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Hix Oyster & Chop House

#3,753 of 18,284 Restaurants in London
#4,012 of 19,219 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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I really love this place. Their Hix Fix cocktail is so good and their hanger steak is the best around. Can be pricy but great for that special occasion

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Business meetings
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English first
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No nonsense restaurant and bar tucked away in Smithfield. I generally sit at the bar and enjoy a couple of really well made Martinis. Recommend the oysters- they normally have several varieties to mix and match and I also like the flank steak that comes with a bone marrow side

Thank chris c
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really friendly place; great front of house led by excellent young manager. Buzzy comfortable atmosphere with families, groups of friends and certainly not dominated by suits at all. The food is really first rate and the staff understand it well; including making excellent suggestions on combinations. Prices are high but so is the quality.

Thank SuffolkOtto
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to know. Beautifull oysters with spicy sausages....mmmm. Good wines, special beers and of course very nice steak. You better make a reservation as the place is not too big. Good waitresses! Like

Thank Freek W
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We visited Hix twice on a recent visit to London. We stayed at The Rookery Hotel right around the corner which recommended Hix, and we had a free glass of bubbles as a result. Food both fish and beef were excellent as well as the red wines we ordered.

Thank George H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Hix is on the money must be one of the best restaurants in the area , We found this little gem in a local magazine and some times you have too be carful of over the top journalists that write in magazines for a freebe , This little find is now on the map with us . Lets get down... More 

Thank TerryV310164
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I really love this place. Their Hix Fix cocktail is so good and their hanger steak is the best around. Can be pricy but great for that special occasion

Thank Amikafreya
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Went there on a Friday with a regular lunching friend, service was terrible, looked like the staff really couldn't care less. Food was average. And an hour or so after leaving it became apparent that the food was worse than average. It took me until Saturday night to recover. No way will I ever go back there!

1 Thank buckworth
Brighton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We came here for a family meal for 6, celebrating mum's birthday. The menu is interesting, I tried the Queen of Hearts - Scallops (it says 8 but it's 8 shells with a small section of a few scallops on each) & chicken liver in a vinaigrette, they have a whole variety of oysters (hence the name!), and we shared... More 

Thank natraliam
Paris, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I've eaten here before with friends and enjoyed it, so was expecting a good experience the second time around, but I don't think I'll give it a third go. The food is good, to be honest - the steak and oyster pie and the the hanger steak were delicious. What spoiled the meal was firstly being seated in a far... More 

Thank JezzaH_13
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

When down to London to see our daughter in uni, was told this was the place to go. I had the porterhouse steak and it was cooked to perfection. Great wine list and lovely setting, service was fantastic. Hopefully be back soon.

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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: British, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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