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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%
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“oysters” (96 reviews)
“hanger steak” (28 reviews)
“pork crackling” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent homely selection. Enjoyed excellent scallops as a starter and shared a porterhouse with my companion in a relaxed environment. Service was excellent.

Thank michaelhH5372IG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing by on the Saturday and noticed an Oyster Tasting event. I dropped in, tried some oysters and liked the feel of the place. The next day I went back for dinner. There are few restaurants in the area on a Saturday and...More

Thank Rohan S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Monkfish tail curry was sublime and the lamb chops were good too. Two delicious desserts - the peruvian chocolate mousse being the pick. A carafe of decent red and excellent service.

Thank NeilPike
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very happy Friday evening here recently. We had originally booked a table elsewhere but I fancied trying Hix. I'd heard great stories and we thought we'd be spontaneous. We were delighted that they could fit us in. Fantastic food, wonderful wine list....More

Thank JodyHatter
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

3pm booking seating all ok, air con not working not a great start but heh, snacks were good although when ordering for a table of 7 my statement of 'all the snack options for the table only arrived with 3 tiny dishes', but they were...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The menu reads very appeallingly and the roon itself is very attractive, with a decent buzz even when not full. Hix is a fine name and a professional, yet our visit suggested all in not well in this corner of the building empire, both in...More

1  Thank ADL79
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Good menu choices. However, smoked salmon with soda bread was basic and overpriced at £15. Monkfish thai curry was very good but beef flank ale pie was extremely salty. Service was slow and you needed to ask to order wine, cutlery that hadn't arrived with...More

Thank blamber2017
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Quite late on Wednesday night so near closing time and therefore relatively quiet and relaxing. Service very good. Scrumpy oyster (fried in batter with choice of sauce) an interesting amuse bouche to start. Ordered 750g aged rib of beef to share. This is quite a...More

Thank richard h
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Eaten here many times, most recently March 2017 & Dec 2016. We like the professional but very friendly and usually charming service. When combined with the décor and furnishing, it gives the place a very relaxing and informal atmosphere, where you're equally comfortable in jeans...More

Thank gmbklm
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place by chance after a Barbican Theatre performance, which is only a short walk away. Monk fish curry was excellent as was my Cod dish. Quiet corner of Smithfield but easily reached. The Credit Crunch ice cream dessert was delicious too. Expensive, but...More

Thank zagatov12
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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No dress code, very casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$86
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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