â€śUtterly brilliant steaksâ€ť and cocktails have helped Huw Gott and Will Beckett’s steak house chain Hawksmoor win cult status in London, and Manchester too.Â Now the duo have announced plans for a new flagship restaurant in New York’s World Trade Centre. Due to open late-2017.
Always a contender for London’s best steaks and grills in our annual survey – although pipped to the top three this year by the Rib Room, Goodman and Flat Iron – Hawksmoor remains a fave for boozy lunches but some reporters feel prices are increasingly â€śstupidâ€ť.
How will they get on in NYC then? The city already has plenty of expensive, serious steak houses, but we have a feeling that Hawksmoor will fit in rather nicely. The name already carries a certain cachet, even across the Pond and Beckett has said that they will be sourcing beef from US farms.Â Hawksmoor staples like sharing T-bone steaks and bone-in prime rib will feature.
The flagship restaurant will be Gott and Beckett’s biggest site to date, forming part of Tower 3 which is currently under development in Lower Manhattan. The duo founded Hawksmoor in 2006 and followed it up with their Foxlow brand, which now has four sites in London.