Hawksmoor Edinburgh will reopen its doors in August and will offer locals the chance to enjoy their cuisine in the comfort of their own homes.
On Thursday 6 August the restaurant, located within the Edinburgh Grand will reopen its doors to diners with social distancing in place.
Bookings will go live for Hawksmoor Edinburgh on July 28 through the Hawksmoor website and once it reopens the restaurant will have a reduced capacity and will be open for dinner only Monday to Friday and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
As well as reopening the restaurant, based on St Andrews Square, Hawksmoor is also applying the same principles to the new Hawksmoor at Home offering.
The team have tried hard to put something together that will allow people to experience Hawksmoor in their homes if customers are nervous about going to restaurants, are still self-isolating at home or if they live too far from Hawksmoor Edinburgh to make the trip.
They are starting slowly with one Hawksmoor at Home box available for delivery. If successful, the range will expand.
Hawksmoor at Home will cost £120 including nationwide delivery and serves two. It can be purchased from the Hawksmoor website.
The delivery kit includes the Hawksmoor Cookbook, 35-day dry-aged Porterhouse steak, Maldon sea salt, bone marrow and Madeira jus (for making bone marrow gravy), Koffmann potatoes and Hawksmoor beef dripping, British tenderstem broccoli and gentlemen’s relish, Hawksmoor blend Pulenta malbec, Hawksmoor Ultimate Dry Martini and Hawksmoor lager.
Founder, Will Beckett said: “Our intention is to work extremely hard behind the scenes to make everything as safe for our staff and customers as possible, so that when you come and sit in our restaurant in Edinburgh everything will feel as normal as it can be.
“We are lucky to have restaurants where social distancing is relatively easy, to have been able to consult with the government on the guidance over the last months, and to have the resources to ensure we go above and beyond to ensure we are Covid-secure.
"We believe that customers are likely to want Hawksmoor to do what it has always done and offer people a haven from the outside world, where you can be comfortable with the people you’re eating and drinking with. If we learn differently, we will adapt.”
Throughout the pandemic Hawksmoor Edinburgh has supported Magic Breakfast, Social Bite and Soul Food Edinburgh, a local charity whose sole purpose is to provide meals to those without a home and whose services have been of particular importance over the last few months.
Finally, Hawksmoor is part of Today’s Special, which is bringing together chefs, restaurants, bars and hospitality figures for a huge online auction on Wednesday, 1 July to raise desperately-needed funds for Action Against Hunger and Hospitality Action.