hicce

4.3
248 reviews
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£26 to £40
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hicce is the creation of Pip Lacey and Gordy McIntyre
Friends for many years, hicce is a dream realised for this ambitious duo and the space and concept has been meticulously thought out to create the ultimate dining experience.
The menu will highlight Pip’s passion and skill for using the barbeque as a fuel source; grilling to steaming and smoking. From traditional smørbrød with cured meats and homemade pickles; to fish, meat and yakitori cooked over specialist holm oak charcoal. Pip will use traditional techniques to create beautiful dishes inspired by her travels and driven by her commitment to the very best produce.
Gordy is fantastically knowledgeable about drinks and guests can expect to see a carefully curated list of biodynamic wines, craft beers and original cocktails, each chosen to bring the best out of every plate.
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CG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dining with my daughters

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LB
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Though a bit noisy for older folk, otherwise this place is spot on!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, which I hadn’t realised would be a sharing meal experience before the waiter explained. We enjoyed all of the food which was beautifully presented. It did take quite a long time to come and it all arrived at different times, which worked quite well allowing us to eat each plate. Would definitely return.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

HICCE was nice but the portion sizes are small even the larger options. It’s a sharing plate location, ambience and staff good but it just lack something... can’t put my finger on it.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

For people who don’t mind it being quite loud and with rather over attentive waiting staff it would be good. Food tasty but there seemed to be a lot of instructions in terms of the eating experience.

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

Buzzy location, good service, very good and different food intended for sharing. Do not overorder - the food is richly tasty and filling!

hicce
Responded 3 days ago

Cheers for the cracking review, hopefully see you again very soon

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good - some dishes were excellent (sea bream ceviche, bread) and others were something less than excellent, though still very good. The dishes are small so the cost adds up quickly, especially if you want some wine too.
As we hadn't been there before, the maitre d' explained the menu to us and suggested how many dishes to order from each section of the menu. Fortunately we ordered about a third of what he'd suggested and this was more than enough.
The service was attentive....over-attentive; the two of us were there for just over 3 hours and must have been asked if everything was OK eight times and this interrupted the flow of our conversation. Eventually I had to ask the maitre d' to ensure we weren't interrupted any more.
All in all the cost and intrusive service would put me off going again.

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, smiley friendly and knowledgeable service and exquisite food. The restaurant is very easy on the eye and the surroundings steeped in history yet sympathetically modernised. I would be a regular if we didn’t live in Jersey but will be back as soon as we get the chance.

hicce
Responded 3 days ago

Anna, Anna, Anna, it was a pleasure to have you ladies over this side of the pond, always welcome & you can even bring the rather larger than life other half of yours (if he can make it)

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HW
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambience, design and general feel of this place - ideal for Sunday brunch, but equally felt special enough for a birthday treat. The staff were lovely and it was great to see the main chef herself at work in the kitchen. Fabulous ingredients, prepared with care and love

hicce
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the very kind words & really glad you enjoyed.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this place! Amazing venue in coal drop yard, friendly and professional staff and the summer menu is to die for. Highly recommended

hicce
Responded 3 days ago

Love this review, simply perfect. Thank you so much

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food, service seemed a bit intense to rush us off the table when they weren’t busy and food came out quickly when they advised it would take time. Starters not good value but good value mains for size. All round worth a visit for the food.

hicce
Responded 3 days ago

Sorry if it felt rushed, it was fathers day when you visited which made for a very busy Sunday service here. Comments noted & will be picked up at our weekly managers meeting

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F
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful simple food, great staff, lovely buzzy (if a bit noisy) space. Decent value for food of this quality.

hicce
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the kind review, we do keep an eye on music levels & will continue to

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IC
London
34 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Congratulations to Hicce
Interesting food, good wine listing, pleasant and efficient staff , nice location
Thanks

hicce
Responded on 15 June 2019

Thank you Ian

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PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service - perfect for sharing plates with friends and family.

hicce
Responded on 15 June 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words & stars

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous space, with great views of the kitchen. Interesting seasonal menu with innovative combinations and lovely sourcing of ingredients making for an exceptional meal. Lovely service and Pip even came to say hello before heading off to the restaurant awards (#48 best in UK after a few months - will be much much higher next year).

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

Glad you enjoyed & we are super proud to be on the UK top 100 list 2019

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e
London
46 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and good service. My guests really enjoyed the experience.

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

Glad you enjoyed, we like the atmosphere to be relaxed & welcoming.

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AF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location, and nice fit out of space. Sharing plates - all good. We tried most of the current menu. Good friendly service.

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

Cheers for the review & stars

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! The food was perfect - super varied, fresh and tasty. Service very friendly, and the interior is nice and welcoming. Very much recommended!

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

Thanks for the great words & stars, see you again very soon we hope

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T
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was busy but after the initial delay in getting drinks and menus to us the food arrived in quick succession and was delicious. Our server, a Hungarian lady was a delight and overall it was a very enjoyable night.

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

Mimi was really happy to hear she made your experience a positive one. Thanks for the review & stars

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JL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service poor and slow. Portions very, very small. Food itself interesting and nice but not good enough given other issues.

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

JenniferL I would really like to pick this up with you directly, can you please email me, Gordy@hicce.co.uk

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food feels loved and service is diligent and smiley. Dishes are costly for their size and you need a few to have any danger of being full. Annoyingly, my light tonic for my gin came as a separate charge and served in a tiny glass with slice of lime. I keep going back though due to service, freshness and ambience.

hicce
Responded on 7 June 2019

Thank you for the stars and for coming back. Sounds a bit strange the glass you describe as all our spirit are served 35ml & in 13 oz glasses in order to fit all the spirit & mixer in one pour.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service et accueil impeccable. Bon repas. Unique, un vin anglais à la carte, rare !

hicce
Responded on 12 June 2019

Vraiment heureux que vous ayez apprécié et qu'ils soient vraiment heureux d'être à la hauteur.

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FS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb restaurant with an amazing atmosphere! Fantastic service with staff who knows exactly what they are doing! Well done 👍

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you so much for this wicked review

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food great but service slow and waiting staff disinterested. First course took 1 hour to arrive. Wine list very poor, all vegan organic, not great quality and expensive £40+ Terrace lovely in evening sun nice venue

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

Sorry the service was a little lengthy on your visit Friday evening, it was a particularly busy one but not an excuse for any delay you suffered. Disinterested is not a common word used when describing our guys, but I will pick up your comments with the team at our staff briefings. I feel you may have not got the wine list or pricing, we do have some organic & some vegan, but its more about sustainability which we feel is very important at present. Our wines start at £25 certainly not £40.

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W
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and nice light venue. Service not the quickest if you are looking for a quick meal but the food was worth the wait

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thanks for the stars, sorry if there was a little wait on your visit, Friday was especially busy.

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DD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious octopus! I went back a second time just to have that again! The rest of the food is pretty nice, interesting flavour combinations and served beautifully. Bit pricey, but in line with other places in the area. Nice, attentive staff, even when it's busy.

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thanks for the stars & glad you enjoyed. The octopus is a beautiful dish & a big favourite. Glad to hear the guys were on point, they are a hard working, passionate bunch.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect, great tastes, flavours and fresh. Loved the Hicce cocktail, so good. Would definitely go again.

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

Nice one, love the stars & very kind words. See you soon

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent atmosphere, lovely food.
Would definitely recommend Hacce to friends and family.

hicce
Responded on 28 May 2019

Glad you enjoyed & thanks for the recommendations

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AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice location and interesting food. Would definitely recommend it to big groups and couples

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thanks for the stars & recommendation.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Usual problem with sharing plates menu.
You have to go through every dish with the server to know what size the serving is, and how many will be required if more than two want to share it.
(And as usual, the size of the dishes made sharing difficult - 3 things on a plate for 2 people, etc.)

Music far too loud, particularly when it is difficult to understand the waiter's/waitress' English.

The food was good, but not really worth the fuss of the ordering process.

hicce
Responded on 4 June 2019

It sounds like we are not really to your taste. Maybe the more traditional eight, eight, four menu caters for you better than the style we operate.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good fresh cooking. Nice friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Not keen on the music but not too loud st least st lunch. Small crit: they charge quite a lot for very little bread (and too much butter). Since much of the food needs bread they need to get the bread portions right.

hicce
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thanks for the stars, bread & butter portions in restaurants are a continuous battle to appease everyone. We believe that by making all our breads daily in-house that we offer great value & quality at a very reasonable price.

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MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant with innovative and very tasty food and drinks. The service and the atmosphere is superb too!

hicce
Responded on 28 May 2019

MrsT thank you so much for this tremendous review

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable experience with lovely food and service!!

hicce
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service. Will definitely be going again. Great atmosphere

hicce
Responded on 24 May 2019

Glad you enjoyed & see you again very soon

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JT
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first glance the menu can appear small but I can assure you this is not the case. We would have gone for everything on this menu but very satisfied with our initial choice to have a little of everything. The food was incredibly delicious. We were certainly not disappointed. I would like to say that for a vegetarian/vegan the menu is great.

hicce
Responded on 23 May 2019

Superb Josh, glad you enjoyed. Get yourself back soon

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Music a bit too loud

hicce
Responded on 19 May 2019

Cheers, will keep an eye on levels

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h
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to meet old friends and share delicious food, good wines and fond memories. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent sharing plates with plenty of options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The music was a bit clubby for dining at the start but improved hugely after a little hint. Overall we had a wonderful evening and would definitely go back.

hicce
Responded on 23 May 2019

Thank you for your kind words, we will keep our ears open to the tunes. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant has a really nice feel; tables are far enough apart to allow a degree of privacy; service is friendly and excellent; and its on zeitgeist without being overly trendy. Its good place to spend time. The food is ok; occasionally excellent, the heritage carrot special this evening was great; but quite a lot of it requires little expert cooking and as such it is, in my view, very pricey for the portion size. 2 quid for three tiny slices of bread is particularly entertaining, more than double that for a small portion of cheese and so on. I use Hicce pretty regularly I suppose so clearly my issues with value do not outweigh the overall enjoyment. Yet.

hicce
Responded on 19 May 2019

Martin, thanks for the review. We do try & keep as competitive with our prices as we can. We will certainly bring up your points at our weekly meeting

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RD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely space located in the new vibrant area around Granary square.
Had booked and phoned ahead to inform of birthday.
Slightly officious welcome but once seated and service started seemed to warm up. We were advised on the menu for 6 people and ordered slightly more than recommended. Food is good but portions tiny for the price. Although we over ordered there was barely enough for each person to have a taste of each dish. This was mentioned and the slightly surprised reply was that next time we should order more. Desserts followed. Again not enough for 6. Wine selection good. Birthday request was forgotten. Further discussion resulted in the bill being dispensed with by the owner, despite offering to pay. Owner was upset with us and we were upset for him and for our unfortunate experience. If portions are effectively tapas size then this should be explained and the price adjusted accordingly. Good for two or three people but would not recommend for larger parties as you will be fighting over miniscule portions and / or wondering why it should cost so much. In any event you will be looking to go out to eat afterwards.

hicce
Responded on 19 May 2019

The bill was not dispensed with by myself, I refused to take your money after you verbally attacked our staff & your wife verbally abused me with a vile torrent of offensive language. No matter what you may think of portion sizes or the fact we forgot to write happy birthday, no human being deserves to be treated in the manner you treated us. My staff are real people, who go above & beyond on a daily basis for our guests, to leave them physically shaken is unacceptable & will not be tolerated

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Really disappointed in this one! The service really threw us off. It took forever to get our server to the table and when we were ready to order they forced us to order everything at once which should never be the case at a tapas restaurant. Our server was really rude about it. Food was average but overpriced. So sad! I was so looking forward to a great dinner here.

hicce
Responded on 17 May 2019

Apologies we disappointed here, but I feel there is a little confusion. We are not a tapas restaurant, so we do not have the same service as one. The guys were trying to explain that by ordering bits of the menu (especially during peak times) this will cause large breaks between courses. It was either put across wrongly or misunderstood. Happy to pick this up directly with you as we certainly don't wish unhappy customers, Gordy@hicce.co.uk

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