Hawksmoor Spitalfields was the very first Hawksmoor to open back in 2006. Now a successful restaurant group with 6 sites across London, it is regarded as one of the finest steak houses in the capital.With this review, I felt it was best to cut to the chase. Hawksmoor is hands down THE best roast I’ve ever had.
Pink slices of beef cooked on charcoal before finishing in the oven, half a roasted garlic bulb – divine, a roasted shallot, sweet and scrumptious. A perfect Yorkshire pud housing three fluffy and crisp duck fat roasted potatoes. The only thing I didn’t like and actually left a lot of, was the pile of slightly chewy greens. The carrots on the other hand were honey roasted and mouth-wateringly good.We accompanied our roast with creamed spinach which is insanely good – spiced with nutmeg – I’d love to find out exactly how they prepare it. I’m a macaroni and cheese fan at the moment so I had to get a wee portion on the side as Hawksmoor’s is one of the best. Just look at that cheesy, bready crust!
For dessert I went for sticky toffee switching the clotted cream for salted caramel ice cream as recommended by the waiter. It was pretty darn good deserving an 8.5 out of 10 (to be precise). The peanut butter shortbread was presentable and worth trying for any PB fan.If you’re put off by the high steak prices at Hawksmoor then Sunday lunch is your best bet. I’m already planning my next trip.
ADDRESS: 157A Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ
OPENING HOURS: 12–2:30pm, 5–10:30pm Monday to Saturday and 12-8pm Sundays
CONTACT: 020 7426 4850