Hawksmoor Edinburgh Announces Restaurant Opening Date and Introduces Hawksmoor at Home to the city
Hawksmoor Edinburgh will reopen its doors on Thursday 6 August and will also be offering Edinburgh locals the chance to enjoy Hawksmoor at Home, a home delivery first for the brand.
Bookings will go live for Hawksmoor Edinburgh on the 28th of July via thehawksmoor.com. With social distancing in place, the restaurant will have a reduced capacity and will be open for dinner only Monday to Friday (Mon & Tue 5.30-9pm, Wed & Thu 5.30-9.30pm, Fri 5.30-10pm), all day Saturdays (12-10pm) and Sundays (12-9pm).
Founder, Will Beckett: “The last few months have been intensely busy working out how to survive this crisis while supporting our staff and the organisations doing incredible work feeding frontline workers and people in need in the communities we work in, and thinking about how to reopen all of our restaurants. We could have perhaps done it quicker, but our very clear preference is to focus on doing it as well as possible.
“Our intention is to work extremely hard behind the scenes to make everything as safe for our staff and customers as possible, so that when you come and sit in our restaurant in Edinburgh everything will feel as normal as it can be. We are lucky to have restaurants where social distancing is relatively easy, to have been able to consult with government on the guidance over the last months, and to have the resources to ensure we go above and beyond to ensure we are Covid-secure. We believe that customers are likely to want Hawksmoor to do what it has always done and offer people a haven from the outside world, where you can be comfortable with the people you’re eating and drinking with. If we learn differently, we will adapt.”
Throughout the pandemic Hawksmoor Edinburgh has supported Magic Breakfast, Social Bite and Soul Food Edinburgh, a local charity whose sole purpose is to provide meals to those without a home and whose services have been of particular importance over the last few months.
As well as reopening the restaurant, based on St Andrews Square, Hawksmoor is also applying the same principles to the new Hawksmoor at Home offering. The team have tried hard to put something together that will allow people to experience Hawksmoor in their homes if customers are nervous about going to restaurants, are still self-isolating at home or if they live too far from a Hawksmoor Edinburgh to make the trip as often as they might like. They are starting slowly with one Hawksmoor at Home box available for delivery. If successful, the range will expand.
Hawksmoor at Home, £120 including nationwide delivery, serves 2
- Hawksmoor Cookbook– everything needed to recreate the experience at home
- 35-day dry-aged Porterhouse steak
- Maldon sea salt
- Bone marrow & Madeira jus (for making bone marrow gravy)
- Koffmann potatoes & Hawksmoor beef dripping
- British tenderstem broccoli & Gentlemen’s relish
- Hawksmoor blend Pulenta malbec
- Hawksmoor Ultimate Dry Martini
- Hawksmoor lager
Hawksmoor at Home boxes are available for nationwide home delivery from today via Hawksmoor website.
Further availability of Hawksmoor at Home boxes and reservations for other restaurants will be announced via Hawksmoor’s social media channels and mailer (https://thehawksmoor.com/newsletter/ to sign up) in due course.
Finally, Hawksmoor is proud to be part of Today’s Special, which is bringing together chefs, restaurants, bars and hospitality figures for a huge online auction (including a special Hawksmoor prize) on Wednesday, 1 July to raise desperately-needed funds for Action Against Hunger and Hospitality Action.
Huw Gott: “Restaurants, pubs and bars don’t just feed people, they nourish their souls and bring people and communities together. Hopefully Today’s Special can help two charities that are extremely close to our hearts, Action Against Hunger and Hospitality Action, continue to support those most in need and support hospitality’s most vulnerable, whose struggles have become even more acute since the pandemic started. I also hope it will celebrate the role and impending reopening of our industry: the neighbourhood restaurants, the incredible independents, the high-street favourites and the multi-starred greats as they struggle to their feet to welcome people once more.
“Perhaps the greatest privilege during all of this has been supporting some of the exceptional people and organisations that have stepped up during this crisis, and as well as organising Today’s Special we’re looking forward to continuing to work with some of those as they seek to feed the most vulnerable in our community after we reopen the restaurants. We’re very proud and happy to have been able to support: Action Against Hunger, Magic Breakfast, City Harvest, Wood St Mission in Manchester, Social Bite in Edinburgh, Cook-19, the London Food Alliance, Pepys Social and Evelyn Estates Supermarket projects, Chefs in Schools, Eat Well Manchester and Soul Food Edinburgh. The people who run those organisations, whether they are temporary or permanent, are every bit as heroic as the frontline NHS staff, and it has been our honour to be able to support them.”