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About Hawksmoor Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall is a stunning restaurant and bar in the heart of The City.
It provides 'the best power breakfast' (GQ Magazine) to London's financial capital and is perfect for meetings and entertaining clients. The 160-cover restaurant is renowned for serving dictionary-thick steaks simply cooked on a real charcoal grill.
The wine list has been carefully selected to include their favourite wines from obscure small producers and big name vineyards alike and the bar is manned by some of the best bartenders in London serving classic cocktails and original drinks.
There is also a private dining room seating 22, as well as a table for 10 in the main dining room, which serves the exclusive beef tasting feast menu.
Hawksmoor Guildhall is also available for exclusive hire.

10 - 12 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 5BQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, British

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Monday – Friday
7:00 – 10:00am

Lunch
Monday – Friday
12:00 – 3:00pm

Dinner
Monday – Friday
5:00 – 10:30pm

If you can't find the table you need online, just give us a call and we'll do our best to accommodate where possible.

We are closed over Christmas from 23rd Dec-30th Dec.
We will also be closed for New Years Day, reopening at 12pm for lunch on 2nd January.

We are taking bookings for New Years Eve 2017 dinner. If you'd like to celebrate with us.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7397 8120

Website:
http://www.thehawksmoor.com/

Public Transit:
Bank Tube Station - 5min
Moorgate Tube Station - 6min
St Paul's - 6min

Executive Chef:
Richard Turner

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hawksmoor Guildhall Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (137)
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Great for Lunch (73)
Notable Wine List (54)
Good for a Date (53)
Good for Groups (52)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Great for Brunch (43)
Comfort Food (43)
Casual (42)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Fun (34)
Authentic (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Cozy (24)
Romantic (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
People Watching (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great Beer (11)
Hot Spot (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
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Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

"Noticeably inferior compared to usual standards here - probably due to restaurant being completely full with Christmas diners: slower service, items off the menu, steak cooking patchy - probably left on the pass too long. Wasn't worth sending back over-cooked steak as would have taken an age for replacement and my dinner companions would have finished. Had far better at Guildhall branch earlier in the week. Had booked another visit to Seven Dials branch next week - which am now cancelling. Disappointed."

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·Dined 3 days ago

We went for breakfast whilst on a day trip to London. I had the lobster Benedict (fabulous - perfectly poached egg, perfect hollandaise sauce, excellent house made muffins and plenty of lobster meat - including the claw meat) and my husband had the full English (also really good - the sausages were the standout item). We also loved the breakfast cocktails - try the Marmalade cocktail (really good bitter orange flavour).

Service was friendly and professional, prompt without feeling rushed. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was pretty good, but thought the sides were very small. Table service was really good, but the front desk wasn’t particularly friendly both upstairs and down. Had to say my name about 10 times in all with lots of have you really booked looks. Same general unfriendliness on the way out. Not great after spending a couple hundred quid.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Not a bad word to say... the steak was excellent and the beef dripping fries were so tasty! We were celebrating a birthday so they gave us a cocktail on the house for the occasion which I thought was a lovely touch! Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Hearty and delicious breakfast. Surprised but pleased that they served good alcoholic drink early in the morning (before 10am), which my alcoholic friend really appreciate! Ambience is good and observe that it was likely a local fave restaurant. Enjoy it!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Another excellent meal and evening. When you book at Hawksmoor you know you are going to get quality every time and once again you didn't disappoint.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

As ever a jolly good lump of steak! Great venue when with friends and especially so on a Monday evening with corkage at £5 per bottle - this is a real attraction to me. I'd probably go more often during the week if corkage was a tad lower!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lovely food with very good service. A bit too noisy though!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The best steaks in London - great restaurant and as always, great food and service

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

For the price paid, the steaks were disappointing. Dry, tough and not cooked to order.

But the starters, fish and dessert were all very good.

Excellent service.

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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, steak and eggs for breakfast is the way to go... I found the hash browns to have a bit too much pepper in them for me but then again I don't like pepper. I will be back for breakfast when I'm next in The City.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I met an old friend from Germany so I wanted to ensure that everything worked well. We were not disappointed - great food and fantastic service. My friend was impressed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2017

For the prices Hawksmoor charges, I expect food which is better than average. Whilst none of the food needed to be returned to the kitchen, equally all the plates were uninspiring and the preparation was average.

This was mitigated by the excellent service from our waitress but ultimately left feeling that we did not get our money's worth.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food arrived after waiting 50 minutes... And we only had 1 hour for lunch. Poor service

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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went for breakfast and were not disappointed. This was without a doubt the best breakfast I've ever had. The staff were excellent and very friendly with my young son. The real star was the food, which was cooked to perfection. The only downside is that there's no way to visit over the weekend. But take a morning off from work if you need to. It's worth it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

God I love Hawksmoor.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good steaks and very friendly and attentive service although it was strange to be served by five different people. Only thing I don’t like is when service and charity donations are added to the bill automatically. They should be options to select when the bill arrives.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Bustling friendly place, great Yorkshire puddings, steaks cooked a little more than we'd asked for (medium rare) but still delicious. Plenty of wines by the glass.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Of the 4 of us who attended dinner, my steak came as rare (as opposed to medium rare), one of my colleagues was medium (as opposed to medium rare), the other one was cold, and the last one was overdone. None of us said anything until the walk to the station as we were chatting too much, but it was a disappointing experience. I've been to Hawksmoor many times (this location and others) and this is by far the most disappointing. I hope that it had to do with the fact that it was a Thursday and busy, but not ideal either way. The service was very good however, the waiters being attentive and swift in their delivery.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food, good service. Very busy!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was promising but steaks were cold when served. The service was very casual and not particularly knowledgeable. The atmosphere was good.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Birthday and xmas combined dinner

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent breakfast with a range of options to suit all appetites.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great location and food is good! The service is really good, friendly waiters .

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 (London)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lovely lunch with clients at Hawksmoor. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Food was fantastic. Only niggle is that it was very loud which is down to the acoustics in the room, but aside from that it was great.

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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Really enjoyed the excellent food and wine. Service was very friendly and professional

All was great just think it was a bit more expensive than it really deserved in basically a rectangular room just of line of tables.

Couldn’t fault meal as I say.

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 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food and staff fantastic! Venue gets pretty loud though (and that's with sitting in a corner).

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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It’s normally pretty good here, but today that wasn’t the case. We were sat at our table for 20 mins before we were acknowledged. Food showed up with a 10-minute gap between steak and sides. We were offered complimentary desserts and a drink as an apology but I’d rather just have the service live up to the venue.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great experience as always. Nothing negative :) I look forward to the next visit!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

perfect restaurant, the meat quality was exceptional; The atmosphere was great and intimate at the same time. Still a little skeptical on the final bill (£120 for 2 people). A little expensive.
But nothing could be found faulty regarding the food.

wine selection excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Hawksmoor is of course delicious. However, it is very loud and the tables are close together which doesn’t help. It’s on the pricey side, but the steaks are tremendous, so whatcha gonna do? :-)

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always great food, service and value for money compared to other high end steak restaurants. Definitely recommend to all.

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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

first time in many years that I had a mediocre english breakfast - bacon was overcook, mushrooms wet with too much vinigar

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 (London)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very pool service. Dry steak was served without asking for source.

The green tea I ordered was rubbish. No taste of tea at all!

3 scallops for starter charged for £15!! Yum

You can't just think every dinner is a regular unless you don't need any more fans.

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 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Top tier food and service, no doubt about it! We had a fantastic night at Hawksmoor👍

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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very good steak on the menu. Busy evening with a good ambience

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food with excellent service

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always, Hawksmoor, Guildhall didn't fail to impress. I went for the Sirloin steak, Medium, with mushrooms and the beef dripping fries. Everything was absolutely delicious!
The waiters (we had 4) were all lovely and happy to help, food amazing and just round the corner to work for perfect for a work lunch or a celebration.

Will be coming back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We came for a business meal on a Monday night, the food was excellent if your coming here get a steak and eat it rare.

Good beer selection and lively for a Monday - a sure bet for client meals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good, especially the monkfish. Our friend thought the crab on toast appetizer was the best he’d ever had. Service lagged a bit at times, although waiter was very friendly. Good wine list, overall quite enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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