Steak at the Hawksmoor

There was another Qype Meat Up – a gathering for carnivores only – this week. This one was held at The Hawksmoor, a growing legend for steak restaurants in London. It was a good night, and I met a bunch of other new Qypers, all of whom were exceptionally cool people.

Photo from the awesome Food Stories via Creative Commons license

Photo from the awesome Food Stories via Creative Commons license

I don’t think I can describe the restaurant experience itself any better than I did in my Qype review:



The Hawksmoor is an average-sized restaurant, subdued and classy. They have a unique and varied cocktail menu (they didn’t all work brilliantly for me, but it was fun trying – though at £8 per cocktail you mightn’t want to try too many). Great service, too, they really took care of us. Though I was part of a group here for a special Qype event.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. You come to the Hawksmoor for meat. And it delivers that. Meat.

Especially beef. There were chicken and pork and fish dishes, I think. There’s a generically-labeled “vegetarian” dish for a tenner. There were starters, too, and I managed to slide some quite tasty oysters down my neck. But really, you come here for beef.

There are four standard steaks you can get: a 300g fillet for £30, a 600g bone-in sirloin for £26.50, a 400g rib-eye for £22 or a 400g rump steak for £19.50. They also have various sizes (they’ll have to tell you on the night) of prime rib, porterhouse (each at £6 per 100g) and chateaubriand (at £12 per 100g).

And oh, sweet god, are they ever good.

I shared a medium-rare sliced porterhouse with two other people. It was undoubtedly some of the best beef I’ve ever had: juicy, perfectly cooked, intensely flavoured, and softly textured. Charred on the outside, scarlet red in the middle, it looked as good as it tasted.

Yes, it’s on the pricey side. But it is soooo worth it for the occasional celebration of how a bit of roasted cowflesh can be a transcendental experience.



2 Responses to “Steak at the Hawksmoor”

  1. 1 Miss B
    October 1, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Wait until we take you to the “worst vegetarian restaurant in Brisbane”


    There’s also the infamous “Brekky Creek” http://www.breakfastcreekhotel.com/content/?id=21

    So much to look forward to!

  2. November 20, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Ideal for meat-lovers, good wine list also…

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