HIX Soho Restaurant & Bar

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1816 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Located in the heart of Soho, an area which is quickly moving towards fast casual, to visit HIX Soho is to experience true hospitality and the subtle elegance of service-craft.

With an unrivalled dedication to seasonality HIX Soho brings fish and shellfish to the forefront, offering a premium seafood experience serving carefully sourced produce from the British Isles.

Open all day every day, HIX Soho is the perfect spot for pre-theatre dining. A set menu is also available until 6.30pm every weekday for only £19.50 for 2 courses. Join us for Bottomless Brunch on a Saturday or the best British roast every Sunday.

An oyster aficionado or wanting to try your first? Our Oyster Happy Hour runs every weekday 4-6.30pm

Downstairs is the iconic Mark’s Bar with its apothecary bar and an eccentric seasonal cocktail list. The all-day menu offers a selection of international small plates, ideal for sharing.

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Sun - Wed 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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K
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service was great. We went during the day so was rather quiet. I think there would be a great buzz/ atmosphere in the evening.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday lunch in London without a shadow of a doubt!

Food is always incredible and service to match

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N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent cocktails and a superb value set menu. The fish pie was delicious. Great decor and atmosphere, very relaxing.

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OW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent space, ambience, service and food. I would thoroughly recommend the steak and the starter called 'Heaven and Earth'. We'll go back - the downstairs bar is also fantastic.

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

The food is always very good here. Based on British ingredients, with a strong seafood selection, the food has interesting ingredients to lift the food from good food to something much more interesting.
The ‘nibbles’ available prior to the food include the best pork crackling I have tasted, and th eco kale popcorn is delicious.
I always have difficulty in deciding what to eat, there are so many things I would like to try!
I love the fact that one of the puddings is the ‘credit crunch ice cream’, cheap, but the nearest thing I have ever had to our family homemade hot chocolate sauce - delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited a few times smart but informal dining.

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice restaurant. Food is great and staff very friendly. Would recommend.

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were assisted by three staff, all of whom were bright, attentive and confident. The recommendation and endorsement of our choice was perfect. Service was clean and unobtrusive, with no pressure to finish fast but at the same time no delays. The food was well presented and very tasty. I would recommend HIX to anyone looking for good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good service - a treat as expensive for Sunday lunch but worth the effort and money. Delicious tasty food, roast beef a must, big portions, huge Yorkshire pudding. Ordered Prawn cocktail, didn't realise cucumber would be chopped through lettuce so couldn't eat as allergic but apart from that will be back.

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CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent and even a great choice for vegetarians. An interesting place and a nice and secluded despite the central Soho location. However, service was somewhat slow. Still a great choice but not one if you’re in a rush!

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K
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal as ever at Hix. Sat at the counter which is always fun.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

His is consistent in quality both in terms of food and guest experience.

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LO
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Friday lunchtime & virtually empty so little ambience.
Had the daily menu spaghetti with prawns and chilli. Nothing special. Rhubarb Eton mess had tiny cubes of rhubarb on a pile of cream and meringue that you see at a lesser restaurant. Disappointing.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Heard good things about this place but left a bit disappointed. The food wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t great. Especially for the price. Decor is great and ambience is good but think I will just return for drinks in marks bar downstairs rather than for food.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delivered as always thanks

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I thought the food was very average. Liked the ambience

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Moment in time I suspect.

Generally really like HIX Soho - but was very, very quite (school hols?) and food didn't seem quite up to usual standards - fine, rather than great.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a lovely time but the service was very poor. We sat at our table and no one came to take an order for 30 minutes at least.

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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Wouldn't rush back. Been going for years but service was terrible and food just isn't exciting anymore. Curry was unappealing and naan bread dry. Just overall a bit underwhelmed

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DM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming staff, very well cooked and presented food, creative wine list with 500ml carafe option, great cocktails and they acknowledged out birthday with a truffle treat at the end of the meal. Beautiful interior, comfortable and stylish seating and overall a great experience. Would definitely recommend to others. The pre-theatre menu was great.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

steak was very chewy, the room was loud and busy without much space.

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P
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb produce and beautifully cooked and well served. Restaurant needs some better art. Missing tramshed quality...

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

Mother’s day Sunday lunch was lovely. Great food & service only slightly let down by the over-priced Pouilly Fume which didn’t live up to the name. Better off choosing the more modestly priced Muscadet or Sauvignon. Will be back tho.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very noisy, warm & dark in the dining area.
However, the food was delicious & well-executed, plus waiting staff were excellent.
We were not served the cockle popcorn, but they did not charge for this.
However, I’ve been advised that I missed a real treat - so will come back & head to the bar area downstairs (for more moreish cocktails & those yummy bar snacks)!
We used a 50% off discount card from TimeOut, which made it exceptional value for money.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful service and the food was delicious!!

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NM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and service was impeccable however there were only a few covers in the restaurant for lunch which meant it lacked some ambiance.
We all had the set menu which was very good value. Particularly enjoyed the butternut squash with whipped goats cheese starter.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very friendly hostess escorted us to the counter seating. Very ambient and warm restaurant.
The bartender behind the counter was polite and unobtrusive. The food was delicious.

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EG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb menu and a great set of choices for vegan and vegetarian diners too.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very good food! Unfortunately, we got told 1:30 into our dinner that we need to leave our seats at the counter for other reservation. We came early and usually the seating is 2 hours... Very disappointed and most likely won't come back again

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab time again at this fabulous restaurant and amazing bar afterwards

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food ok , at best . Service well intentioned but shambolic and very slow and patchy . There didn’t appear to be anyone in overall charge ... and it showed . There are many better places in London to spend £50+ / head .

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Perfect evening - great food, service and artwork. Highly recommend.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service, design, music and ambience is amazing.
The food was not as good as I would thought it would be.

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Lovely room but the food terrible. Both steaks were gristly. The chips were McDonald's type fries. The Lemon Sole was under cooked and lukewarm. Mash that came with it was not creamy. We ordered carrots and they only arrived - despite us asking during the meal - when everyone had virtually finished. Disappointing to say the least.

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NR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I hadn’t been here for some years but used to love it. Something has gone wrong. Service was pleasant enough but they expected us to order way too quickly and we had to ask twice for more time. We came for late lunch pre theatre and rather bizarrely found ourselves sat in the unofficial children’s section; three other separate tables with youngish children. I asked about this and it was just coincidence they said. I like kids and thankfully they were well behaved but the real problem lay with being seated close to the accessible lavatory with the door opening straight into the restaurant. There was a function in the bar downstairs where I assume the other toilets are because everyone was being sent to this one accessible toilet so a queue was forming. The food was often disappointing. Oysters were good but lamb cutlets were skinny with more fat than meat, accompanied by underpowered mint sauce and under-seasoned potatoes. Samphire pakoras sounded exciting but were a let down (much more batter than samphire). Monk fish curry as okay. The side dish of artichokes were the best thing we ate. The cheese was unexciting (perhaps not very well kept) and the Dorset cobs and crackers that came with it were dried up and cardboard like. I had a glass of champagne at the start; it tasted good but was pretty flat. All in all certainly not worth the price.

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ES
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Enjoyed the food but service was awful and ruined it a bit. Had to wait >20 mins for drinks. Asked again after food arrived and was just told they would come when the food was served. Slopped some of the mussels sauce on the table and just mumbled something then didn’t do anything about it. Given wrong menus for dessert and didn’t seem to care much about that. Asked for the bill then another interminable wait to actually pay so we just packed up and had to pay on the way out. No smiling at any point, barely spoke - not what you expect nor what I had experienced before here.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with delicious food and lovely atmosphere - the bar downstairs is great for pre/post dinner cocktails, which they dont shout about, so good to know that is there!
We had a bit of a disaster with the main course whereby one wasn't delivered with everything else... consequently we sent the whole lot back and tried again. To the restaurant's credit they ran around trying to fix it and deducted the mains from our bill. It was also very salty. But we still had a great time despite all that :)

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MS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely family lunch in nice surroundings with attentive staff

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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

This would have been a nice meal had everything fired like it’s supposed to - sadly nothing really did. Drinks in Mark’s Bar beforehand were good but not great. When our table was ready and we moved upstairs, our server offered to bring our drinks for us ... sadly they went missing en route, and after two APBs they were made afresh (no quibble, nicely done). Our waiter was insistent on taking our order as fast as possible; we had to send him away twice as we simply weren’t ready, and he clean forgot to tell us the catch of the day. My starter of Steak Tartare was offered to me in small or large - so I was surprised when the large then turned up with fries (for a starter!) - presumably this was actually a mains alternative, incorrectly offered. On the flipside, a mains pasta was also offered in small or large, but the large was not really a mains-sized portion. Certainly from what we ate, portion control is a problem here. Mains followed starter so swiftly that some plates and the condiments had not yet been cleared, and whilst one of us was in the restroom. That’s just very poor serving practice. My steak came with a cold salad on the same plate, hence a cold plate; it doesn’t take a genius to work out that a medium-rare steak, rested, on a cold plate ... is ... a cold steak. Serve the salad separately, for gods sake: it’s not rocket science (yes, that’s a salad pun). With no time between courses, we were done and finished before the wine was half-drunk, so we re-corked it and took it home. To cap off the ‘everything that could go wrong, went wrong’ story, we had been given the wrong cloakroom ticket, and the payment machine ran out of paper. The next table ‘couldn’t get reception’ on their payment machine! So ... basically a good meal spoiled by crap timing, poor waiting, lack of attention to detail, and (to be fair) bad luck. I guess they’re just coasting on reputation, and that’s being generous.

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f
London
49 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit to Hix in Brewer Street, central London. A great and relaxing cellar bar with good cocktails,service and bar snacks. The bar does get busy with the after-work crowd. The restaurant was simple and efficient, with wonderful food and a good-value for-money pre-theatre menu, which two of our party went for. Overall a great experience to a high standard. Marvellous!

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