HIX Oyster & Chophouse

4.3
784 reviews
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HIX Oyster & Chop House is situated a stones throw from the Barbican theatre and Smithfield Market, London’s historic meat market. The wooden floors, marble oyster bar, tiled walls & linen tablecloths go towards creating an elegant yet unfussy dining room. The menu reflects Mark Hix’s signature British style with seasonal dishes featuring oysters from around the British Isles, a selection of fish dishes and of course a wide selection of meat and steak on the bone. The Sunday Roast Club offers sharing starters and a choice of meat, carved at your table.

Visit the Chop House any Monday night and pay no corkage when you bring your own wine.

Happy hour oysters are served every day 4-7pm for just £3.75 for three.

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Sun - Tue 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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London
44 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a lively relaxed evening meal out. Limited menu but what they serve is good

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W
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere and great service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately they run out of oysters so we had to leave as we went to this restaurant for the oysters specifically. It was quite a disappointing customer experience although the staff was very kind.

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HJ
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for a late lunch. Starters were great, but my husband's main course chop was rather overdone. Desserts were fab!

Although the wine was delicious, we felt it was rather expensive.

The service was friendly and excellent

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic but what made the night was the people, fantastic cocktails and chat behind the bar and a brilliant server for dinner. A gem of a place that I will definitely be heading back to

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good seasonal food at a good price, we particurly enjoyed the oysters and steak pie

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V
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Having eaten at this branch of Hix many times before I was deeply disappointed with the experience on this occasion. The service was close to non-existent, to the extent that a bottle of wine remained unopened on the table for wont of a member of staff to uncork it. The food was acceptable but not great, and the noise level unconducive to normal conversation. Overall far below the standard I’d come to expect.

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ES
Kent
47 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food as you expect at Hix and with their prices-smoked salmon excellent and huge shared steaks.Heritage tomato salad rather uninspired compared to elsewhere.Sadly a very very noisy big table with a very shouty woman spoiled the evening but that can happen anywhere although management should probably have intervened.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've eaten here many times. Great for a business dinner, a celebration, a 'can't-be-bothered-to-do-the-washing-up' slap-up Sunday lunch, and a family treat. Friendly, well-informed staff, great cocktails, good wine list that is sensibly organised by price and delicious seasonal food. Good deals as well, including a BYOB on a Monday with no corkage.

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MB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing- definitely go for the crispy fried oysters 👌🏻

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The both Oyster and Chop are average.
The main hall was a bit noisy..

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JM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal, friendly & helpful staff. Lovely evening - thank you very much!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and ambiance, shout out to the wait staff that made the meal an experience not just a series of dishes 😊

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with the wife and then went back with the family who weee visiting from abroad - everything was superb in both visits, especially the service

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, and when we did have someone serve us they were good, just was VERY slow! It took 20mins after we arrived for someone to serve us tap water!

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JN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

His Oyster and Chophouse manages to deliver on great British produce in an innovative way. Brilliant wine list which covers the world with some real gems at various price points. The staff are great they add to the ambiance of the meal, by their attentiveness and knowledge whilst not being intrusive or overbearing.
The layout and decor work well with some quirky aspects to the room.

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H
London
93 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a nice meal at Hix - had steak and mash and credit crunch ice cream with chocolate sauce. It wasn't up to the standard like Hawksmoor but enjoyed the meal nevertheless.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. We got the happy oysters. Yum! My chop was good, but we have really good lamb in Colorado and I feel I’ve had lamb just as good back home. The stand out dish was my husband’s salmon. Possibly some of the. Eat salmon I’ve ever had!!!! Highly recommend

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JR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our third visit in the last 12 months - so it must be good! We're retired now, so value for money is even more important than it used to be. HIX offer a cheerful (not grudging) corkage-free Monday, in addition to their usual oyster happy hour (three super-fresh oysters for £3.75, if ordered before 7pm).

HIX is a charismatic, hidden away, gem offering excellent fish, seafood and steaks. It's one of our favourite places in London. On a warm sunny evening there are a couple of tables outside - ideal for an early evening glass of wine with oysters, watching the world go by, before sitting down inside for the main event.

Thoroughly recommended.

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G
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite of ours. Great steaks. Brilliant service and fantastic mixology behind the bar !

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g
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

This restaurant has really gone downhill. Used to be fun, tasty, and popular but it's in the doldrums now. Avoid the credit crunch ice cream; full of icicles. Service indifferent.

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ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a local restaurant for us and we often use it for corporate lunches with clients. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and my fillet steak was cooked to perfection. Best steak I've eaten in a year. My guests did justice to the enormous Porterhouse steak for two. All washed down with an excellent St Emillion (Chateau Lucas). There's space between the tables and it isn't too noisy so its a good business venue.

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VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a special occasion, the staff couldn't do enough for us & the food was great - something for everyone too from oysters to roast chicken & amazing steaks - definitely recommend it

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Friendly but slow service, for a place with focus on oyster and chops only medium quality oysters, and the porterhouse steak was max mid-level meat quality. Excellent vodka martini cocktail, and the steal was grilled perfectly to the point. However, at these prices we would expect best quality of meat and mussels.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, friendly efficient people, made the kids feel at home - thanks!

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JR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second visit.

Excellent oysters. A wide choice and wonderfully fresh. The oysters are spectacular value if you can arrive before Happy Oyster Hour finishes at 7pm.

The steaks were faultless too. Overall, this remains an excellent and charismatic restaurant. Just as it was for our last visit.

Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Will go again.

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P
London
25 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambience for lunch. Nice juicy cut of meat with a slight charcoal on the top.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Booked a table on a Friday night, the place was empty. Good house wine, but side dishes had very little seasoning. Ordered two stakes, medium to well and rare. Both arrived well cooked and supplied with blunt stake knifes. The tast was basic at best.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most wonderful family dinner for nine people. Superb service. Thank you.

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p
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and the staff are very helpful and warmly welcomed us. The atmosphere was as expected from a top class restaurant. My wife and I had a lovely time and enjoyed superb food. We will definitely be returning soon.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic, stylish, interesting and sublimely cooked well sourced food, in a relaxed but convivial atmosphere, managed by attentive staff who clearly take pride in their work and the restaurant.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, brilliant menu, classic cuisine. An all-round home run!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters are awesome and fresh! The service is outstanding. Like friends and feel warm from them. Nice place for date. Definitely come back HIX again. i ordered the tart for dessert that was amazing! Please take a try!

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and location, service felt a bit rushed.

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and a good atmosphere. Service was ok but very slow.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times. As time goes by you become familiar with the food which is consistent and delicious. Don't skip the snacks at the beginning as the cockle popcorn is a revelation. Our last visit was a post-Christmas Sunday-lunch gathering of friends. No one was disappointed with the options (we wandered across both menus). Wines are organised by price (£35, £45, etc.), which made it easier somehow. The friendly, no-rush service made for a very pleasant afternoon.

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It never fails to please.
A winning combination for all types of customers and particularly on Sunday for families

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service as always and the BYO Monday such a good idea! An absolute favourite

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.. Highly recommended!!

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AM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Warm atmosphere, professional service without being stuffy. Solid menu, generous portions. Stick to oysters and meats. Excellent cocktails, and wines.

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