Established meat and grills chain with some pleasurable menu options including a breakfast (to be reviewed in the future)
Of the 5 Hawksmoor options in London (at time of writing), this is the original one and as a result, the smallest. All the beef comes from Yorkshire only (as with the whole restaurant chain) and menus are more or less the same across the Hawksmoor group. This is a very safe bet for decent meats and grills, but I would put Goodman ahead based on the inclusion of fabulous foie gras starter and add on options and less salty meats. On the other hand, the sides as Hawksmoor were superior so if I had my ultimate choice, I would opt for Goodman but with the sides of Hawksmoor.
The food in general was hearty and as cosy as the interior with some satisfying starters and decent sides to accompany the very good fillet, sliced and served in an iron pan to conserve heat. All in all I did feel it was quite a salty affair and I wasn’t too keen with the bacon (more like cured thick cuts of pork belly that was tender) but the highlights by a long shot were the grilled marrow to be scooped on to the fillet (was actually a better ‘sauce’ than the béarnaise) and the homemade ketcup to go with the chips. Service was a little scattered on occasion with two wrong sauces being brought to the table throughout the meal, however, these were minor points and dealt with in a very good manner and hospitality was very welcoming in the main.
Food Grade: 56%
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