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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4.5
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LaraO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever!! Loved it all! The Eyemouth crab on toast for a starter was amazing too! So delicious. Would definately go back again for a special celebration!

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Lynsey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The best steak we have had. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First weekend after reopening did not disappoint. 5 months was too long to wait since my last visits. Staff, service, food & dinks perfect as always. Thank you to our server Jamie for another excellent visit.

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IanF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and all staff and customers addressing social distancing

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Michael
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Non-fussy, quality food with good recommendations From staff on cuts of meat and wine.

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Annie
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hawksmoor may be working with a somewhat reduced menu for its post lockdown re-opening, but there is certainly no reduction in the quality of its superb food nor in the standards of its excellent service. Thank goodness it is back on the Edinburgh restaurant scene

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MichaelM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten a lot of steak dinners in my time by my god . The flavours out of the sirloin steak where just unreal . Really friendly and knowledgable staff . A tad pricy but it’s not every day you get such a nice restaurant with such good food a amazing and friendly staff . Will be back .

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RonaS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent and friendly service. Well worth a visit.

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Stella
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Don’t think the explanation on Covid 19 is clear particularly why staff are not wearing face coverings. Appears out of step with every other restaurant

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Topdinner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable evening with delicious food and excellent service - thank you.

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RebKP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious starters, steaks & wine. Waiting staff very friendly & attentive. Would highly recommend.

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DaveM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi dined here on Friday evening with my wife it was amazing food and wine and friendly knowledgeable staff will definitely be back soon highly recommend this restaurant I had steak my wife had fish both dishes were fantastic!

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JanR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt extremely safe dining under Covid-19 restrictions. Big thanks to all staff who made it a very enjoyable experience. Fantastic food as always.

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DavidF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent meal with good social distancing on arrival and between customers but expected waiting staff to have face coverings given proximity to customers

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food very good. I think there should be a more affordable glass of champagne - sixteen pounds albeit a lovely one a but steep.

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AllyO
West Lothian
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night opening after covid lockdown and the staff pulled an absolute blinder. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Where we were sitting we could see the pass and it was very reassuring to see the care and attention the Chefs put into every single plate of food. The menu is expensive however the quality of the steaks and fish is evident. While it is over our budget for an every day meal, it’s now our go to for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday evening, super night staff super , couldn’t do enough for us

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Tommy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great way to spend sunday afternoon in a relaxed atmosphere with great food from a wide choice served by friendly staff at a relaxed pace never rushed to get you out for the next guest

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kellymc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great and knowledgable staff. Can't want for things to be back to normal so we can come back.

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DavidS
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb visit. All staff were superb and in particular, a young lady from Greece. Very pleasant and most attentive. Thank you. We’ll be back.

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vipShelaghW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

£150 for lunch for 2- 1 drink & 1 glass of wine is too much, nothing on lunch menu we fancied

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fmorris
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great improvement on my last visit. Staff were attentive, food was quick and well cooked.

Value?? £100 drinks bill between two. not sure how we racked that up!
food - £100 between two - one steak and one fish dish.

I do hate where you have to order sides seperately. If you are serving a meal, I expect there to be some sides included - just a bug bear.

(prev visit, no chips.. steak too raw. offered a voucher for another meal which never arrived).

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AngelaDay
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic building. Love coming here. The food is always first class, staff could eat be more attentive.
Thought the food was a bit slow to arrive, which has never happened before. Our table was booked for 5:30pm as we had tickets to a show. Whilst eating our desert I asked for the bill as we thought we might be late. We didn’t leave Hawksmoor until 7:10pm, with the show bring at 7:30pm.

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Hawksmoor and will not be our last. The building itself is impressive and you enter through an ornate lobby area. We were well looked after from start to finish from all the staff but especially our server Lauren who was very knowledgable about where the ingredients came and advice on portion sizes. As it was my Birthday she even arranged a free cocktail and Rollo birthday suprise. The steak was possibly the best I've ever tasted and the sides were all delicious. It is quite an expensive restaurant but well worth it for a special occasion. Thanks Hawksmoor.

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DavidK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service and fantastic food, can highly reccemend

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JamieD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu, brilliant service and amazing cocktails. Loved it.

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sjedinburgh
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The set lunch/pre theatre menu offers reasonable choice and very good quality, with generous portion sizes. Wine list has extensive choice at mid price levels.

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StruanS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oyster & bone marrow starter and crab on toast. Terrific ribeye, cooked to perfection. Also excellent wine list and first class Sommelier.

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lorelei
London
115 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with my parents just over a week ago on byo monday. We were all extremely impressed. I haven’t been to Hawksmoor for too long and only one of the London ones - this was our first in Edinburgh and we loved every dish. Very high quality local ingredients, cooked beautifully and very efficient, friendly service. I took a special bottle of wine along and couldn’t have asked for a more splendid meal, setting and staff. Thinking of you all that closure has just been announced and we’ll be back as soon as you reopen. A class act. Thank you.

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Robert
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, very professional and friendly. Early bird menu offers excellent value. Will definitely return.

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Fee1978
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Have been for Sunday roast before and thoroughly enjoyed it, however this time the meat was very tough. The waitress did change the meat for me, however it was still very tough and didn’t want to make a fuss as she was so lovely. My husband’s also thought the meat was tough and chewy.

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SooiL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for Sunday roast for a party of 4. The pork ribs, scallops and baked oysters starters were amazing. Roast beef with all the trimmings was well cooked and good value for money.
All in all a good meal out.

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Claire
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Hawksmoor and will be recommending to friends. Great service, amazing food (although quite expensive), lovely wine and overall really enjoyable evening.

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FfyS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! We’ve been a few times now and always enjoy it! The service and warm welcome are second to none and the food and drink are outstanding. Big shout out to Daniel for looking after us so well.

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George
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, food and a quality wine list, albeit a bit more expensive than I expected. Happy to recommend to others

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal. Staff were lovely and made a fuss of my husband as it was his birthday. Food and menu excellent. Only thing I'd say is as a table of two it was very close to neighbouring tables so not very private.

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HannahT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service.
Brilliant seafood and steaks.
The restaurant is in an old banking hall and the atmosphere is grand yet down to earth. With high ceilings and roomy tables. Perfect for a romantic date, business dinners or occasions.

Our waiter was VERY knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Service was prompt and attentive with a friendly approach from all staff.

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WilmaP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jamie looked after us. He was incredibly knowledgable about the menus and wine list, and if he didn’t know he went off to find out. The food was delicious, the wine list extensive and the service was superb. Thank you Jamie.

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MarianS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and staff - knowledgeable on the menu and wine. We’ll be back!

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RoseC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend the potted beef with gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Our waiter was fabulous and made some very “food knowledgeable” suggestions. Really pleasant and even romantic atmosphere for a nice meal out.

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