Foodie Review: Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Covent Garden

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Back again with another foodie review to get your teeth into and today I'm sharing my experience at Hawksmoor Seven Dials in Covent Garden. To celebrate our two year anniversary, Jack and I thought we'd try somewhere a little more special and so opted for a place that describes itself as "the best steak restaurant in the UK". 

We got to the restaurant a little earlier than planned since we were already in London and so we thought we'd wait in the bar. With such an extensive list of premium cocktails, it was hard to choose just which to go for but I opted for a classic Pina Colada and Jack had his standard Manhattan. These guys certainly do not spare on the spirits and it was a lot stronger than I anticipated as I very rarely drink (if at all) but it was still pretty great. 

 It wasn't before long that our table was ready and so we were taken to the back of the restaurant for our dinner giving us a chance to get a full look at the place. Being in the West End, Hawksmoor boasts a high end, premium vibe but it also maintains a rustic yet stylish ambiance which makes for a wonderful setting to enjoy your meal no matter what the occasion. 

The menu is certainly not meant for vegetarians (sorry to you veggies) and focusses itself on prime meat cuts, hearty starters and sides. To start, I went for the Roasted Scallops in White Port and Garlic (picture above). Being a big sea food fan also, scallops are an ideal starter for me and are not too filling so not to spoil your main. They did not disappoint - perfectly cooked, bursting with flavour from the subtle port and garlic and topped off with beautiful presentation. 

For my main, I naturally had to go for a steak although the Sunday roast was tempting. It was pretty hard to choose just which one from such a range of cuts but I went for a sirloin whilst Jack chose a rib-eye -both cooked rare. In my opinion, if you're going to have a steak, the best way to enjoy it is bloody and these were cooked to perfection. Infused with some light seasoning, chargrilled on the outside and wonderfully pink on the inside, I'd honestly say this is one of the best steaks I've ever sampled. Myself and Jack also ordered a side of béarnaise sauce, baked mac'n'cheese and beef dripping fries which were absolutely amazing. Despite being a seemingly simple meal, it was prepared and cooked with such quality proving that when it comes to good food, less is more. 

Having ordered so much food, it was certainly a struggle to finish but it was so worth it. I honestly cannot recommend this place enough and I'm intrigued now to try one of their other chains. As a much pricer option than we usually go for (our bill totalled nearly £150 for two courses each, drinks and sides), it was the perfect dinner choice for our anniversary. We decided to skip dessert as the choices weren't massively special compared to the main dishes but there are some excellent icecreams and British, home-cooking inspired choices in there too.

 Overall, our experience of Hawksmoor was fantastic - good service, outstanding food and fantastic atmosphere makes for a fantastic evening out, especially for a special occasion. Have you ever visited a Hawksmoor restaurant? What are your favourite places to eat? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave them below. I had such an amazing weekend celebrating my anniversary with Jack. In case you missed it, you can check out my anniversary post here.

Until next time fellow food lovers,







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  1. The food sounds so amazing, definitely worth how much it cost. Im not a fan of steak but I'm sure they'd be something on the menu that I'd like to try! I love the rustic feel to the restaurant as well. Glad you two had a fab time on your anniversary!

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    1. Oh definitely, there's some amazing courses on there! I think you'd love one of their roasts - their chips alone are awesome. Was a pricey meal but so worth it, really made for a special date. Thanks sweetie xx

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  2. Mmm this place looks amazing! You can't beat some stake but I have to have mine well done, can't deal with it haha! I'm glad you had a lovely time!
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    1. Haha but you end up ruining it! You lose all the flavour! Ha thanks hun xx

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  3. The steak looks amazing but it's the mac'n'cheese I'd be dying to try, I'm obsessed with it and that one looks so good!

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    1. It was pretty amazing mac 'n' cheese! They bake it so it's extra crispy one top. You'd love it :) x

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  4. I'm all for simplicity with optimum quality; Hawksmoor Seven Dials sounds extremely appealing because of this! You've written up such a lovely little review, Sophie, and god, that steak looks amazing!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! Means alot coming from you, I'm such a big fan of your blog! xx

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  5. i'm visiting london next week and i'm definitely going to covent garden, unfortunately i probably won't go here because i'm vegetarian haha. looks good though!

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    1. Ha yeah it's probably not ideal for vegetarians but there's loads of lovely alternatives instead haha. Hope you have a lovely time visiting my hometown! xx

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  6. We went to Hawksmoor for Pauls birthday last year and it was sooo good! I do love a steak and these were just cooked to perfection. Can't wait to go back! x

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    1. Aw awesome! Which one did you go to? Me too, it was so perfectly cooked, I loved it. Me either, will definitely be visiting again xx

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  7. great post dear! I love your blog:)

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  8. Such a great article! I really enjoyed it! ^^

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  9. My boyfriend and I usually head to Gaucho for our special occasion treats as there is one fairly close to us, but i've been dying to try out Hawksmoor as well ! I've heard such good things, and the food looks amazing. Yummy.

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    1. Aw I really want to go there also! It looks amazing. Definitely try out here if you can, if you love Gaucho then you'd love it here xx

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