Hawksmoor Edinburgh

4.4
575 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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Special Offers

Summer Set menu 2/3 courses and a drink £30/£35

From Hawksmoor Summer Set Menu.
Choice of pre- dinner drink.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 June 2019

Ends: 31 July 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 575 People Are Saying
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SR
London
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come back to Edinburgh we end up here. Never disappoints. Food is outstanding along with the friendly, attentive staff. Love this place.
Make sure to try their Mac & Cheese and triple cooked chips.
Don’t forget the stick toffee pudding at the end either.

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

Met Ervin who was so so wonderful. Gave my husband and I a glorious quiet booth. Our server she was fun and lovely attentive and recommended a desert wine for me. We were not hurried although we should have been as we were the last to leave. Thank you so do much.

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KC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, our fantastic waiter brought various wines for me to try (so sorry we didn’t catch his name), and he was very knowledgable and helpful. The food was delicious, the roast was exquisite in particular. We are very impressed and have recommended to various friends and family to visit the Manchester branch which is closer. We will be returning soon!

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M
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a fantastic lunch on Sunday. The food was delicious, and great value for money. Service was superb also.

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D
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great advice from both out servers regarding the main meal then the dessert. Very attentive and knowledgable. Steak was perfect. Friends’ dishes look led tasty too.
Only complain was being directed by signage to an entrance only to find it blocked off and having to walk all the way back when mentioned to reception they weren’t interested. Don’t mind the diversion did mine their lack of manners.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

First time at Hawksmoor, Unfortunately our steaks were very fatty but the service was second to none and we we sorted out and for that reason we will try again soon. Pudding was delish.

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DW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was okay. Just a bit of a ‘lads pub’ with decent food.

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B
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food which is the perfect combination for any customer! I wouldn’t hesitate at recommending this restaurant to anyone. The express menu which is available at certain times of the day is also excellent value.

Book it and don’t miss out - you’ll be telling all your friends about your visit!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've surprised myself here as I am not usually a big fan of steak but now I have been to Hawksmoor twice in five weeks. It is expensive, but the steaks are amazing. The Edinburgh venue is a lovely space, and the waiters very friendly without being over attentive. You do end up feeling as if it has been a special occasion - which it is. Great starters, nice sides. Haven't tried the puds, but I can recommend the homemade caramel 'rolos'. Have already been recommending it to friends.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the best steak available in Edinburgh. The service was brilliant as well.

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TW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Hawksmoor for our wedding anniversary dinner after it was recommended to us. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted by a friendly hostess who congratulated us and showed us to or seats. The menu and cuts of steak were explained to us in a pleasant manner. We both had steak and it was just so tasty, not a piece of food left on our plates. Great wine selection too.

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W
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant meal at Hawksmoor. The Ceaser salad was huge and cheesy. The fish & steaks were tasty and delicious. Desert: apple pie & sundae we’re great too.

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EA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely amazing!! Excellent service and the food was incredible

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Sunday Roast here - the setting is gorgeous, the service was super and the food was incredible!

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K
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing steaks and delicious seafood. Really Helpful friendly staff. Music was a bit loud but seemed to be corrected after a short while. Can feel a bit busy and crowded although they seem to time the booking so you aren’t wedged next to another table for long.

Expensive but worth it and good for a special occasion.

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GN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite literally the best steak we've ever had! This is how peppercorn sauce should be too!
Great waiting staff, attentive, friendly and relaxed.
Beautiful building that has been tastefully revived without trying to make it something that it isn't. Using its character to its advantage.
Nice little touch of homemade rolos for a birthday celebration when we couldn't manage puddings.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and pleased to say it was just as good second time round as the first visit. Absolutely faultless, every course cooked perfectly, great, discreet but attentive service, love the place, atmosphere great. 100% satisfied, can’t wait to go back again!

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the express menu and expected smaller portion than you would get served at night? But not the case so go hungry. My husband had the hake and he said it was the best he had ever tasted.

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j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really lovely time and meal, only let down by the length of time getting the food which was over an hour. Great restaurant and meal, staff were friendly and great.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real treat for us , it is expensive but the steaks were amazing . We will save up and visit again .
This was out 1 st Anniversary treat

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F
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We heard a lot of praise about this restaurant and unfortunately it did not meet the standards that were described to us. For the price that I paid I expect the highest quality of food and steak cooked to perfection but unfortunately this was not the case. I will not be returning to this resultant.
On the other hand the service staff were very friendly and helpful however once we received our food there was no check up until we were almost finished and I was unable to make any complaints until then.
Very disappointing as I had heard such great things and we had traveled from Newcastle to try this restaurant. Will be looking elsewhere when we return to Edinburgh in the future.

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DL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server very friendly, nice manner with the kids. Monday night and brought a very decent Aussie shiraz to go with the steaks. Was our 19th anniversary and had put that in the booking but no mention by staff (not a big deal though), shame there were no oysters but perfect apart from that !

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CG
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Dissapointed with toilets. No loo roll and toilet seat moving. Mentioned to staff member.

Lobster was a Bit pricey compared to other establishments. Langoustine starter very small.
Chips in dripping were nothing to rave about. Too thin and not as tasty as I thought they would be

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MG
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Decent food, had better in other places for a similar price.
Very loud, no beer on tap and expensive.

On the upside, nice waitor who was very polite and looked after us very well.

Overall, better places near by for food and value.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality ingredients, cooked to perfection without feeling the need to be pretentious.

Steaks were excellent and cooked perfectly as ordered and the triple cooked chips were to die for.

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J
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Our evening was completely ruined by the position of our table. It was beside the door and was draughty. Also a table of 20 sat behind us and were very noisy. There was 4 of us. The table adjacent to ours was vacant as people refused to sit there and were relocated elsewhere. I asked a few times to be moved but we were refused. I even said we would sit at the bar or in the bar area. It was just awful. We could not hear ourselves speak so ended up not saying much and leaving. So very 😞 disappointed. Positioning of tables is important and it is not fair to be placed beside a noisy table where the noise is so loud you cannot hear the conversation. If we had been moved when I first asked it would have been much better. Instead we were just ignored. Our server was very nice but he had a big table to serve so we never received the service. The guy did his very best. There were plenty of other tables available. So very disappointed

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had visited Hawksmoor seven dials in London and were blown away with the quality of the steak, so we thought we'll get the same in their Edinburgh restaurant, unfortunately that wasn't the case, the quality and the way it was cooked was completely different which made for a very disappointing meal.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly staff, will definitely return, already recommended it.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We eat at Hawksmoor in Edinburgh fairly regularly and usually have a wonderful time but unfortunately I would say this was the worst meal we've had. The service wasn't great, the food was over seasoned and the steaks overcooked. Hopefully this was just a one-off and it will be back to its usual standard by our next visit

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MG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best scallops I ever had, and also among the best T-bones I ever had. Excellent !!

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KA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good service . Reasonable value although I do think the steaks could be accompanied with a bit of garnish , say a tomato and mushroom. Fair enough having to order chips , but the steak looked so alone arriving on the plate . The lobster, crab and carpaccio were all lovely as were the sticky toffee sundae and Stilton .

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LM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening at Hawksmoor. The food was outstanding, and the recommendations from the staff were perfect. Cocktails were delicious, and the steaks were perfectly cooked as we had requested them.

Our waiter was delightful, a lovely man from Tenerife originally, unfortunately I cannot remember his name, but he had only worked in the establishment for 3 weeks. He was so helpful and attentive.

We will definatley be back

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ST
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great - not often I say that in reviews. The starter was a bit odd, but nice when we figured it out. The steak was incredible, one of the nicest I’ve had. It was quite expensive, in that we ordered beers and they came in 300ml cans (it was very tasty but cost a fiver a can) so two drinks each cost £20 already.

We would return on a special occasion but couldn’t afford it very often. As a one off, it was very enjoyable so I rate it 8/10.

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DN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality food and excellent service. Beautiful building which has been sympathetically transformed into a restaurant.
Very expensive.

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KF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friend's 70th Birthday lunch, big success due to excellent staff and good food.

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AB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food - sunday roast is an excellent deal

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PT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday lunch. Six of us dined, all the food arrived together, piping hot and delicious. Desserts were great and there was no rush for us to have them. The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Friendly staff and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. One of my favourite places to eat.

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LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were incredibly friendly and made it a joyful experience. Food was also delicious in a beautiful building. Great meal.

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GM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An awesome place to eat! If you are on a budget the be prepared to spend more than you normally would, but the quality is reflected in the price. The only reason that service got marked 4 out of 5 is that our waiter completely forgot my desert order, but he did come over owning up to his error and in all honesty I needed the break after the first two courses!

I really enjoyed everything about our meal and would happily tell everyone to give Hawksmoor a try.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service not very attentive, staff more interested in interacting with themselves than serving customers. A lot of staff on but service painfully slow.

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