Hawksmoor Edinburgh

4.7
2038 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
In Edinburgh, Hawksmoor draws on the amazing produce that Scotland has to offer, featuring seafood from around the coast and beef from grass-fed native breed cattle. Private dining areas available.
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NatalieG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked here from a recommendation from a friend. Beautiful food and drink. Service was top notch. One of the nicest fillet steaks I have had and also the apple crumble dessert was Beautiful! Would definitely come again next time when in Edinburgh

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere

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Duncan
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My impression of Hawksmoor was that it was a steak restaurant chain and not somewhere I would normally booked but I received a voucher as a 50th birthday present so was more than willing to give it a go.
We were surprised by just how nice the restaurant was inside and the staff were very welcoming, we thought this might actually be really good. We all decided on steaks, reasoning that as their main fair it should be well done. As we’d already had cheese and wine somewhere else we didn’t need a starter and were warned that the food could be 30 minutes but I don’t think we would have expected food any quicker and it was a lovely setting so we were happy to sit and chat. The inexperienced wine waiter had a bit of a struggle with our bottle of wine and the cork broke but very professionally brought a new bottle and can’t be faulted.
When the food arrived everything went down hill - what had been described as buttered greens was cabbage. As the only other vegetables were 2 versions of spinach or lettuce you could have limp leaves, limp leaves or limp leaves. And to the main attraction, the steak - inedible!!! Cooked as requested but then covered in salt, fine to add a little seasoning before cooking but surely salting a cooked steak is up to the individual. It was so bad I didn’t finish mine and the other members of our party found it far too salty despite having a peppered sauce (this too was a disappointment and seemed to be peppercorns in cream with little flavour). We did bring our dissatisfaction about the meal to the attention of a waiter and were told it would be passed on but didn’t hear anything.
We spent £180 on 3 main courses and a bottle of wine so really feel totally ripped off!
What had the potential to be a really good restaurant given the staff and setting was let down by the menu and the kitchen and will never rise above being more than a run of the mill steak chain.

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Mrsd
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and amazing service. The express menu is great value for money.

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AnneW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

WELL above average food quality in this large traditional dining space.Some really great cooking going on. Smoked Mackerel Salad starter was excellent, beautifully presented; Potted Beef and Yorkshire pudding/onion gravy starter was simply superb.Very unusual, haven't tasted beef this good for some time.Bone marrow in the sauce? Quite something.
Fillet tails were large, super tender and perfectly cooked (medium rare and rare) - perhaps not quite as flavoursome as expected however.We did the Express Menu so maybe it's English rather than Scottish beef on that( cheaper) option? Peppercorn sauce very good.
Sticky Toffee Sundaes were A1 fantastic - couldn't make better sauce myself, quite treacle -y ( I make Sticky Toffee Pudding at home.)First class desserts and the best I've tasted anywhere.
Staff were particularly professional but in a quiet, not intrusive way.Clearly very well trained.(10% service charge added as standard on each bill.)

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JulieP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch - excellent value on the Express Menu (though we were there chatting over wine / cocktails for almost 4 hours so it didn’t feel express!) A great relaxed atmosphere.

The staff were absolutely super - chatty and attentive but not at all intrusive. The steak was superb.

Five stars all round!

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vipAnais7
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing, one of my favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in a wonderful location

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AlasdairS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff were excellent, menu was explained well.
food as expected was great, probably the best steak I've had.
no complaints at all.

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MychaelaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience, food, and service.

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CatherineM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service cannot fault anything. Can’t wait to go back

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was the service will be back 100% thanks for looking after us 🙏

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DeryckH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I must say my most lasting memory of the great meal we had at Hawksmoor was the great quality of the service, which was friendly, courteous and very efficient! The food was of a great standard, well cooked and presented with a very good wine list.
This is indeed a wonderful restaurant which I would wholeheartedly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal, as ever, from Hawksmoor. Friendly, attentive service, a great relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. Not cheap, but worth every penny for a meal this good.

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DianneT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ask for lobster no garlic butter it came swimming with garlic couldn’t eat food wouldn’t recommend

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IanH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very nice relaxing evening with good food and service. I was impressed with the relaxed and friendly service and food quality was good

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BigW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening and dining experience. Staff were very helpful and were error-free!

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and amazing helpful staff
Will definitely be back.

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Stellaman
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wee birthday treat and this restaurant didn't disappoint. From the moment we entered to the moment we left, it was perfect. The food was amazing, the waiting staff were so attentive. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress , extremely patient and helpful.

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JAON
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice meal. The service was very good, as was the background music. The Sunday lunch was very nice and the apple pie and custard was lovely, although it could have been a bit warmer. Coffee was a bit bitter.There was also a few small flies going around the table; drain flies?

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GeMcf
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I went for Sunday Roast. Roast Potaies solid. Yorkshire pudding cold. Vegetables not hot and so wet! Gravy, just not nice only the 2 small slices of meat was fine. The cutlery was so blunt could not even cut through the veg!. Also, our table was next to where the staff put through orders etc not a great ambience. We were not going to complain but felt thst the overall experience was very disappointing. The waitress apologised and did not charge me for my meal, surprised as did not expect this and not sure if this norm and easier to refund customer. The table was booked for 2hr slot we were in and out within 50 mins. So looked forward to our meal huge disappointment.
Sunday 19.09.21

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us here at Hawksmoor Edinburgh. Our Sunday Roast is a city favourite here, so I'm sorry to hear that the Roast that you were served was such disappointment - this is not like us at all! We would like to discuss this with you further, if you could get in touch with your booking details to edinburghfeedback@thehawksmoor.c om. We do hope to hear from you, Warmest Regards, Hannah

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CAtK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, very reasonable pricing for a roast. Will be back!

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TracyW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Hawksmoor such a lovely place all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were under the impression we had ordered our meal on the 2 course special but when our bill arrived we hadn't and was charged extra but they very kindly gave us it so was really appreciated. Food was absolutely beautiful. Just a wee downside was one of the waitresses dropped a bundle of plates just next to our table and a large piece of broken plate landed on our table we did say to one of the other waitresses who delivered our desserts but nothing more was said, didn't hit anyone but could of. Hope the wee girl was ok could of happened to anyone. Will certainly be back when we visit Edinburgh again.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed meal, despite how busy it was.
Our waiter was excellent and talked me through my questions about the different cooking options

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Eyoung
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Hawksmoor were friendly from when we entered until when we left. The waiting staff clearly knew the menu, and the meat, well and were very attentive. The food was fantastically tasty with good sized portions allowing us room for three courses. Great atmosphere too!

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We both had the ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. Definitely one of the best steaks we’ve had and we have tried a lot! Would absolutely recommend. We are going to London in a few weeks and will be booking to go there too.

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doobington
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Really enjoyable. Would highly recommend.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you very much doobington for taking the time to get in touch and share your feedback with us here at Hawksmoor Edinburgh. I'm delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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michelleA
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and Staff who make an effort and make the place feel special

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JamesD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, outstanding food and service. Will certainly be back again.

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had lovely food and excellent service.

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KylaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Hawksmoore and it was absolutely outstanding! Service and food were amazing!

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LoganJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food unreal service couldn’t be happier so glad I picked this place

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Suki
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Efficient helpful attentive staff.
Disappointing that main course was only steak on a plate. Range of separate accompliants poor.

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Gemkat
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed it. Main courses were slow to come out and we did have to pour our own wine at one point as the waiter had not attended to us, hence the 3 stars. Other than that the staff were very nice and accommodating to our childrens' needs. The air conditioning was a bit on the chilly side as we were seated nearer the main door.

Wine and food was very good.

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Wiibii
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and great selection of wines. Lovely spacious room, lucky to get a booth. Went for the express menu which is really good value at £23 for 3 courses. Recommend the spinach side with garlic and lemon. Also recommend the Picpoul de Pinet white wine with the SeaBream. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. We had 2 meals here. Couldn't fault it.

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JoannaD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service with a smile. Beautiful surroundings, all makes for a lovely evening

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you very much JoannaD for taking the time to get in touch and share your feedback with us here at Hawksmoor Edinburgh. I'm delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again! Warmest Regards, Hannah

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JJ279
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Booked for our anniversary and welcomed as such on entry but that was the only reference for the remainder of the evening.
Having dined at Hawksmoor Air Street (London) on previous special occasions we have always received a decorated dessert which has been lovely and much appreciated. Nothing on this occasion. Service was very sparse. Only checked on minimally and our server was missing for large periods of time. The food however was excellent and this was the reason for visiting this restaurant. Fillet steak cooked to perfection.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you very much JJ279 for taking the time to share you feedback with us here. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't receive our best service here at Hawksmoor Edinburgh when you dined with us. This is not like us at all, and we will be sure to feed your comments back to our team here. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed you food however, and we do hope to welcome you back with here again. Warmest Regards, Hannah

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Hawksmoor Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 2038 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.