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Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.6
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Steak
Please note, whilst there are restrictions to dining during COVID-19, Private Dining & Breakfast at Hawksmoor Guildhall are temporarily unavailable. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2898 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeahC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dinner! We went for my boyfriends birthday as it’s his fave restaurant, and we’re not disappointed- incredibly delicious food (for me this was tricky as I’m a gluten-free vegan, but the staff were amazing with showing me options, and I left the restaurant extremely satisfied and full), super friendly staff, stunning place, Covid was covered but not alluded to in a negative light, the whole experience was perfect...truly the ear out experience I’ve ever had in London!

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Stephenm
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service. They made my parents feel really special for their anniversary

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LisaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night the Hawksmoor Guildhall never disappoints. The service was Quick and amazing we were served by Amy And the food was outstanding!

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely mega. Loved it all. 5 pals catching up and it was just great. I go to Hawksmoor several times a year, it was the best it’s been on Friday 👌🏻

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KKVan
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tash was absolutely great!!! We really enjoyed our time!

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TommoinHackney
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful. Very attentive and gave great advice. Really wonderful dining experience during these stressful times.

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Bliggy
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice environment with great food. Good social distancing practices in place given the current situation.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always at Guildhall, haven’t been since before Covid and although clearly not the same, the staff do their utmost to make one feel welcome as well as safe. We were there in a work group celebrating qualifications and all commented on how great the service was and food was faultless as usual. I had crab on toast and rib eye which was stunning.
It’s clear that they have put a lot of effort into keeping the Hawksmoor experience despite huge challenges. Well done to all of them, we’ll be back soon!

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TrishD
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, Hawksmoor do the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. Sides and dessert also great

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vipGarethC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - great food, great service and bring your own wine

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SashaC
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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SimonB
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meet up of old friends, particularly considering the current environment and socialising restrictions. Staff made the evening feel very normal, other than a bit hard to hear what they were saying sometimes. Definitely will return ASAP.

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RickM
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and that’s why I keep going back! Simples!!

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vipchazz
London
111 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, hosts were super friendly and welcoming as a result of COVID/ masks etc
Staff below were equally friendly.
Food was incredible as always steak impeccable Quality. Thank u for a wonderful evening.
Margaritas were superb !

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KateJ
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and drinks in a beautiful venue!!!!!

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charlesfarles
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Hawksmoor for my 40th birthday with 5 friends. Service and food was excellent and was so welcomed. They had handled the COVID-19 rules so well and was just disappointed we had to leave at 10pm

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anonymous
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hawksmoor as fantastic as always. The pre-theatre menu is amazing value. Felt safe being far enough from other diners and also everyone reminded to wear masks when not at their tables. So glad to see standards haven't changed and food and service were as spectacular as pre-Covid.

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KatoMukasa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating out has changed, the mask wearing off table was definitely an odd experience but this did not detract from the overall dining out experience. As a group of six this became less of an issue as night progressed and it did.

My main was chateaubriand with gravy sauce that was cooked to perfection and John, our sommelier, recommendation of 2016 Cab Franc was truly inspired. I can truly say I have only ever had great experiences at Hawksmoor and it great to see this establishment reopen and still produce such an amazing experience.

But be warned this experience comes at a cost. As this was the first time since June eating in city we were well prepared to pay for the privilege of eating out again.

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LauraW
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, beautiful venue and excellent service. The salted caramel rolos are divine!

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DaveH
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, first time at Guildhall but on par with all the others. Ill be back

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ColinH
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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LyndaK
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch - so good to see the staff all clearly happy to be back at work. Would certainly recommend and I really liked the way you kept in touch during lockdown.

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rachele
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food with friendly and attentive service.

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Alistair
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Guildhall

Food quality and service already back at full levels

Red and dessert wine both very tasty. Port menu was disappointing for its prices

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TaiJasmine
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual x

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GarethU
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always really good at Hawksmoor but we were hugely impressed with the service too this time. Really was very impressive.

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SheilaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lady at the check in desk was so friendly and welcoming made us feel very special customers. Waiter very knowledgeable and helpful, food was very tasty and the espresso martinis were wonderful.

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RichardB
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found it to be a wonderful experience with great food and truly killer cocktails.. and the service was to be envied by most other restaurants

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ChrisA
Staffordshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as ever, glad to be able to visit again.

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SteveL
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in a hawksmore first time Since lock down and first time at guild hall ,and it didn’t disappoint , Same great atmosphere we were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made us feel special ,,

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vipwilliamb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food and service excellent! Was bit noisy and probs bit over priced but good as a treat

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vipLBLB
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Staff are not warring face masks and one gets the feeling that COVID-19 is merely an afterthought.

Hawksmoor Guildhall
Responded on September 28, 2020

We very much appreciate your feedback and I'm so sorry you felt this way when visiting Hawksmoor Guildhall. We've worked incredibly hard to be Covid-safe and have since adapted to the new government guidelines on all staff and customers wearing face coverings in our restaurants. I understand this doesn't change your experience and I would very much appreciate the opportunity to make it up to you. Please email us so we can discuss your visit further.

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you are looking for genuine hospitality, I can't think of anywhere better in London

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DavidD
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A rather masculine, basement restaurant, just bright enough. Excellent welcome and charming, knowledgable service throughout. Very good steak and fish options (no surprise!) with a sensibly priced 'express menu' making it affordable for non-business customers. Wine list well chosen and comprehensive, although a couple of Uruguayan options (perhaps a tannat/merlot blend?) wouldn't go amiss - a call to Carla at 'Wines of Uruguay' is recommended!
A much enjoyed lunch. It would have merited 5 stars had the correct pudding order been delivered. I am sure to return.

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vipPaulS
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at the Guildhall restaurant. Since you reopened we've been to the Seven Dials and Borough Market restaurants as well. All have been great.

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Grabber
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As usal, excellent service, great steaks and the Rolos are, well, even better than the real thing.

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RichardR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A quiet Monday night and our first Hawksmoor in months. We were not disappointed. Superb rib-eye steaks.

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AlanB
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Evening of restuarent opening due to Covid and whilst not busy the service and food was as good as it awlays is. Nice friendly staff.

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TYTY
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same as always, good meat. Nice wine and good performance

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AduS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco attended to us and he was phenomenal. Very friendly and attentive. Also interacted with our kids and kept them entertained with colouring pictures. He also took them on tour to the kitchen and bar where they presented their coloured pictures.

He was very knowledgeable on the menu and was a delight. The food was excellent. We had the rib-eye steak, lobster mac and cheese, grilled bone marrow....scrumptious!

Will definitely recommend it!

FAQs

Hawksmoor Guildhall is rated 4.6 stars by 2898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.