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A tale of two cities: New Hawksmoor opens down the road from Occupy London

Posted at 12:30 pm, November 7, 2011 in Food & Drink

Hawksmoor Guildhall © Rob Greig / Time OutThe dichotomy between the two Londons has seldom been clearer. The anti-capitalist Occupy London protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral has a vegetarian soup kitchen set up in a tent, dispensing free hot meals to the hundreds of protestors pitched up nearby. Ten minutes away, past the adjacent Champagne bar and into the heart of the City, is a brand new steakhouse that celebrates the pleasures of the flesh. Dinner here, per head, costs one week’s worth of Jobseeker’s Allowance. But we sent our fearless reporters into the belly of the beast, and here’s our report of what to expect from the serial grillers’ latest operation. And we have to say: if you can ignore the uncomfortable realities of the London outside its doors, Hawksmoor Guildhall (above/below) is a winner.

Read our Hawksmoor Guildhall review.

Hawksmoor Guildhall © Rob Greig / Time Out

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