Among London steak aficionados Hawksmoor is known as one, if not the, best steakhouse(s) in town. Instead of pandering to my steak craving I decided to indulge in some burgers and hotdogs.
The interior of Hawksmoor Seven Dials is that of a dark-wood US steakhouse. I personally like it a lot and the ambiance in the place is very nice as well. Apart from a formal dining area they also have a bar area where I sat this time (I prefer sitting behind the bar as I find it provides for better ambiance).
When I visited Hawksmoor Seven Dials I tried the following dishes:
- Hawksmoor Seven Dials: Special Christmas Burger with roast potatoes (8/10)
- Hawksmoor Seven Dials: Chilli Cheese dog topped with house-made chilli and Ogleshield Cheese (7.5/10)
- Hawksmoor Seven Dials: Blackberry Ripple Panna Cotta (8/10)
The special Christmas Burger with roast potatoes was absolutely massive and the barman told me that it was probably sufficient to just order that as he’d only seen one person before who was able to finish the meal…well clearly he did not know my insatiable appetite for burgers, hotdogs and the likes. The dish was very tasty and devoured the meal in about 5 mins…it must not have been a particularly pretty sight for the rest of the bar
I’d tried a Hawksmoor burger before at the WeFeast food festival and I enjoyed it very much. The Christmas burger I tried this time, I enjoyed equally and the hotdog was nice as well. However, if given the choice, I’d choose a Hawksmoor steak over the burger or hotdog any time.
All in all, I do have to admit that I prefer the Goodman Burger slightly over both burgers that I’ve tried at Hawksmoor. However, when it comes to burgers at Hawksmoor Seven Dials is that they have 3 burgers on offer, with one special thematic burger that changes every month.
The total bill at Hawksmoor Seven Dials came to £38 (incl. service charge and a pomegranate juice).
Overall rating for Hawksmoor Seven Dials: 8/10
(Overall rating is based on taste, ambiance and price)