I visited Hawksmoor to celebrate a friend's birthday, we had all been looking forward to it for months, given the hype. We were not disappointed.
Food - most of us had the bone marrow with onions to start, my first experience of bone marrow and it was delicious and a good portion size. We followed with steaks of course, which were cooked perfectly to order and the sides were just as tasty. There were numerous cuts of steak available on the day, which aren't on the standard menu. I would have liked to have been offered a sauce when ordered, as I forgot to do so, however when the steak came and I realised, it only took two minutes to receive the sauce. My pescatarian friend ordered the crab to start, which was a little on the small side, and was disappointed to learn the lobster was not available.
For dessert, I have to recommend the chocolate and salted caramel tart, with popcorn ice cream. I thought I would never manage it but it was so delicious and not too rich, that it went down easily. So easily, we ordered some macaroons to finish. The mint one was a light refreshing end to the meal.
Service - I could not fault the service. The waiters are extremely friendly, making personal recommendations when asked. Service was not too stuffy and formal, but was efficient, each waiter who brought dishes over knew exactly where to place them without asking. When one of our coffee liquers looked cloudy they did not serve it, but made a fresh one. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and of course it's a good location.
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