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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (98 reviews)
“hanger steak” (28 reviews)
“pork crackling” (10 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, British, Gluten Free Options
36-37 Greenhill Rents | Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a Monday evening to take advantage of the "bring your own bottle" deal (we all know restauraunts make their profit on crazy wine markups). Also Barbican residents get 25% discount which is very generous and a great incentive to go. This is upmarket...More

Thank stevehH5458WR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful lunch for 4, food excellent, although service felt a little rushed. The front door is stuck so you need to give it a really good shove to get in - not such an elegant way to start. Squid starter, followed by steak &...More

1  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely homely feel, welcoming and classic style. The sole was delicious and beautifully cooked. The roast was also perfectly done with an abundance of side dishes. The chocolate moose was light and fluffy and the crunchy honeycomb was folded through it which gave a yummy...More

Thank Dee E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really like it here for lunch - nice ambience and you are not really crowded in unlike other restaurants. Really good wine list with lots available by the glass and the bacon chop is to die for!

Thank Mrsontour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ambience and decor. Brilliant oysters, chops and steaks and fantastic homemade puddings. Great wine list. Excellent service and friendly staff.

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't be more stunned by the rock oysters and porterhouse steak, absolutely delicious. Mark, the Galician waiter is one of the most professional, kind and attentive people I've ever seen in my 37 years going to restaurants.

Thank JuanPedro
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Big crowd of old mates turned up on a Tuesday lunchtime this week and just had a great time at this brilliant place... Food was really really good from the veal chop to my roast cod and plenty of it Many restaurants do good food...More

Thank Stazza2013
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We ate here as a group and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We sat down and decided to order a few dozen oysters between the 7 of us and then have starters and mains. I can't comment on the quality of the oysters...More

Thank kdboe1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

You know the first time you have a wonderful experience and think to yourself 'life doesn't get much better than this' and then you try it for a second time and realise you was wrong - it can get better! HIX Oyster & Chop House...More

Thank Arollingpebble
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We enjoyed a quiet supper ahead of some challenging RSC Shakespeare It’s a gentle stroll from the Barbican tube station and as we were there at 5pm we were one of two couples dining ..so it felt like it was a private experiece with attentive...More

Thank DebbyB23
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$37 - US$90
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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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