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Birthday at The Hawksmoor

The twins turn twelve next week and I still can’t quite believe that they are growing into young men. I mean, they are still kids, still my little boys, but they are hitting that age where they are to grown up for parties or pass the parcel. The same applies with eating out. They are starting to divert from the kids menus to the adult side. It means our bills have increased, but I love watching them choose what they want to eat and trying different dishes. I cant bear to think how much we will be spending when we are taking six ‘adults’ out gor dinner! Mikey and Harri have also taken a serious liking to steak, thanks to a meal in Florida where they tried a porterhouse, medium/rare (melt in your mouth – perfection). With this is mind, for there birthday we decided to take them to one of Londons top steakhouses, The Hawksmoor. It is a first floor restaurant set between Regent Street and Picadilly. It has a lovely classy Art Deco feel along with a very relaxed atmosphere and is not pretentious at all. I gained brownie points straight away because Mikey thought the restaurant was like a scene from the Kingsman movie. When I told the lovely host at the front desk what Mikey had said, he played along brilliantly…..offering him his lighter (along with a wink) and told him to keep it safe as one twist and the taser is activated. The boys thought it was fantastic! Lets start with my favourite…..the cocktails. The cocktail menu is extensive but after a quick look I decided on the Hawksmoor Collins cocktail (£10.50) which is a gin based sour drink, and to die for! Mike stuck with his favoirite, an Old Fashioned (a whisky cocktail), which he said was one of the best he has had. I had the Dorset Crab starter and the boys shared the ribs. The obvious main for us was the fillet steak. We chose creamed spinish, beef dripping fries and mash with gravy. The boys shared a fillet steak as after their rib starters they didn’t think they would manage a whole one and they were right. The whole meal was spot on! Perfect, simple and delicious, the boys absolutly loved it. I am afraid the food was so good that I made the rookie mistake of not taking many photos. The menu has something for everyone, the fish dishes looked incredible (I eyed up a few as they were being taken to neighbouring tables) and will be trying one of those at my next visit. The Hawksmoor is not cheap but it is no more expensive than what you would expect to pay at a London restaurant with a similar reputation. They do have offers such as two courses for £27 and can provide an express menu if you have theatre deadlines. We decided to stick with the A la carte menu on this occasion. Whether it is a date night, family dinner, a lunch with the girls or taking your kids out for a special meal, I definatly recommend the Hawksmoore, Air Street and can not wait to go back. For more information take a look at their website Have you eaten at The Hawksmoor? What did you think? What restaurant do you reccomend? Love Kate Xxx

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