Monday – Friday – 12.00pm-4.45pm & 5.00pm-9.30pm
Saturday – 5.00pm-9.30pm
Sunday – 12.00pm-4.00pm

Please note we are currently not serving Breakfast.

Holidays Opening Hours

24th to 30th December – CLOSED
31st December – 4.30pm-10.00pm
1st to 8th January – CLOSED

About Hawksmoor Guildhall

The restaurant is a stone’s throw from what may well have been the world’s first steakhouse, which went by the unlikely name of Dolly’s. If the story that it was given by Queen Anne to her favourite cook, Dorothy, is to be believed, she would have first stoked up the grill between 1702 and 1714. It was frequented by Fielding, Defoe, Swift, Dryden, Boswell and Pope and received the following tribute in 1846:

“a more celebrated tavern does not exist within the precincts of London. How shall we number the great and celebrated men who have many a time and often visited the venerable gridiron at Dolly’s. And a rare gridiron it is! For upwards of a century that gridiron has never cooled; by night and day from luncheon-bearing morn, through dinner-inviting mid-day, till suppery eve, perpetually are its bars simmering and simpering forth their greaseful admiration of the tender steaks which lie upon them.”

We hope that Hawksmoor Guildhall will one day be worthy of the same kind of praise.

Wheelchair users

Hawksmoor Guildhall is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Closest car park: City of London Corporation, Barbican, EC2V 5DY
Closest Boris Bike station: Wood Street, Guildhall


10 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5BQ
020 7397 8120

Nearest Station:
  • Moorgate
  • Bank