So last night I thought it only right and proper to check out the Hawksmoor boys’ new bar at Spitalfields. And it really is a thing of beauty – all shiny copper and glossy teal tiles. According to co-owner Will, it used to be a dodgy strip club – then storage for Huw’s “compulsive auction house and eBay addiction” – but thankfully for all of us, it’s now a rather fabulous bar with its own food menu and short drinks list featuring five monthly changing “Desert Island Drinks” (personal favourites chosen by various Hawksmoor bartenders) you can see the list here. Will and Huw are picking the first month’s drinks and their choices go back to the original 2006 Hawksmoor list.
On the food front, you need to get involved with the shortrib nuggets and the Tamworth Laab. There’s also a very decent Hawksmoor Hamburger, Chilli Cheese Dog, Fried Oysters and Poutine (which is basically Canada’s version of cheesy chips). Enough said.
What else you need to know…
You can book but only if you’re eating. The bar is also available for private events (via Katie@thehawksmoor.com)
Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar
157 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
Tel. 020 7426 4856
Mon – Thu 5.30-11pm