hicce

4.3
284 reviews
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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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KC
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, great, rustic and at the same time, innovative food. Lovely atmosphere here.

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CG
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstandingly good - but was surpassed by the lovely service. Charming maitre d' and lovely waitress. A really great vibe here - with superb cooking.

hicce
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. It really warms our souls when we hear we have made someones experience this good. Please come & see us again very soon.

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

Great varied menu. Lovely buzzy atmosphere and very attentive service

hicce
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the kind words & the big 5

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AR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food in lovely surroundings. Slightly fed up with the ubiquitous small plates idea as it seems to be an excuse for the kitchen to produce food as and when it chooses rather than a cohesive meal. Saying that we loved the interesting eclectic menu and wine choices so will definitely return.

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

Such an amazing way to end the week. The food was truly outstanding. DELICIOUS!

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

Gorgeous setting and beautiful interior too with great sense of open space overlooking coal drops yard. Food is mouth-wateringly good, although plates are small. Our waiter was lovely and very attentive with some great recommendations. The head waiter was a little pushy though forcing through the order and was a little inflexible when we asked if music could be turned down.

hicce
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. timings are very crucial in peak service, but apologies if it came across as pushy. We will certainly keep our ears on music levels.

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J
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Great food with small dishes to share and excellent service. The front of house team were really helpful and their wine pairing suggestions were spot on. It was also nice to see the head chef pop out to talk us through some of the dishes with such enthusiasm. Will definitely be back.

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

had to go to the bar to get a carafe of wine as we were sitting outside - does not make sense?

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

Really tasty food but service was a little abrupt and portion size was small for the price.

hicce
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review, we certainly don't wish to come across as abrupt. I will pick this up with the team at our briefings.

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r
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely space, friendly staff and overall good food. Grilled dishes later on menu much better than the starters which felt a bit lacklustre and fridge cold... dishes came way too quickly, we would have been done in 45 mins if we hadn’t slowed things down. Still ended up with all 3 hot dishes at the same time which was not a good combination of flavours and meant stuff went cold; a shame as they were really good. Overall service felt a bit disorganised (3 different waiters asked for water order which was then forgotten) and we felt hurried (plates being whipped away etc).

hicce
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We have noted your points & thank you for the constructive criticism, we will be picking up these points with the team at our daily briefings.

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C
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t recommend Hicce enough. Visited for my birthday and was outstanding. A must go for everyone!

hicce
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Charley, thank you for allowing us the privilege of hosting your birthday celebration. I'm sure we will see you guys again very soon.

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J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was nice and well flavoured but not great quantity nor a lot of menu choice. Don't order the pork jowl, 3/4 fat at least yuk.

hicce
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review, the jowl is one of the fattiest cuts of meat used for charcuterie. There is always the same fat to meat ration in any jowl, the flavour comes from the fat which is why people this cut. Jowl used for charcuterie does not include the cheek muscle, hence the higher fat content.

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HL
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on the terrace in the shade and had a really lovely Lunch. The service was good with very friendly waiters, and the food was absolutely delicious.

hicce
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, really glad you enjoyed the experience

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MH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food, excellent and friendly service. The three areas that could be improved - comfort of the seats - they’re a big hard for sitting for extended periods; and the noise level - the music was far too loud to have a conversation or to always clearly hear the servers. The starters and the mains were excellent, but the desserts weren’t very imaginative.

The management and the staff were excellent, and very accommodating.

hicce
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review & your points are noted.

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful service. Some of the dishes were exceptionally tasty and some a little disappointing. The overall atmosphere was very pleasant, finished off with a lovely drink on the terrace under a lovely Kings Cross sunset.

hicce
Responded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed the experience & were able to catch a lovely sunset to end. Hope to see you again very soon

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K
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We felt like we were not customers but there to take orders. We wanted to order some starters whilst we had our apertif and then consider the rest of the menu. HOwever our barman/waiter absolutely insisted we order everything as otherwise it would ruin "the experience". He kept on and on about "the experience" and that the chef would need to know how to stagger our meal. We agreed and half way through eating our starters- our main course arrived. So no staggering of courses, certainly no "experience", just an absolute focus on getting us to order and eat so the tables could be turned. We had our counter seats reserved for 2 hours but we we done after an hour. The food overall was good (monkfish was salty but everything else was very good) but it was spoilt by feeling staff were focused on getting us out as quickly as possible. We won't be returning.

hicce
Responded on 16 July 2019

Thanks for your review. With regards the ordering process, we do recommend that you order all together otherwise there is large gaps between your courses, which is not what anyone wishes. I have looked at your booking & you were with us for 2 hours, which is what we recommended. We certainly do not wish to rush our guests. I will check your exact order, but it does seem unusual that we would get a complete order out in less than an hour, maybe you missed a course, sticks?

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AJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Food was outstanding and we had an incredible waitress. We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen and were served by Pip Lacey. Her passion for the food and her suppliers was obvious and she was very generous with her time as she spoke to us in detail about the dishes. Fantastic place and might become a bit of a go to place for me. Thanks Pip & team for an incredible evening!

hicce
Responded on 16 July 2019

Thank you for the very kind words & really glad we made the experience an enjoyable one. We look forward to seeing again in the very near future

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BA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Music a bit too loud. Hard to chat and hear each other.

hicce
Responded on 16 July 2019

Thanks for the review, we will mention your feedback to the team & ensure we monitor the music levels

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was aweful for the price and the location of the restaurant. I had ordered a birthday plate for a friend and it took forever to come and my friend left because she had to catch the train so didn't even get to have it

hicce
Responded on 16 July 2019

Apologies you felt the service was awful as you say, I remember your table in the window. Can you give me a little more detail on what exactly happened that made you feel this way please? With regards to the birthday plate, it does help if you state this at the time of making your booking so we can prepare it in advance, when we are made aware of it in the middle of service, it does mean the kitchen has to prepare the plate which unfortunately does take time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exciting new addition to London’s restaurant scene - within months of opening it’d already been flagged as one of the UK’s best restaurants (no41). Check out their lamb rack, seam bream and order extra roasted potatoes and Parmesan tomatoes - they’ve made the simple, taste stunning. Sunday’s include a great music playlist called Soul Sunday - perfect match for enjoying their wine list 👍🏼

hicce
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thanks for the great review & hope to see you again very soon

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice food portion size is molecular ! Pls save money and eat salad and veg elsewhere not justified for a petal of courgette flower and few shaving of courgette .
Meat is flavoursome and well cooked . Ambiance is relaxed and service is fine
To some up it’s a perfect place to have a bite to fill your tummy then worth queuing for Dishoom after this

hicce
Responded on 9 July 2019

Sorry you didn't enjoy the experience, it is a very difficult job to make every individual happy.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu changed and therefore what I saw on the website (pictures of yummy food) wasnt what was available and served when I came. This was disappointing. Otherwise the service was good and the location is fabulous. Please fix the menu.

hicce
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you for reviewing us, as you came for lunch you had our lunch menu not the evening menu which I guess you were looking at. We have not had any complaints regarding the sauce on the bavette bun before, but we will keep monitoring all our dishes. Hopefully your next visit will be in the evening where you can sample the full hicce evening experience

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T
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, decently priced, but be prepared to wait (and wait)

hicce
Responded on 8 July 2019

Sorry you felt there was a wait, certainly not what we aim to do. We will ensure we raise this at our weekly managers meeting

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JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but slow on arriving

hicce
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thanks for your review, I can see from your booking that it lasted a little over our recommended 2 hour duration. We do believe that to have the full experience in a peak time, that 2 hours is an reasonable amount of time to enjoy the many sharing courses we deliver.

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NR
London
77 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat at the counter and the staff were friendly and helpful. The menu is not huge, and neither were the portions (we definitely needed the bread!) But it was tasty and different and the place had a buzzy atmosphere.

hicce
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we will pick up your comments at our weekly meetings

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TP
London
25 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Imaginative and beautifully-executed dishes in this popular addition to Kings Cross are rather undermined by its customer attitude - and at the moment people are flocking in, so it may be more about managing them than pleasing them. Nevertheless, firm rules ("no bookings for outside tables" - "ok, we'll wait inside; can you let is know when one becomes free?" - "no, we don't do that!") and fixed table times (supposed to be 2 hours but we were given 1.5t hours in error) don't sit well with food cooked carefully to order and sometimes taking time when it's busy. Great cooking, but could be so much more enjoyable experience overall.

hicce
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thanks for your review. We certainly do not wish to come across as managing our guests rather than giving them an great experience, if you have not felt we did this I apologise. You are correct all our terrace tables are on a first come first served basis (we also operate a smaller menu on the terrace, this is to enable our guests to have 2 different experiences), due to us operating this policy we obviously cannot then hold tables for customers, that would not fair.

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GL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am now a regular at hicce. The ambiance is relaxed and the food is imaginative and delicious.

hicce
Responded on 3 July 2019

GordonL always love hearing that we have grown the hicce regular family. See you very soon.

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CS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in a perfect location. Great ambiance and service and the food was excellent. Will definitely go again the next time we are in London.

hicce
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thank you so much for these amazing words & hope to see you again very, very soon

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b
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time for me at Hicce: the food is really good and original, the service is friendly but professional.
Very good restaurant

hicce
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thank you & glad you are enjoying what we do

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was okay, pickle jars was disappointing to my taste lacked punch! Beautiful design of the place to lovely detail which was lovely. Service was disappointing, we sat at the counter and the guy who ran the counter was friendly but totally lacked control. We kept trying to get attention to remove our plates, we would have had more food and certainly more drink if he cared more about us. In the end we left without dessert despite asking for the menus. Someone else got us the bill. Pity overall as was looking forward to this! Bill was unjustified too expensive and for this service experience 🤔

hicce
Responded on 1 July 2019

I can only apologise for the experience you had with us, it is not often we allow ours standards to drop but we obviously have on this occasion. Can you please email me directly as I would really appreciate the chance to pick this up with you in person, Gordy@hicce.co.uk

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GE
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Nice ambience. Ok service. Confusing menu needs a redesign.

hicce
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thanks for the stars, What was the hardest thing about the menu??

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PF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and so fun to be sat at the counter watching the chefs. So impressed by the quality of the food and service, especially on such a busy night. Will definitely go back.

hicce
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thank you so much & glad you enjoyed.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks for lovely evening and great hospitality.
Tomatoes not as perfect as would hope for the price.

hicce
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thanks for the review, sorry you didn't think the lovely Heritage tomato dish was not as good as we said.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice tasty food in a cool location. Maybe a couple of more options for lunch would be good.

hicce
Responded on 25 June 2019

Thanks for the review, not really sure about the more options, can you give me a few examples of what you think is missing?

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Wouldn’t recommend at busy times. Food was great but service was terrible. 5 different people served us which might be part of the problem. We waited 20 mins for our first drink but the wrong drink arrived. Our main course also took ages.

hicce
Responded on 24 June 2019

Apologies if we didn't quite get it right on your visit Saturday. I believe I remember your table in the window. Please email me @ Gordy@hicce.co.uk as I would like to pick this up directly

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dining with my daughters

hicce
Responded on 24 June 2019

Cheers ChrisG

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CB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in this newly developed up and coming area. We came for lunch to celebrate my partners birthday.
Really liked the concept of the sharing plates. The flavours are original and delicious. We both loved it and will be back

hicce
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you very much & really glad you enjoyed

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LB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

hicce
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you for the nice review, we do monitor the volume nightly & will continue to

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
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.

hicce
Responded on 24 June 2019

Apologies if there was a little wait on your table, Friday was a particularly busy one but that is certainly no excuse. I'm glad you enjoyed the once we got into our swing. Thank you for your patience & look forward to seeing you again soon

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
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.

hicce
Responded on 24 June 2019

Sorry to see you feel we are lacking something, it is very hard to try and cover all the angles for everyone. Hopefully the experience was good enough to make you want to return and try us again

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