Hawksmoor Edinburgh

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319 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
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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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Special Offers

2/3 courses £25/£30 with a drink

From a choice set menu. Drink options are a cocktail, a glass of champagne or our non-alcoholic Steady Pete.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 9 January 2019

Ends: 28 February 2019

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

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KA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at the Hawksmoor. The service was great with very friendly, welcoming staff. The food was amazing. We would thoroughly recommend the melt in your mouth fillet steak, the 'Hawksmoor Blend' Malbec and the Ambassador's Reception dessert. A fine way to celebrate a Birthday!

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I
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food but slow service. Received our drinks at the same time as our starters. Ambience is just missing something compared to the London Hawksmoors I’ve visited.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing but found the main dining room a bit on the cold side but would definitely go back

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DE
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great addition to Edinburgh. Beautiful building inside and out (although a little on the cool side!). No hesitation in going back though!

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Angus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food great. Nice helpful staff but lighting very dim..

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CS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. Service was great, food was even better!

Definitely recommend getting a sharing steak, best value!

Will be back...

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Big disappointment! Very expensive and expected better for that sort of money, the steak was good but for £35 it should be. Small portion for starters and sides, steak was cooked well. Restaurant was cold and staff work in own clothes which is strange for an expensive steakhouse. With Gaucho over the road you would expect something similar in terms of service and presentation for the price but sadly not. I am not sure because it’s part of a hotel but dress code was confusing with some in dresses and others in hoodies.

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A
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Poor choice not worth the money starter was vile too expensive.

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H
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was ok, but I definitely expected better steak. I had a sirloin, so not the most expensive cut, but it was a little cold when it arrived and the dripping fries didn’t taste much more than just normal fries. The service was really good and the waiter was very nice and upbeat. We sat at the back of the restaurant and there was a horrific draft that, by the end of our meal, encouraged us to leave quite quickly rather than sticking around and having a few more drinks. The deserts were amazing - best apple pie and sticky toffee sundae! All in all, it was ok, but I would search for another place to eat over going back again.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Not a great option to go with my steak, I like vegetables no veg on the menu!! Poor wouldn’t recommend this restaurant!

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CH
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beautiful place with old wood and marble. Not the cheapest place but worth it as a treat. Very friendly, knowledgable staff. I'm a bit fussy but my steak was cooked exactly as I wanted it. Only downside was the temperature, the restaurant was very cold.

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

Rib-eye steak was phenomenal! Food and service was outstanding. Will recommend to all our friends.

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P
Edinburgh
38 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely Sunday afternoon with wonderful service, Lydia was fabulous, professional and friendly. The Sunday Roast was excellent. The quality and freshness of the food was evident. The stylish surroundings made the whole dining experience a memorable occasion.

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Poorly positioned table where we were in the middle of a lot of traffic from serving staff. That wasn’t a great experience..

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M
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a family group of 6 ages ranging from 26 - 82 years of age. The food was delicious but the service was exceptioal. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, we will return

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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was expensive for portion size however steak was cooked to perfection.

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FL
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I went here for our seven year anniversary. We were a bit confused by the menu but we’re given all the help we needed from our kind waiter! We ordered some desserts after a delicious steak and sides main course, and were delighted when the staff surprised us with free champagne and a personalised message on each of the desserts! Would not hesitate to recommend, the staff are amazing and made us feel very special!!

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always happy to go back

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AC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and great friendly service. The best steak we’ve had in a long time.

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DB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I wanted a quick and tasty steak and Hawksmoor Edinburgh as ever provided. I enjoyed a perfectly prepared steak from an excellent menu and the service was friendly and efficient.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Loved the sides and desserts were great. Steak was not the best cut considering the price and lacking atmosphere within the venue for a Saturday night. Could do with something on the walls/revised lighting and some softer music. Overall slightly disappointed given the price point - quite a few steak restaurants in Edinburgh with a better layout and overall experience. Wouldn't rush back in all honesty.

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CT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal Served by incredibly friendly staff. The steaks were done to perfection. We had the early dining selection £25 for 2 courses or £28 for 3 courses. I had the Yorkshire pudding and potted meat starter and it was fantastic. We definitely will go back again especially for a special occasion

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Dodd in a stunning location!

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Did not like the setting no windows and entered down a lane
Staff all dressed in own clothes did not know who was serving or not
Service poor all staff standing chatting

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great steak but the accompaniements made it really special - amazing gravy, chips, homemade ketchup. Fab service!
Would recommend!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Room was quite cold. Some food was re-heated & waitress disappeared when we tried to pay bill.

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CK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Full of families so would definitely not recommend for a quiet date night or couples’ celebration. The food was excellent but felt we paid for first-class food in the wrong atmosphere, so not worth the money. Our drinks order was forgotten and it was difficult to catch the attention of the waiters. Maybe we were seated in the wrong section? Dissapointing for a birthday meal.

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Q
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has Great cocktails and steak as ever with Hawksmoor.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good but ran out of affordable Rioja and Malbec.... otherwise a perfect start to the new year.

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OT
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Efficient attentive and friendly service, good food excellent cocktails

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LB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food! Great service. The setting was stunning.

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in then heart of Edinburgh. Can't fault this place, staff is excellent, food is excellent, ambiance is great and comfortable. If you want to impress look no further.

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R
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private dining room is awesome.

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MT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience. Service was exemplary and the rump steak outstanding!Have no hesitation in recommending Hawksmoor.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. Been 3 times now and standard always high.

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SK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service very friendly and knowledgable about food and wine. Can get noisy when busy but a good buzz and a beautiful old interior.

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LQ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely building and delicious food, including a perfectly cooked steak. Staff were very friendly.

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, and service even better!

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PR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. I’d looked forward to visiting but I was rather disappointed. The food was ok, not bad but I’ve had better at the various other steak restaurants in Edinburgh. Not a massive cocktail selection and the service was slow with the waiter having to chase our drinks. Overall the atmosphere is cold, I don’t think you can be distracted from the fact it used to be a bank branch. The waiters we had were pleasant but who I assumed was the manager seemed a little pretentious which was off putting. There also isn’t an option on whether to leave a tip and the options given are just what percentage to leave. I won’t plan a return trip and wouldn’t recommend it either.

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M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very attentive and courteous staff, cocktails and main courses were lovely but we were disappointed with our desserts. The sticky toffee pudding was very treacly and in a pool of sauce. Too much. The pear dessert was also underwhelming and read better than it tasted. To be fair when we complained they were deducted from the bill
We also found the restaurant very noisy. It could do with some acoustic panels or fabrics to soften the noise.
We would return to this restaurant though.

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