Hawksmoor Air Street

5a Air Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 0AD

The freshest fish in London

Hawksmoor Air Street
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Review Summary from 3 reviews

Address
5a Air Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 0AD

Telephone
020 7406 3980

Cuisine
British

Region
Mayfair

Nearest Station
Piccadilly Circus (0.09 miles)

Website
http://thehawksmoor.com/airstreet

Opening Summary

Lunch
Monday – Friday: 12pm-3pm

Dinner
Monday – Thursday: 5pm-10:30pm
Friday: 5pm-11pm

All day
Saturday: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-10.00pm

Restaurant Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Children Welcome

Credit Cards Accepted

Music Played

Booking Advisable

Top tip: go for the Sunday roast for a bargain Hawksmoor experience. Duck fat potatoes, bone marrow gravy and beautiful beef for around £20.

All In London

'If a city gets the restaurants is deserves then London has clearly been a very good girl of late. [Hawksmoor Air Street] is everything you woud want it to be and quite a bit more.' Jay Rayner, Observer

Located in an Art Deco room overlooking Regent Street, the menu at Hawksmoor Air Street is equally-weighted between steak and seafood. We've teamed up with Mitch Tonks, the chef/owner of one of the best seafood restaurants in the country, to mastermind the fish side of things, not least by ensuring that we receive the freshest produce possible straight from Brixham market in Devon. Like our steaks, most of the seafood is simply cooked over real charcoal. A steakhouse serving the best fish in London? That's our aim. Close to the theatres of the West-End, we have an Express Menu that's perfect for lunch, pre-theatre and post-theatre dinners. The entrance to the restaurant is on the short stretch of Air Street between Piccadilly and Regent Street.

Air Street is the perfect space for a wide range of events including award ceremonies, film premiere parties and cocktail receptions. It can accommodate up to 235 people in the restaurant and 70 in the bar.

For more information on private hire and events, please contact our events team on 020 7481 6358.

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All In London Review

Go to splurge

What can be said about Hawksmoor's steaks that hasn’t been said already? We know they’ve scoured the ends of the earth searching for the perfect beef, only to find it in the English countryside. That the cattle is grass-fed, which makes a huge difference to the flavour – call us slushy but we could practically taste the sweet fresh grass with each mouthful, along with a beautifully charred exterior that you only get from grilling meat over proper charcoal, and evenly distributed fat that adds to its velvety, melt-in-the-mouth qualities. The fillet steak in particular is so soft you could almost cut it up with a fork. Quality like this comes at a price of course, the porterhouse may be £8.50 for 100g, but upon ordering we learn the minimum offered is 750g. That’s £63.75 just for one main, before you factor in a side dish. Then again, you probably knew all of this at the start of this paragraph.

But it’s not all about the steaks here. For this, their fourth restaurant, Hawksmoor have enlisted Mitch Tonks, a chef known for his expertise cooking fish and seafood. And here, the self-proclaimed and unanimously considered best steakhouse in Britain gives equal billing to meat and fish.

There’s monkfish, turbot, Dover sole and lobster, all above £35 not including any sides, be warned. We’re a little disappointed to hear there are no oysters, fresh or otherwise, as we’d wanted to start our meat feast with as much pomp as possible but never mind; a portion of fried queenie scallops in batter comes with a sizeable jug of tartare sauce with dill and plump capers, and two huge Tamworth belly ribs have incredibly moist meat, paired with a big (there’s a theme here you see) chunk of fresh red cabbage.

There is some gorgeous creamed spinach which still has a bit of bite, a dish of very creamy, American-style macaroni cheese and some slightly lumpy mashed potato with gravy. The Jansson’s Temptation, a potato gratin dish with anchovies, cream and grated cheese, is a little on the salty side, especially seeing as the addition of anchovies is a result of mistranslating the Swedish for sprats, which are more like sardines. And while I’m nit-picking, a negroni is piled with ice cubes so huge (there it is again) that I have to tilt the glass backwards very dangerously at a risk of spilling the drink over my blouse. Have they not considered their ice cube/tumbler/customer ratio?

They do take wine very seriously however. The Ramón Bilbao limited edition Rioja 2009 we order isn’t the right temperature as it’s only just been delivered, so the waitress recommends decanting it twice. It’s still too cold, so instead they bring us a bottle of Cruz de Alba, Crianza 2009, which at £40 is just £2.50 more, but they offer us a dessert worth £7 to make up the difference. We’re almost at bursting point by the time it arrives, but not a crumb remains of the peanut butter shortbread with salted caramel ice cream.

Our bill comes to £220. Go to splurge, and if possible procure a nearby snoozing place for immediately after the meal.

Reviewed by Leila
Published on Apr 12, 2013


User Reviews

Reviewed by Tom R
Visited Hawksmoor Air Street over the Christmas period with some friends. The restaurant was clearly busy but the staff were very accommodating and helpful. One of us was late (as usual!) but despite ordering 10 mins after us his food still came out with everyone else's. I would recommend Shakey Pete's Ginger Brew as a drink, we had at least one each (a few more for me!). The food was fantastic, we ordered from the set menu and although it is relatively expensive I have had worse meals and paid more so all in all a great experience.

Jan 2, 2015

Reviewed by toby from London
We had a roast here a week ago and while the meat (beef) was outstanding the level of the occasion didn't live up to my previous visits. My plate came missing onion and roast garlic (everybody else had it) and when I asked to swap cream for ice cream with dessert I was told in a humorous way that I was "pushing it". Haha, nice waitress, good banter except that the amount of ice cream that was put on my salted caramel chocolate slice was a joke - but I wasn't laughing, oh no.

Mains here are great, starters are tiny.

Mar 19, 2014

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