Situated in the heart of the city, Hawksmoor Guildhall provides ‘the best power breakfast’ (GQ) to London’s financial capital. Perfect for meetings and entertaining clients, it has a cocktail bar manned by some of the best bartenders London has to offer and a wine room that is big enough to conduct tastings of the extensive list of wines and ports that are available by the glass.
The restaurant is a stone’s throw from what may well have been the world’s first steakhouse, which went by the unlikely name of Dolly’s. If the story that it was given by Queen Anne to her favourite cook, Dorothy, is to be believed, she would have first stoked up the grill between 1702 and 1714. It was frequented by Fielding, Defoe, Swift, Dryden, Boswell and Pope and received the following tribute in 1846: 'a more celebrated tavern does not exist within the precincts of London'. How shall we number the great and celebrated men who have many a time and often visited the venerable gridiron at Dolly’s. And a rare gridiron it is! For upwards of a century that gridiron has never cooled; by night and day from luncheon-bearing morn, through dinner-inviting mid-day, till suppery eve, perpetually are its bars simmering and simpering forth their greaseful admiration of the tender steaks which lie upon them. We hope that Hawksmoor Guildhall will one day be worthy of the same kind of praise.
Hawksmoor Guildhall has 160 covers in the restaurant, 75 in the bar and a private dining room with audio visual facilities seating 22.
Hawksmoor Guildhall is available for exclusive hire for corporate and private parties. The space is perfect for all types of events including breakfast banquets, wedding receptions, Bar Mitzvahs, Christmas parties, conferences, awards parties, product launches and canapé receptions. The experienced team at Hawksmoor offer complete event management throughout the planning process and work closely with all clients to ensure that everything is perfect on the day.
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- Provides: Free wi-fi