Probably one of the UK’s most beloved steakhouses, Hawksmoor is the epitome of proper British steak. With branches in Edinburgh, London and Manchester, Hawksmoor is famous for their charcoal grilled, 35-day dry aged steaks, award-winning cocktails, and spectacular interiors, and it has now announced that it will be opening a Liverpool branch in the iconic, Grade II-listed India Buildings, on the corner of Brunswick Street and Fenwick Street this autumn.
Fresh from opening ‘the hottest steakhouse in New York’ last year and ranking number one in the ‘World’s Best Steak Restaurants’ list, co-founder Will Beckett said: “We’ve spent lots of time in Liverpool over the years, and it’s one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the country. We’ve found a beautiful, listed building in such a great location. It’s an amazing site, we’re really excited to do it justice by building something really special.
“We have made lots of friends in Liverpool, many who run and own some of the fantastic independent bars and restaurants that make Liverpool tick, and have been such a key part of the reputation Liverpool has developed in the last few years. We’ve been talking to them for a long time about how we can build a restaurant that would really fit into this city.”
And while it may be a bit on the expensive side with a fillet steak costing £39, the experience at Hawksmoor is completely worth it if you’re looking for a meal that’s guaranteed to please. Serving British-bred, grass-fed beef only, guests can expect to enjoy beef that’s packed full of flavour, luxurious cuts, and a delicious array of cocktails to accompany. Plus, those who want to experience the ‘world’s best steaks’ can enjoy a set menu on a budget with two courses costing £23 and three courses priced at £26.
At Hawksmoor, steak takes pride and place on the menu with a range of cuts to choose from- Chateaubriand, bone-in prime rib, porterhouse, T-bone, fillet, rib-eye, sirloin and rump. And the sauces, sides and extras aren’t to be sniffed at either. Dip or coat your chosen steak in the likes of béarnaise sauce, peppercorn sauce, bone marrow gravy or anchovy hollandaise or top the succulent meat with either grilled bone marrow, maple bacon or fried eggs.
Choose from sensational sides like triple-cooked chips, dripping fries, mash and gravy, buttered Jersey royals, macaroni cheese, creamed spinach, garlic mushrooms or buttered purple sprouting broccoli, to name a few. As well as serving steak, Hawksmoor also offers main courses like whole royal sea bream, charcoal grilled monkfish, herb-fed chicken with béarnaise sauce, ricotta dumplings with peas, broad beans, asparagus & wild garlic, or the Hawksmoor hamburger.
Hawksmoor also serves up a cracking Sunday roast with chargrilled steak at the heart of the meal. Our tip for when Hawksmoor arrives in Liverpool? Be sure to finish with the Rolo-style Ambassador pudding.