The hubby works towards the West End so I met him for a quick pre-theater dinner at Hawksmoor by Seven Dials.
Hawksmoor is a great steak house with plenty of seating and a few branches across the city. I can recommend the succulent melt in your mouth ribs to start. However, I would maybe share these as the portion is large and you don't want to fill up before the main event. You can order steaks from the menu or depending on the daily available weights and cuts. I always go for rib eye as it's juicy and full of flavor but the boy is partial to a fillet.
You can add extra's to your steak such as eggs or bacon or simply serve it up cooked to order with a selection of sharing sides for the table. It's a tough call between the beef dripping fries and the triple cooked chips but as this was a treat night we went for both! Mac & Cheese is also a must when having steak here as is some creamed spinach for a little greenery! The sauces are delicious and I would recommend the Bearnaise every time! Hawksmoor have an excellent wine and cocktail list but also desserts to dream of. I couldn't manage a full dessert on this occasion but have experienced them in the past! However, I did make sure I left a little room for some of their salted caramel rolos, which are an absolute must try and perfect end to a meal!
We managed to get to Hawksmoor with plenty of time before our musical so were able to eat off of the A La Carte menu at leisure. If on the other hand you are more rushed I can recommend their express menu, which costs £24 for two courses or £27 for three and is served until 6pm so absolutely ideal if planning dinner and a show. The menu choices are good, the service is quick and efficient and they will time your meal perfectly to ensure you eat leisurely but are out and on your way when you need to be. The price is also pretty good for what you get and far cheaper than pigging out like we did.
After dinner we took a short walk to the Cambridge Theater for a performance of Matilda the Musical. The show was brilliant, we absolutely loved it! Having been a big fan of the book and movie as a little girl I could really appreciate this performance. It was well acted and very funny. The special effects were also great. This is such a good musical and thoroughly deserves all of it's awards. People of all ages will enjoy the show as it does have something for everyone. Go and experience it for yourself, I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions!