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Hix Oyster & Chop House

#3,262 of 17,345 Restaurants in London
#3,494 of 18,269 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 9:00 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went here for dinner recently with a large group. Had been really looking forward to it given the reputation but left a bit disappointed. I had the black pudding and monk fish curry - both ok but not exceptional. Several in the group ordered steak and all of them were overcooked; disappointing for a restaurant specialising in meat! Service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

My colleague and spent a fun night at the bar in Hix. The team were pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere was buzzing for a Tuesday. There's a decent menu, perhaps a bit toppy on some of the steak/chop prices. A good evening. I would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on it's location and meny and we were not disappointed. Having stopped in the Grand Union bar nearby for a couple of pre-dinner cocktails on the way, we arrived at around 8pm on Saturday night. The restaurant was not too busy and there was quiet background music playing. We had a good table on the... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We (a group of work colleagues) had a relaxed evening of good food and very good service at Hix. My starter of 6 oysters and spicy sausage was only spoilt by the spicy sausage. This was disappointing as I expected a more rustic, hand crafted sausage. However, the oysters were fresh and delicious. The main of veal ( requested cooked... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Having eaten at the Hix, Lyme Regis, we were looking forward to visiting this restaurant. We arrived at 5pm to an almost empty restaurant and were placed at a window table. The food was average but "MacDonalds fries" were disappointing. We expected proper chips for the additional charge. The main problem, though, was watching a passerby rummaging through rubbish bags... More 

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Paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Way too expensive for a very average dinner. 70£ per head for three courses and split carafe of wine, and nothing remarkable about it. A simple fish on the bone put in the oven for 15mn for £24 with no sides is not what I call cooking and what I call a rip off. Can do better at home without... 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: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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  • 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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