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Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar, and Wine Bar££££
Spitalfields and Banglatown, London
  • The experts at Time Out London and Evening Standard recommend this place
    • Time Out London
    • Evening Standard
  • Craig S.
    "Def the best steak in London with fantastic, old school cocktails."(8 Tips)
    "Try the ginger brew & the amazing short rib nuggets...sooooo good!"(7 Tips)
    Kris T.
    "The fillet is a must, and the bone marrow!"(10 Tips)
    Yan T.
    "Shaky Pete cocktail is superb!"(3 Tips)
177 Tips and reviews
  • steak
  • cocktails
  • ginger brew
  • burgers
  • good for dates
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  • Rubén S.
    Rubén SAugust 6, 2014
    Apparently the site of a former strip club, it's quite a dark place. Try the absolutely fantastic Ox Cheek French Dip sandwich, it's served along with a gravy boat in which to dip your sub
    Upvoted Apr 21
  • Kate B.
    Kate BarnettOctober 28, 2012
    Best service I've ever experienced. They ran out of burgers because they'd had a pretty damn busy Sunday but offered us 50% off and a free round of drinks. Tried everything off the menu. Amazing
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarbucksFebruary 17, 2016
    😲 cocktails 😵 meat and those mushrooms 😍😍😍 peanut butter shortbread with caramel ice cream. It was fantastic and service is spot on. Enjoyed every bit even if we only had a place at the bar. 💕💖
  • Daled D.
    Daled DotanOctober 3, 2016
    Do not miss this gem! Expensive, but worth every penny. Went by myself and it felt great, coz the service and vibe was so friendly. Try the Bourbon and pineapple cocktail! It's surprisingly good.
  • Martin O.
    Martin OplockýOctober 5, 2012
    The restaurant is nice, quiet and clean. Waiters are very friendly and helpful, which will be very happy to advise you on food. Steak with french fries was very tasty but the portions are too big ! ;)
  • Z_dead
    Z_deadOctober 29, 2016
    Had a great lunch here recently. Steaks were as expected cooked to perfection accompanied by triple cooked chips and creamed spinach. Washed it down with a great bottle of malbec. You cannot go wrong.
  • Richard G.
    Richard GeorgeJune 6, 2016
    Very finest food and wine with supremely attentive and friendly service. Fine dining with no pretension whatsoever, a great experience. Not cheap, but if you want a really special meal it's worth it.
  • Javier H.
    Javier HernandezOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good. Very good. Burguer, roast, bone marrow as a starter. Steak tartar for lunch. The meat. Oh god. It's bloody awesomeeee. Best cocktail: pink lady. Dine with a Pale Ale.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RobbinsMay 2, 2015
    Good steak, as you'd expect although in a slightly drab setting (upstairs dining room). Acceptable, but Flat Iron & Buen Ayre are a cut above and way better value.
  • BarChick
    BarChickMarch 12, 2012
    The Hawskmoor have some of the best barmen in the world in their meaty hands, and as great as those steaks are, one should never neglect their cocktails – it’s all about the downstairs bar. Read more
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiSeptember 28, 2014
    Definitely definitely definitely go for the peanut butter shortbread with salted Caramel ice cream! You won't regret it
  • Tee
    TeeFebruary 6, 2015
    Get the Sunday roast with all the trimmings (when here on a Sunday). It's a bargain for £20, despite the roast potatoes being a bit of a let down.
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluFebruary 5, 2015
    Oh my! One of the best steaks I've had in my life. As an appetizer, get that potted beef and bacon with Yorkshires.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMay 2, 2012
    The original Hawksmoor, for most of its six-year existence a boisterous one-floor restaurant and bar, has fitted out and opened its cellar as a dedicated bar. And it's great. Read more
  • Kris C.
    Kris CroxMay 15, 2016
    Without a reservation a table is impossible. But if you can grab a seat at the bar, the bartenders are great and they'll serve you a fantastic steak there.
  • Will B.
    Will BreteauAugust 4, 2013
    delicious sunday roast & bloody mary! very cool staff & relaxed atmosphere! perfect for a sunday catch up with friends!
  • Christine S.
    Christine Smith3 weeks ago
    Fantastic burger, mac and cheese, and fancy cocktails in the downstairs bar. I would go here for dates, drinks with friends, or solo. Super recommend!
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankJune 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wash down one of the best burgers in London with a stunning cocktail. All that in some amazing surroundings...has the feeling of a hidden away speakeasy.
  • Liam T.
    Liam TaaffeDecember 21, 2011
    The best steak restaurant in London located between the City & Shoreditch resulting with a mix of city boys & trendy media types. Food is first class and its my No1 choice for client lunch meetings.
  • Utku C.
    Utku CanAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You already know of Hawksmoor for serving the best steaks in town. Well, add another string to their bow; the drinks at their basement bar are just as good as their steaks.
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardJune 20, 2012
    Don’t be fooled by the ‘bar snack’ concept – this is a full-sized cheeseburger, made by blending Longhorn beef with bone marrow. Try with oxtail poutine (that’s posh for chips’n’gravy) on the side. Read more
  • Neli P.
    Neli ParchikOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing cocktails and simple, yet spot-on, menu selection! I highly recommend trying the Surf and turf, as well as the Dover sole :)
  • Alex U.
    Alex UttingAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ignore the negative tips! The food is amazing. Burgers and hotdogs are great and the lobster roll is damn good. Great cocktails and music to boot.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SheldonAugust 31, 2014
    Cocktails are always good, as is the entire meat menu - a particular highlight is the Tamworth Belly Ribs
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren Rubin TileyFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Without a doubt the best steak in London. Everyone knows it, too, so reservations are essential. Or do what @keithtiley and I do, show up for drinks and eat at the bar.
  • Cassandra K.
    Cassandra KollakisMarch 12, 2015
    Great steak. Great sauces. Bone marrow is a big no no. Literally just burnt fat. Everything else great quality
  • Scoffers
    ScoffersMay 27, 2013
    Supercool bar and great food. Have the shortrib nuggets! Read our full review on Scoff London:
  • Tabitha S.
    Tabitha StapelyNovember 10, 2012
    Er....the bone marrow gravy. Don't just save it for a steak. Order a boat of it with a burger, with chips, with anything. To die for.
  • Neil H.
    Neil HodgkinsonJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The cuts on the bone are sublime. The prime rib in particular is exquisite. Always have the creamed spinach. Amazing!
  • Jenny (.
    Who needs the restaurant upstairs when u can get a kimchi burger and cocktails in the chilled out bar downstairs. Evening sorted.
  • Johannes D.
    Johannes DriessenSeptember 20, 2014
    900g Chateaubriand between three is a delicious challenge. Ask for pisco sours - they'll mix up drinks that aren't on the menu
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrownApril 19, 2010
    Their Ice cream stout float and Sunday brunches are to die for, plus very good value and they actually had gd veg option. Superb food, laidback yet slick service and nice space without being too showy
  • Susie M.
    Susie MarshallAugust 23, 2014
    If you can't decide on a steak, get the porterhouse to share - fillet and sirloin in one, you can't go wrong!
  • Magnus H.
    Magnus HultbergJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All the Hawksmoor restaurants have great free WiFi, although you may sometimes have to hunt a bit for a good spot to sit.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RaynerOctober 19, 2013
    Best steak iv ever had. Pricey, but worth it on a special occasion. Perfect for a romantic date to impress.
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliJune 22, 2016
    Yes, sir! This is a proper Sunday Roast! (20£) The service is amazing as well!
  • James G.
    James GoochMarch 19
    Impressive every time. Love the cocktails (especially the full fat old fashioned) and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
  • Susanna C.
    Susanna ChenJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can get here before 6:30pm, they have a great value express dinner menu, something like 2 courses for £22, 3 for £26!
  • Jaclyn
    JaclynAugust 26, 2014
    Go round the side entrance to get to the bar downstairs; they have a cheaper but just as amazing food menu there
  • Luke W.
    Luke WatkeysApril 22
    Shaky Pete's ginger brew, fillet steak, macaroni cheese, tribute rolos. All amazing. I could go on...
  • Richard G.
    Richard GregoryAugust 23, 2010
    The raison d'être of Hawksmoor is obvious from a glance at the menu. Partly from what's featured on it, but also from what isn't; the sole vegetarian dish is humorously listed as the 'vegetarian'. Read more
  • Odo
    OdoJuly 27, 2012
    Great steakhouse, Sunday Roast superb, bone marrow perfect, hazelnut butter lobster fresh and great. Full review... Read more
  • Becky W.
    Becky WilliamsMarch 19, 2015
    Nice, but didn't quite live up to expectations. Good sharing steak and creamed spinach, although I preferred Tramshed and Buen Ayre overall.
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NOctober 30, 2011
    The steaks here are unbelievable - I wish I took a picture before I devoured it! Trust me and eat here and thank me after!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew R.June 9, 2012
    He brought our steaks before our appetizers arrived. Had to take them back and bring the appetizers. Thirty minutes latter tried to serve us THE SAME STEAKS. New steaks arrived 20 minutes latter.
  • Lexi B.
    Lexi BoddyOctober 28, 2014
    Best steak in London. Surf'n'turf with creamed spinach, man'n'cheese, bone marrow and chips. Mmmmm :-)
  • Baris O.
    Baris OzdenMarch 10
    Very nice place to eat or to have a drink. Their snacks at the bar are awesome.
  • Martijn V.
    The restaurant was full so I had a burger in the bar. No regrets! Great service. Nice vibe.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 17, 2015
    Best of the chain and one of two best in class steakhouses in London - goodman is the other.
  • Pawel P.
    Pawel PietrykaOctober 31, 2012
    Pretty much the best ribeye I've ever had, by far.
  • C H.
    C HanJuly 14, 2012
    Food was actually very flavoursome, especially the chicken wings, tad too salty, but staff were happy to swop for short rib nuggets. Overall good sevice, tasty food.
  • Nicki I.
    Nicki IodiceSeptember 29, 2015
    This was definitely the best meal I have ever eaten in my life. Best. Steak. Ever.
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonAugust 12, 2015
    Steaks are really good. The bearnaise sauce could be better, but except for that they pretty much nailed it.
  • Laetitia D.
    Laetitia Dos SantosDecember 1, 2016
    Amazing Rib Eye Steak - Service really good... Could be the best steak in London
  • Slavi H.
    Slavi HristovApril 17, 2016
    The popcorn cocktail is awesome and definitely get the sticky toffee pudding! :)
  • Richard B.
    Richard BaxterJanuary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For 2: 900g Bone in Prime Rib, medium (of course) with macaroni cheese and chips.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiSeptember 28, 2014
    Go for the Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Yes!
  • Simon B.
    Simon BeckermanJanuary 5, 2013
    Amazing stake, one of the best I ever had. Very kind personnel and good cocktails.
  • Ziah
    ZiahAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The awesomnity of this place never ends. Today it was the egg and sausage HkMuffin with Ginger pig bacon, and the marmalade breakfast martini. Always lovely. Always delicious.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HayApril 2, 2013
    Incredible Sunday roast - £19.50. Well worth it, excellent value for money.
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CabritaSeptember 18, 2014
    Chateaubriand + sweet potato + creamy spinach = delicious! 👌
  • William D.
    William DavisAugust 28, 2013
    Have to try the onions and narrow plus the half lobster - amazing!!
  • Derryck B.
    Derryck BNovember 22, 2012
    Really enjoyed the Fillet, strongly recommend this place...
  • Nick A.
    Nick ANovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Book in advance and mention your birthday - free champagne! Irresistible Ferrero Rocher Sundae as well.
  • Lee P.
    Lee ProvoostDecember 4, 2011
    Though known as one of the best steak houses of London, they do brilliant cocktails as well!
  • Dan H.
    Dan HumphreyMay 8, 2012
    The burger and chips are to die for, a must for any burger aficionado.
  • David G.
    David GrovesApril 11, 2013
    This is some of the best steak I have had in years. Comes extraordinary highly recommended.
  • Jo-ann R.
    Jo-ann RobertsonOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fabulous atmosphere and great cocktails. Don't mind the red wine too. 🎉
  • Jon G.
    Jon GoldFebruary 19, 2012
    Hands down the best steak (and some of the best cocktails) in London.
  • Nir T.
    Nir ToberOctober 9, 2015
    Sirloin steak is amazing. Also try the Hawksmoor Collins cocktail
  • Nick C.
    Nick CookJuly 24, 2013
    Best cocktails in London. And the food is spectacular as well.
  • Christine R.
    Christine RødeJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh my god the Ginger Brew with gin & ginger is amazing. I'll be back.
  • Becky P.
    Becky PurbhooAugust 3, 2013
    Amazing steak. Amazing cocktail. You have to go taste for yourself.
  • Rômulo M.
    Rômulo Melillo IIJune 25, 2015
    The Butter bourbon and the ginger drink are absolutely fantastic!
  • Bryan Z.
    Bryan ZacharyMarch 24, 2013
    Without a doubt my favourite in london and the best Sunday lunch ever!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooSeptember 28, 2014
    Sunday roast rump with trimmings. Do it.
  • Kris T.
    Kris TaitJuly 12, 2011
    Great service and delicious steak. The fillet is a must, and the bone marrow!
  • B
    BJanuary 10
    Do try Porterhouse. It's nice even without sauce. Tender and succulent.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykMay 1, 2015
    I love the basement bar for the amazing kimchi burgers. It's a total hidden gem ... Shh!
  • Eddie T.
    Eddie TomalinMarch 3, 2013
    Best Sunday Dinner in London to date. Black Rioja is also great
  • Mark G.
    Mark GriffithsOctober 6, 2014
    Seoul ribs ...... With a hint of aniseed really knock you for 6 👍👍 so good!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LimApril 10, 2013
    All about the Sunday roast with a cornflake milkshake - under £25
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberFebruary 24, 2016
    Great haggis bites, dark and stormy bar atmosphere
  • Martin T.
    Martin TisneDecember 14, 2012
    I have been here many times an love it but today ordered a rare porterhouse and it came medium at best - not good
  • GinMonkey
    GinMonkeyApril 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the ginger brew & the amazing short rib nuggets...sooooo good!
  • Brendan D.
    Brendan DoyleNovember 16, 2014
    Perfect chargrilled steak - what more needs to be said
  • Gene S.
    Gene SooMay 16, 2016
    Sunday roasts
  • Sara R.
    Sara RagusaDecember 17, 2013
    The Christmas burger is a 'must try' at the bar! So meaty and tasty!
  • Ninda
    NindaAugust 21, 2010
    Best steak in London, with the best cocktails! Slow service but definitely worth the wait.
  • Zara
    ZaraOctober 6, 2015
    Classic Sunday roast is awesome!
  • Monica
    MonicaSeptember 25, 2013
    The Cheateaubriand is to die for!!!! Worth every single penny!!
  • Craig S.
    Craig SteadFebruary 1, 2010
    Def the best steak in London with fantastic, old school cocktails. Try the Jerry Thomas Mint Julep if you like bourbon
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieJune 28, 2015
    Amazing choice of cocktails. Staff are very knowledgable
  • Brendan D.
    Brendan DoyleNovember 16, 2014
    Perfect chargrilled steak what more needs to be said?
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 4, 2016
    Winner of "Best International Restaurant Bar" in the Spirited Awards (July 2016)
  • Dahn W.
    Dahn WeerachonDecember 27, 2016
    Think of beef in London, think of Hawksmoor. Choose the one closest to your location.
  • Lorraine H.
    Lorraine HarrowDecember 19, 2012
    Hands down, they do one of the best burgers ever!
  • Brian
    BrianApril 27, 2015
    Perfect steak, and excellent service. Bravo.
  • John B.
    John Baptiste-KellyAugust 14, 2014
    The Ginger brew cocktail is incredible
  • Chiqui A.
    Chiqui AlvarezDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best steak, cocktails and sevice in town!
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