HIX Soho Restaurant & Bar

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Located in the heart of Soho, an area which is quickly moving towards fast casual, to visit HIX Soho is to experience true hospitality and the subtle elegance of service-craft.

With an unrivalled dedication to seasonality HIX Soho brings fish and shellfish to the forefront, offering a premium seafood experience serving carefully sourced produce from the British Isles.

Open all day every day, HIX Soho is the perfect spot for pre-theatre dining. A set menu is also available until 6.30pm every weekday for only £19.50 for 2 courses. Join us for Bottomless Brunch on a Saturday or the best British roast every Sunday.

An oyster aficionado or wanting to try your first? Our Oyster Happy Hour runs every weekday 4-6.30pm

Downstairs is the iconic Mark’s Bar with its apothecary bar and an eccentric seasonal cocktail list. The all-day menu offers a selection of international small plates, ideal for sharing.

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Sun - Wed 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Nice restaurant and tasty food, but the atmosphere was a little dull. They’re a bit confused over their offers too - website states BYOB Sundays and no corkage. Then we got there and they didn’t know anything about byob Sundays, then there was a £25 corkage, then £6.. then finally they honoured what was on their website. The manager was friendly though.
The speakeasy bar downstairs - Marks - is really cool - would be much more likely to recommend that than the restaurant.

AC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great restaurant, and was welcoming of our toddler. Only marked down a bit as service was a bit slow at a fairly quiet time, e.g. could see our drinks waiting on the bar for ages, had to prompt for them. Overall though would totally come back.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food average, especially given the cost. Service good and staff very friendly.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I never usually write reviews but the entire dining experience was very disappointing that it’s compelled me to share it so other people can avoid such a situation. Food was average but it was the service that was atrocious.

Wasn’t given a menu, or asked if I’d like to have something to drink. Had to ask 3 times to get still water. Seems like the waiter/waitress simply ‘forgot’ us.

Upon leaving to get our coats, the cloakroom lady was extremely flustered and couldn’t find our things (can’t blame her she was the only staff at reception) however another guest was also waiting for his items and she said you can look for it so he got into the cloak room and started rummaging things around. No security whatsoever. Very sad to see such awful service.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Great location, excellent food and wine spoiled by poor service.

R
Atlanta
191 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

HIX Soho did a lot of things right, but too many things wrong on my wife's and my recent visit. Our server had such a limited grasp of English that it was impossible for her to understand our questions, or to answer them accurately. At a restaurant like this, I expect the servers to be very knowledgeable about menu items, but our server struggled even to take the order. And then, the fish and chips that my wife ordered... The fish was good, but frozen chips?!?! In a place like this? When it's listed as HIX Fish and Chips, one would expect the whole dish to be pretty special. This was not. I had the other cod dish, and it was excellent. So, in summary, the food was mostly good, but the chips were a real disappointment, and the service, while cordial enough, was far from gracious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The restaurant long lost its hay day. We were there for a special occasion with guests from abroad.
The starters were very average but the worst part was the special fish of the day that came with its guts not cleaned! And also uncooked!
The service was also very slow in the beginning and then it gradually became better thanks to Jack, a new member of the team.
Would never recommend anyone to go there again!

DN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went on a Sunday evening, and the restaurant was quiet and uncrowded. Food was excellent, simple and very high quality, and service was friendly, helpful and accurate.
It has been a long time since I was unable to finish my food due to the large portion sizes, but that happened at Hix! Happily, only a very small amount was left, but the portion sizes are great.
Good beer selection too, including a dark ale, my personal favourite and rare in restaurants currently.

NA
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Medium steak cane out still bleating- sent it back so my friend finished his meal way before mine came back. Took £7 off the bill for ‘goodwill’, then tried to charge £16 for service ... I don’t think so. Been to Hix many times but a bit put off now.

RK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

The oyster happy hour was very reasonable, however the service was dreadful, there were so many waiting staff but we constantly had to go out of our way to get their attention. The prosecco they poured us was very flat and they made us feel bad for ordering a fresh glass (!), OpenTable asked if it was for an occasion upon booking, to which I said it was my 30th birthday - Hix then charged us a fiver for a few truffles which we didn't order. The oysters had grit in so were not shucked very well. Super disappointing.

E
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Second visit
First visit was a wonderful experience great bar man lots of help on menu and wine
Second visit disappointed
Wanted help with wine and menu didn’t really get it

p
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

First time I'd visited in a few years and was very disappointed. Menu felt uninspired - we went with the shrimp burger which was fine and would have been ok in a gastropub or similar, but overly greasy and not flavourful or refined enough to charge nearly £20 for it. Overloaded with mayonnaise also.
Very limited choice of wines by the glass and most very expensive (Malbec nearly £18!).
We waited an absurdly long time to order at every stage and had to search for our waiter and flag them down after about 20 minutes to order drinks, then food, then dessert etc.
Sadly I feel the place has really gone downhill and felt overall very tired.

ML
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, service was a little slow but more than compensated by a complementary bottle of wine which meant we hardly noticed!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really special evening, looked after very well from the moment we arrived. Drinks at the bar followed by very attentive, friendly and helpful service at the table.
Big fans of this restaurant!!

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was closed upon arrival

EB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very friendly waiting and bar staff. I have to remarque that is quiet hard to get a table for 1. Sorry I am just single and I like to travel on my own. Just don’t put some single person automatically at the bar - face from the crowd. Anyway - I ordered the Lobster -
Delicious. Asked for some greens with it and got some cooked cabbage. (Which are greens ;) - lobed the freshly baked sourdough bread. For dessert the chocolate mousse - the taste was excellent - best quality of chocolate, but the texture was to chewy and sticky, more like a paste. The sauterne was sweet but not sugary, a great round taste - beautiful. The 12.5% additional service seems all right or a table service, not for a bar-service though.

IG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We were seated next to a customer who was very loud, kept singing loudly throughout dinner and did not pay his check. He was very disruptive and staff clearly did not know how to manage that situation.
Food wise - steak was ok and the sides were good. But the grouse was very very tough, unusually so, and not the cheapest around. Very disappointing overall, as I was looking forward to it.
I’ve been a customer for years now but I won’t be returning this time!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I used to recommend Hix for weekends woth kids, been several times over the past year, but this will be the last time. Service was nonexistent - we had obviously come at shift hand over. Kids food arrived before our drinks, had to wave every-time wanted something, even cutlery and napkins, cleared our own plates onto neighbouring tables (empty ones of course), told 2 options were available and then they weren’t, I could go on, it was a shambles. Told the manager - apologised, but didn’t actually do much about it to encourage us back, so we won’t bother.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The guy at the door was rude and condescending

JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Mediocre service
Food lack flavor but very salty

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very welcoming and the food was delicious. Dry fresh and well presented. It’s not cheap ! But the food is worth the money. The wine prices are quite expensive but you can get a house wine for £25 a bottle. They even parcelled up the steak bone for my dogs !

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for a pre theatre lunch. The set menu was superb!

E
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just had a chilled evening for my daughter's 24th birthday - great food and atmosphere and amazing service from really attentive and helpful staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Very disappointed... won’t be dining at any more Hix restaurants. Beef gravy for chicken, undercooked Yorkshire pudding, over cooked potatoes, the most pungent cauliflower cheese. I dined alone and was made to feel a bit like I was an alien. Singles aren’t the target audience apparently.. sent a tweet got ignored so obviously not interested in feedback

G
London
125 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a perfect choice to entertain friends from Italy, location is right in the thick of Soho and the British food is excellent.

DJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Just awful. The service was dire. The food not all worth the money. We’ve past so many times and thought we’d try this place. We will continue to walk by from now on. You need to seriously up your game when it comes to service.

JJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Pre theatre 3 course set menu was delicious. Oyster, Hake and choc torte. Cost same as a pub meal so vfm.

BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

Service was poor. Not attentive and the greeting on arrival awful, more interested in telling to shut the door firmly than welcoming. I couldn’t recommend this place as everthing else was average. The food when it arrived was pleasant.

JM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Booked for Sunday lunch and the restaurant is just lovely with a warm and welcoming feel. Staff friendly and not at all intimidating. Food excellent and plentiful, big plates and good value. Drinks very expensive but hey .. you're in London!

A lovely treat on a Sunday afternoon. Will definitely return.

CG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very slow service, I felt they didn’t have enough staff, 1 barman for the whole restaurant. Food average, no non alcoholic beers, non alcoholic drinks currently being of the moment. Waited 15 minutes for the bill, then 15 more for the card machine. No bread served either which was strange. Every restaurant has off nights, but It’s the 2nd time I’ve had a bad experience here, now the last 😉

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

All was very good. Wine was splendid but we were limited to the cocktails on the dining room menu only......they were ok. Not as amazing as my previous visits. Service was average; didn’t feel like staff ‘connected’, considering the spend was £200 I expect a little more attention.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

My wife and I were very disappointed with Wix. The service was terrible we had to ask to be served after sitting at our table for half an hour without drinks. When the food did eventually arrive it was very bland and either under or over cooked. We will not return.

AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were great, very professional and polite and looked after us very well. We will be back!

AS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed Hix Soho.
Staff were fantastic, really attentive but not overly.
Food was great, really enjoyed it.
Toilets a bit of a hike and downstairs, thru the bar - only 3 ladies loos - which meant a queue...

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Good service on a busy Friday night. Starters were good but the steak we ordered which we were assured would feed three was barely enough for two.

ME
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was definitely the best part as well as the South African red. The service was on the verge of rude both the front of house and the waitress didn’t make us feel welcome. Steak was really well cooked, the pork crackling as a snack is superb and the oysters were fresh.

M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have the same starter, Heaven & Earth as it is sublime. I think they've tweaked it a little with some wild mushrooms added for extra umami so it's even nicer. We did splash out on the main course with the shared rib of beef for two but it was worth it for the quality of meat served perfectly medium rare as requested.

Slightly disappointed we only got 1 portion of fries with it but you could only choose 2 sides. Suggest at £90 that it should come with fries for 2 + 1 more side dish. Would cost the restaurant 'buttons' but would have made the meal perfect and got 5 starts for value too. A little more of the sauces wouldn't have gone amiss either.

Like the way the wine list was structured in price groups. The Barbera was excellent.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Bang average, service not great- they forgot to give the mains order to kitchen and didn’t apologise when we’d waited an hour. Got the meal half price because of a timeout card- wouldn’t have been happy at all otherwise

C
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popped in at 1830, before the rush. Reception was wonderful, we dined at the counter (the best place in my opinion) and ordered oysters - what else. Mo, the barman, was discretion itself and incredibly attentive. The food was wonderful as one would expect. Highly recommend dining at this time, before it gets too hectic.

JB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived for dinner at 6.30/7pm. There were lots of families in at this time which was great to see and the atmosphere was lively. After 8pm the lights were dimmed slightly and the venue took on a more ambient vibe. The food was excellent! My husband had the Heaven and Earth black pudding and mash and I, the crispy squid with toasted almonds chillies and kaffir lime leaves. We both followed with steak which was sensational. My only criticism was being seated in Marks bar after dinner. It was my birthday so it was a shame we had to wait in the restaurant for quite a while until a table was available downstairs. Previously diners from the restaurant were seated downstairs pretty swiftly however, maybe it was an exceptionally busy evening. We managed to get a table eventually and the bar staff were incredible.