Hawksmoor Guildhall

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Steak
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 24, as well as a table for 10 in the main dining room, which serves the exclusive menus.
Hawksmoor Guildhall is also available for exclusive hire.
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i
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall good experience at the Hawksmoor. The service was a bit of a let down - I ordered an orange juice and a coffee arrived. When I asked again for an orange juice I had to ask a second time as it hadn’t arrived after 10 minutes.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been to Hawksmoor many times over the years. The food was ok, service just ok. Venue is noisy for this type of restaurant and it was surprisingly busy! Has Hawksmoor lost it awsome steak touch!

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PV
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, simply the best steaks in the whole world, with outstanding service and friendly staff. Absolutely recommended.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend and visit again!

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e
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food as ever ... been many times...but first down the service has fallen down. Waited 20mins for drinks, then only 1 of the 2 came, then had to remind them... and so it went on ...

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P
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent as ever. Service was great. It's always pricey but worth it.

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience, where a business meeting became an culinary event in a wonderful setting, where service was discreet but available and knowledgeable when requested.

If you have not sampled the food and service of Hawksmoor, then I would strongly recommend you take the chance and see for yourself.

I am already looking forward to an excuse to book a table again on my next visit to London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great prime rib

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place hits all the correct spots for me. As soon as you walk into the place it’s just a pleasure, the 2 ladies on the first desk we’re very welcoming, staff downstairs we’re all unbelievable. Food as always is deferent class, didn’t have to wait long. I’d definitely recommend the lobster side...! Already looking forward to going back.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, great ambience, and a lovely place to have a special lunch. Very much enjoyed my meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent food & great staff, but a meal in the middle of Piccadilly Circus would be quieter. Insanely loud. Impossible to have a conversation unless you scream. Very surprised an expensive restaurant like this hasn’t got better noise insulation.

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent food. The 3 course express menu was delicious. Wish we’d had longer to enjoy it rather than rushing back to work!

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i
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service as always

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JG
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food - really good service in there and a decent solid dinner!

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C
London
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had breakfast at Hawksmoor Guildhall last week. Was ok but my avacado on toast was really salty. Much better for lunch and dinner I would say.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi - came for breakfast with a group of client on the 6 March. Table booked was for 6 people but having been shown to a table with five settings and after pointing this out, this was quickly rectified before all guests arrived. We were served by Max (I think). He was very helpful when questioned on the juices available and provided very good service for the length of our stay. The food as usual was of a very high standard and we all had a great time. We will be back for sure!
Kind regards,
John

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great client breakfast , food and service stunning!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Great service - attentive and enthusiastic in the right way. Top draw.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exceptional experience, top quality meat, and such a unique twist on a great fry up. We enjoyed every moment, and the staff were so warm and friendly. I would heartily recommend. Fantastic!

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J
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Faultless as always, service, food, wine!

See you soon!

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent steak house. For non-drinkers, easily the most expensive soft drink in London at £3 for a 200ml bottle of Coca-Cola.

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LD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food! Great place for a business lunch!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in London?

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NE
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten many times at the various Hawksmoors. I have to say, tonight’s Rib Eye topped the lot. Highly recommended....

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Although they had no lobster the night we attended the rest of the food, crab, scallops, porterhouses were excellent. The only downside was even though the restaurant wasn’t completely full when we visited the acoustics in the room need to be sorted as the noise volume from the other diners was deafening. Our party of 3 had to lean in and yell in each other’s faces to maintain a conversation.

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j
London
56 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

always excellent for a business lunch, nice staff and great steak

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RT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely welcome, attentive service, good food and wine and knowledgeable sommelier. Restaurant can get quite noisy so probably not the place for an intimate dinner or discreet business dinner. But still one of the favourites

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was pretty good but service completely incompetent: main was brought out before the starters; waiter knocked over chips when main came second time around; had to ask THREE times for a second bottle of water; randomly given seemingly another table’s plate of toast and butter! Also it was incredibly noisy - we found it very difficult to have a conversation.

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PA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

fantastic breakfast offering the platter to share for two is very substantial and great value for money!

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RB
London
192 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Treat yourself to breakfast at Hawksmoor and start your day as you mean to go on!

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OS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heaven for steak lovers. Come here every time when in London

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food complimented by excellent service. Very friendly, courteous and obliging.

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NC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Hawksmoor Guildhall solely for the English Breakfast. It was so so so good. I have never had black pudding before and I think it was my favorite part of the meal. I also couldn't believe how YELLOW the egg yolks were- we don't have them like that in the United States! I heard that Hawksmoor will be coming to NYC- counting down til we can eat here again!

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M
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always had excellent steaks from Hawksmoor. First time for breakfast there which was also excellent. My young sons both loved the bacon chop. Ordered for two and got and extra egg as there was three of us. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Easy to get someone’s attention if I needed anything.

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r
Berkshire
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2.2KG steak sharing platter - good quality food, sides and starters. Wine was reasonable.

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AE
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Restaurant-nice, food nice ish, service pretty bad. The waitress sat on the seat next to me while taking the order, acted super casual.
She also spilled my etire drink on my lap and was slightly apologetic, but not bothered too much.

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IP
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak and staff made every effort to make the evening special for a birthday.

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RL
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proper food. Top draw eaterie. A must for a breakfast that will leave you content for the rest if the day.

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