Hawksmoor Seven Dials

11 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London

All In London Says...

Quite possibly London's biggest, meatiest full English.

All In London

Hawksmoor claim it is the best meat you'll find in the country, and it's hard to disagree

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Address:11 Langley Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JA
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:British
Region:Covent Garden
Nearest Station:Covent Garden
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30
Monday - Thursday: 17:00 - 22:30
Friday/Saturday: 17:00 - 23:00
Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Private hire available
  • Booking advisable
  • Disabled access/facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
About: Located in the old Watney-Combe brewery, Hawksmoor Seven Dials is tucked down a quiet street a few minutes walk between Covent Garden station and Seven Dials. The bar is a perfect place for burgers, lobster rolls and a more casual steak - the full restaurant menu is available in the bar. And, of course, cocktails crafted by some of the best bartenders in London. In the heart of the West End, our Express Menu is perfect for pre and post-theatre. There's a meaty tradition for us to live up to. The Brewery's first owner, Alderman Combe, hosted an annual steak supper for London's great and good, with his guests in 1807 including the Prince of Wales and Duke of York. A newspaper reported that: "At a late hour the company left the Brewhouse, highly gratified with their beef-steaks, on which the Duchess of York was lavish in her praise, and very pleased with their worthy host's hospitality." We hope our customers leave just as satisfied.

Seven Dials is located in the heart of Covent Garden, close to the West End cinemas and theatres. It's an ideal venue for a wide range of events including award ceremonies, film premiere parties and cocktail receptions. It can accommodate up to 120 people, and drinks and canapés events for up to 250.

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

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Hawksmoor Seven Dials features in these AIL lists...

Top restaurants where you can bring your own booze
London’s favourite steakhouse lets you take your own wine on a Monday night for a £5 corkage fee. The top notch meat comes from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared and dry-aged for at least 35 days, in other words, it’s delicious. The BYOB offer also applies to their Guildhall, Air Street and Spitalfields branches.

Best places to munch a delicious Sunday roast
If you have ever eaten steak at one of Hawksmoor’s (Hawksmoor - Spitalfields, Hawksmoor – Guildhall or Hawksmoor – Seven Dials) restaurants the prospect of a roast should already have you salivating. When a place takes its beef this seriously all you need to do is book, turn up and enjoy one of the top roasts in London.

London's best beefy burgers
There is no doubt that Hawksmoor is king of the London steak scene but when it comes to burgers it does just as well. Aged beef steamed to the perfect consistency and covered in glazed buns. Steak is good but burgers are real.

London's top restaurant bars
As well as serving British cocktails from yesteryear, the bar at the Seven Dials branch of Hawksmoorserve the kimchi burger, which has reached cult-like status. If you’re not a fan of the tangy Korean dishtry the lobster roll or the French dip sandwich made with short rib beef and bone marrow gravy for dipping.



"Hawksmoor claim it is the best meat you'll find in the country, and it's hard to disagree"

Review Rating: 9 / 10
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Reviewed by James Whiting

Getting a table at a very popular Hawksmoor can be tricky, particularly the Seven Dials outpost just off Covent Garden, even on a Tuesday. However, we got lucky and bagged a table for three in the bar. This included the same service, comfier looking seats and of course the steak, no complaints at all about this!

While we waited for the third of our party to arrive the chips and dip were impossible to resist. This simple paper cone and metal gravy boat set the standard, and in the end epitomised the whole meal. There is no pretence at Hawksmoor, just simplicity at its flavourful best, and this carried through every dish from start to finish. The chips were triple cooked, and worth the effort. A crispy golden shell housed the lightest fluffy potato - without a hint of hyperbole they were the best chips anyone at the table had ever eaten. They were accompanied by a Stilton hollandaise that had exactly the right amount of cheesy punch. Even the ketchup has been improved upon and the Hawksmoor variety had an anchovy note to it that elevated the red sauce to another level.

With the party complete a few cocktails were ordered off the extensive and intriguing historical drinks menu. A Rub-a-dub Shrub was interestingly spiced and the Marmalade cocktail was a great combination of zest and zing. The atmosphere was lively, and with the conversation flowing the slab of sirloin on the bone hit the table in its cast iron skillet. Pre-sliced as requested for speed of eating, the meat was beautiful. Rare, juicy and with a caramelised charred exterior. The flavour from the grill was phenomenal, not much else can be said, it was a sublime piece of beef, cooked perfectly. The cuts of cow are priced by the gram, and are not cheap, but worth every single penny.

Sides consisted of more chips, devilled broccoli and a baked sweet potato. The crispy chips proved they were not a fluke the first time around, and the broccoli was flecked with red chilli shards that ignited the palette. Furthermore, through pure greed, grilled bone marrow was also ordered, and when it arrived it was just as decadent as was hoped for.

Nearly full from the masses of meat there was just enough room for desserts. There were no fireworks, just very tasty old fashioned favourites. Apple and rhubarb crumble with thick luxurious custard and sticky toffee pudding topped with a dollop of clotted cream were both excellent, and a thoroughly satisfying end to the meal.

If you are a fan of steak a trip to Hawksmoor is a must. The beef is Longhorn cattle from The Ginger Pig in North Yorkshire which is hung for 35 days. Hawksmoor claim it is the best meat you'll find anywhere in the country, and following this meal it was very hard to disagree.


James Whiting reviewed Hawksmoor Seven Dials on Mon 28 May 2012

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