Steaking their claim: Huw Gott and Will Beckett on bringing Hawksmoor to Dublin
As they prepare to open their first Irish restaurant on College Green in Dublin city centre, the steak chain co-founders talk business, expansion, and how they’ve kept their friendship intact
On a sunny Monday morning in London, Will Beckett is learning something new about the Canary Wharf branch of Hawksmoor, the steak restaurant chain he co-founded in 2006. “I didn’t even realise that door opened,” he says as he welcomes me inside.
I’ve managed to entirely miss the main entrance to this, Hawksmoor’s youngest London restaurant, and somehow ended up at a back door. But as Beckett says, at least now he knows it works.