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Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

#230 of 17,075 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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157B Commercial Street | Shoreditch, London E1 6BJ, England
+44 20 7426 4856
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant close to where we stayed. Didn't deliver as well as previous visits to Covent Garden and Manchester. Would probably go back to Covent Garden next time were in London

Thank albeback1
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far the best Sunday roast I ever had. Meat was so tender it would melt in my mouth. Veggies were also full of flavour and desert was superb! All with a lovely Malbec suggested by the staff! A bit pricey, but guess it's worth it and will definitely be coming back very soon! What a great experience!

Thank juliafabreu
Billericay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a trip to Hawksmoor probably every 3 months I'd class myself as a bit of a regular and this place never ever disappoints! Start off with cocktails in the bar, followed by the tastiest ribeye steak in the UK! Everything from the steak to the triple cooked chips to the bone marrow gravy are mouth watering, complimented by a... More 

Thank 5star_sue
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is nice and fency and, positively, different to a usual Steakhouse. Staff was really frineldy and open and food was delicious. Recommendable for business and private visits.

Thank TorstenStuhl
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG! This place is the best! We will never eat steak anywhere else again after eating here. If you love meat this is the place for you. Amazing knowledgable staff who cannot do enough to assist you to enjoy your experience at this restaurant. The Bar tender even made us a drink I requested that wasn't on the menu! I... More 

Thank KWMc01
Norwich, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes I agree that this place serves great steaks, starters also good (I had Brixham crab on toast). My sirloin was ordered medium and arrived perfectly cooked. Sides good as is wine list. My only reason for giving 4* and not 5* is that the service and overall value for money is a bit lacking in my view. Gaucho similar... More 

1 Thank baconovich
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on trying Hawksmoor for anniversary dinner, Booking online was easy enough, got to the restaurant abit early but wasn't a issue being seated, We had a very nice waitress I didn't grab her name but she was a Irish lady who clearly knew her stuff along with being friendly and professional at the same time ( Something which seem's... More 

Thank nevileshelly
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us visited Hawksmoor for a family dinner. The service was first class, attentive but not overbearing. Our waitress made us feel very welcome. Excellent food, with the steak being one of the best that I've eaten. A special mention for the mash and gravy, much better than the chips. It's a bit expensive, but this is central London... More 

Thank Kevin E
Rye, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate here on a Thursday evening, when it was pretty full. We sat at the bar for a snifter before moving to our table in the room to the rear of the restaurant. The tables are quite close together. The staff are friendly and helpful. We had starters of bone-marrow and potted mackerel. Our steaks were... More 

Thank ukasphaltjungle
Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best service orientated steak houses in London. Not only did Cass Rock the house and provide fab wine advic we were also give great ideas on where our night could take us! P S food was awesome!

Thank zoey c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $53
American, British, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157B Commercial Street | Shoreditch, London E1 6BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighborhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7426 4856
Located in a former illegal strip club, this basement bar has now been home to a crack team of cocktail geek bartenders for the last 4 years. With a newly launched menu, Hawksmoor classics including Shaky Pete's Ginger Brew and Marmalade Cocktail feature on a short list of Gin Years drinks and are joined by a list of 'next generation' drinks which now form the bulk of the new menu. Many of the new drinks feature unusual homemade bitters, shrubs and syrups with drinks suchs as the Sunset Sazerac Sunset Sazerac (Strawberry Cognac, Coconut Bourbon, Pineapple Bitters & Absinthe), the Shadow Boxer (Chivas 12yr, Blackberry & Maple Shrub, PX & Fernet Branca) and the Devil's Heart (Mezcal, Pomegranate Shrub, Jameson Sloe Berry Bitters, Sherry, Citrus & Merchant Heart Ginger Ale). Bar food ranges from shortrib nuggets (a Time Out 'Top 10 Dishes in London') to burgers, dogs, lobster rolls and poutine.

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