Hawksmoor for College Green
Hawksmoor, a steakhouse group that came together in London in 2006, is to open a restaurant at 34 College Green in Dublin.
Co-owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott established Hawksmoor in London initially, and in the 16 years since, the business has expanded into a ten-restaurant group, with their latest opening in New York.
The Dublin steak house, which will be located in a former banking hall, previously occupied by Abercrombie and Fitch, is scheduled to open in Spring 2023.
"We’ve been coming to Dublin for years to spend time in one of our favourite cities for food and drink, always keeping an eye open for a beautiful space," says Will Beckett.
"When we saw the former National Bank on College Green, we fell in love. It’s only taken us 16 years to finally get from London to Dublin, but we can’t wait to open Hawksmoor in what we think is one of the most hospitable cities in the world.
"A lot of time and thought have gone into this design for Hawksmoor Dublin, as we’re hoping to celebrate the original fabric of the National Bank building by restoring original features such as the banking hall’s grand 40-feet cast-iron dome and ornate plasterwork, and reinstating elements like cast iron railings similar to those originally installed in the 1880s.
"Our goal is to restore it to its former glory, enhance features that have been shielded from public view in recent decades, and enable as many people as possible to enjoy this beautiful historic building," said Huw Gott.