Hawksmoor Edinburgh

(29 Reviews)
23 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
British, Scottish, Seafood & Grills, Steaks & Grills
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Main course: £30
Food spend: £50

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 03:00 & 05:00 - 06:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 04:00 & 05:00 - 06:00.

Restaurant description

Praised by many as the UK’s finest steak restaurant, Hawksmoor Edinburgh is housed within the Grade A-listed former National Bank of Scotland Banking Hall. Refurbished to celebrate the building’s original features, the restaurant draws upon the amazing produce Scotland has to offer.

Headed by a range of door wedge-thick ‘large cuts’ ordered by desired weight (and ideal for sharing), the Hawksmoor menu also offers premium steak cuts, fresh fish and an array of luxury sides. Along with prime meat cuts from small British farms, enjoy indulgences like potted beef with bacon and Yorkshires, or roast scallops with tarragon & garlic. Must-try puddings include peanut butter shortbread with salted caramel ice cream, and pineapple and coconut pavlova.

The Sunday roast, voted the best in the UK by Observer Food Monthly, is served with perfected trimmings, with meat cuts including a slow-roast rump, or slow-roast prime rib. A revolutionary cocktail list at Hawksmoor in Edinburgh includes categories like ‘eye opening’ anti-fogmatics, and light afternoon ‘bridging drinks’.

Find Edinburgh’s Hawksmoor restaurant a short walk from Waverley Station.

Please note, Sunday roasts are not available after 5pm.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Hawksmoor Edinburgh
(based on 29 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • business (6)
  • dinner (20)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (18)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (6)
  • views (1)
  • By Jamie M from Edinburgh
    30 November 2019

    A wonderful experience. The best Steak in Edinburgh in my opinion!

  • By Peter B from Edinburgh
    9 November 2019

    A lovely experience but my steak was overcooked, took some time but the second attempt was delicious

  • By Vivienne D from BATHGATE
    14 October 2019

    Love The Hawksmoor. Staff are very good and knowledgeable. Due to an allergy dishes were explained to ensure nothing was ordered that could cause a problem. Food was excellent. The starter of Yorkshire puddings and potted beef is superb. Steaks cooked to perfection.

  • By Steven I from Leeds
    20 September 2019

    Service was very poor which we think was down to issues in the kitchen

  • By Fiona L from Kirkcaldy
    28 July 2019

    Very pleasant staff, atmosphere - the food was lovely would highly recommend and return ourselves

  • By Sharon D from Edinburgh
    1 June 2019

    Fabulous surroundings, excellent rump steak main, best steak I’ve had for ages. BUT... why oh why do you spoil the ambience of such a sedate classy environment by playing screechy pop music??? I asked for a change, but was told it was a Hawskmoor playlist, carefully chosen to be a 'bit of everything'.... Noooo. If you can’t have quiet laid back jazz or classical, then even better than that is to play nothing, because you can’t please everybody. Also, I thought the waiting staff were very casually dressed - faded jeans and checked shirts. But again, it was the best steak ever! Pity about the ambience.

  • By Erroll B from Edinburgh
    30 May 2019

    It's a great dining experience. Well worth going just for the building

  • By Pam F from Edinburgh
    8 May 2019

    IT WAS DISAPPOINTING. We arrived at 6.30pm and were one of the first people there. We ordered our meal and were told that the CHICKEN WOULD TAKE A BIT LONGER TO PREPARE!!! Over an hour later we were still sitting there, tired after working, wine nearly finished and eventually the food appeared. We could and should have complained however it leaves a low finish to a night. As avid eaters out at the best of restaurants and an expensive meal, it did not add up to expectations.

  • By Lady joy I from Edinburgh
    30 April 2019

    We booked the Express deal, £25 for two courses with a drink. It was lovely! The food was delicious, a very good choice. I decided to have the rump steak, which I don’t usually order, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The free drink was fantastic and my husband enjoyed his beer. Portion sizes were great. Not too big but definitely enough. We will certainly return here in the near future

  • By David C from Edinburgh
    26 April 2019

    Lamb like plastic, shiny and clearly heated up. One lager option, a small can of something I have never heard of before and although it cost just under £5 was tasteless. Clear evidence that the customers are not rolling in (probably due to the ongoing works outside) and so the product is declining along with reduced investment.

Restaurant Location Map
Hawksmoor Edinburgh
23 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA