Steak restaurant group Hawksmoor is set to open its latest location on College Green, Dublin, in Spring 2023.
The group started in in London 16 years ago and recently opened up in New York, to widespread acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker and local critics. Eater called it “the hottest steakhouse in New York”.
Co-Founder Will Beckett said: “We’ve been coming to Dublin for years to spend time in one of our favourite cities for food and drink, always keeping an eye open for a beautiful space. When we saw the former National Bank on College Green we fell in love. It’s only taken us 16 years to finally get from London to Dublin, but we can’t wait to open Hawksmoor in what we think is the most hospitable city in the world. We’re hoping to open in spring next year, subject to planning.”
Co-Founder Huw Gott said: “A lot of time and thought have gone into this design for Hawksmoor Dublin, as we’re hoping to celebrate the original fabric of the National Bank building by restoring original features, such as the banking hall’s grand 40-feet cast-iron dome and ornate plasterwork, and reinstating elements like cast iron railings similar to those originally installed in the 1880s. Our goal is to restore it to its former glory, enhance features that have been shielded from public view in recent decades, and enable as many people as possible to enjoy this beautiful historic building.”
In 2006, two childhood friends, Will Beckett and Huw Gott opened a restaurant serving steaks from traditionally-reared cattle and sustainably sourced seafood, alongside old school cocktails, in a then-unfashionable part of London.
Hawksmoor is the only hospitality company to have featured in the annual Best Companies to Work For list every year for the past decade and the company has also recently become carbon neutral, with a plan to be Net Zero by 2030. Will, Huw and their team are currently building an Irish supply chain for Hawksmoor Dublin.