Hawksmoor Edinburgh

4.4
198 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 hand-dived 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 and 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 and loved ones alike.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Fish
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Monday – Friday 12:00-3:00
Saturday 12:00-3:30
Sunday 12:00-4:00
DINNER
Monday – Friday 5:00-10:00
Saturday 5:00-10:30
Sunday 5:00-9:00
Bar open all day.

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS:
24th - 12pm-4pm
25th - closed
26th - closed
27th - 5pm-late
then open as normal including New Years Eve
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Phone number
0131 526 4790
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Catering
British Steakhouse
Seafood
Scottish
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Cross Street
St Andrew Square
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Parking Details
Car Park on Calton Road
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Public Transit
Tram stop - St Andrew Square
Bus Stop - Waverley Station / Princes Street East / St Andrew Square / York Place
Train - Waverley Station, 1 minute walk
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Special Events & Promotions
Private Dining
Groups Large Parties
Anniversary
Special Occasion
Graduation
Birthday
Engagement
Celebration
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Excellent meal was had. Great food and the service very friendly. Will be back soon.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawksmoor Edinburgh did not disappoint. Firstly, the restaurant is in a fabulous setting. A beautiful building that lends itself to ‘oppulent’ Dining.
Secondly, the service was fantastic. Nothing was too much and our waiter was always on hand to help with any questions we had.

Finally, the food. Oh the food. Truly exquisite oysters, marvellous steaks and just a wonderful atmosphere to be in.

I would definitely run back to this restaurant when I am next in Edinburgh.

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CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy restaurant with a good atmosphere, our server was very informative and talked us through the menu in detail with suggestions/recommendations to suit. Food was fairly quick to come and was excellent throughout. Watch with the sides, as we took two each and i'd say that is too much, the server recommended three between two people.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good steakhouse. a bit quiet at lunch but as the place is cavernous , presumably its jumping in the evenings. all staff were friendly and welcoming. whilst sitting at the bar the barman looked after us with water etc and drinks. easily transferred our bill to the table. the food was pretty amazing , and plentiful , but expensive. probably you pay for what you get so no complaints here.

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GJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food plus excellent service - what’s not to like?

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JC
North Scotland
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptionally good. The sirloin steak was wonderful and the mash was heavenly. Service was great and the surroundings beautiful. Price was good value for money considering the quality.

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TH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Hawksmoor at 7 Dials in Covent Garden in London on a few occasions and loved it. Hawksmoor in Edinburgh did not disappoint. Wonderful all round from food to service to atmosphere.

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D
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb building tastefullly renovated by Hawksmoor. Friendly attentive service. Excellent food, particularly the steaks. Perhaps a little bit too pricey but definitely worth a visit. Have visited various London Hawksmoor’s and this definitely reflects the successful Hawksmoor ethos

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NB
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. The entrance was difficult to find due to extensive building works next door. Edinburgh is blessed with many excellent restaurants, however, we will return to Hawksmoor.

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HA
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughters 18th had a great time food fantastic and our waiter made it really special highly recommend Hawksmoor

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GI
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We wanted to see what all the fuss was about with much media attention following opening. We were x 4, a business related lunch but also out to enjoy a nice somewhere for lunch. Chose from the "Express" lunch choices on Monday 05th November. The Doddington Caeser was a huge hit in terms of taste and unusual / innovative presentation, as was the other starter artichoke salad. Mains included the Hake and the Express Fillet again excellent quality. We had 1 x vegetarian in the party and choices well catered for and enjoyed. It was a quiet lunch service, but we hugely enjoyed lunch and our 2 hours spent at Hawksmoor. Will definately recommend to friends / colleagues.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service in point. Couldn’t tell if I was at air st ldn or central Edinburgh - very consistent thoughout

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AS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dining experience! The staff was really friendly and attentive and the food was great. We got a cute corner booth which made the restaurant seem more intimate despite the large size. Overall a really wonderful night out.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

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J
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again fantastic service and amazing quality food (best steak and seafood around). We enjoy London Hawksmoors but visited Edinburgh especially for this opening. Junior, in particular, was an amazing host!

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HT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience, good support for special dietary requirements.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, drinks and service! Can or recommend it enough.!

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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Lovely food, service was a little slow. A little lacking in ambience, didn't feel as luxurious as other steak restaurants in the area.

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I
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good selection of food and drink. The staff were excellent. Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the selection of drinks.
Will certainly be back.

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W
London
27 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant, great steak.

Would definitely recommend

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ace! Great staff and such good food! Steaks are top quality!

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JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Delicious starters and desserts - but given the restaurant chain is famed for its steak our mains were disappointing, even more so when the cost of the mains is taken into consideration. We aren’t likely to return to the restaurant based on our experience.

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t
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here but we will be back. The restaurant had lively atmosphere, staff were attentive and very friendly. Good range of choices on the menu. Our steaks were cooked to our preference and were very nice. We did have a cocktail each and thought that they had good selection

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DP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I had emailed in advance to tell them that the occasion was my sons birthday and there was nothing to recognise this. Also left to our own divices with menu. The quicker the better!!! Forgot to bring us drinks and no enthusiasm from waiters at all. Really disappointed in service, but the fillet steak was very good.

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OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and really nice staff! Would recommend to anyone for a special meal out!

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JE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good but no better than other Edinburgh Restaurants. Good service and attention to detail and no long waits for anything ordered. Overly pricey for what it is.

I found the restaurant a bit odd. Not quite sure but don't overly like it. It's not the Dome in terms of ambience and atmosphere.

Now I've tried it, I will stick to where I like best.

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JE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. We will go again

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, very friendly and accommodated my request for a table that suited my dad's mobility issues. Food was nice too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class service and food!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have been 5 times since it opened only a few months ago and love it. Staff always very friendly and food always top drawer. can highly recommend...…..even if it is a bit pricy!!

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RD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and chips lunch, sticky toffee sundae was also fab

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F
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We had the Roast Beef Sunday lunch which tasted delicious and what looked like 3 large pieces of beef on the plate. My partners was fine but mine only had I piece that was all beef, the other had a large strip of fat down the side and the last had so much fat on was inedible. Should I have complained? Maybe, but would rather let the restaurant deal with it when they came to ask how things were. which in my opinion shows the measure of the establishment and the level of customer care. The server collected our plates and when I told him I couldn't eat it all as it was all fat he apologised, that's all nothing to compensate. We ordered dessert which was lovely then asked for the bill . Hawksmoor should not be serving a" beef dish" when the majority was fat. As tasty as the food was the lack of customer care has put me off, the place is quite cold and soulless too. We work hard for our money and when we do spend a bit more on a quality Sunday lunch expect to want to come back for more. Sadly not in this case.

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M
Aberdeen
21 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit to Hawksmoor and I still think it is very good. The staff were nice, friendly and knowledgable. I had the scallops which were gorgeous, then I had the Sunday roast. The meat was exactly as I had ordered and it was tender. I also ordered a side dish of mushrooms...they are delicious! It is still on my list of places to eat.

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OT
France
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Nice restaurant, with excellent meat. The wine list is also very nice with many choices

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FA
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT - quirky building, lovely ambience - nice and busy and vibrant and SUPERB steaks!

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OT
Glasgow
19 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here but definitely not the last I could not fault the whole meal , beware the portions are man sized but the potted beef started is worth stretching the waistband for. The ribeye steak is one of the tastiest steak I’ve had in the UK and the cream mash and gravy was just the perfect side to complete this main.

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely wonderful

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K
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Hawksmoor and very impressed. Staff are very laid back (in dress and attitude) but in a nice relaxed manner. The food and surroundings are immense. Was delighted to see there was a theatre type menu (hadn’t realised they did one and was prepared to pay full price) that actually had good stuff on it. Fillet Steak was divine! Will Definitely be back!

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining room housed in beautiful historic building. We had a late lunch, so the restaurant wasn't particularly busy when we dined. Food was excellent, I can recommend lunchtime deal of rump and chips for £15 .- amazing value. Chips themselves deserve special mention, the best I've had in a lone time, thick, chunky and very crispy. Steaks were beautifully cooked and tender. Will be back for more

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KE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband said it was the BEST steak he’d ever had! Couldn’t fault our visit - superb

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