Hawksmoor opened its doors for the first time in 2006. Only a stone’s throw from Spitafields Market and a short walk from Liverpool Street Station, the restaurant continues to be a foodie favourite for serving incredible steaks. Ideal for corporate functions, private events, and an extremely popular Sunday Roast, the restaurant even surprisingly caters to weddings too. If you are a meat lover then this restaurant needs to be on your radar asap!
After engaging in awful #WineWednesday behaviour with my partner in crime last week, food was well and truly on the cards. Swaying along the streets of Shoreditch on the search for a restaurant, we turned onto Commercial Street and stumbled across Hawskmoor, Spitafields. Considering it’s a restaurant that generally operates a reservation only policy, I was convinced that there was no way in this world that we would be able to get a table. But apparently if you can talk the talk and walk the walk anything is possible. To be honest luck was well and truly on our side as the staff were really accommodating and managed to get us seated in no time.
Scanning through the drinks menu, my eyes immediately spotted the ‘Champagne Charlie’ cocktail. Ordering a few in, I have to say they were absolutely divine. Imagine a gin based cocktail, with a dash of lemon and a seasonal fruit syrup topped with Moet…dangerous for the simple fact that they taste so good, that they be consumed rather quickly! Getting an additional bottle of French 2014 Gerard Boulay Sancerre to go with dinner, I was excited to get comfortable and tuck in. Once my fillet had arrived, it honestly wasn’t long before I was lost in steak heaven. By ordering a selection of sides and sharing them amongst yourselves you get the joy of trying a bit of everything which is nice. Settling on the mac and cheese, creamed spinach, fries and buttered greens, I wasn’t able to move by the time we were both satisfied.
Was it worth it? Yes! Do you regret it? No! Did you put your food and wine intake into My Fitness Pal? Oh Hell no!
I would highly recommend Hawksmoor to anyone who loves a good steak. My meal was cooked to perfection and I haven't even heard one complaint yet. I promise you won't regret it. If Spitafields isn't great for you location wise you still have no excuse as they have branches in Knightsbridge, Air Street, Seven Dials, Borough, Manchester and for my international readers on the other side of the pond, you could even dine in New York! As I said you have no excuse!