Hix Oyster & Chop House


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Michael Franke

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Hix Oyster & Chop House 36-37 Greenhill Rents
    EC1M 6BN

  • Cross Street:

    off Cowcross Street

  • Venue phone:

    020 7017 1930

  • Venue website:


  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Fri noon-11pm; Sat 5-11pm; Sun noon-10pm

  • Transport:

    Tube: Farringdon tube/rail

  • Price:

    Main courses £16.50-£36.50; set menus £19.50-£24.50

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2.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:4
  • 1 star:1
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A. Selkirk

Well, aside from getting food poisoning from their rotten oysters and not receiving a refund as of one month later, I would have to say this restaurant is disappointing. Trussed-up gastropub fare that is priced to part nitwit financiers with the maximum amount of cash. Completely overpriced. The steaks were average, starters and desserts average, cocktails were good (but then they should be at £12 a pop) and did I mention their oysters were poisonous? Save your money (and your stomach!) there are a thousand better places to eat in London.

Peter P

Just had a great meal for two at Hix Farringdon, our friends highly recommended this restaurant and it certainly didn't disappoint. Oysters to start were fantastic along with a tasty prawn cocktail. Hix is known for its steaks and chops and rightly so, the porterhouse has to be one of the best in London if not the best, not cheap at £70, but well worth it... We're now going back for their Sunday lunch with live jazz. Can't wait!


They need a new chef!! The oysters were amazing, very fresh and full of flavour, however our main was terrible. We ordered rare steak fillets which came out completely charcoal/burnt on the outside, and blue on the inside. I like my meat rare, but this was inedible. Worth going for the oysters and a cocktail only.


Dinner for 2 - 14.02.13. Oysters: average. Queen scallops: good. Veal chop: good. Fillet steak: way too dry and overcooked, was sent back, the second one was better. To make up for it we were offered an extra portion of chips, which we were then charged for (!!). Really overpriced, with inattentive service. Will not go back - do yourself a favour and go to Hawksmoor instead.


Going to HIX Oyster and Chophouse mid-week was a real treat. It was quite quiet which I suppose is to be expected this side of Christmas but still the staff were all friendly and very attentive and it was nice to see the level of service hadn’t dropped at all. We sat at the bar (which I think is the best seat in the restaurant) and had oysters and champagne to start, by far some of the best i’ve had in London! All the food was outstanding and the whole night was seamless and very enjoyable. Will definitely be back soon.


I'm afraid it's got to be a two-star review to give them a kick up the proverbial to sort their service out and, slightly unfairly perhaps, to reflect the fact that their clientele feel the need for flash photography of their huge steaks. The two of us went for the porterhouse to share- £67.50 for a fillet and sirloin on the bone, served at table. Since everyone else was doing it, my friend couldn't resist taking a snapshot. If you can't beat them...

Victoria Williams

Difficult to rate this as the service was so slow I had to leave before my main course was served, and we had been at the restaurant for an hour and 20 minutes by this point. Surely at lunchtime the kitchen should have been faster? We were a large table but it had been booked well in advance and the rest of the room was not hugely full. Really disappointed as this was a big treat for me and when I told the waitress I would have to leave she just shrugged, no expression of regret or the offer to wrap up my food so I could take it away. The duck starter was really delicious, though, and the wine that was recommended was excellent.