Hixon Green - Lewes

3.9
67 reviews
£25 and under
British
All-day dining at its very best

We serve brunch, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner bringing you menus that are seasonal and locally sourced. Everything is produced on site, by our brigade of experienced & talented chefs, putting a modern spin on traditional flavours.

Our dinner menu explores both modern British & Mediterranean dishes, with an emphasis on using local and sustainable produce.

Our brunch is the one of the best & our Sunday roast is a hit and we strongly recommend booking a table!

Our wine list and cocktails have been compiled by over 20 years within the drink industry, ensuring we have the best offering for our customers needs which changes seasonally.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 67 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.0
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3.8
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Muzzy
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Sunday lunch at Hixon Green is really good. The chef uses herbs and I really like eating vegetables al dente. Quite often vegetables can be over cooked, but that is never the case here.

My friend ordered Eton Mess, which she found disappointing. I had brownie and ice cream, which was fair, as the brownie was a little dry. However, my other friend had fruit crumble which she said was excellent.

We are all so sorry you have to close during lockdown.

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Avacado
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

From entering the tiles around the bar were very grubby & all the floors look like they haven’t been cleaned in a long while.

It took 50 mins for our brunch order for 3 people to arrive. Not an easy wait with a 2 yo to entertain.

The staff were very pleasant though but not sure I would feel the need to go back in a hurry unfortunately.

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luap
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

dont eat there food is shocking drinks are to exspensive

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NickyB
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was lovely, the down side was how long we had to wait for service when there seemed to be plenty of staff for the amount of customers. Also staff wearing masks over their mouths but not their nose was a concern for me.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall the service was good. Improvements could be slightly more prompt on service ie cutlery had be asked for for second course. Came to collect starters and 1 person was still eating. At the start of orders 1 of the group ordered a dessert which was just duly brought out after the main courses. A waiter returning checking if there were any more desserts required would of been appreciated- I would of had a dessert but not when 1 member of the group has been served already.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Beautiful interiors, great food menu.

Unfortunately in our visit, we didn’t experience a great service level. There were only 3/4 other tables so it was very quiet. The staff didn’t seem very motivated or engaged in providing a good level of service - very low energy. One dish was forgotten so one of our group had to wait while we ate our food - two sides were also not made and we had to ask for them.

I would visit again and hope for a better experience because the place itself is lovely and the food was great.

It was really lacking in welcoming and friendly service.

On another note, I would like to point out how dangerous it is to serve hot food and drinks when there is a baby in a highchair. On all occasions when food and drink was brought to the table the staff member leant over our baby with hot items - we had to move the highchair out of the way. Instead, staff should be trained to give to the adults directly and avoid going over the head of a baby sitting at the end of the table. If an accident should occur due to carelessness like this it would be awful. It’s much easier and safer to give food and drink to the person directly at their seat. Please consider this!

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RD24
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a really lovely breakfast here. The food was delicious and we will definitely return.

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Flooz
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding
Unfortunately one of the dishes was not cooked but was replaced with no charge and many apologies
Our entertainment for the evening was the rain gushing through the ceiling - we hope it didn’t cause too much damage - not HGs fault

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AnnaG
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was great and brilliant value for money!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunch and they are also still offering 50% off food on Wednesday! It was a really lovely lunch with the perfect atmosphere!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent , as was my wine and we very much enjoyed it. However we found that the service got slower and slower as the meal went on, such that we got concerned about our parking ticket - an anxious end to an otherwise excellent experience.

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Christinel
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good welcome; chose table; temperatures taken and covid safety in mind. Food very good - quite a lot of rocket! Very pleasant staff. Went with grand-daughters and they were impressed as well.

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JenniferH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We use our local Hixon Green frequently. Food consistently good. Service always friendly and prompt. Comfy seats :-)

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AliO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mid afternoon meal and the ambience was fine, food was good value and we were able to access a drink offer which was great. The staff were lovely and we also felt that we were perfectly safe and all protocols were adhered to.

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JohnT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent food, well presented by admirable staff. Worth a detour.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects no grips at all well done.
Great if you could move to Weston super mare.!!

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IanW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good and quite good value. However the wine was very over priced in comparison with limited choice

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We went to Hixton green for my birthday yesterday. We had to prompt the waiter several times for basic things.

Late to take our order.
Drinks took a very long time.
We had to ask several times for cutlery after the food was hot on the table.
Overall I was disappointed with the service.

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Couldn't fault staff. Very cheerful and attentive. Waiter apologised for limited Vegan menu.
My carnivore friend had a veggie main and loved it (pasta).
Vegan options extremely limited (2). Vegan burger was okay. Not sure the bun wasn't brioche, although I was told it wasn't so apologies if incorrect. Brioche is not Vegan.
Side salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomato, not exactly adventurous. NO VEGAN DESSERT OPTION!! NOT EVEN A SORBET!!

So to summarise a nice place to go if you are a meat eater or vegetarian. Don't bother if you are Vegan. I could prep what I had at home which isn't really the point of dining out.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

No contact details were taken. No QR was available to scan for the app for Track & Trace.
The server didn’t cover his nose with the mask... what’s the point in wearing one if you can’t use it properly.

Food was nice although not much of a choice in the middle of Brunch service. It was very much ‘these items or nothing’ even though we were there into the lunch menu cross over.

Won’t hurry back any time soon especially if there is no Track & Trace which should make the customer feel safer.

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch, dinner and breakfast the next day- everything was delicious and service safe secure and polite

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A really lovely meal out with a special feeling, beautiful restaurant covid well worked around food was delicious my only comment on that was I'd say portions could be a little bigger. We shared a med board and 2 light bites but the light bites weren't much more than a mouthful each. Maybe we should've ordered 1 more!

Would definitely return!

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JenP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The Restaurant doesn’t cater to food allergies seriously!

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AdrianB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Starter and Main Course arrived together.
Espresso coffee was puddle in a regular teacup with no creme.
The staff did not encourage diners who were unaware of the recent guidelines of wearing face covering when not at tables. Nor did the staff point out the track and trace and hand sanitiser.
Would not visit again as I would question if this venue is Covid secure and aware of the current regulations.
Other venues I have visited in Lewes seem to have a better understanding of the Covid situation.

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Birthday
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I noticed the food was left under the lamps for longer than necessary, as I was sitting near and looking directly at the counter. Which was a shame as the eggs were rather over cooked and I presume due to this.

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ADRIANC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and drink and great service!

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MarcellaL
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent signage, social distancing as so few other diners. Which is a shame as the food was delicious. Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend to others.

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AndreaP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely freshly cooked food and attentive staff. Felt very safe with Current rules observed

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Pietro
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service in a venue that tries a bit too hard to be cool

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TedK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

When we arrived it was very quiet for a Saturday night but Lewes seemed to be quiet all round. I was very impressed with the detail to social distancing with tables either side of us out of use.
When we ordered our drinks they had run out of sauvignon but the picpoul de pinet was an excellent replacement, my husband ordered the pate but again they had run out of pate so he had to choose something else, when the starters arrived they were laid down and before I had a chance to tell the waiter we had nothing to eat it with he had disappeared out of ear shot, so we had to wait for someone to arrive with cutlery. Overall apart from a few hiccups the food was very good and the service was also very good. I would go back but maybe try breakfast or lunch next time.

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markclaw
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very good service, very good interior design. Certainly deserve to do well through this tricky period.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Chicken burger was raw and staff didn’t seemed too concerned. No direct apology from chef. Will not be going again.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, friendly staff, lovely food at a fair price. Will definitely be going back!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is very good, but I was surprised about the lack of social distancing measures. Sure, there is a one one system and the tables are well spaced but the serving staff seem to approach closer than is necessary without masks. What particularly bugged me was a member of staff standing right next me so he could carefully lie the knife and fork on the serviette.

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PennieT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We were taking advantage of the "Eat out to Help out" that HG were doing in September.
Really friendly staff. We had a starter (squid) which was very nice.
Then my friend who is a gluten intolerant vegan struggled to find anything on the menu. We were able to choose something off the 12-4 menu, which I thought was very good. However, there were no gluten free options for a salad dressing. We would have liked even just some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Staff were apologetic, so this is not really a complaint, more of a suggestion.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely modern spacious open plan restaurant right in the town centre. Good value and great food. Would recommend

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Emma
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We wasn't made aware the restaurant was closing at 5pm and wasn't told when making the booking.
Booked a table for 4pm and felt rushed and the waitress was rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Sadly it wasn’t great. Our booking was at 8.30 and by 9.30 the kitchen was switching its lights off. The waiters were huddled around chatting, looking bored and ready to leave. We were asked whether we needed anything else cause the kitchen was closing.
Uncomfortable is an understatement. Twice the waiter crossed over me to reach my husband and cheekily apologised. When he could have just gone to the other side... I know Covid makes everything a little more depressing but I was in Guilford a week or two ago and although rules were observed this was not to the detriment of service.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

acoustics need attention. it was far too noisy with very few people there. Otherwise, very good.

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AmandaR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service waiter was very polite and well mannered kept checking everything was ok will definitely be back

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Hixon Green - Lewes is rated 3.9 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.