Review on Hawksmoor Borough
Located next door to Borough Market, Will Beckett and Huw Gott opened their sixth London site in February 2017, just a few minutes walk from London Bridge station. Housed in a former hop warehouse on the grounds of the medieval Winchester Palace, built in the 12th century by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry Blois. Macaulay Sinclair interior architects have retained many of the original features of the 19th century building, with wooden beams, oak columns and brickwork sympathetically salvaged and restored.
Spread over two floors with a downstairs 'Cook's Room' with its own private kitchen where chefs will create new dishes, and by night it becomes a private dining room seating 14 guests. The restaurant has a smart clubby vibe with reclaimed table tops from an old chemistry laboratory set against green leather seating, with the large overhead lights sourced from a Masonic lodge.
Their meat is supplied from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire by multi-award winners The Ginger Pig, dry-aged hung for at least 35 days and cooked on a real charcoal grill. Seafood arrives daily from Brixham fishermen and the kitchen under the leadership of Simon Cotterill makes the most of the freshest ingredients from Borough Market. Old Spot belly ribs is a good starting point, or if you fancy fish there's Salcombe crab on toast. Main courses showcase Hawksmoor's favourite cuts of steaks, Bone-in prime rib, Porterhouse and Chateaubriand, but you are warned that they are big, so are perfect for sharing. If you still have room for dessert, there's sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream or a strawberry and lime bomb.
There's a first-class wine list to accompany the food sourced from well-known and small producers from around the world, together with a tasty cocktail list.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 10.30pm Sat & 12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express