Hawksmoor to open in Liverpool later this year

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Steakhouse group Hawksmoor to open Liverpool later this year

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Steakhouse group Hawksmoor has chosen Liverpool as the location for its 10th UK restaurant.

The group, which run restaurants in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, as well as in New York, will open a venue in the Grade II-listed India Buildings, on the corner of Brunswick Street and Fenwick Street in the city.

The restaurant is due to open later this year.

Hawksmoor co-founder Will Beckett, a passionate Liverpool FC supporter, says the move is a result of having spent a lot of time in the city over the past few years.

“It’s one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the country,” he says.

“We've found a beautiful, listed building in such a great location. It’s an amazing site, we're really excited to do it justice by building something really special.

“We have made lots of friends in Liverpool, many who run and own some of the fantastic independent bars and restaurants that make Liverpool tick and have been such a key part of the reputation Liverpool has developed in the last few years.

“We’ve been talking to them for a long time about how we can build a restaurant that would really fit into this city.”

As with many of its other locations, the company has chosen a striking, historic building for its latest venture. Built between 1924 and 1932 the Italian Renaissance-influenced building received bomb damage during the second World War but was rebuilt under the supervision of one of its original architects.

It was bought by Legal & General (L&G) in 2017.

“L&G are really pleased to welcome Hawksmoor to this truly outstanding Grade II Listed building, and are excited to see the further transformation of India Buildings through the tenant fit out of this and the adjacent Banking Hall unit, where tenant discussions are on-going,” says a L&G spokesperson.

Last week Hawksmoor announced that it is to end its nationwide At Home meal kit business​, which it launched back in the summer of 2020 amid the first Covid-19 lockdown. Final orders for the service are 24 May.

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