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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (104 reviews)
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Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family Saturday night dinner to treat my (perpetually hungry) eldest son and to satisfy my (oyster mad) youngest son - what better than an oyster and chop restauarant ? Unlike in other reviews, the music was subdued and we could all hold a conversation...More

Thank Teepagorn
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The location is great. Food is average: I had the hix fish and chips as a main course which was quite tasteless. As a dessert I ordered ice cream with hot chocolate sauce and that delicious. What disappointed us was service: we were seated a...More

Thank colbuck
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great place just steps from The Rookery Hotel. Fabulous oyster specials before 1900. Knowledgable waiter on where the oysters are from and how they might taste. Food was very good - lamb was a little difficult due to the way the bone is in the...More

Thank Recon Jimmy
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Firstly what wonderful service, both our waiters were charming, attentive and really just lovely and friendly. Secondly the food was superb. Started off with some really good home made, warm bread and butter and delicious cold draft lager followed by a selection of beautiful fresh...More

Thank rosysophie
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went on Saturday for lunch(ie my wife and I).The area was pretty much deserted and the restaurant was virtually empty, and possibly they didn't have the "first team" out. The service was perfectly ok, although with a staff customer ratio of 1:1 that's what...More

Thank Jem_Simons
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Went for my son's 30th birthday. Had a range of oysters to start, all very nice. Mains included beef and oyster pie, Moyallon bacon chop with cockles and the 1kg ribeye which I shared with my son. All good especially the ribeye - expensive but...More

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had a good Sunday lunch here. Although there was a very large party of some 40 people taking over more than half the restaurant, the staff looked after us well and we had a good meal. Some of the food was OK but dull,...More

Thank AlexandraKP
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The service here was good and not too over the top. The food was good but it wouldn't necessarily make me want to return visit. I had the duck salad which was ok and then the mutton curry which was very nice and about the...More

Thank ladyhaines
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by a local and it didn’t disappoint. The oysters were simply divine. Steaks brilliant. A solid wine list topped off a brilliant experience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff too.

Thank David V
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We booked a table for 6 for 11pm on a Saturday evening for after a trip to nearby Sadlers Wells. The confirmation advised that we would have our 11pm table for 2 hours. We took a cab for the short journey to the restaurant to...More

Thank loveluxuryUS
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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