Review on Hawksmoor Seven Dials
Following the success of their Spitalfields restaurant, Hawksmoor Seven Dials has opened in Covent Garden located in the old Watney-Combe brewery. The steakhouse is tucked down a quiet cobbled alley and you enter down a staircase to the basement bar area leading to the smart dining room. The restaurant is very atmospheric with some of the original features intact such as the Victorian cast iron columns and the vaulted ceiling, with exposed brick walls. Tables have been reclaimed from old laboratories and industrial piping and old metal lamps add to the ambience.
The meat for their steaks is sourced from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire by multi-award winners The Ginger Pig. They are dry-aged hung for at least 35 days and cooked on a real charcoal grill. As well as the succulent steaks there are well-sourced fish dishes such as Dorset Blue Lobster and hand-dived scallops. Traditional desserts are on offer in the shape of a sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream or apple pie and custard.
The well-considered wine list offers ample choice across the range and there is a tempting cocktail list. Service is relaxed but efficient and Hawksmoor Seven Dials was the winner in the 'Best New Restaurant' category of the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2011.
In the basement they have now opened a new bar called Hawksmoor Spitalfields which features sharing style dishes, as well as smaller versions of Hawksmoor classics, together with a regularly changing cocktail list.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 11.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 9.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (5.00 - 11.00pm Fri)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express