The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is usually busy but not too loud.
This visit was to celebrate our second wedding anniversary so I started with a glass of Prosecco. Peter had a Shirley Temple.
We both had the same to start, asparagus with duck egg hollandaise. The asparagus had the perfect bite and the hollandaise was rich and creamy.
Then came the main event. Although I like most cuts, if rib-eye is on the menu then I tend to go for that. This night was no exception. I had the rib-eye (medium rare), and Peter had the fillet (medium-well) which came butterflied. We also had a few sides, triple cooked chips (crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside), creamed spinach (a good effort but needed some seasoning as I found it a bit bland) and one of their new sides - devilled sprouting broccoli which was cooked in anchovy butter and chilli (this is my new favourite).
For the sauce, I had bearnaise (one of the best bearnaise sauces I've ever had) and Peter went for the peppercorn. Their peppercorn isn't the cream based sauce but more like a gravy.
What I really like about Hawksmoor is that they let the meat rest so by the time it gets to your table there are no bloody juices sloshing about on your plate.
Amazingly, we still had room for dessert. I tried the cornflake sundae - which tasted exactly like my morning bowl of cornflakes (odd but good), and Peter had the chocolate pudding with cream, which gave me major dessert envy.
Needless to say we pretty much rolled out of there, full of lovely food and our wallets a lot lighter. Still, for amazing food and great service it's worth it for special occasions.