Edinburgh is rated 4.6 stars by 1353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.