Hawksmoor

Mum and Dad were staying in town for a couple of nights so it was the perfect excuse to go wining and dining. Not that we ever need an excuse.

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We met them at their hotel and set off in search of a Sunday Roast.

After a bit of wandering we found ourselves in Hawksmoor. We’d had our eye on this place for a while so were more than happy to try it out.

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Now as a non-meat eater going to a Steakhouse might sound like a bit of a silly idea, but personally it doesn’t bother me. I don’t like to be awkward or make people change their preferences for me. I can’t say I’ve never had a problem finding something to eat on a menu and I guess I want to prove that just because you don’t eat a certain thing it doesn’t mean you have to go to special places or make a massive fuss. (Vegan might be a bit different, but even then, nowadays you find that restaurants are very accommodating).

I also have a theory that the restaurant is only as good as their veggie dish. A good chef can make a few humble vegetables taste incredible just with a few spices, experimenting and TLC. For me a good veggie dish is a very good indicator of a brilliant chef – obviously a very broad, sweeping statement..but just saying. Now obviously, it’s a steak house, and I do appreciate that, so I would never expect there to be lots of veggie options..which i’m fine with. However if it’s a good restaurant I hope that the couple of options they do have will be amazing.

I know that some people don’t want to support restaurants that serve meat out of principle – especially if you don’t eat it. However if you look into a lot of these restaurants you’ll see that they have very strong ethical stances and really do give a lot back. I already told you about the commitment to sustainability that Randall & Aubin have, well Hawksmoor has also been recognised numerous times as also being a sustainable restaurant. They support various different charities including Action Against Hunger and One Water Foundation.

I like that.

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Anyway, rambling over. Cheers to Sunday’s, family and friends.

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Onto the food. Shall we?

Dad and Haze got Sunday Roasts.

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Beef with all the trimmings.

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If you want extra anything there is a list of every side you could wish for, from macaroni cheese, to dripping fries or creamed spinach. Delish.

Unfortunately there was no veggie roast so Mum and I went for the veggie option of baked ricotta & rye tart with artichokes and mushrooms.

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I loved it, Mum wasn’t as overly enthused as me…so I ate most of hers too.

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All eyes on the prize. The dessert.

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A giant Ferrero Rocher that was completely to die for.

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Gooey in the middle and crunchy on the outside. We all said we’d go back just for that!!

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What I would say is, if you’re a meat eater then a Hawksmoor Sunday Roast is a good’en – I have it on very good authority. Now if they could throw a veggie roast in there that would be amazing!!

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