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Hawksmoor Borough

Restaurants, British Borough Market
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Hawksmoor Borough

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A Borough branch of the ace steakhouse chain, with a market twist.

Ah, Hawksmoor. What’s to say? You’re either already familiar with this chain of city-best steakhouses – all muscular, wood-lined, leather-flecked interiors and prices as robust as one of Nicky H’s church towers – or you’re not. And if you’re not, you really should be.

The opening of Hawksmoor Borough – located in a former hops and fruit warehouse just off the market – is reason enough for meaty virgins (matron!) to make an inaugural pilgrimage. The menu includes a smattering of Hawksmoor classics, as well as the de rigeur list of beefy cuts struck off a chalkboard as the night progresses, and a typically ace cocktail list. There’s also a few changing market dishes, the chefs pottering off through the hordes of gastro-tourists to pick up what’s good each day.

Steak, therefore, was eschewed – the things we do for journalism, eh? – to explore more interesting morsels. A special of heritage toms on sourdough, laid with silky shavings of spenwood cheese, was a fine mound of quality ingredients; a plate of fat asparagus spears slathered with quivering hollandaise a sexy, simple classic.

For mains, a skillet of salt marsh lamb chops with Poole clams, flecked with parsley and thyme, was a meticulous melding of earthy, buttery flesh – on the bone and perfect pink, the thick ribbons of fat just crisping – and subtle seaside tang. A thick wedge of monkfish was better still, the densely meaty flesh smoky from the charcoal grill, dribbled with butter and given a fragrant kick with the subtle inclusion of dried fennel, oregano and thyme. It was the best bit of fish I’ve snaffled this far from the coast.

Being a worn-in bit of London’s foodie furniture, Hawksmoor might not elicit the gasping thrills it once did. But for near-faultless, wallet-emptying British cooking it’s still top of the pile. Onwards and ever, ever upwards.

Details

Address: 16 Winchester Walk
London
SE1 9AQ
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £140.
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Summer Set menu 2/3 courses and a drink £30/£35

From Hawksmoor Summer Set Menu. Choice of pre- dinner drink. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Sun 6:00PM-9:00PM,Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:30PM,Sat 12:00PM-4:00PM 5:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:30PM

Offer valid until Aug 31 2019

Users say (6)

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Average User Rating

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tastemaker

Hawksmoor has ruined steak for me! After a 5-star experience at Hawksmoor Borough, I don't think I can ever order steak at any other restaurant. The hype is most certainly real. The staff are super attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. 


TOP TIP: Book a table on Monday because the corkage is £5 per bottle, bargain!

tastemaker

The place to go for a decent steak. It may not be the most affordable steak house, but it's certainly worth every penny. The sides, the ambience, the service. It's certainly worth checking it out. Wine menu is also on point

tastemaker

This is my third steak in a week! And there I was thinking I could be a vegetarian...

Wheelchair access ✔️. There is a flight of stairs, but they have a stair lift and managed to get up with little effort. Toilets easily accessible. Really appreciated the effort they made to make the restaurant accessible to wheelchair users.

Staff were great and food as good as expected.

Tastemaker

This is the newest branch of the legendary steak house and is set in Borough Market. This means that they can serve fresh produce alongside their award winning meats. Think fresh oysters and vegetables. This outlet, like the rest, does not disappoint. It had me going back within weeks for Sunday Roast and that too was one of the better ones I have had. The most important dish here is the Hazelnut King George dessert. A must get so leave some space.

tastemaker

This Brand spanking new Hawksmoor has just opened in the heart of Borough Market. This stylish joint is exactly what you'd expect from this chain of sophisticated restaurants that does meat really well.

It's unassuming from the outside but hides a real treasure chest of amazing food.

Don't expect a bargain night out-

a steak will set you back around £30; starters start at £8, but worth every penny.

There's a separate menu with market specials, which is what it says on the tin- food from Borough Market cooked the Hawksmoor way. From this menu I had oysters baked with bone marrow which was divine. So rich, crunchy and creamy. I could've had double the amount as a main course. Instead I had ribeye steak done medium. It was like butter, it just melted in the mouth.

Service is good and attentive although I do find someone waiting to top-up your water a bit unnecessary.

Our coats were also shoved on a pile on a chair behind the desk because there was no room in the cloak cupboard.

But forget that, it's all about the food and it really was a very delicious experience!


The newest branch of Hawksmoor opened 4 weeks ago, located right next to Borough Market. They've done it again... 


Hawksmoor is always consistently brilliant, the best steak in London without doubt. It's not cheap, even though it was the soft launch but we still racked up a bill of £80 per head, but we ate and drank like royalty. The venue is spot on, it seemed as if the restaurant had been there for years and every course was delicious. This branch has a "Market Specials" menu with ingredients selected daily from the market. The highlight was dessert for me this time, the maple bacon doughnuts... a "must order" item from the menu!


Very well done Hawksmoor... Once again!

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