Spitalfields Bar is temporarily closed.
About Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar
Winner of the Best International Restaurant Bar at Tales of the Cocktail 2019, the Oscars of the bar industry. A cocktail bar located close to Liverpool Street and Old Street, just off Shoreditch High Street, serving classics, remakes of cocktails and bar food.
Located in a former illegal strip club, our basement bar has been home to a crack team of cocktail-geek bartenders with both the bar and the people winning numerous accolades as amongst the best the world’s cocktail industry has to offer.
The menu has had a refresh in November 2019. We’ve taken on the titans and, unashamedly ignoring that wise old adage – ‘Don’t f**k with a classic!’, with our ultrasonic-aged Martini and Manhattan we’re gunning for the best M&M’s in town. We’ve also given the Hawksmoor mad scientist twist to more dissolute faded stars like the Pina Colada, Harvey Wallbanger and Pink Squirrel. And, in an unlikely turn of events, in the Reformed Pornstar, the Pornstar Martini, that pinnacle of sweet, silly London excess meets the 17th Century clarified milk punch. The result is a refined, elegant, sophisticated drink with the beating (silly) heart and seductive soul of the original.
A few favourites from lists gone by have been reworked. So the Full-Fat Old Fashioned becomes the Fuller-Fat Old Fashioned, which still requires a painstaking process of infusing butter into bourbon in a water bath, but now has the added luxury of beurre noisette and a hint of the cigar box courtesy of sandalwood and cedar oil. While Tom & Jerez no. 2 takes the flavours of the original (gin, almond, pear, sherry) and, using almond blossom-infused Amontillado and pear eaux-de-vie, reimagines them as an elegant, clear, bone-dry aperitif.
If you’re looking to line the stomach whilst you make your way through the list, Hawksmoor’s Executive Head Chef, Matt Brown (a former Head Chef of two restaurants with three Michelin stars), has created the perfect bar food to go with the drinks. Dishes available at Spitalfields Bar include Squid & pork toast (think surf ‘n’ turfed ‘prawn’ toast), Beef dripping potatoes with malt vinegar mayonnaise, Fried chicken with devilled yoghurt, Bone marrow oysters, Anchovy & goat’s butter crisps and two mighty sandwiches revised and refined, the locally-inspired vegetarian Brick Lane Sub and the Big Matt (Matt’s tribute to an iconic burger that cannot be named for legal reasons, but which you might just be able to guess…).
Please note Spitalfields Bar is not wheelchair accessible.