Hawksmoor Guildhall, City
The crowned kings of steaks and seafood are apparently not content with filling their vast city space for both lunch and dinner. Rather they’re now completely acing the city boy’s breakfast too, gaining high praise from the likes of GQ and beyond. The building is in the heart of Guildhall, the doors large and imposing, the room overflows with testosterone – yet dates work here. Power breakfasts for the super slick, or a Friday morning after a Thursday night that never quite ended, Hawksmoor will feed and water you in style.
The Bloody Mary’s are sensational, as is the Marmalade Cocktail. Double espressos can come afterwards, when the clock strikes and you head to your desks. All bases are covered on the menu which offers an overdose of meat with the ‘Hawksmoor‘ Breakfast or Fillet Steak and eggs, or slightly more female friendly options like Hawksmoor Smoked Salmon with scrambled eggs. It’s too early in the day to share food, so stick to your own plates and chat as you chomp.
Depending on what’s preceded your arrival, your game may vary. If you’re a few dates in and squeezing in a breakfast meet up, find each other at the table and enjoy a pre work flirt in the one of the cosy banquettes. If you’re the type of guy who reads emails on the treadmill and dates at breakfast because it’s time efficient, use this absolute winner of a space to check out potential Tinderellas. If it’s the morning after, stumble in together and beg for a table, and lots of carbs.
City boy heaven, hipster hell.