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    • Hawksmoor, Unit 402, Metropolitan Wharf, 70 Wapping Wall, London , E1W 3SS

About Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor are a chain of British steakhouses and cocktail bars. The original restaurant is in Spitalfields. There are now four others in London and one on Deansgate in Manchester.
The chain was founded in 2006 by Will Beckett and Huw Gott. They’d worked in bars and kitchens in London's East End. The idea was to offer high-quality, well-butchered beef and they settled on Longhorn Cattle from Yorkshire’s Ginger Pig company.
The company try to do things the right way. They aim to make sure food is as good as possible, that the animals lived a decent life, and that employees enjoy what they do.
The company took part in Love Food Give Food for Action Against Hunger, raising and donating more than £1m.
Hawksmoor were also shortlisted as one of the most sustainable restaurant groups in the country by the Sustainable Restaurant Awards, and given the Marco Longer Award for Changing Lives for supporting One Water Foundation.

What is it like to work for Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor use ‘servant leadership’ – managers work for junior team members, not vice versa. At management induction days, they explain ten important things, including being role models, dealing positively with problems, and caring about staff as individuals.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Hawksmoor are founder members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Their green policies include removing plastic straws, removing drinks that have an unseasonable garnish, and reducing drinks that use egg white, to cut yolk wastage.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Hawksmoor treat staff well, pay them fairly and offer a generous package of support and benefits. Before Christmas, every restaurant gets support budgets to spend how they like. In the quieter summer months, budgets go on team events like scavenger hunts, crazy golf and picnics.

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    66% / 34%

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