Hix Oyster and Chop House

Hix Oyster and Chop House

| Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

Mark Hix's restaurant does what it says on the tin - serving up super fresh seafood and quality cuts of meat. The dining room is pretty small, making this perhaps the cosiest place in Hix's restaurant empire.

Restaurant details

37-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross St, Farringdon, London EC1M 6BN
Nearest tube: 
  • Farringdon
Telephone number: 020 7017 1930
More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Wheelchair access

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37-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross St, Farringdon, London EC1M 6BN


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Kang Leung London Eater Estimated score
Reviewed on May 24, 2010
"A most pleasant Anglo affair. The atmosphere is the real winner, I hadn’t a clue what a ‘real’ chophouse is suppose to feel like, but this one is certainly cosy." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Strimpel City AM
Reviewed on May 20, 2008
"If you're in a rush you might enjoy Hix's place less. Anyone with a couple of hours to spare should take their time. It's too good to rush." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jan Moir Are You Ready To Order Estimated score
"A simple, honest to goodness chop house such as this is so Mark Hix, especially one with pennywort salad, salted ox cheeks and goose eggs on the menu." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on May 16, 2008
"London restaurants can be blandly international, but this is quintessentially, quirkily London, at once old-fashioned and futuristic. I love it; it's class." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Anon thelondonpaper Estimated score
"I'd like to think that, given a month, the staff will ditch the Keystone Cops antics, and turn the place into another popular Smithfield gastro destination." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed by May 07, 2008
"At last Mark Hix has put his name to a restaurant... and it is eminently deserving of it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on May 24, 2008
"It's enough to make any Brit who cares about food proud, whether or not they happen to reside a few pages down the way from its very clever owner. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on May 18, 2008
"The food at Oyster & Chops is well-meaning and, generally, slightly overcooked and a touch underseasoned. The service is pleasant if you can catch it, but a bit like fishing in the Thames: mostly happening somewhere else." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on May 22, 2008
"Once they get the service sorted out, this will be a great restaurant." READ REVIEW