Wednesday 3 April 2013

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

The Spitalfields venue is the only Hawksmoor branch we have been to and it's one that we have made a point of going every trip we have made to London over the last 8 years. The reason for this is not only the excellent steak that they serve but also because the bar upstairs served what we considered the best cocktails in London. Of course now there is more competition with the likes of Nightjar, wsws and Purl but when I heard that they had developed a bar downstairs with its own 'snack' menu I thought that it sounded like heaven. I wasn't far wrong. I loved it. Having used reclaimed materials the 1920's shabby chic look was the perfect setting for prohibition era cocktails. We had a comfy table in the corner which was great for people watching and the staff from bar to wait we're very accommodatin The food was very very tasty. The menu had the perfect combinations of rich and meaty with spicy and light. I really had a very happy tummy. We had the burger which was its usual perfect self, but the revelation with the short rib French dip. I do believe that HI almost did a happy dance with his feet when he realised that the sauce boat of gravy was all his. Very rich and very savoury. The larb (which is sadly no longer on the menu) and the smacked cucumbers were hot,hot,hot and refreshing which was perfect to allow us to keep eating more of the very rich meat.

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