Why locals love it
Best steak in town? It's up there. Add this to the fact that on Mondays its BYOB (£5 corkage) and the pre 18:30 Express Menu offers 3 courses for £26 – it's a complete steal. The Hawksmoor serves red meat and the interior reflects that, pure masculinity: exposed brick vaults and wooden panelling. Beware, city boy haven.
Why you should visit it
To eat great steak. The atmosphere is always upbeat, helped by the dimly lit cocktail bar which serves up tremendous cocktails – the horseradish infused Bloody Mary will do more than nurse your hangover. Even the breakfasts excel here (Guildhall Branch) – bone marrow with your full English, sir?
Must try – grilled bone marrow, cornflake hardshake, anchovy hollandaise, meat from the blackboard.