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Hix Oyster & Chop House

#3,211 of 17,570 Restaurants in London
#3,459 of 18,494 Places to Eat in London
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Clerkenwell
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36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
020 7017 1930
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First class bar

Had drinks at the bar on way to dinner elsewhere. Wish we had booked here dinner. Old school style english food, that looked and smelt great. A great wine list with good choice by the carafe (Macon Prisse was excellent). Will be going back to dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Richard J
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For the price paid its just not good enough. The atmosphere is very good, the staff are excellent, but the food is a little meh... Our starters were small and a little bland. The best main was the beef pie, but the steaks were average for price paid. The wine list was not that extensive but very expensive. I would... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had a superb meal here last night,food and service were excellent.Started with the wood pigeon and girolles,followed by beef and oyster pie and finished with gooseberry fool .Very very tasty,well worth the money for a special meal.

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A shame when the best part of the meal is the crackling snack as a starter. Had the monkfish tail curry which was a mistake as not much fish! Very expensive for very small ordinary portions. Drinks were very slow to arrive. The lamb was over cooked. On a positive note the scallops were good and the waiter very pleasant.... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just had a fabulous family get together at Hix in Smithfield. Food, service and wine were excellent, as always. This is my fourth dinner at Hix and the menu originality never ceases to impress me. The traditional simplicity and downright Englishness of the restaurant is wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Tucked away off Cowcross it's not the easiest place to find or explain to friends how to find but well worth it. The negatives first, I'm not a massive fan of the decor it's a bit too butchers shop meets old French restaurant but don't let this out you off. The food and service are excellent but it's not inexpensive,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant is located within a stones throw of Smithfield Market and the food and service was excellent. We had a Sunday lunch which was superbly cooked and presented. The waiting staff were very helpful and there was some relaxing live jazz music being played. The atmosphere was really laid back and at no point was there any feeling of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had drinks at the bar on way to dinner elsewhere. Wish we had booked here dinner. Old school style english food, that looked and smelt great. A great wine list with good choice by the carafe (Macon Prisse was excellent). Will be going back to dinner.

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Durham
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We booked for a teatime three course special pre theatre only to find they had removed this the previous evening, though it was still on their website. Not to be deterred we ordered from the main menu and we were not disappointed. The lovely soft and what seemed like char grilled bread and wonderful salty butter set us up well.... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We booked at the very last minute on a Saturday evening - tables were available all evening but while we there it filled up. The food was very good - simply prepared using top quality ingredients. Value for money was fair (that's a compliment). What was bizarre was the service which merits six black marks: no bread (everyone else got... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Having dined every couple of months for the last 2 years I have watched the quality of food decline while the prices have inclined. Last Wednesday was the final straw. Having ordered Monkfish curry on the delightful waitress's recommendation, I was surprised to see the fish obscured by a thick brown sauce obliterating the "gristle" which kept appearing in my... More 

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Additional Information about Hix Oyster & Chop House

Address: 36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
Phone Number: 020 7017 1930
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: 020 7017 1930

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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