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Hix Oyster & Chop House

36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
+44 20 7017 1930
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (94 reviews)
“hanger steak” (27 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
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161 - 170 of 374 reviews

Reviewed 24 February 2015

Go for a riveting Bloody Mary. The bartender here gets this right, royally. My steak was good, not great. Pork scratchings more-ish. Service amicable.More

Thank sam m
Hix Oyster and ... H, Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Dear Sam, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am glad you enjoyed our Bloody Mary's, I will pass on the feedback to Veronica, Frankie and Gab our bartenders! If you would like to discuss any further feedback points you are...More

Reviewed 16 February 2015

My partner and I ate here on a busy Friday night. It was expensive, but we had a thoroughly lovely evening. Service was attentive but not overbearing and we stayed for well over four hours without being asked to move on, despite the restaurant being...More

Thank Gabrielle K
Hix Oyster and ... H, Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear Gabrielle, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review - I am so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon for some more oysters and pork crackling! Best, Jessica Greenaway Assistant...More

Reviewed 16 February 2015

but then we've always been big fans of Mr Hix and his various restaurants. and being from welsh blood stock it was great to see Laver Bread and Cockles on the menu. Starters were all very tasty with a special mention for the Black Pudding!...More

Thank david w
Hix Oyster and ... H, Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, it is much appreciated. I am so glad you had a wonderful Sunday lunch with us and especially enjoyed our live jazz! The Jazz Cats are with us every Sunday, and in addition...More

Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Came for our fourth visit with a view to booking a meal for 18 people next month but this will not be happening. Service was slow, haphazard, forgetful and clumsy. Our first order of oysters was forgotten and then rushed out without the sausages. We...More

1  Thank Jimmy H
Hix Oyster and ... H, Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear Jimmy, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry we fell short of your expectations, I would like to discuss these issues with you further. If you would like to, please call me on 0207 017 1930 or email...More

Reviewed 5 February 2015

Popped in to Hix for dinner with a friend on a wintery Wednesday evening. Restaurant fairly empty, which meant we were offered a larger table than we needed, which was nice. While we waited for our main course we skipped starters and shared some snacks...More

Thank Simon C
Hix Oyster and ... H, General Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Dear Simon, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. I would like to discuss these issues with you further. If you would like to, please call me on 0207 017 1930 or email me on manager@hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk. Kind regards Jean-Michel Sourdrille General Manager

Reviewed 3 February 2015

Good service, food nothing special did not live up to its reputation Tad overpriced but nice vibe,party enjoy the evening

Thank DOULL
Hix Oyster and ... H, General Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I would like to discuss these issues with you further. If you would like to, please call me on 0207 017 1930 or email me on manager@hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk. Kind regards Jean-Michel Sourdrille General Manager

Reviewed 2 February 2015

Well, all in all disappointing. For an establishment with menu prices like these to have a Tealight table top decoration which was filthy and paper on top of linen looked and felt cheap. We had starters of soup and Queenies which set the standard for...More

1  Thank Aloodie
Hix Oyster and ... H, General Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. I would like to discuss these issues with you further. If you would like to, please call me on 0207 017 1930 or email me on manager@hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk. Kind regards Jean-Michel Sourdrille General Manager

Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is one of those restaurants you desperately want to like, based on Mark Hix's geezerish charm. Sadly we weren't that knocked out with the food. On the plus side, the young waiting staff are all excellent and are a credit to the Hix operation....More

1  Thank ChesterLeStreet
Hix Oyster and ... H, General Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere and the team's welcoming demeanour. If you would like to discuss any issues further, please call me on 0207 017 1930 or email me on manager@hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk....More

Reviewed 21 January 2015

We were there in the quiet period straight after New Years Eve, so were able to select a great table with a view across the bar and restaurant - we loved it, not uncomfortably formal or OTT, just a cool relaxed place. Cocktails were sublime...More

Thank Ben C
Hix Oyster and ... H, General Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Dear Ben, Thank you for your kind review. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us after NYE! The Hix Oyster Ale and our Native Oysters are also one of my favourite pairings! Kind regards Jean-Michel Sourdrille General Manager

Reviewed 19 January 2015

Very overpriced for very average food. 2 of us was £236! Astounded that you have to pay for chips as an extra when you order a £40 steak. Steak ordered rare and had to be sent back as the outer 2 cm were so blackened...More

2  Thank Telephonetree
Hix Oyster and ... H, General Manager at Hix Oyster & Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

I am sorry we fell short of your expectations, I would like to discuss these issues with you further, please call me on 0207 017 1930 or email me on manager@hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk. Kind regards, Jean-Michel Sourdrille General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$84
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7017 1930
  • E-mail
Description
HIX Oyster & Chop House is situated a stones throw from Smithfield Market, London’s historic meat market. Originally a sausage factory and then a fish restaurant, many of its original features remain. The wooden floors, marble oyster bar, tiled walls and linen tablecloths go towards creating an elegant yet unfussy dining room. The menu reflects Mark Hix’s signature British style with seasonal and daily changing dishes featuring oysters from around the British Isles, and a selection of meats and steaks on the bone.
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