Hawksmoor – Best of British

  1. The first rule of Hawksmoor is make sure you are really hungry!
  2. The second rule of Hawksmoor is make sure you are really, really hungry!!
  3. The third rule of Hawksmoor is make sure you are really, really, really hungry!!!

We foolishly made the mistake of having breakfast a few hours before going for Sunday lunch at Hawksmoor in Seven Dials. Lets just say that the portion sizes were more than generous.  We ordered a glass of Chianti Classico and Pinor Noir.  Opted to skip starters and rather than have a steak,  decided to go for the ‘lighter’ option of the  Sunday Roast at £17.50.   When it arrived the Roast Beef was almost off the side of the plate and about 3/4 of an inch thick, served with a large yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, parsnips, artichoke and a full bulb of roasted garlic.  Accompanied by a gravy boat and some horseradish.

The beef was tasty, moist and beautifully cooked, the vegetables were very good too, including what tasted like triple cooked roast potatoes. I can’t say that we cleared our plates, we didn’t, but that was not because we did not enjoy it, just that we physically couldn’t.

Although strangely we did manage to have dessert (different compartment I guess). For dessert I had the peanut butter shortbread with salted Caramel ice cream.  My light weight companion just went for the cornflake ice cream accompanied by a generous glass of Tokaji.

They have also recently added some mini macarons to the menu. A nice accompanyment to coffee, we had no space, but our neighbours said they were really good and well worth keeping on the menu.  Guess I will just have to go back and try them ;)

Marks out of 10

Food 6

Service 6.5

Ambience 6

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One Response to “Hawksmoor – Best of British”

  1. Ms S says:

    We agree you have to be hungry to fully enjoy the meaty main menu at Hawksmoor. We usually just go for a starter portion of belly ribs each together with one triple-cooked chips, one goose fat chips and we’re done. Perfect for soaking up the excellent cocktails

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