Hix Oyster and Chop House, Farringdon

Popped up to meet my wife after work on Friday and with it being pay day we decided to treat ourselves to dinner out. There are a fair few places around Farringdon but we had wanted to try Hix's for a while. We rocked up about 7PM without a reservation but despite being busy they found us a couple seats at the bar. we had the bar to ourselves at first but it soon filled up creating a nice buzz. I opted for the barbecued ribs and my wife had pollock fish fingers. My ribs were nice but a bit tepid after coming up from the kitchen, the onion rings were a bit greasy. However my wife's fish was lovely and her side salad beautifully dressed. I did enjoy their extensive beer list which is unusual to find, it made a nice change to have a bottle of hix's own with my meal. We both had deserts which were very good. The bill came to just under a £100 for two which we thought was pretty good going for what we had. We would like to go back again as the food on other tables looked lovely. They have done very well with the space there and it is certainly a welcoming restaurant.

Monday, March 02, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 7

Been to a few of the Hix places and though nice enough it always feels a bit style over substance

Magic Wok, Bayswater

The Commander: gastro-pub in Notting Hill