Hawksmoor Edinburgh

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456 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and place itself were all absolutely wonderful! Really made the perfect ending to our stay in Edinburgh!

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was melt-in-the-mouth delicious, and the service was super friendly. I expected the restaurant to be a bit fancy and stuffy, but it was casual without compromising on service and food quality. The cocktails were also nice!

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PC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Sunday roast dinner was lovely and very good value.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great, really enjoyable. Service was poor though, very slow, had to repeatedly ask for things and sat with our plates for 20 mins after finishing meal.

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SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were made very welcome on arrival and asked if we wanted to have a drink at the bar before dinner which was exactly what we had in mind. There was no time pressure and we just had to let the bar person know that we were ready and were taken straight to our table. We were given very good advice both on the cocktail list at the bar and also by the waiter who went through the menu with us. It was a birthday celebration dinner and we were looked after extremely well.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful night, outstanding food, cocktails and service. Highly recommend it.

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BS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I have had. A rare 350g Ribeye (12ish ounces) just about had me beat! Just about - there was no way I was leaving any of it. When I saw it was £28 for a Ribeye I thought it was a bit dear but it was massive and worth every penny. I will definitely be back at Hawkesmoor in the near future.

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our first trip to Hawksmoor will definitely recommend to friends - I think overall price is a bit high for eg fillet steak and then extra for a sauce, chips and eg spinach - but thoroughly enjoyed rhs meal - restaurant was a little quiet for the first part of our meal but we could only get a 6pm table so the ambience improved as more customers arrived

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AS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really good service, it’s not cheap but you get what you pay for, don’t mind paying a lot when it’s really good

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KD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks were excellent! We found the waiting staff a bit patronising.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will be back

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AC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak was the tastiest we have had in Scotland! Ever. It was lovely. All the food was fantastic and the service is really friendly too.

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H
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was really looking forward to our visit. Starters were excellent but the steak although tasty was ‘alone’ on the plate. EVERYTHING was an extra and at around £5 a one person portion the food did not justify the price. Wines were all very mediocre at the £40 price bracket. Just plumped for 1 after trying 3, none of which we liked. All in all disappointing.

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RM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful Monday afternoon the staff could not do enough for us one of staff even popped out the the shops for us the food was amazing

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AP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 12, we booked the private dining room and chose the menu in advance. We had a great evening, good food m, good wine and competent service. Would definitely come again!

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue for a special occasion. Service is sublime as is the steak. I’d recommend ordering from the board which holds their daily cuts. We had a 600g fillet (medium rare) between the two of us and couldn’t fault it. P

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SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to The Hawksmoor and it was every bit as good as the first. The venue is beautiful and the staff are always outstanding, always happy to help and fix problems we didn't even know we had! Though the Sunday roast was finished, we still had an amazing meal and the cocktails were fantastic. Can't wait for my next visit!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is excellent but the wine is overpriced for a very average tasting Rioja

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow, half hour before we had a drink! The waitress took our food order before offering a drink infact I asked if we could order one. I was at the loo and my husband asked about something on the menu and she said she wanted to wait until everyone at the table so she didn’t repeat herself. It was my birthday so not impressed. Food lovely though. We also had to chase bill up at end too.

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WW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had lunch on a Sunday. Enjoyable experience overall, but steak was not as warm as I would have liked. I did not complain, but I did mention this to the server when he asked. I was MOST impressed with the steps he took to remedy the situation. This level of customer service ensures return business.

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LR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and myself were at Hawksmoor on Saturday evening and will most def be back! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. All waitresses were friendly and we did not feel rushed through our meal like other places we have ate. Great atmosphere and a very laid back feel. Loved it!!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I've been to Hawksmoor and again it did not disappoint. There were a couple of things that honestly I didn't think we're as good the second time round though. The crab toast starter was still delicious, but much smaller than the first time there, and the steak sauce (£2 extra) came in a ramekin this time and felt like it came out of a jar, rather than homemade, like the first time. It was also served in a lovely little pot the first time so whether they'd just ran out of these, I don't know. The ambiance and food was delicious though and our steaks cooked and seasoned to perfection.

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service and over priced - food was just ok

We did get a bottle of wine for the poor service.

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JQ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Yes, but there are many other good steak restaurants in Edinburgh. It may not be my first choice. Staff were great.

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LD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening spent at the Hawksmoor for a date night! Amazing food and cocktails with attentive and friendly staff

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FS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit and proof the first fabulous visit wasn’t just good luck!! The dishes are delicious, especially the deserts, the wine is very reasonable, the building is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing yet lively. But what really makes Hawksmoor so good and me sooooo desperate to go back is the fabulous service I’ve received. I find the staff simply wonderful!! I want to work beside them they’re so lovely, attentive, helpful and happy!! X

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S
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best steak I’ve ever eaten! Yes, it’s pricey but for a special occasion I would definitely go back.

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JA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing wrong with the service, perfectly pleasant and efficient. I was really disappointed - we were seated towards the back of the restaurant (from the West Register St side) - I felt it was dark, dingy and noisy, we were also seated right next to the pass which I didn't like. I thought it was going to be rather opulent and elegant, instead I just felt like I was having lunch in a warehouse.

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PD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & attention to detail was 5* .
Be aware if anaphylactic to seafood or pregnant like me as narrows starter choices right down. The waiter was excellent I ordered field mushrooms thinking they were safe when actually contain oyster sauce......macaroni it was.

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AR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing setting, incredible food and great service!

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P
Edinburgh
40 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit. Friendly lunch ‘catch up’ . Very nice welcome and lovely cocktails at the bar pre lunch. The atmosphere was easy and no rushing us to the table. Tasty starter, fresh a large portion. Rump steak and chips for main. Great service. Very enjoyable. Planning our next visit.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating my partners birthday. All the dishes were spectacular and the birthday board was a nice touch. Thanks to everyone who looked after us.
Just as a note, it may just be me but I was a bit chilly. Glad I hung on to my scarf. But it must be tricky to heat such a huge hall.
Thanks again guys!

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M
London
45 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Cracking food. Great deal on corkage. Being a Monday it was quiet and lacking a bit of atmosphere.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience here for a birthday dinner. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, not pretentious at all, just great food and great service. Think our server was called Josh, he made such an effort to make it a special evening and gave us a couple of things on the house, had good knowledge of the menu as well. Really impressed and will definitely come back!

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We are great fans of Hawksmoor and love to visit when we can. The service and general customer experience is excellent. On this visit we were treated to a free round of cocktails which was excellent and much appreciated.

The only downside of the visit was the food which was not up to the usual high standard. The starters were only just on the warm side and the steaks were generally undercooked. The medium steak was definitely on the rare side and the rare steak was a touch 'blue'.

We still love Hawksmoor but this time we'll probably leave a longer gap before the next visit.

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CC
Edinburgh
48 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great service, lovely decor listed building, good choice of dishes and various menus. Food was very nice.

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JR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steaks. Served by friendly staff in the fantastic setting of an old banking hall.

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SA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was nice,but slightly expensive for what it was.
Dress code of staff left a bit to be desired. Not sure what they were trying to convey.

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely staff, busy Saturday night, food was ok.......particulary loved the oysters and bone marrow. Wrong bottle of wine given and a glass came instead of a bottle!
Average steak and chips tasted frozen. Overpriced sides and mains.
Beautiful building and staff were great.

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AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good but not amazing.
Left standing for some time as we had come through the hotel entrance.
Felt poor value for money.

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