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Hix Oyster & Chophouse
Hix Oyster & Chophouse

Hix Oyster & Chophouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk
  • Email: chophouse@restaurantsetcltd.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 017 1930
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm

    Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steak, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Sam Collins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties of 34 people in the restaurant for feasts. The Chop House is also available for private book-outs, bespoke events and breakfast meetings. The restaurant can be booked out for up to 70 people for lunch or dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Louise Lovell 0207 017 1930
  • Entertainment:
    On the last Friday of every month we have live music courtesy of our resident musician Huw Price. Huw Price is a London-based guitarist and singer. He has worked as a resident musician in top venues in London, plus countless weddings, private parties, and fashion shows; corporate functions for blue-chip companies like Audi, Eversheds and Microsoft, and private art exhibitions for well-known artists such as Banksy. He plays both his own compositions and a wide range of Latin jazz and soul classics.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    The nearest tube is Farringdon on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan and Thameslink lines. The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from the tube station off Cowcross Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Parking is available at meters on Cowcross Street.
A word from Hix Oyster & Chophouse
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, frequently-changing dishes featuring oysters from around the British Isles, and a selection of meat and steak on the bone. A set menu from just £19.50 for 2 courses is available every lunchtime, pre and post theatre.
Kids also eat free from the kids menu, when dining with an adult, 12-6pm Monday –Friday and Sundays. Join us also for live jazz on Sunday between 1-4pm and enjoy our 3 course Sunday Roast for just £27.95!
Visit the Chop House any Monday night and pay no corkage when you bring your own wine.
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Hix Oyster & Chophouse is tucked away in a Farringdon side street and is a real gem. It's a mix of high end cuisine wihtout ever feeling stuffy or staid. The ambiance is balanced between never being too loud to hear your companions think nor too quiet to be comfortable. The nationally sourced ingredients were a nice touch and the meat was to die for."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Without a doubt, the biggest, meatiest, tastiest Oysters my partner and I have ever eaten. The steak was great, but the Oyster blew us away. If Oysters are your thing, try this place!"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "I've dined here many times without problem, but this Friday's meal/service was very disappointing. Meals took way too long to come out. Whilst the offering of some complimentary salmon was a nice gesture, my "medium" fillet (at £36!) came out overdone and cold. Having originally told us that one of our orders was "overdone" and was being re-done, I can't help feeling they thought "what the hell, let's serve it and see". Despite being a busy Friday, this shouldn't be a strain on such an established business. So, they dropped the ball in my view and, at their price point, I might struggle to recommend the place without warning of a potential repeat of this poor experience."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "A great menu overall, but the steak stands out as the star of the menu (i.e. the porterhouse). Excellent wine menu as well, with some reasonable bottles at good prices."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "While we're happy to pay for good food, I am not sure this was good value. The look and feel is good, the decription of the food enticing, but apart for my Heaven & Earth, there wasn't anything that made us sit up and take notice. Shame especially at the price."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Must of gone on a bad day but the mains were served before the starters and when it came to the mains they were server cold...not very good for the amount you pay.."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Took my wife & baby for a Mother's Day treat. The restaurant is quite tight on space but they were able to accommodate our buggy. Straight away my wife got a free glass of champagne as a Mothers Day surprise, and every mother got the same treatment. The food was sublime, I had Heaven & Earth (black pudding on apple base with chicken sauce) & lamb chop, my wife had asparagus & pheasant egg salad, and sea bass. For dessert we shared the rhubarb tart - one of the best desserts I've ever had and would go back for that alone. All the food was really amazing, in 13 years living in London this was one of the best meals I've had. Service was friendly and exact. The food arrived promptly. Live jazz (piano & bass) provided a lovely ambience.10/10"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "I had a pleasant evening at Hix restaurant, the food was delicious, and the service attentive and friendly, what a gem. Will definitely go back."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Excellent oysters and chops. Simple food, cooked superbly. Great to see them meats before choosing from the menu. Great service too. Highly recommended."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Great food, set menu had good range of choice and excellent value. We ate at 5pm, very quiet (which is unusual in places like this, I am partially deaf so being able to partake in conversation was very enjoyable) and staff were very attentive. Planning our next trip to try the impressive steaks they have."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Went at 5 pm, when some late lunch customers were finishing off, so were left to the restaurant to ourselves. Prompt yet friendly waiters, knowledgeable about the food. Only problem was our main took quite a long time coming, the only starters we had were 2 oysters for me, got them around 5.15 pm just after ordering. Our steak mains didn't arrive till 45 mins later. Not sure if these are common timings, but my friend had not had any starter, so assumed the mains would come earlier. This meant we had no time for dessert. I supposed we should have let them know we had to leave at a certain time to hurry them along. Nice ambiance and staff though, will come back again"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "I have visited this Hix restaurant a number of times and each time it never disappoints. My most recent visit was on a business lunch with a client that had never previously visited any Hix restaurant. He was suitably impressed, and stated that he would return for an evening meal with his wife. I was, as always, very impressed with the quality of the food, service and the venue. Our steak was very tasty and cooked to perfection! I cannot recommend this particular Hix venue enough, it always has a really good vibe, friendly yet totally professional, very comfortable & classy. Mark Hix should be proud of this venue and the team that represent him & everything he stands for. Keep it up! See you again soon."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "Good food but annoying waiter trying to rush you (while the restaurant was half empty and still early in the evening) and push for (very expensive) wine consumption by filling your glass any time you swallow some wine and by taking your glass off the second you are finished...quite embarassing."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "We were early for our reservation, but were able to have a table anyway - sadly, from there, it was a terrible experience. Waiter was really poor, didn't listen to our order, so we only received one of our starter dishes, not the 2 we ordered. When we sent it back (there was human hair on it!), he just grabbed it from us, no apology. Main courses - one was ok,the other bland and over priced for fish fingers at £18!! Manager did try to recover the situation, and generously waived the bill. Sadly, having already been to Hix in Lyme Regis and Soho, and having met him in Dartmouth, I fear it may have been some time since Mark Hix actually visited this restaurant - he would have been shocked with what he saw. Definitely will not be returning."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "We visited Hix for a birthday lunch. The food was brilliant, very attentive service and they made effort when they discovered it was my friend's birthday; organising a desert treat for her. Would highly recommend, not really for vegetarians though!"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Excellent service and the food was delicious. We had the oysters, Rock and Native on the suggestion of the waiter. The ribeye was exceptional"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "We have visited Hix Oyster & Chophouse on a number of occasions and it's always a great night out. Steaks are excellent and it's worth saving room for their delicious desserts!!"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "good food in the set menu but small portions and no sides generous cocktails"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Meat was over-cooked. Vegetables soft and soggy. Place was full of men in suits. Business focus. Got 50% off our bill. Declined pud and left. St Johns or Smith's of Smithfield much better for those not on expenses and who care about their food."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Our lunch experience was made by the excellence of the two members of staff who served us. Both,could not have been better,& made my birthday special Thank you"
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "Fabulous steaks. Nice meat based snackettes too like crackling and beef sticks. Service was amazing, helped us celebrate to a special day. Thanks Trevor!"
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "It was refreshing to be served a steak that was cooked how it was asked for. Many places overcook a medium rare steak, but all of ours were done perfectly. The flavour of the porterhouse was superp, I only needed some horseradish at the end when the 1.1kg was taking its toll! It would be nice if there were a few more resonably priced bottles of wine, or more fairly 4-5 quid was taken off a couple labels, as some bottles had been priced above the norm."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "I love food and this done nice food I had the prawns and Lamb on the set menu and my misses had the fish fingers they was both lovely. I was to full to get the desert though :(."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "If you're looking for somewhere with a real buzz and good food, this is great. Wouldn't recommend for a business meeting, on a Wednesday evening at least. "Heaven and Earth" - black pudding - starter very good, as was the lamp chop main. Not cheap. Had a few wines from the expensive end of their list missing which could have been disappointing if we'd been more particular as they didn't have many choices at higher prices."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Really loved the sirloin Sunday lunch. Two of our party had the chicken which gets carved at your table. Great! All accompanied by some chilled out Sunday Jazz. Definitely recommended."
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "We ate again at Hix the food was excellent, as were the cocktails. Service though slow was friendly and pleasant.. Thoroughly recommend it."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, great service. A winner."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "We had read good reports with regard to this place and decided to give it a go. Can't really see what all the fuss is about, food was okay but not excellent and certainly not worth the prices that are being charged. We aren't by any stretch of the imagination food critics, but have eaten at a number of restaurants over time and can honestly say that this wasn't one of the best. Disappointed."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Failed to meet expectations. Drink service and food service was slow and arrogant. Food was slap dash at best. Smoked arrived with two slabs on a plate, no garnish - had to ask for lemon. Broccoli was unwashed - contained bits of grit in the heads. Meat cuts were fatty and stringy. Bubble and squeak was unseasoned. Waiter was lofty, self-important and vain. A disappointing evening."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Good to be back. Generous approach to customer experience. Slightly urgent approach to service. Great food wine and ambience. A gem."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Food, as always, spectacular. Service, as usual, below par. The main waiter dealing with our area of the restaurant was far too busy dealing with the table of ladies next to ours - he nearly said a word to us all evenin, so much so that several other waiters had to step in to take drinks and deserts orders. As I say, the food and drink makes up for a lot, but at nearly £100 a head (with service automatically added to the bill), you expect top service, which was not delivered and hasn't on my last few visits."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Having been to Hix before, we were looking forward to it. Very disappointed with the quality of the fare specially when both our steak tartares were full of gristle. When we mentioned this to the man in charge, he made absolutely no comment and ignored us. We have sent an e-mail to the restaurant but have had no reply yet."
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "We were the only people in the restaurant at 6pm and were ignored for 20 minutes whilst all the wait staff stood in a large group chatting. Even frantic waving from both of us didn't catch their eye. Eventually, the barman came over and went to get someone to serve us. We didn't have the same server twice after that. Very poor. The meat is good quality, but poorly cooked. The sides are extra on top of the expensive meat, very pricey and just average. The chocolate mousse tasted as though they had burned the chocolate and over whipped the cream - grainy and very bitter and just, well, wrong. And over £14 service charge for 2 people after being ignored?! Forget it! We will not be returning."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "With a party of 4, one was a vegiterian, there was a good atmosphere and ambiance at 8.30 on a Friday evening. Separate vegiterian menu may make them feel less included within the group as this is got given as standard, but has to be requested. Over all the meat choice is excellent with knowledgeable waiter to explain the cuts. Dishes do come as they state, that is just the meat no sides or frills. Wine choice is in the upper price bracket, but the choice is very good. To finish the desert menu is 2nd to none."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Summed it up in the title. Undoubtedly very fine ingredients. Simple cookery good ambiance. But over priced."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "A screaming baby almost ruined a business lunch. Charming service but the food was fairly ordinary. £94 for two (two courses and coffee, no wine) seemed expensive. Probably won't go back."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "We booked for the pre-theatre set menu but the food was so slow in arriving that we had to miss our second course and pay whilst eating as we had to leave to make the performance, despite leaving plenty of time for both courses. Really poor considering it's advertised as pre-theatre and the supposed standard of the restaurant. Only go if you've got the whole night to spare."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "Had a lovely evening at Hix Oyster and Chophouse celebrating our anniversary. All the food was great, service was ace, and excellent wine list (if a little on the pricey side!)"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "we have eaten at Mark Hix for sunday lunch three times in the past, however now they have live jazz and the place is much move busy, the quality of food has gone from best sunday lunch in london to hard roast tatties, very tasteless gravy. The beef however was great piece of age sirloin. O and remember if you book a table ask not to be sitting on the runway next to the bar, its so cold every time someone opens the door. ( maybe a curtain like they have at Wild Honey would be a good solution, but maybe a bit to French for the British chef) Also waiting staff, if some leaves two and half roast tatties on a Sunday roast, there is a problem But But But the apple pie is still the best in London by far, and that custard Amazing"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "A lovely starter of garlic soup with poashed quails eggs. The main was a shared porterhouse steak which was rich and unctuous with Tewkesbury mustard and vegatables. The only complaint being that the beetroots were a bit hard and also not many vegatables for 4.50 a time on top of a a £75 steak (for two) The almond ice cream and bakewell cake was really nice along with the americano coffee"
    dined on 13/02/2014