Hixter Bankside Restaurant & Bar

4.2
619 reviews
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  • Good for Birthdays
A stone’s throw from Borough Market, Mark Hix’s Hixter was originally a metal box factory and is lauded as one of the most unique venues south of the river.

The main dining room, complete with a baby grand piano, is overlooked by Charming Baker’s ‘Faith’s Leap’ and the walls of the striking open-plan kitchen are built with the Himalayan salt bricks that are used to age our beef.

Chicken, steak, and most recently, fish and seafood form the heart of the menu showcasing the best of British ingredients alongside dishes influenced by Mark’s travels.

Downstairs, Mark’s Bar is a hidden gem featuring an impressive sunken bar with cinema-style bar seating and a cocktail list championing British libations.

The understated luxury of Mark’s Bar and our private dining rooms also offer the perfect setting for drinks parties or feasting. Hixter is also licensed for weddings.

Private Dining

Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 10 in our private dining room; a celebration dinner for 40 guests in our Bull Room or a cocktail and canape party until the early hours in the basement Mark’s bar – Hixter Bankside can cater for it all.

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GT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter was not as professional as I'd expect. Food was average. The restauarnt was quiet and lacking in atmosphere.

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SM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great staff and competitively priced. A regular haunt as we know that we will get a warm welcome and excellent food.

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CS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, excellent service, they went above & beyond.

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CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite places. This was a business lunch, and it was just as perfect as it has been when I have been there for a lazy lunch with friends or for a special birthday. It never fails. Thanks as always to the whole team for such a great experience

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not impressed, had to wait for waiter to attend to our table, steak was overdone, no thrills I’m afraid for 80 quid spent. Won’t be back.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good Sunday Lunch. I had the chicken which was presented on a wooden board. Have had better but have had a lot worse. Personally could have done with a larger pot of gravy, but I am sure they would have given more if asked as there was always a waiter near by. Partner had cod & she said it was very nice. Fair price for location.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Went for lunch we have enjoyed other hix restaurants. Disappointed with this one poor service meals were wrong some food ordered not brought out. Some staff didn't seem very interested. Decor nice lovely big restaurant nice food, free childrens meal with adult meal very good value. Crayons and colouring pictures given to children. Shame about service.

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

We went with a party of 6 including 2 children as Hixter has a children's menu. Food service was quick but overall service a little on the slow side. The food was excellent and the interior of the restaurant is very nice. However for a restaurant that serves a children's menu (and there were a lot of children present When We went), the wallpaper and animated display in the ladies bathroom is inappropriate. Please see photos. I think that is very disappointing.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing and a lovely restaurant. Service was bizarre they seemed very confused half the time!

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L
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely meal here Friday evening, cocktails in the bar before dinner were great, the restaurant is big and open which is nice, food was tasty and service really friendly and helpful.

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MM
London
57 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere and service

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TF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend without hesitation. One of the best restaurants in the area. We will be back next time we are in town. Good food, good service, ambiance and fair prices.

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RV
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a nice meal for a reasonable price, but the service was rushed and not very personal. Nice interior but the noise did bother us.

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service. Noisy in main room due to hard surfaces and loud conversations. Nice design.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, got to love the chicken for two!

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AB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just a bit disappointed that the first few bottles of wine we ordered were not in stock but waitress was lovely

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice staff, nothing was too much trouble and they kept our glasses topped up the whole time. The food was really good, well cooked and good size portions. Would definitely recommend the bottomless brunch.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always enjoy the food at Hixter but the service is a bit sluggish. First drinks always take too long and then hard to get the waiting staffs attention there on. I like the relaxed atmosphere but the service is just a tad too relaxed.

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a
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

miserable waitress - slamming down plates, unsmiling etc. - no reason - like that from the start ?

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J
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive service, broad and challenging menu. Reasonable value.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great - food was wonderful

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, in particular the buttermilk fried chicken. Very good waiter in restaurant. Service in bar wasn’t great — took a long time to get served.

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TF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been many time before and have great meals, most our visits are for your Sunday roasts, so I would still recommend. I had friends visiting London so choose the restaurant, the steaks had quite a lot of sinew and fat on them. Also we were not asked about if we wanted peppercorn sauce on it, which I guess was our fault. We found it difficult to chat because of the acoustic, if it was just me and my partner I don’t think it would of been a massive problem but it’s the first time he was meeting my friends. It the main reason we didn’t have starters or pudding as we wanted to go somewhere we could talk.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance as always. Will continue to return for their Indian Rock Chicken, which in my opinion is the ultimate roast chicken!

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RH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great staff and super porterhouse..
Great end to working week.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The ox cheeks were AMAZING. The mini chocolate cake was perhaps a little overly chilled so wasn’t as smooth as I think it probably should’ve been, but that’s a very minor point!

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is excellent, especially Toby who makes everyone feel comfortable and is super helpful.
Food is amazing!

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent business lunch; great menu with huge selection. Excellent service, original beers, friendly and efficient. Slightly expensive.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service and delicious food. Very comfortable tables and chairs, not too noisy, open kitchen and great wines. Save space for puddings!

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, good food and catered for our children really well.

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PJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my family out for a saturday lunch/brunch and we had the best time. The service was fantastic and the vegetarian menu was good and had a lot of choice. It was a joy not to be rushed off the table after the so called mandatory 2 hours that you find in most eateries. We stayed for a record 5 hours in the end, enjoying dessert, desert wine, and the delightful Guyanese Demerara 15 year Rum to finish off which was so apt as my family is of Guayanese heritage! Loved it!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was a bit impatient and aggressive but apart from that a very enjoyable business meal

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K
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, well presented and cooked excellently. Beef cheek was unctuous and succulent and the salmon was beautiful. Prawns were slightly over cooked.
Service was a little slow, and we often had to wait for service staff to attend us. Main restaurant area is large, and tables are packed close together which means that the room is extra noisy, and detracted from the overall experience. Would still recommend as a good casual dining experience! Next time I will try the buttermilk half chicken, which looked superb!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stupenda ottimo cibo e servizio

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UD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hixter, is one of my favourite restaurants in the Borough area, the food is always good and the staff attentive. They also have a great bar downstairs if you just fancy a drink.

I would highly recommend to anyone that likes a good steak, and the salt and vinegar onion rings are to die for

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CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails to deliver. One of my favourite restaurants in the area and just as good for lunch for two (as was the case this time) as it is for a larger/social gathering. Outstanding service and a good menu that ranges from light bites to really substantial meals. I have yet to have a disappointing meal here. 5 stars as usual!

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and fantastic service. Brought my own home-made cake for my best friend’s birthday. All the staff and our lovely waitress couldn’t have been more accommodating. Wonderful!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Decent, simple food at a sensible price. We were in a hurry and service was prompt and courteous. Very good for what it is.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service! Loved they did special thing for our celebration without asking!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food good as always. We took friends and were disappointed by the attitude of the reception host. Seems annoyed that we turned up with a baby and was quite blantantly unfriendly. Service staff were nice but quite slow. Overall recommend Hixter as been a few times and this was 1st poor experience. Seen other comments on service recently. Smiles and warmth go a long way so hope you can easily fix.

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