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Cateys 2019: Restaurateur of the Year – Group – Will Beckett and Huw Gott, Hawksmoor

04 July 2019 by
Cateys 2019: Restaurateur of the Year – Group – Will Beckett and Huw Gott, Hawksmoor

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Childhood friends Will Beckett and Huw Gott were on the verge of bankruptcy as they looked to launch the first Hawksmoor site in 2006. The pair had been running three "well-reviewed but unprofitable" venues, and banks were proving less than hospitable when it came to further borrowing.

Luckily, their families came to the rescue and the pair quickly became the toast of the town, with Time Out declaring they had "made steakhouses cool again". More than a decade on, the group has grown to eight Hawksmoor restaurants (principally in London, but with outposts in Edinburgh and Manchester), a bar, and a soon-to-open New York venue.

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