Mark Hix in praise of oysters

Time flies when you’re having fun and this April it’s the HIX Oyster & Chop House 10th anniversary. When I broke away from the Caprice group after 18 years of second-to-none experience and working with some great people in the industry some of which are still there now including Tim Hughes and Jesus Adorno-s. The Oyster & Chop House was a small restaurant compared to Scott’s, J Sheekey, The Ivy and Le Caprice, but for your first site on your own it fitted perfectly in the heart of Smithfield. We opened in times when serving meat on the bone was a tad controversial with BSE - and … [Read more...]

Sunday lunch with jazz at Hix Oyster & Chop House

Stephanie takes Lavinia and Olivia for the two/three course set menu to show them what a proper traditional British Sunday lunch is all about.  Nowadays there are many options for Sunday lunches near the Barbican and Hix Oyster and Chop House, close to Smithfield, may well be one of the best. It’s fair to say that all our family loves sitting together at a big well-stocked Sunday lunch table. There is something different about Sunday lunch compared to other meals. It’s feels like the only time we have to actually relax for a while and glimpse into each other’s lives and we should make time … [Read more...]