Hawksmoor Spitalfields | Smartly Refurbed Debut
You know what’s ironic?
Red meat, apparently.
Also, the fact that steak-slingers Hawksmoor – the restaurant group famed for its beautiful venues – should have received such immense criticism for the “office-like” decor in its debut restaurant.
So in the dozen year stretch between Hawksmoor Spitalfields opening and today, it’s lagged considerably behind its ever-growing number of ever-more beautiful siblings. Even the bar below the restaurant outshone it (literally, thanks to its stunning, gleaming brass fittings).
So now all that’s changed. After handing over the keys to the place to the interior architects responsible for designing all of their other branches, they’ve now reopened with an all-new-yet-simultaneously-old-fashioned look. Without pushing too many boundaries, they’ve played it safe, and raided reclamation yards & antiques shops to give the space the same vintage feel as their other joints. Tabletops have been made from an old chemistry lab. The parquet floor was sourced from a sanatorium in Northumberland. Etcetera.
They have also taken the opportunity to revamp the menu a little, adding dishes like their twelve hour beef short-rib (slow-cooked with claret, bone marrow & Roscoff onions); some roast scallops with fennel pollen & garlic; and a delightful-sounding Tunworth mash made using aged Neal’s Yard cheese.
Which sounds like a nice mashup.
NOTE: Hawksmoor and the Spitalfields Bar are open now. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
Hawksmoor | 157 Commercial Street, E1 6BJ
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