The Hawskmoor have some of the best barmen in the world in their meaty hands, and as great as those steaks are, one should never neglect their cocktails. The Spitafields bar is all about the drinks. So no steaks in here but yes, you can eat them in the restaurant above. Win, win.
This basement bar has good heritage in the form of a seedy Russian strip club. Sadly the pole was removed but they have replaced it with a very beautiful 60 cover space (think reclaimed mirrors/tiles/chemistry lab tops, etc) with coves that sit 5 to 7 people (we reckon 10) which can be booked, or you can just rock up and grab a stool at the bar.
Drinking? Yes please – BarChick’s favourite is always Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew, it goes down worryingly easily, then there was the Porter House Flip which is surprisingly light considering the ingredients – Appleton VX, Guinness & an egg with grated nutmeg.
Now for the bar snacks – so naughty, but so what! Highlights for us – the ox cheek nuggets filled with cheese; the pig’s head poutine which is chips, curd cheese gravy and yes, pig’s head; and the chicken wings, you can’t go wrong with chicken wings. Pig out people, diet tomorrow.