hicce

4.3
85 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tapas
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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AM
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food great - some really interesting flavours - but the music was too loud and insistent

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and warm atmosphere and not too loud

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

While our roast was great, the place is quite expensive without being particularly interesting or exceptional. It was also quite empty.

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S
London
62 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a nice surprise! I had underestimated Hicce vs it's more famous neighbours and I have to say I was beyond happy with my experience and I'll be back soon: the food menu is quite interesting, with innovative pairings, portions won't leave you wanting for more and finally this is place where they managed to keep the bricks and iron look without having the unbearable levels of noise that can be reached in Coal Office or the Lighterman. Welcome to the neighbourhood!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice vibe and really delicious food. Good friendly service.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our visit, the food was delicious and the service was great. Would highly recommend the bavette!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fashionable comfortable eating. Tasty and tasteful food. Good ambience on a friday night. Music a tiny bit too loud - though we were sitting under a speaker. The staff honoured my request for a round table, for which I was appreciative, there were 6 of us. Staff sufficiently attentive and friendly. Great environment in the Coal Drops yard.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was tasty but the overall experience was lacking. Despite reservation our seats seemed to be some extra chairs added right in front of the kitchen next to where the waiters were gathering. It took ages for them to bring the menu, ages for our food to arrive and we didn’t even get a sincere apology for the chaos.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We were impressed with the helpful staff and the industrious chefs we could see in the kitchen. We thought some of the portions were a bit mean (bread, cheese for example). And we thought the dishes didn't all go together in style so it was a bit discordant.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wasn't sure if I'd like it, but we did! The food was very nice, lots of interesting dishes to share: my favourites were the delicious beer bread, brussels sprouts (still craving them), the baba ganoush and mushroom terrine. My meat eating companions enjoyed all of their dishes. The only disappointment was the side salad: it seemed to be just washed leaves - 'damp' rather than any noticeable dressing - but this was the only let down out of about 12 dishes.
Staff members were friendly and knowledgeable.
Would certainly return.
And would love it if you could make a non dairy or vegan dessert too. Thanks!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really pleasant experience overall. Friesnly staff, wonderfully lit and comfortable experience. The place breathes even when full and busy.

Music was well chosen and played loud enough to hear it but without interrupting anyone.

Food was very good. Mostly tapas sized plates for sharing. And share you should as the menu is full of great options for meat eaters and veggies alike albeit still refined and well balanced.

Highly recommended and perfect value.

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IO
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the ambience, the variety of food on offer and the plate sharing. You can order as much or as little as you go along. The staff were very knowledgeable about the dishes offering suggestions when asked and extremely professional and charming. Would have no hesitation in recommending this to friends.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to this lovely new restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our early evening meal . Thank you !

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

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. More of an 'occasion' restaurant than a regular but it was lovely!

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JJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place in Kings Cross, the food was very tasty. It's a little bit on the pricey side but worth trying out!

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely Sunday lunch at Hicce at the end of December in the lull after Christmas. Perfect clean soothing food for that time of year and everything we ordered was excellent; especially good were the prawns 'sticks' and the big bowl of fried brussel sprouts (far better than it might sound). Rye bread and amazing butter was so good we had to keep ordering extra slices of the bread as a delivery vehicle for the butter.

Staff were clued up, attentive, there when you wanted/needed them and not hovering when not required.

Word to the management - please, please, please sort out the music. I know it is a Sunday lunchtime but the generic pop hits chain-pub-worthy playlist really grated and was totally at odds with the adventurousness, care and attention invested in the food and drinks. You've taken such care with the other sensory elements (taste, smell, lighting, materials, views, tactile quality of crockery, glassware etc) that the apparent lack of care with the sounds of the rooms was jarring and would be the one reason I wouldn't return at this time of day.

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DR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a relaxed early Sunday lunch enormously. We revel in sharing plates / tapas / mezze - which is essentially the concept. Food was very good, particular standout dishes; the grilled cauliflower with Romesco, followsed by an outstanding Kumquat & Makerel and then a really excellent “Haccetongue”. Our last restaurant meal on 2018 - wish everyone had been at least this good! Bravo Pip & team!

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered a selection of starters, sticks and mains and all dishes were very tasty and well executed. Service was friendly though a little intrusive and drinks took way too long to arrive. Overall very nice restaurant and will definitely be back.

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AD
Sydney / NSW
34 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

First time trying Hicce and although it was a pleasant evening I don’t think I will be rushing back to dine here again. Majority of dishes were nice but nothing particularly special. The one particular dish that wasn’t especially appetising was the prawns. Could definitely leave them in a ‘take it or leave it scenario’. We had a reservation for 20.15 and I was surprised to be advised they were sold out of a couple of items on the menu already, both of which we had intended to order. The menu is particularly limited so not ideal when the full menu isn’t on offer on a busy Friday evening. We had booked a table online a couple of weeks in advance but despite this we were sat on what seemed the worse table in the restaurant and which was also in a draught all night. Our waiter was nice and friendly and the restaurant interior and presentation was nice. I am glad I tried Hicce but not sure I will rush back or recommend anyone do the same.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food very good . Ambience ok.

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CB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! Good selections to choose from. Brussel sprouts were incredible. Good cocktails and nice wine too.
Had a slight issue with the service, we were suggested to order another dish which turned out to be way too much food. But otherwise it was good

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

My wife attended the restaurant again after having such a great time for her birthday and took her sister and nephew with her. Although the food and service were again fantastic she was unimpressed that another family of diners were sitting in the restaurant eating sandwiches and popcorn from a pret a manger bought in bag, it seemed to bring down the tone and devalue the experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Strangely aggressive waitress who kept getting our order wrong and blaming us! Very unexciting ‘sticks’ on offer, considering it was Christmas eve . Sweets were good though... atmosphere really spoilt by mess around our order

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MB
Norfolk
13 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely loved Hicce. Delightful, tasty food without any fuss.

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent and it is nicely spaced for a London restaurant, nobody pushing past you all the time. It is on the pricey side but good value. Will return.

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KN
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive front of house staff; small plates with seasonal produce; beautiful view over the newly regenerated King's Cross area and canal; nice vibe to an airy lofty space.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Despite making a reservation we were given a place by the kitchen with bright lights on our face and not particularly nice kitche (normal one but not one of those that are nice to be looking at like Barrafina). we asked to be moved as itw as our anniversary but they didn’t so we did not eat there and left for Barrafina.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Tasty food and fun atmosphere. Service a little over attentive. Kept reminding us we only had the table for two hours!

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CF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

What went so wrong here? There were six of us, writers and journalists paying for ourselves. A giant table and deafening music meant we had to keep conversation to a minimum. The random menu satisfied no-one, as some 'sharing plates' were minuscule. No-one could work out how to order and the staff didn't seem too sure either. They were pushy and constantly upselling, had no clue about the ingredients and checked up on us so often that we actually sent them away.
The meal was supposed to be the first of a regular group meeting. When we left we went to another restaurant and started over. I wanted to love this place - several of us live locally, and while I can see the potential of the venue, sit has to improve to get me back: Who is it aimed at, party revellers or serious diners? A lower music level, better informed and less intrusive staff would be a start.

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n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tapas and cocktails with a kick! Tasty tapas but v expensive. Really lovely waitress who really knew her stuff. Nearly £60 a head including £13 for a cocktail and £20 for a carafe of wine. But lovely surroundings and good music (and not too loud). I might go back but only when flush!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A menu for sharing with a selection of starters for a platter and mains. Certainly different and good quality ingredients although not cheap when added up. Given its for sharing odd to get three pieces of bread but good to have complimentary water. Servers keen to remove empty plates and encourage you to order more. With a 12.5% service charge its perhaps what you can expect.

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RS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and very pleasant staff in a great setting. It was though all rather slow - with such a limited menu (not a problem in itself, especially for a new venture) you would expect a swifter turnaround. Sharing platters are, I regret, frequently synonymous with questionable value and hicce did little to change this perception.

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was delicious, service attentive and atmosphere was just about right. Recommend!

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

receptionist's attitude needs improving. also all the waiters seemed to have never ending conversations amongst themsevles. i saw them chatting more than anything. obviously suitable amount of chatting is normal is somewhat encourage a welcoming atmosphere but that night i felt they were just too engaged in their conversations - quite unprofessional.

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O
London
51 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was ok but nothing’s special. Staff didn’t know specials.. the rump was chewy. Waitress showed empathy and attentive. Most staff English as poor and showed.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lunch with friends which could not have been improved, great service and sharing plates of the highest quality for both meat eaters and vegans alike. We can’t wait to return

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was fab!
However didn’t everything they had on the menu so had to choose something else, otherwise Hicce is the new kid in town!

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

unusual food in share portions. Great background music!

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NS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great, delcious food and cool vibe. Will definitely visit again.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty accomplished cooking. Loved the brussels. Better in a group so you can try more. A better bet than Coal Office...

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