One easy recommendation for a great bar in London has always been the downstairs bar at Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, they've brought in a completely new cocktail list.
The 26 new drinks, many of which we tried on a preview the other week, capitalise on Hawksmoor’s second win for Best International Restaurant Bar at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail awards in New Orleans earlier this year.
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Let's hope you've eaten before you cast your eyes on this wondrous-looking item. This, my friends, is their Steak Slice - a meat pasty that knocks the original pastry item that inspired it into a distant cocked hat.
It's available at all Hawksmoor bars, but only for the month of November. To buy one costs £20 and it consists of a 200g 35-day-aged rare-breed ribeye, slow-braised with red