Hawksmoor Guildhall

4.8
3184 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Situated in the heart of The City, Hawksmoor Guildhall is a British steak and seafood restaurant serving lunch and dinner, including a cocktail bar and private dining room for larger groups

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3184 people are saying
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JasonB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not cheap but the food was wonderful. Nice staff, good service and good selection of wines. Our steak was cooked to perfection.

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TobyB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food and amazing service as always. Loved it

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HarryR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere but expensive for what it is. There are plenty of restaurants in London selling much better steak at more reasonable prices. Wine list is quite disappointing for anything under £60 a bottle.

Perhaps scaling up has impacted quality.

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MaggieO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate too much because its all so good, can't fault anything

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GregoryW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never ceases to impress. The steak is the standout, overall great evening and highly recommended.

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TobyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly and attentive staff, lovely starters and some of the best steaks we’ve had. Scallops were gorgeous, the lobster was huge, the ribs were delicious. For main we all had the rib-eye medium-rare and they were all cooked perfectly. We had one of each sauce and the best were the bone-marrow gravy and the stichelton holandaise, but the others were still good. Triple-cooked chips were crunchy and well seasoned, however the beef dripping fries were underwhelming. Shared a couple of desserts - I was told the apple pie was delicious and I had the chocolate hazelnut dessert (the name escapes me) but that was super rich and decadent. Overall, the portions were large and the quality of food was high. I would highly recommend.

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JKBH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for a pre-theatre dinner at 5.30. The short Express Menu is excellent and amazing value for money. The mackerel salad was fresh tasting and delicious. The potted beef was gorgeous but had two massive yorkshires - would work as a starter for two! The sea bream fillet was tender and moist with a beautiful flavour. The peanut butter shortbread was melt in the mouth. Service was excellent until the room got busier but remained charming.

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vipFionaN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Can you just get a good acoustic consultant in and sort the noise level - it’s bonkers ! We were a party of 6 celebrating my 18 year old son’s birthday- all except me under 30 and no one could hear the person opposite - I get you want a buzz but it’s like sitting in a 747 engine - for this reason I wouldn’t come back in a hurry which is a shame because everything else was very well done

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IanW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, as always.... Will definitely be back !!

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DanielleS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Sunday lunch I have ever tasted! Would highly recommend Hawskmoor and looking forward to returning to try another dish.

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MelanieD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast, the beef was lovely and the Yorkshire were the best we have eaten.

It was also my husband's birthday, I emailed them to let them know. They made a great fuss of him.

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Pauline
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food and service
throughout - cannot fault anything

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DavidL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to eat if a little pricey. Steaks were all cooked superbly.

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Jayz
Leicestershire
56 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hawksmoor is a very good restaurant. I arrived early and, as I am trying Sober October, tried a “temperate” cocktail. The range is the best selection of non alcoholic cocktails I have found - delicious. We thought the restaurant looked a bit busy, and as there were tables in the bar, asked if we could eat there. The staff were happy to accommodate. For food, scallops, fillet steaks and a toffee pudding and a sorbet desert. All great quality and excellent. I continued to drink temperate cocktails and my friend had 2 glasses of wine. So all excellent food, drink and service. My only quibble is the price. Over £200, with one person drinking non alcoholic drinks, no potatoes with my main (all sides are extra) only a salad and a one scoop of sorbet desert. So the bill could have been even higher. As I said, it is all very good but was it £200 worth of good - not so sure. I will go back but only for a special, push the boat out occasion. At those prices this is not just for an evening out with friends or family.

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vipNikkiA
London
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hawksmoor just has it right. My friend and I had the best meal, great service and worth every penny!

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PaulP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great steak but shocking ambience.

The tables are far too close together and the noise level is such that you literally had to shout across the table to be heard. I came out with a sore throat. I won't be rushing back, which is a pity because the filet was exceptional.

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MichaelW
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every aspect, best tasting steak for many a month coupled with fabulous service.

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DavidL
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommend this restaurant

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Rupert
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5*. Perfection as always. Will be coming back for years to come.

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BTSam
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening - very attentive service, beautiful decor, warm and inviting ambiance, food amazing - highly recommend for any Steak lovers.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Lovely food and great stuff make for a great night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the most incredible date- it was perfect.

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, delightful staff, couldn’t recommend enough.

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Gwen
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found the restaurant food was very good, but as there are no soft furnishings in the very large room, the sound from other diners bounced off the walls and floor making it very noisy.

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DanielJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was accompanied by 2 diners, we had cocktails to start, champagne-based, a little sweet for my palate.
Starter of Old Spot pork belly, absolutely delicious. My companions had crab which was apparently divine.
Mains were filet steak, monkfish and ribeye (my favourite), to say all 3 dishes were amazing was an understatement. Ribeye was melt in your mouth.
Washed down with an extremely quaffable Rioja.
Sides of beef dripping fries, creamed spinach and triple cooked chips. All excellent.
No dessert, just espresso martinis to finish.
Replete, rejuvenated and definitely returning.

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CharlotteB
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and services was great.

all I would say is that the staff were loud (chatting and laughing) near the kitchen/bar.

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NCBhatt
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The filet tail on the express menu really wasn’t the great but the salad and chips were great. So was the wine.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Table was way too small and repeated request/hints to waiting staff to change table were not taken onboard even though restaurant was half empty at 1830. Expected better than this.

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vipCity
London
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening, taking advantage of their £5 corkage deal. The food was fantastic, but special kudos to Emily, the sommelier, who made the evening a standout success.

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SamanthaA
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Hawksmoor is outstanding. If I could give them more stars I would. The staff are absolutely amazing in their attentiveness ( never once filling my own drink ) and knowledge of their restaurant

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GeoffreyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Sunday Lunch, Roast beef and all the trimmings,Had the cheese and partner
Had pudding both excellent,First time to this restaurant,

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The friendly staff and quality of food is what we keep coming back for. Never disappoints.

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AlexS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely perfect steaks and delicious side dishes combined with attentive and friendly service - a really great meal.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food overall was very good. The selection of vegetables was shockingly poor. Bearing in mind it's predominantly steak, who would not have tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli or perhaps peas?
The thing that put us off and we would not return because of it was the noise level. Because of the relatively low ceiling and you the fact you are below ground level makes for a very noisy restaurant.

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AlexC
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch with great wine and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at the Guildhall location, highly recommend the Peanut Butter Shortbread for dessert!

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sam6379
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great experience as always - Hawksmoor is the best place for steak in London

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paulh
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming to single diner, friendly staff throughout and great food and wonderful sour cherry negroni !

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Me and my family had a really good time and meal at the Guildhall.From the greeting at the main reception to the waitress service was first especially that everybody knew it was Daughters Birthday and at the end to have gone out off way and put Happy Birthday in Chocolate on her Dessert Plate was 1st Class

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service by Pablo! Will definitely be returning.

FAQs

Hawksmoor Guildhall is rated 4.8 stars by 3184 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.