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HIX Oyster & Chophouse

4.3
4.3
898 Reviews
£41 and over
British
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steak, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday-Friday: 12pm-11pm Saturday: 12pm -11pm Sunday: 12pm-10pm

  • Phone number

    020 7017 1930

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Phillipe Carponen

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties of 32 people in the restaurant for feasts. The Chop House is also available for private book-outs, bespoke events and breakfast meetings. The restaurant can be booked out for up to 100 people for lunch or dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Davey: 020 7017 1930

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Parking Details

    <br>Parking is available at meters on Cowcross Street.

  • Public Transit

    <br>The nearest tube is Farringdon on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan and Thameslink lines. The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from the tube station off Cowcross Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 898 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. A

    Alexander

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good lunch in an uncrowded and friendly environment.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food in a really good restaurant - I'd highly recommend it!
  3. s

    suzyf

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was mixed quality, the starter was amazing, but the main course (steak pie) was very third rate, M&S do better. Meat was tough and fatty, there wasn't a lot of it, the gravy was bland. I had roasted veg as a side order and it was dried-out and fairly tasteless. The staff were lovely and the place was very nice but for the eye-watering amount of money that a meal there costs it was - sadly - really disappointing.
  4. C

    Chester061

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Having planned a long weekend away from Chester we researched and booked this restaurant. This was our first time here and booked it on a Sunday for 4.30 as Sunday lunch finished at 5. Arrived at 4 for happy hour Oysters which were good. They indicated they had been busy so was seated at a small table just in front of the bar as no other tables were laid. However there was no Sunday lunch( 3 course set meal) so I tried to order the pork chop. No pork chop! I settled for a steak and my wife had fish and chips . Drinks were ordered first thing but after having finished my 6 Oysters I then reminded the staff that drinks had not been delivered to the table. ( only 10 people in the restaurant.) Food was good. The atmosphere was poor as for most of the time it was my wife and I sitting in an empty restaurant. Towards the end of the meal the waitresses sat at the bar to eat , so another person took over. Sad to see one of the staff eating a roast dinner! On THIS experience today the rating is low. At the time we booked we should have been informed on the website that Sunday lunch is available until it is gone. Also we felt we were more of an inconvenience at that time being late afternoon. What I would have liked /expected to happen from a restaurant of this standard was rather than “ sorry about that” , some sort of customer service which would have made a compromise or small offer such as offering a 3 course set dinner as expected but maybe pay a little more depending on what main was ordered. In no way did we feel an important customer.
  5. CM

    CarlM

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with great friendly service. What more would you expect from a Hix Restaurant!
  6. TW

    TomW

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I almost never bother writing a review but I feel compelled to in this case. The service here was a combination of slow and aloof, the food (particularly the steak) was below average and expensive, the oysters were nice but at £5 each they needed to be. It felt like a place that's had better days and I would not recommend it. We spent nearly £250 on a meal for 3 and I've had better food and service for less than half the price.
  7. PR

    PeteR

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great little place but need more front of house staff! We felt that when buying an expensive cut of steak it would benefit from a warmed server and hot plates also as everything went cold very quickly :-( The quality and cooking was superb but you had to be quick to eat it at it's best!!!
  8. r

    rens

    Singapore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific as always.
  9. C

    Crispy1

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beef and ale pies were a trip down memory lane. Superb! Excellent service and great food. A winning combination!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was good but the service was horrible. Given the cost I would expect good food and good service. There are many other great restaurants to go to rather then this one.
  11. PC

    PhilipC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fab food (especially the scallop starter - probably the best scallop dish I’ve ever eaten) and lovely staff.
  12. HG

    HelenG

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service, whilst friendly when we had it, was very slow to begin with. No water offered until I flagged the waitress down after waiting 15 minutes. Picked up once we managed to get our food order in.
  13. K

    Kristenb15

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a bit slow at the beginning, however when we were attended to, all of the waiters showed expertise with the wine menu and food menu.
  14. B

    Bozzy

    London

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very good food. Looked after my vegetarian friend very well - separate menu that was quite extensive. My steak was 'good' but perhaps I expected a bit more. Table good, but very noisy drunken long-lunchers across the floor that detracted a bit from our enjoyment. Would defintiely go back, nonetheless.
  15. i

    ikking87

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and friendly attentive staff. I forgot about this little gem and will be back soon!
  16. r

    ridlejer

    Kent

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at Hix on Monday was exceptional. We started with prawns and I had the cod chitterlings, which were excellent. The plate of lamb was superb and beautifully cooked. The service was excellent and had a very good lunch. Having tried other restaurants and pubs nearby, we keep coming back here due to the superb and consistent standard of the food and the impeccable service. Thank you !
  17. LR

    LucyR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great night out with friends. Had lovely service and the food was excellent.
  18. NN

    NNHN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great service. Well worth a visit - thanks
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had the 2 course set menu which was delicious. Portions were quite generous
  20. PE

    PaulE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish and Chips was quite superb! Wine selection is very strong and the atmosphere is just perfect given the very busy area of Smithfield’s
  21. SM

    SimonM

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Having the place almost to ourselves helped, but the food, service and just feel about the evening was excellent. The food was of the highest quality, and the service excellent. The music was at the right level and of the right type. Even when it became buiser, the place just felt lovely. One of the places were you know you will have an excellent night.
  22. f

    franmcg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my most pleasant dining experiences. The garlic mushrooms and polenta was divine and the salted cod was the most gorgeous fish I have ever had. A trip to HIX Oyster & Chophouse is never complete without trying the credit crunch ice cream. One of the best restaurants in London.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal at Hix Oysters followed by Cod and lovely desserts One of our favourite London restaurants
  24. HM

    HungryM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food, lovely place, lovely people. If you haven't been before, give it a try, have steak, you won't be disappointed
  25. CS

    ChrisS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended, the space itself provides a great ambiance with staff adding to this and expert service. The food as expected was flavoursome and well presented.
  26. y

    yummy

    London

    382 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    382 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Consistently good lamb mixed grill imaginative and tasty as was the cod. Good well priced wine list. Tasty cranachan too
  27. M

    Markhiltonbuck

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Oysters were good; steak quite tough and chewy; service somewhat aloof.
  28. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a fabulous restaurant. Staff welcoming and helpful. Can't recommend it highly enough.
  29. LT

    LT123

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely ambience. Knowledgeable staff. Tasty food. One of us had set lunch menu (really good value), whilst the other had a la carte menu. We also enjoyed the oysters
  30. MH

    MattH

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are becoming regulars - when we want a big, family meal with a good choice, and high quality, this is now our restaurant of choice. It was a family + friend meal and our friend was really impressed
  31. H

    Hungryrabbit

    London

    495 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    495 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was quiet when I went for lunch, but I got a seat at the window and enjoyed my squid starter, followed by a delicious pheasant escalope with mash and greens.
  32. BC

    BarbaraC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t hot enough Tables weren’t cleared when customers left Wine glass not filled for quite a while
  33. G

    Gemstone

    London

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super dinner
  34. w

    way2full

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible meal of oysters and hanger steak. We tried three native, three rock and three tempura oysters. Each were delicious and very different from each other. The hanger steak was cooked perfectly, and was succulent. We were so full we barely dug into the chips and the greens but these were also fantastic. It was coupled with a surprisingly reasonable house red. Service was a little slow at times, but overall the staff were friendly and attentive.
  35. A

    Annab

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good and now our place to go for a lovely pre Christmas Sunday catch up.
  36. J

    Joey

    London

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food in a quiet, understated restaurant. The service was a little slow but the food was outstanding and the wine and cocktail selection perfect. A perfect place to catch up with friends.
  37. DD

    DeeDee

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at this branch of Hix never disappoints. The menu changes with the season but the ambience never does.
  38. H

    Helen

    Berkshire

    178 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food - well cooked and presented, and friendly service if a bit slow
  39. A

    Ab111

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food is excellent, service rather slow and we got billed for a bottle of wine we didn’t have - hard to recommend when foul play occurs
  40. DT

    DamionT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb, best meal I've had this year. Flawless food, service, and wine.

FAQs

HIX Oyster & Chophouse is rated 4.3 stars by 898 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday-Friday: 12pm-11pm Saturday: 12pm -11pm Sunday: 12pm-10pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Steak, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    <br>Parking is available at meters on Cowcross Street.

  • Public Transit

    The nearest tube is Farringdon on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan and Thameslink lines. The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from the tube station off Cowcross Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Phillipe Carponen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7017 1930

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties of 32 people in the restaurant for feasts. The Chop House is also available for private book-outs, bespoke events and breakfast meetings. The restaurant can be booked out for up to 100 people for lunch or dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Davey: 020 7017 1930

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