Will Beckett and Huw Gott's Hawksmoor steakhouse, whose flagship venture in Spitalfields fast became a favourite amongst the capital's meat lovers. gets a West End makeover with this second enterprise on Langley Street, which opened in November 2010. The subterranean venue (which seats 128 in the restaurant and 50 in its stylish cocktail bar) is housed in a former brewery and looks slick: Victorian cast iron columns hold up a vaulted ceiling above Manhattan-style exposed brickwork walls and oak panelling; the tables are spruced up casts-offs from old laboratories, while the lower walls are also covered from tiles sourced from London Underground. But it's all about the steak: sourced from the Ginger Pig's Yorkshire farm, some of these succulent slices are aged and hung for a whopping 55 days. Besides the steaks, the Hawksmoor Burger with crunchy beef-dripping chips has legendary status, while the menu also boasts the likes of lamb chops, lobster, ribs, oysters and sausages. There's an express menu for lunch and pre-/post-theatre which includes two courses for ?23 or three for ?26, while the Hawksmoor Sunday roasts have been championed by the Observer Food Monthly. It's rather expensive, but for steak this good it's money well spent.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials can accommodate groups of up to eight people; larger groups are advised to book at Hawksmoor Guildhall. Located in Covent Garden, the Seven Dials restaurant is ideal for media events and weddings, with dinner parties for up to 120 people or drinks and canapés for up to 350. For further information on private hire and events, contact Hawksmoor on 020 7481 6358 or email@example.com