Hawksmoor have been wowing diners of London over the last few years with their take on a classic steak house. With their empire growing to four sites, the bar under their Spitalfields restaurant makes for an addition.
The decor has a distressed speakeasy vibe, whilst retaining the sumptuous facets of a steak house. Wood and leather dominate this cosy bar area. Seating is apportioned to various intimate nooks and crannies. Mirrored walls add the appearance of space.
Whilst serving arguably some of the best bar food in London (their Shortrib French dip sandwich was judged by Time Out to be one of the best dishes in London), Hawksmoor bar is no slouch in the drinks department. Whilst there is unfortunately no beers on tap, the four bottled beers on offer are Greenwich Meantime Lager and Pale Ale, as well as Kernel Porter and IPA. Two fine beers each form two fantastic London Breweries. Simple perfection. Beers are served in heavy straight glass tankards. I don’t know why this makes them taste better, but it does.
In addition to a fine wine list, ten good cocktails complete the drinks menu. The Tobacco Old Fashioned in particular was a drink equal to its surroundings.
Review courtesy of Nick @BlogandDuck - thanks!