Last week was a pretty epic week for eating out. I was lucky enough to be taken to Hawksmoor, treated to brunch at Dishoom and I also met a friend for lunch at Pix. All in the space of 30 hours. Foodieclaire doesn’t do things by halves. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pics at Dishoom as it was a business lunch and I didn’t have my badass camera with me. Pix was a catch up lunch and so to have snapped away would have been rude. Plus it was an afternoon on the tiles so I didn’t want to irresponsibly take my camera out whilst on the Sauvi B.
I did however have my camera for Hawksmoor. Good old Hawksmoor. My first steak love. I still think the Spitalfields branch beats the Seven Dials one hands down (maybe its because I once spent £96 on a cut of steak at Spitalfields. Yes £96). Or just because… It’s the first branch. The one and only original. It’s heavenly Hawksmoor minus the suits and tourists. Heavenly I tell you.
Anyways when I did go, it was initially only meant to be for drinks, but the Hawksmoor at Seven Dials doesn’t have a drinks only licence so we had to have food (understandably you would have heard a lot about the newly opened basement bar at Spitalfields, London). So after a cocktail and halfway through my martini, I had a Kimchi burger. A first for me. “how would you like your burger?” the lovely bar man asked me. “medium rare” I replied. He then advised me that he recommends medium to well done as it would be rather moist as it is and if I had it medium rare it would fall apart. Ok.
He was right. It was a tough feat keeping the thing together. Damn good it was though. Lovely friends who happened to be my ex boss’s had rib steak and pearl barley. Had a bit of food envy at creamed spinach. Also, I had the option of having my Kimchi burger served with Beef Dripping Chips (wow) but I was still in “I need to fit into a wedding dress this weekend” mode, so I opted for a sensible green salad.