Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar
Ten years on the gin will either make you ultra-creative or head-throbbingly depressed and thankfully for us it was the former, and those classic Hawksmoor drinks are joined by what can best be described as the result of our bartender’s unique talent and fertile imagination.
Our Bar food menu is a greatest hits list of the best from all our bars over the last decade, including shortrib nuggets (a Time Out ‘Top 10 Dishes in London’), burgers, dogs, lobster rolls and poutine.
We do not serve our full menu or steaks at Spitalfields Bar.
We had a problem with the booking (which was no fault of the restaurant), but they were excellent in accommodating us after a short wait, despite being fully booked. The staff were really friendly and helpful.
The food at Hawksmoor is always great. I have pretty much tried them all now and their efficiency and consistency of quality is quite amazing!
We all enjoyed our steaks, though it didn’t quite reach five stars for me on this occaisoon, as one of the sides was undercooked and we had a slightly unevenly cooked piece of Chateubriand (which is probably to be expected given the cut...) - so I’m probably being a little harsh, but they set very high standards. Still highly recommended and still our favourite steak restaurant(s) in London!
Excellent service we were well looked after and we had a large table of 10
Great bar, great atmosphere, great food. Can never fault this place!
Always delicious! Really loved the creative christmas nuggets and the Xmas burger was on point!
Christmas Burger Bliss. 4 of us, all getting the Christmas burger, with a few Christmas Nuggets thrown in was pure comfort food heaven. The cocktail list is also excellent, and the staff are as friendly and helpful as you could hope for. It has been a yearly tradition for years now, and will be for many to come. Even if you are not visiting for Christmas, i would also highly recommend their Big Matt burger.
Great atmosphere- we had a booth area so felt some what private. Could have done with a warning sign that there is a dip when you step into the booth area as I almost broke my ankle
Smashing cocktails and charming staff - great atmosphere allround.
Disappointed as we booked bar specifically for poutine, but it was off the menu. Beef short rib n dip was very disappointing. Bit of meat and cheese in a roll. Burger was good not great. I’d recommend restaurant rather than bar for food. Stick to drinks.
The bar food is really good and with an excellent selection of drinks this is a good place for a quick bite to eat if you don't fancy a full meal
Great spot for a quick burger before a gig - would recommend for someone wanting an easy meal!
Booked for my boyfriends birthday, and I must say the burgers were amazing!!! You must order the Big Mat an dthe Cheesy cauliflower bites.... great meal!
We were incredibly well served for my birthday drinks. Staff were attentive but not intrusive, and the drinks were stellar. 10/10 would visit again.
Nice place, nice deco and vibe. good food. A good plave for drinks or casual dinner, burger etc.
Waiter friendly, good music.
Good drinks and food.food portions could be bigger for the price. Also atmosphere overall need a a lift to stay beyond the starter drink of the night
Food was disappointing, service seemed forced and i was overcharged by £8 due to fat fingers by the waiter. Couldn’t be bothered correcting him as he seemed rather pleased with himself. Very disappointed and won’t go back again
Dive bar feel with great vibes. The short rib french dip sandwich was a winner!
Food was great as usual. We prefer the bar area since it’s more casual. You cannot get a better sticky toffee pudding in all of London. For real.
Great service, food was ridiculously good and the atmosphere was spot-on. Can't wait to go back!
The Big Matt burger is very tasty, I would recommend this to any burger aficionado. Bar itself has the sensation of being a bit pokey, dark and tired - probably wouldn't return as a result.
Revamped menu poor. Food quality not great. A relief it was 50% off! Even at that not good value.
Was told on the phone (before arrival) that certain items would be on the menu - and then weren't.
Certainly won't be returning - a massive disappointment particularly given it was a birthday occasion.
We went last night and I have to say the burger we had was great, really tasty and came to us quickly and the chips were absolutely amazing! so thats the positives.
The negatives? we wanted the fried cauliflower to start before our burger and was told we could only have all the food together " as it would back the kitchen up otherwise" I mean really deep frying some vegtables then waiting ten minutes is going to back your kitchen up? its a shame I would have spent more money on drinks and stayed longer , I guess they want us in and out as quickly as possible which isnt really what you want to hear when you go for a night out, so while the food was very good I won't be back Im afraid its not a cheap place and when I go out I want to feel relaxed and welcome.
Popped in with the lads for burgers and beers as it was on soft launch. Excellent service, great burgers, prices reasonable even at full price. Recommended.
The website doesn’t say that the bar has a limited menu, there was no room in the main restaurant and they wouldn’t allow us to order steak in the bar so we had to leave and try and find some else to eat on a Friday night!
Great place : very nice service a treats, awsome cocktails, lovely ambience & decoration.
I love this bar - one of my fave places for a date night in London. Dark, underground, atmospheric, excellent service, great cocktails and a fab bar menu. Couldn't be better.
The relaxed ambience was perfect for a laid back evening meal with my son, who lives nearby to the Spitalfields branch of Hawksmoor. We both had the burgers which were top notch ! Tom loved the craft beer - I tried one too, and really enjoyed it! The service was excellent.
Previously, we had dined in the Bank (City)branch of Hawksmoor - that is still the stand -out experience! We have also eaten at the Shad Thames branch, where we enjoyed Sunday lunch last summer. We shall definitely be returning to Hawksmoor!
I live in Chester, so must get over to Manchester, to give the restaurant there a try!
Many thanks for reliably fab food!!
Awesome Christmas burger. We will be back next year!
Good food and great cocktails - fun atmosphere. Recommended
What to say, we make this a yearly pilgrimage to get the hawksmoor Christmas burge and it never disappoints. Every year we find ourselves saying that it's better than the previous year. The drinks/cocktails match the excellent food and the staff are brilliant. Roll on next year!
Hawksmoor perfect as usual; great service, incredible food (best burger we have had this year), and classy cocktails.
Amazing burgers! Had both Hawksmoor and Christmas burgers between us- definitely the best ever!
Great bar. Service is always great and the food is lovely. The Christmas menu is particularly amazing! One comment is that the music was a little loud but the atmosphere is generally great.
Great little find below the Spitalfields branch of Hawksmoor - no steaks down here, just incredible burgers and bar snacks well worth the price! The chicken tikka poutine was a particular revelation, and the Christmas burger with turkey gravy was everything you could hope for.
The worst frozen margarita I've ever had in my life
This used to be one of our favourite finds but now it's all too...much! We went on an evening that wasn't even that busy and.. The music is so loud you have to be shouting, service was slow as staff had to be nudged to come take our order, nibbles n mains can only be served at the same time, and our table was requested back even though there was no one waiting. The food was great, as always, but totally not worth it for how rushed and commercial it all felt. Such a shame for what used to be such a lovely, cosy venue.
It is a great little bar for cocktails but it was way too noisy on a Friday night and the waiter did not even hear what we ordered. Good cocktails though. I did not have food, so I cannot rate that, but the app is forcing it.
Great service, cool place, delicious food - limited bar menu. Short rib dipper came with gravy for dipping, really tasty. Marmalade cocktail was tiny though and very hard to hear eachother.
Wanted to try out Hawksmoor's take on the Big Mac Burger. The Big Matt did not disappoint!!!
I'm yet to have a bad dining experience at any Hawksmoor restaurant- superb as always.
Great bar with cocktails, beers and american food. Can't really go wrong and service was excellent and prompt.