Hawksmoor recently opened a new outpost to add to its celebrated restaurants in Shoreditch, Seven Dials and Guildhall, eateries known for high quality, expertly sourced steaks. Hawksmoor Air Street, aimed to bring an added extra to its already successful formula; a seafood slant.
The restaurant epitomises Art Deco; polished wood veneer, tasteful green leather upholstery, stained glass, vintage mirrors with a lively, buzzing atmosphere. The menu did not disappoint. We started with cocktails, sampling the Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew (50p from each one served goes to Football Gambia) and a Rogerio’s Batida, and quickly moved onto our starters opting for the Brixham crab on toast with mayonnaise and the Potted beef & bacon with Yorkshires. For main we were desperate to try one of the new fish dishes, however unfortunately due to the popularity of the restaurant a few were unavailable. Instead we chose Fillet steak with béarnaise sauce and Rib-eye steak with peppercorn sauce, triple cooked chips and spinach, lemon and garlic. The steaks were rich and tender, cooked to perfection. To compliment our mains we shared a bottle of Pulenta Estate, Malbec 2009 from Mendoza, Argentina. For pudding we had Peanut Butter Shortbread with Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Lemon Tart, finding it hard not to choose the Sticky Toffee Pudding (50p from every one goes to Action Against Hunger). My eyes were bigger than my stomach but the few mouthfuls I tried of each dish were delicious; nutty, crumbly shortbread and light, citrus tart. The Hawksmoor is not to be missed.
020 7406 3980
5a Air Street, London, W1