Famous British steakhouse and restaurant Hawksmoor has arrived in Dublin, taking up residence in a magnificent old building on College Green that harks back to the mid-1840s and was once the National Bank.
Hawksmoor Dublin joins an array of Hawksmoor sites around the world - the majority are based in London and major British cities like Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool, but Dublin is the second international site for the all-conquering steak slingers, joining Hawksmoor New York.
The interiors are just what you expect from the group - cavernous high ceilings, immaculate parquet floors and plush leather banquettes and chairs to settle into. The colour palette is all polished timber and forest green, with lots of brass accenting - a timeless steakhouse style - and the original ornate plasterwork remains too. The bar and the restaurant are separated by a large glass and wood partition, marking the divide between the two.
On the food front, Hawksmoor is famous for its meat and steak cooking (the group was voted the World's Best Steak Restaurant in 2022) though in truth, the menu carried a wide array of classic British cooking. The usual chalkboard of steak cuts and weights will be available alongside classic choices on the a la carte (with all beef sourced from Irish small holding farms). There is also plenty of choice for pescatarians too, including brand new dishes coming to the Dublin menu such as lobster cooked in cream and whiskey, with leeks and Cais na Tire cheese. A large portion of the seafood and fish on the menu also comes from Irish waters.
The dessert menu also introduces a few new faces alongside tried-and-tested favourites like the Hawksmoor sticky toffee pudding - the Peanut Butter Louis arrives on this side of the pond after debuting at Hawksmoor New York, and there's also a brand new Irish coffee tiramisu to finish off the meal. Expect the usual extensive and brilliant wine list, not to mention Hawksmoor's outstanding cocktail list.