Ask what the best place in London is for steak and the whisper on everyone’s lips is Hawksmoor. Visit the underground Seven Dials location and you’ll see [and taste] why; this place has an exclusive air and serves up some seriously good meat.
I think my iron levels were running low, I hadn’t eaten a steak since I left Australia in July; one because I’ve found the red meat here in the UK to be of questionable taste, and two because it’s really expensive. Thankfully it was Dad to the rescue because during his visit last month he took me to Hawksmoor; best Christmas gift I could have got.
We entered the wood panelled interior and traipsed down the stairs, upon entering the dining room Hawksmoor had the feel of a 1940s speakeasy where a high-end crowd would have indulged in illicit liqueur. It’s a high-class place with an air of mystery, and be sure to watch your head, the ceilings are super low.
We indulged in a drink at the bar before heading to our table where we ordered Chateaubriand to share. And boy was it good. You can order single steaks off the menu, or you can do as we did and order one of the special cuts off the blackboard. They have different cuts of different sizes available everyday so it’s potluck what will be there on any given night but you can be assured it’s good.
It was an evening of fine wine and delicious food with plenty of raucous laughter thrown in – I think the waiters took a little time to adjust to our Aussie humour; Dad loves a practical joke.
Be sure to pay a visit here, Hawksmoor is a great place for a special occasion meal – save up your pennies so you can splurge on the best steak. 5/5
Where: 11 Langley Street, Seven Dials WC2H 9JG
Phone: 020 7420 9390
Photos by Hawksmoor & Krissie.