Hawksmoor Air Street

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  • Address:

    Hawksmoor Air Street 5A Air Street
    London
    W1J 0AD

  • Venue phone:

    020 7406 3980

  • Venue website:

    www.thehawksmoor.com

  • Transport:

    Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross or Green Park tube

  • Price:

    Meal for two with drinks and service: around £140

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Annie

This was my first Hawksmoor experience and I did enjoy it. The food was excellent so was the service and atmosphere of the place. I did, however, feel it to be a little over priced for what you get since you have to order all the sides separately. The steak was great but not necessarily the best round town. I would happily go back but perhaps when someone else is paying.

Lou Rees

Hawksmoor have done it again. Anyone who knows me is aware of my Hawksmoor fetish, and most of them share it, so I'll not bang on too much about how great they are. Instead, I'll size up the differences between here and the other restaurants in the group. Air Street is big. I don't mean a fairly large room. I mean it's huge. I can't see from one end of the dining room to the other. It's something like 300+ covers, easily. You'd think that would make it a place where the food is churned out with less attention to detail? Think again. It's every bit as good as the other times I've had a great Hawksmoor meal, and the grill here seems more reliable than the one at nearby Seven Dials. As usual, the steaks are top notch, the Tamworth belly ribs are unctuous, sweet and offset by the fantastic pickled red cabbage. But it's the seafood here that shines. Working together with Mitch Tonks of The Seahorse fame, the seafood here is way above par, and easily competes with some of the Mayfair stalwarts who specialise in such fayre. The scallops were simple, flavoured with garlic, white port and parsley, but delicious. The fried Queenies (smaller queen scallops) are a delightfully guilty fingerfood. The Janssen's Temptation side dish (imagine savoury creamy Dauphinoise with a twist) is, according to my Swedish friends, a brilliant iteration. But the fish...wow. The monkfish here is by far the best piece of piscine flesh I've ever put into my mouth in this country. Perfectly grilled, wonderfully simple marinade, meaty texture... they don't mess around with it. I have to give kudos to the turbot as well, it's a hard fish to find on most menus and is often vastly overpriced. Hawksmoor get around this by offering a slightly different cut to most places, which takes to grilling very well and is easier on the wallet than a massive tranche of it. Cocktails, as per usual, were superb. I'm in love with the Rogerio's Batida. Even though the price is just a little more than I'd like for a blended drink (£12), it's so good I actually don't mind paying the money.

Karen McBride

Ive eaten at all of the Hawksmoors now and Air Street lives up to the lofty standards set by the other three plus it has amazing fish, as for the puddings, to die for! Highly recommended.

Martin Hamilton

I visited Air Street yesterday and it matched up to all the A++ reviews I'd read. The Tamworth ribs as a started were a great size and covered in a great sauce. We opted for the roast dinner as a main and on this particular day the roasted joint was from the sirloin (not the usual rump) - this made it even better value! The size of the dinner was as amazing as the taste, from the marrowbone gravy to the goose fat roasted potatoes not forgetting the great cut of beef. Last thing to mention would be the staff, all of them were attentive and our particular waitress was able to answer any questions we had and didn't keep pestering us during each course.

Glynis Firmin

I went to Hawksmoor Air Street last night with my family, everything from the cocktails to the desserts were fantastic!! My husband and I had the Dover Sole which they happily took off the bone for us, it was delicious. Our sons and daughters in law had a steak selection which they all said was tender and cooked exactly how they asked. The baked sweet potato was perfect! Yes it is expensive but the overall experience was great, we would go again for another special occasion. The waiting staff and bar staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Justin Berkovi

Here is the REAL deal on Hawksmoor. It's a 6.5/10 restaurant across the board. After eating there 4 times (3 times Covent Garden / once Air St) I won't be returning. Not because it's terrible but because it's just totally and utterly average food and cooking at an inflated price. If you eat at an expensive and lauded 'Steakhouse' in say New York you'll get melt in the mouth meat, incredible sides and mind blowing puddings. The food at Hawksmoor WANTS to be like this but is just 'MEH...'. It's totally and utterly average. It's not great. Unfortunately like many, TimeOut has fallen for the hype. Yet again another hyped London restaurant!!

diner

As with all hipster openings, all the reviewers are swooning over this new hawksmoor. My "real" experience was less than amazing, there was nothing wrong with the food, steak and sides as always excellent, however the shoulder of turbot at £30 was extremely dissapointing. Biggest dissapointment of all though was the service, all but one of the staff members we were served by had no answers to our questions, they forgot our wine, then bought the wrong wine, then stored it in a cooler away fron the table and kept forgetting to pour it for us. The vast room had no atmosphere. They will of course be packed for years to come because service doesn't seem to matter these days. But for £100 a head won't be rushing back, give me the ivy or dean st over this at half the price any day of the week.

Rachel A

Disappointing from start to finish. Service was really poor and the Chateau Briand overcooked which is inexcusable for a steak restaurant particularly at these prices. Have emailed and had no response. Such a shame as Seven Dials is one of my favourite London restaurants.

FF

If you want a 5* dover sole go to Scotts it'll cost you £4 more and is infintely superior. They even take it off the bone for you there something likely to make the hipster servers here faint at the thought. 5* review!?!?!?! Really? Timeout did they really sucker you so?