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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge, London

3 Yeoman’s Row, Knightsbridge, SW3 2AL, UK
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5 Star Rating
3 August 2014Hawksmoor KnightsbridgeTags: London, UK, Steakhouse reviewsThe Bill: £58 per head
 

Hawksmoor had been open for just a couple of months when we chose to visit - and we were very excited to check it out. You can find Hawksmoor tucked away underground in Knightsbridge, but don’t let that fool you, this is a restaurant with plenty of space.

Having undergone what is clear to see must have been a serious redesign - this restaurant is simply beautiful. With very individual fixtures and fittings, it is instantly obvious that a lot of thought has gone into every aspect of the project.

“Delicous cocktails through to the impeccable food, and charming service.”

Upon arrival, we were greeted at the bottom of the stairs, and were escorted past the kitchen to our booth style table. The booth was wonderfully comfortable, and we were very happy settled there for the evening.

We began the evening with a couple of pre-dinner cocktails. Firstly, we chose to sample a Corpse Reviver - morbid in name, but certainly not in reality; this cocktail contains a blend of gin, triple sec, cocchi and lemon juice, finished with a splash of absinthe. This cocktail also comes with a warning - according to Harry Craddock, who ran the Savoy’s American Bar in the 1920s, four of these cocktails will also un-revive the corpse.

Secondly, we chose to sample the classic Espresso Martini. Although we are sometimes dubious about new-age flavoured Martinis - an Espresso Martini always remains a firm favourite of ours, and we were certainly not disappointed with this one.

Following our cocktails, we were greeted by our friendly waiter, who was also sporting an excellent beard. He kindly talked us through the menu, and gave us some interesting wine recommendations.

To start, we opted for the wild sea bass served raw with chilli and ginger; as well as the Palamos red prawns served with garlic and olive oil. Our wine choice for our starters was a glass of the Eben Sadie, Chenin/Palomino\Semillon, Elm, South Africa, 2012.

For our main courses, naturally we chose the steak. Hawsmoor is well renowned for its excellent steak, and we simply could not resist a good try. We chose a 300g fillet served with stilton hollandaise, and the 400g rib-eye, served with peppercorn sauce.

As sides, we chose the macaroni cheese with lobster, the buttered Norfolk potatoes, and the spinach with lemon and garlic. The wine we were paired with for this course was a glass of the Pulenta Estate, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina.

Both the steaks were faultless, and we finished our meal feeling very satisfied indeed. With no room for dessert, we were served with an excellent excuse to return.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hawksmoor. The entire experience was just wonderful, from the delicous cocktails through to the impeccable food, and charming service. We will certainly look to return in the near future, and would certainly recommend that you check it out when you’re in the area - we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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