January 2013

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Hawksmoor @ Piccadilly

Posted by Yannis Lionis on 10 Jan 2013 | Tagged as: Restaurants

Having visited a Hawksmoor sister restaurant at Seven Dials, we expected nothing but meaty indulgent excellence. And we were not disappointed. 

This Hawksmoor actually does fish as well as meat, and our starters of smoked salmon and some very tasty scallops did not disappoint. But the main attraction remains the beef. Apart from the usual cuts, there are a few more to choose from (like chateaubriand and porterhouse to name a couple). Our safe choice of fillet and ribeye was mouthwatering - grilled and seasoned to perfection. Some spot-on crunchy chips, smokey grilled mushrooms and incredibly creamy spinach accompanied our meat wonderfully. Should you be brave enough to face desert afterwards, the sticky toffee pudding and the imaginative Jaffa cake desert were excellent. 

Other than the food, staff were very efficient and friendly and the wine list has something for everyone without being the size of an encyclopaedia. The restaurant has a sophisticated British feel to it creating a lovely ambience, and the fact that it was mostly full on the first Monday of the year, officially the most dull day of the calendar, was telling of its popularity. 

In short, if you like meat at all, you need to visit one of the Hawksmoor restaurants!