HIX Oyster & Chophouse

4.3
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HIX Oyster & Chop House is situated a stones throw from the Barbican theatre and Smithfield Market, London’s historic meat market. The wooden floors, marble oyster bar, tiled walls & linen tablecloths go towards creating an elegant yet unfussy dining room. The menu reflects Mark Hix’s signature British style with seasonal dishes featuring oysters from around the British Isles, a selection of fish dishes and of course a wide selection of meat and steak on the bone. The Sunday Roast Club offers sharing starters and a choice of meat, carved at your table.

Visit the Chop House any Monday night and pay no corkage when you bring your own wine.

Happy hour oysters are served every day 4-7pm for just £3.75 for three.

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Sun - Tue 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Used to be a regular but my first visit now for a while. All the good stuff is still there, perhaps the service is a bit less than the super perceptive it was a while ago, though you are still left wanting g for nothing. Atmosphere and the steak are the best things.

FE
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service and the food quality was excellent. Our waitress described the various options clearly and with humour. Overall a pleasant experience in a buzzy environment. Rare definitely means rare here, by the way!

GB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks were wonderful. The Squid and smoked salmon starters were incredible and recommend to anyone who goes. However, the mozzarella starter was cold and had no flavour. The steaks were fine but not the high quality that I expected after the starters. Sadly the sticky toffee pudding was lacking in flavour.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable lunch, amazing food and the waiting staff are always extremely friendly.

LP
London
86 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to HIX in Farringdon with friends for a birthday and a catch up on Friday evening. The food and service was excellent and I will definitely visit again.

JR
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very friendly and appealing restaurant with unusually well informed and helpful staff.

The corkage-free Mondays are a great idea, which we wish more restaurants would follow.

The happy hour oysters are excellent and super value. Hix invariably ensure a supply of wonderfully fresh oysters.

The food is generally super, although on this occasion my hanger steak was a little tough. I've been three times before when the steaks have been excellent so I think this was probably a one-off.

Hix has become my 'go to' restaurant in London and we will be going again. Warmly recommended.

w
London
48 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They offer very good value fixed price lunch. This was offered the first time I went there, but on two subsequent occasions it was not offered until I asked for it. However - once you have it - it is extremely good, at a very competitive price. Service is very friendly, but not that sharp. Overall I rate tjis a very good place for a business lunch

I
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, varied menu; friendly, efficient service; interesting English wine; slightly on the pricey side.

L
London
31 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, with excellent service.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good meat, good service, but a little bit cramped at some tables.

Peppercorn sauce had good taste but was too watery.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Staff friendly but understaffed despite only 1/3 full. Orders missed and food underwhelming. Ordered Porterhouse for 2 at £90 and left hungry.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Amazing menu. Amazing food. Amazing servers.

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Totally recommend the Beef and Ale pie.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menu doesn't change much if at all, but each dish is executed excellently. Service makes one feel very welcome. We appreciated it.

TC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent value on bring your own wine Monday. But we were slightly disappointed by the very expensive steak which did not have a huge amount of meat for three people (for which it was advertised) and which was not particularly flavoursome. Lovely room and excellent service, and great cheese board. Very enjoyable evening.

s
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This proved the perfect setting to celebrate my birthday with colleagues and friends. Excellent food, excellent wines and immaculate service.
We will be back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They overcharged me on my bill. Added corkage on a £55 wine that I bought from them.

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing sea bream cooked just to the point making it tasty and juicy. Very good friendly attentive service.

PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, love the modern take on british classics and food culture. And the service was superb, friendly.

DA
Hertfordshire
67 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fantastic service and great martini’s

JC
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was good but not amazing. Atmosphere was awful, no music, cold and generally very somber. Would not return.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The oyster happy hour is great value and the oysters were outstanding quality. The staff were polite and knowledgable and prepared a small surprise for my partner's birthday, which I didn't expect at all! Highly recommended, lovely place

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service went a little awry because the vegetables were very late in arriving.

WM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hangar steak and the steak and oyster pie were both incredible. Special mention though for the service, some of the best I’ve experienced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, and loved my veal chop

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal was had by my wife and I, which was enhanced with the warm friendly staff - especially Elliot. I would highly recommend this restaurant, the oysters were as fresh as could be, the pea and mint soup was great. The veal chop was enormous and cooked to perfection, my wife's grouse looked and apparently tasted fantastic. The white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake was a delight however my Eton mess got the better of me but it was delicious. We had a great night and I am sure you would too!

JL
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the fish ( John Dory and cod) which was excellently cooked and very pleasant atmosphere

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great crayfish starter ,Lovely Sea Bream special, Side dish of Beans and courgettes excellent

b
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quality beef took me back to France, chips were hot & slim & crisp, wine was good but needed decanting, Venezuelan black truffles were to die for! Gluten free options. Clean with understated style.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place my new favourite city lunch spot. They serve amazing Steaks and the HorseGuards Gin cocktail invented by them is incredible!

l
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great restaurant by Mark Hix. The food was great quality and waiters were knowledgeable.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lovely food but service let the place down.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. At the beginning was a bit slow because the restaurant was full, but in general the service was good as well. Definitely I would comeback next time in London.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, patronising and slow service. 40mins to get drinks. Waiter repeatedly told off the female members of the party, shouting ‘ladies’ at them intermittently. Charred, flavourless, inedible steaks. Most of the meat was leftover, on a table of steak lovers. The only positive was the oysters, which were delicious. But the whole experience was a complete let down. Won’t be trying another Hix after this awful visit.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robust flavours in dishes hot and cold that were very well executed. Relaxed but efficient service. Terrific design touches all add to the feeling of being in an authentic, customer-centred restaurant.

AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want a good steak in a more relaxed atmosphere than a stuffy businessman's restaurant then I can recommend Hix. The staff were friendly, engaged and knowledgeable and the steak was very good and expertly cooked. I don't write many reviews but I was impressed enough to bother writing a review.

JL
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food - loved the crayfish and also the steak tartare. Bar staff very helpful and efficient - super evening all round.

DE
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Been to HIX several times and never fails to deliver. Not the cheapest but don't mind paying up for high quality ingredients and excellent customer service

RF
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was good and the overall experience was really good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hix has gone to close to the top of my list I 2 experiences. It’s a great restaurant with first class food and service.