Two years and five London trips later, we decided to put Hawksmoor back on the culinary itinerary. We went for the express menu, which they serve Mondays to Saturdays until 6.30pm and from 10pm onwards. It’s super sulit at £24 for two courses and £27 for three courses.
For starters, Plaid Boy went for the bone marrow topped with some sort of green sauce. I think he enjoyed this better than he did the last time.
I opted for the Doddington Caesar salad. Refreshingly light and quite well balanced with the seasoning. They weren’t shy with the cheese, which I loved.
I ordered the 200g fillet tail (£5 supplement) rare. Seared quite well, the char on the cut gave it a decent smoky flavour.
I skipped pudding as I was extremely full but Plaid Boy ordered the white chocolate cheesecake. I was extremely surprised as I watch him devour this dish with much gusto – he’s not one for desserts but he said he enjoyed this more than he enjoyed his steak. Interesting.
Our total bill came to around what I’d normally pay individually when I go to Hawksmoor for dinner service. Pretty awesome.
I doubt I’ve changed Plaid Boy’s mind about London steakhouses (or London restaurants for that matter), but I’m rather convinced it’s the company that makes him happy to come back. Teehee, things that love can do and all that jazz.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials
11 Langley St, London WC2H 9JG | +44(0)20 7420 9390
Ave spend pp: £30 for set lunch with drinks; £60 for dinner service with drinks