Hawkers Bar and Brasserie Restaurant Review

 

 

 

You may remember last month, we were invited to the launch night of Hawkers Bar and Brasserie in Kingston-upon-Thames, you can read the post here. After the event I was contacted and asked if I would like to review their restaurant and main menu, how could I refuse, so Monday night myself and my Husband headed into Kingston for what hoped to be a lovely night out.

On our arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our table, were we were given the drinks menu to choose a cocktail, you can see the cocktail menu here

I chose the French Martini and my husband chose Espresso Martini

French Martini and Espresso Martini

Whilst sipping our cocktails, we chose sat chatting and deciding what we were going to order, you can see the menu here .

I chose the Smooth & light chicken liver parfait with Seasonal chutney, toasted brioche, and my husband chose the Pan fried scallops with Air dried Spanish Chorizo, pea purée.

My husband rarely chooses scallops when out, as he knows that they can be ruined easily, but he had no complaints  and said these were delicious.  My starter was gorgeous and tasted amazing.

Next came the main courses, I chose the Slow cooked, rib of beef with Smoked garlic mash, pak-choi, Tempranillo red wine sauce, and my husband chose Rib eye steak 225g which is served with triple cooked or skinny fries, Portobello mushroom, sherry vinegar infused tomato.  This would be the ultimate test of the restaurant, as my husband is very fussy with his steak and will only eat it out at certain restaurants in London.

The food from presentation to being cooked to perfection and taste was amazing, my husband was very happy with his steak, and even happier that there is a restaurant in our home town where he can now order a steak where the chef knows just how to cook it. I also have to add that the triple cooked fries were amazing.

After our mains we were offered another drink, and we chose to duplicate our cocktails that we had tried earlier, and chose our desserts.

I chose blackberry cheesecake with raspberry sorbet and my husband chose chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream.

I was torn between the chocolate fondant or another dessert, but I do love my cheesecake, and this was heaven on a plate, my husband loved his chocolate fondant and said that the chef certainly knows how to cook.

On speaking with the Manager, we found out that they are soon going to be introducing Saturday brunches with prosecco and sunday roasts, and from how the conversation went, these are going to be amazing.

My overall view on Hawkers Bar and Brasserie, is outstanding from the service and friendliness of the staff, not only with ourselves but with other diners, to the amazing quality of the food, I could honestly not find anything negative to say.

Kingston is a busy town, with a lot of restaurants and bars, but up until now has not had a restaurant of this quality, and for food of this quality you would need to head into London.  We will definitely be back and will be trying out their brunches and Sunday roasts when they start offering them.

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49 thoughts on “Hawkers Bar and Brasserie Restaurant Review

  1. Those desserts look amazing! Sounds like a great place to go.

    1. admin

      I do love my cheesecake and this was amazing x

  2. Ooo yes, yes, yes this looks amazing hun. Love eating out and cocktails too. Looks like you had a fab time 🙂 x

    1. admin

      The food was amazing all our courses were gorgeous, and well cocktails how can they be bad these were amazing but we do love our cocktails, we had a great time x

  3. What a fab place! I don’t live that close to Kingston but wish I did! x

    1. admin

      Luckily it is our local town, so just a bus ride for us, we love going to London as very close to there, but it is nice to have somewhere of this quality a lot nearer x

  4. All the food looks absolutely delicious, and presented so beautifully too!

    1. admin

      The food was amazing, I honestly could not find anything to fault them on, my husband is a snob when it comes to his steak he is so fussy, and he said it was gorgeous and cooked to perfection x

  5. UB Rey

    Beautiful photos of you and the food! I’m sure you had a great time. Everything looks good and I’d love to check it out when I am in the area 🙂

    1. admin

      Thank you, we had a great time and the food was amazing, hope you do get a chance to try it one day x

  6. The cocktails and that cheesecake have me drooling!!! Wish it was the weekend like now! Looks like a fab place I have to say

    1. admin

      The cheesecake was gorgeous and was not a thick cloggy texture either, I could quite happily eat it now as well x

  7. Joanna

    The food looks delicious and that ribeye steak is cooked to perfection! I love it medium-rare as well. The selection of desserts is so mouthwatering, I could eat them all right now.

    1. admin

      The food was delicious, and the steak was cooked to perfection, they even have a list with the range of how you want your steak cooked, my husband could not fault it at all. The desserts were amazing the hard choice was choosing which to have x

  8. This sounds like an excellent restaurant, the food looks absolutely fab! I’m so glad you were able to have a wonderful night out and that you enjoyed this restaurant so much. It sounds like a restaurant of this caliber was much needed in Kingston.

    1. admin

      It is a great restaurant, and we had a great time. Kingston is a big town and has a lot of bars and restaurants of varying cultures and chains, but to go out and have a special meal or something a bit nicer is very hard in Kingston, so this restaurant was very much needed x

  9. The cocktails look great! Especially the espresso martini. Thanks for the review!

    1. admin

      I did have a little try of the espresso martini and it was amazing, I am more fruity with my cocktails though x

  10. im defintiely a savoury fan and if the meat looks delightful its always got my vote this loks elightful

    1. admin

      Both mains were cooked to perfection and were delicious x

  11. Danasia

    An espresso martini sounds incredible! It sounds like you guys had a blast!

    1. admin

      I did have to have a sip of the espresso martini and it was delicious, we had a great time thank you x

  12. Oh my god, the food literally looks amazing. looks like you were loving life xo

    1. admin

      The food was amazing, and we had a great time thank you x

  13. Wow this food looks amazing, there’s no chance I would have picked anything other than the chocolate desert your husband had x

    1. admin

      The food was amazing, I was tempted by the chocolate dessert, but I am a sucker for cheesecake and it was a great choice x

  14. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Wow the food looks amazing, glad you had a lovely time with your husband 🙂

    1. admin

      The food tastes as good as it looks, I am usually able to find something to complain or moan about, but I honestly could not fault anything. We had a great time x

  15. The food and drinks look amazing!!! Those martinis look delish!

    1. admin

      The martinis were gorgeous, I don’t usually go for martinis but will do now 🙂 x

  16. It’s great that you enjoyed the meal. It does all look lovely. It is also good when you find a restaurant that knows how to cook steak rather than serving a cremated offering.

    1. admin

      The meal was lovely, and so nice to sit opposite my husband without him moaning haha

  17. Ooooh this place look divine! I love anything like this. Must drag my hubby to this. xx

    1. admin

      It is a great restaurant to visit x

  18. Rachel

    Wow. This place looks amazing, the desserts look especially delicious! xo

    1. admin

      It was a great meal and the desserts were amazing x

  19. Looks amazing! Especially the steak, making me so hungry!

    1. admin

      It was amazing, unfortunately I did not try the steak he ate that all himself but I did try the chips and they were the best I have ever had I could have just had a plate of those x

  20. Dannii

    Everything looks so delicious. I definitely would have ordered the chocolate dessert with salted caramel ice cream too.

    1. admin

      It was all delicious, I am usually a chocolate person, but cheesecake is my downfall and I had to have it and so glad that I did x

  21. This looks so good! I wish I lived closer as I would definitely take a trip there. The steak is mouth watering! x

    1. admin

      It was a great meal and great restaurant x

  22. hannah

    It does look like a good place to eat. Thanks for sharing x

  23. Wow! This post has a lot of views! I love the look of this cheesecake it really does look rather delicious mmmm. The food looks good x

    1. admin

      The food was amazing and the cheesecake was one of the best I have had and very light x

  24. The food looks absolutely incredible, I am not sure which I would choose first from those desserts x

    1. admin

      I always struggle with choosing desserts, but so glad I chose the cheesecake x

  25. Emma

    The food looks delicious, especially that chocolate fondant! I love a good french martini too! this looks like a great new restaurant to visit!

    1. admin

      The food was delicious and so were the martinis, definitely recommend if you are near Kingston x

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