Posted By Kerri


It’s taken me a while to post this, mostly because it’s taken me a while to process the experience and deal with it. The Hawksmoor has long been regarded as one of the best steak restaurants in London and certainly my previous experiences of dining there have backed this up. A while ago, they introduced the burger to their lunch menu after a long period of researching the perfect recipe, supplier and method of cooking. Stephen and I both love burgers and have been patiently waiting for an opportunity to visit, knowing that if their burgers were anything like their steaks, then they’d be very good.

We went on Monday and were really disappointed. Possibly because we’d built it up so much in our heads but also because what we were served was undercooked and under-seasoned. We’re both big fans of the medium-rare burger but, unfortunately, this was verging on under-cooked. It was only when I got home and compared the picture with Helen and Niamh’s that I realised just how undercooked it was. Not only was the charring on the outside lacking but it was impossible to pick up and eat with our hands as the whole thing just crumbled.

In retrospect, we should have sent it back because I’m sure they would have been more than happy to rectify the mistake but we just didn’t realise until it was too late. Such a shame and hopefully just an off-day.


Oct 19th, 2009

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  1. Helen said,

    Hey guys. I just wanted to ask if Hawksmoor have seen this? I know they would be really upset you had a bad experience there. That burger does look seriously raw – what an unfortunate mistake.
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  2. Kerri said,

    I’m sure they would too but I’m pretty sure it was just an unfortunate mistake, as you said and especially since everyone else has had such a positive experience. We really should have said something at the time anyway. Hopefully we’ll get back there soon and experience the burger in all it’s glory!

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