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Hix Oyster & Chop House
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Ranked #3,309 of 23,379 Restaurants in London
Price range: $36 - $86
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
Description: HIX Oyster & Chop House is situated a stones throw from Smithfield Market, London’s historic meat market. Originally a sausage factory and then a fish restaurant, many of its original features remain. The wooden floors, marble oyster bar, tiled walls and linen tablecloths go towards creating an elegant yet unfussy dining room. The menu reflects Mark Hix’s signature British style with seasonal and daily changing dishes featuring oysters from around the British Isles, and a selection of meats and steaks on the bone.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Four of went for a business lunch at my recommendation purely based seeing Mark Hix on Saturday Kitchen, when he mentioned that this restaurant was the old Rutland & Stubbs that a couple of us used to frequent some years ago. it was excellent then and nothing has changed, the service was just the right side of friendly and attentive, our waiter was very knowledgeable, and described the various menu offerings with passion and personality. 2 of us shared a large T bone which was cooked to perfection, we had some oysters to share and all had various starters and finished of with a very light Treacle Sponge. There was no pressure for the waiter to buy expensive wines, 2 of us were staying on beer and the others wanted to drink spritzers so the waiter just said the house white will do, he brought ice and a zested a lemon at the table and left us with a 'spritzer kit'. One criticism only, a choice of a couple more beers would have been nice, the HIx pale ale is good but very gassy, and serving it in pewter tankards was a nice touch. other than that I couldn't fault it.

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Thank Graham C
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Had a lovely lunch yesterday as a party of 3. I have never been to this Hix restaurant before and wasn't sure what to expect and I wasn't disappointed. The service was perfect !! I had the set menu and really liked the whipped squash starter and the lemon sole main course was delightful, with a side of mushy peas and a lovely glass of crisp white wine. The restaurant was busy and buzzing without being too loud and noisy. I would definitely recommend this for lunch with clients or friends.

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Thank salli G
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Booked this on a recommendation and reading Hix column in the Independent. Arrived to a very warm welcome, and headed for the small bar for cocktails before going to our table. Try the "Hix Fix" and the "Currant twist".

The decor based on an old London fishmongers, was very simple and newly completed. We sat next to the full length windows which overlooked the street. Atmosphere had a good buzz in the restaurant. Service was very good, attentive but un-intrusive.

As the game season had just started, three of us went for bird starters, 2x Grouse salad; one game terrine; with the final starter being goat dumplings.

Mains, were on the whole very good, the plaice was cooked very well, and the pork chop received high praise too; but the main courses were let down a little due to some lack of attention to detail. Halibut collar fish curry, whilst a great curry sauce, would have been better if all the small bones and skin were removed from the fish. South Devon ruby red filet steak, requested medium rare was presented medium, well. However, when requested to be changed, there was absolutely no fuss and 5 minutes later a perfect steak arrived with extra chips, but none of the vegetable sides which were on the plate that had been taken away.

Wine - we went for the Douro Rosé ‘Tonnix’, Quinta de la Rosa, Portugal 2012, as the "Tonnix" had a good write up on the wine list, and the much better Rioja Crianza ‘La Montesa’, Palacios Remondo, Spain 2009.

Would try a "Hix"resturant again some time in the future, but on this occasion, whilst good service, and atmosphere, there was nothing outstanding, or with the wow factor on the food front.

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Thank RoutemasterCambridge
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Went there last Friday as a party of 4 and fair to say everyone thought the meal was outstanding. Grouse breast salad starter was excellent but the star was the sprats, a sort of giant whitebait. Absolutely tremendous. Mains were hanger steak, beautiful barbecued taste, posh fish fingers and steak & oyster pie. Good wine list and decent prices as well. Hard to find any fault with a really outstanding meal. No star gazy pie but then you can't have everything.

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Thank Derek L
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Really good approach here. Platter of oysters with mini sausages were exceptional, but my flank steak was a bit tough. Saying that, the bone marrow with breadcrumbs and parsley on the side was one of the finest things I have eaten in my miserable life.

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Thank mrapr
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