Cast-Iron Fillet Steak
With bone marrow skirlie.
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
Delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere
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.
Beautiful food and amazing service. The express menu is great value for money.
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.)
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!
Really amazing, one of my favorite places.
Excellent food and service.
Superb food in a wonderful location
staff were excellent, menu was explained well.
food as expected was great, probably the best steak I've had.
no complaints at all.
Absolutely outstanding experience, food, and service.
Great food and service cannot fault anything. Can’t wait to go back
Food was great and so was the service will be back 100% thanks for looking after us 🙏
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!
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.
Ask for lobster no garlic butter it came swimming with garlic couldn’t eat food wouldn’t recommend
A very nice relaxing evening with good food and service. I was impressed with the relaxed and friendly service and food quality was good
Had a lovely evening and dining experience. Staff were very helpful and were error-free!
Lovely food and amazing helpful staff
Will definitely be back.
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.
Lovely waitress , extremely patient and helpful.
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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org om. We do hope to hear from you, Warmest Regards, Hannah
Excellent food, great service, very reasonable pricing for a roast. Will be back!
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.
Lovely relaxed meal, despite how busy it was.
Our waiter was excellent and talked me through my questions about the different cooking options
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!
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.
Great food. Really enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
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
Brilliant food and Staff who make an effort and make the place feel special
Great restaurant, outstanding food and service. Will certainly be back again.
My wife and I had lovely food and excellent service.
This was our first time at Hawksmoore and it was absolutely outstanding! Service and food were amazing!
Unreal food unreal service couldn’t be happier so glad I picked this place
Efficient helpful attentive staff.
Disappointing that main course was only steak on a plate. Range of separate accompliants poor.
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.
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.
Fabulous. We had 2 meals here. Couldn't fault it.
Excellent food, wine and service with a smile. Beautiful surroundings, all makes for a lovely evening
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
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.
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
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.