Permanently Closed - Hixter Bankside Restaurant & Bar

4.3
797 reviews
£26 to £40
British

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. A stone’s throw from Borough Market, Mark Hix’s Hixter was originally a metal box factory and is lauded as one of the most unique venues south of the river.

The main dining room, complete with a baby grand piano, is overlooked by Charming Baker’s ‘Faith’s Leap’ and the walls of the striking open-plan kitchen are built with the Himalayan salt bricks that are used to age our beef.

Chicken, steak, and most recently, fish and seafood form the heart of the menu showcasing the best of British ingredients alongside dishes influenced by Mark’s travels.

Downstairs, Mark’s Bar is a hidden gem featuring an impressive sunken bar with cinema-style bar seating and a cocktail list championing British libations.

The understated luxury of Mark’s Bar and our private dining rooms also offer the perfect setting for drinks parties or feasting. Hixter is also licensed for weddings.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
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vipBigG
London
279 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The chicken is great and this time we also had meatballs & Yorkshire pud with pate to start. Simple but great.

JG
JG99
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Steak was great, could do with a bit more choice around size/cut.
Nice choice of wine.
What made it stand out was the service. Genuinely welcoming without being over the top/false.

JH
JoeH
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a great family lunch , food and service of a very high standard.
Only problem was noise level which was very loud on occasions.

RW
RalphW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, fast service, menu options ok but not great

SA
SteveA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We went early evening and there just didn’t seem to be enough staff to cover the tables, so we were sat at a table that hadn’t been set for four; it took a while to get to order drinks; some of our sides didn’t arrive and we had to ask again and the wine wasn’t brought to the table until half way through the meal. Saying that, the staff were good considering they were maxed out, the food was amazing as always and we were recompensed by having dessert for free.

RF
vipRitchieF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic evening with wonderful food, all made perfect by the excellent service. Thank you!

CM
vipCaronM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant just off the South Bank - ideal if visiting Borough Market or The Globe. Staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Seating is well spaced and comfortable. It can feel a bit noisy when busy. Great choice on the main menu and the separate Vegetarian/Vegan menu has some interesting choices. Portions are generous, we could only manage snacks with pre-dinner drinks and a main course with a couple of sides, despite liking the look of the desserts. The bacon chop was delicious and not something widely available. Steaks are fantastic. The house wine is really good value. Can't recommend this place enough.

IW
IanW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Very impressed with the range of British produce

SS
vipSxSx
London
28 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening. Only marked down the ambience as it was rather quiet.
Fantastic steaks which we all enjoyed- even the 20 Yr old.
No room for dessert.
We'll be back next time we're visiting the capital.

TH
ThomasH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service:-)
Really enjoyed the choice of sharing dishes particularly

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vipdavidp
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

went for lunch on a Saturday. Not a huge menu selection (when you read online its difficult to work out what menu is for when), but what is served on the menu is top notch. Would definately go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience, starting in the downstairs bar where we had 2 very good cocktails. We went up to dine and the food was just amazing! The waiters were very polite and aiming to provide us the best experience. We will definitely come back.

MH
MaxeenH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, lovely staff and nice atmosphere. Only gripe is I'm sure you didn't have to pay extra for chips & sauces with your steak.

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neet
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Tasty food although slow service,
had to chase To order for drinks and the bill.
Lovely setting.

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vipAnon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service great food and a rib on the bone cooked to perfection. Skye and the team were attentive and very welcoming. Thanks so much for a great experience, look forward to returning. Thank you!

MB
MattyBoy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food, good service, reasonable cocktails and a good ambience

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vipBorough
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Highly recommended to all others looking for excellent Sunday roast

AB
AdrianB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely Sunday lunch. Not bad value and the food was excellent. The service was also friendly and didn’t feel like there was pushy up selling. Will definitely go back

EJ
EmmaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a fantastic meal here on Friday evening. My steak arrived slightly overcooked but the supervisor replaced it immediately and couldn’t do enough to make sure we were happy. The service and food here is excellent and I will be returning.

MW
MarkW
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Poor food, poor service and frankly no better than a harvester

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Londonfoodie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice venue with good value offer through timeout. Steak was a bit tough but the starters and sides were pleasant. Wouldn’t hurry back to pay full price but good evening with nice service

GW
GrahamW
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

One of the best examples of unexpected and outstanding service I've ever received (and I'm nearly 70)

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vipKieran
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice, friendly staff and amazing food, chicken lovers paradise

LH
LilyH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Lovely restaurant very close to London Bridge. Great setting and decor and lovely ambience inside. Very good food and portions which came quickly however other service was very slow and a little abrupt from the waiter. I would definitely go back to try other things on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always an amazing place to take friends and amazing experience incredible food and fabulous service thank you ever so much look forward to coming back

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Notforthefainthearted
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

This restaurant is very lively and maybe a bit too lively. The noise level makes conversation very difficult and attracting staff was quite hard as well.

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localyokel
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

loved this place! Buzzing, but not overwhelmingly noisy. We went at lunchtime on Sunday so there were children and birthday tables and jollity all round. Also delicious food, which helps...

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Emily
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is a nice space, lovely decor, plenty of seating and felt very comfortable. The service was excellent, they couldn’t have done much more for us while we were there! We enjoyed our food however for some of the dishes I think you may need to have an open mind. I’d recommend the sharing dessert (salted caramel fondue) to anyone that goes here, the marshmallows and doughnuts were amazing. Also if you’re into cocktails, Sloe Jam is a must!

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Prof1180
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with generous portion sizes probably could have shared the half buttermilk fried chicken main.The half roast chicken was also first class
The icing on the cake was that the staff packaged up the chicken for you to take away and gave you a receipe card to use the carcuss and left over chicken to make a soup at home; great touch
Drinks also reasonably priced
Only downside was that the restaurant didn't log our arrival with Open Table and on way home Open Table send out a no show email. But to be fair once I confirmed that we had been there I believe the matter is now resolved

BM
BukkyM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the staff and the food. The whole vibe is great in there. A touch more expensive than I would want but I guess you pay for the atmosphere etc.

GK
GavinK
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good menu, would have been nice to have some Oysters for starters, but these are served at the excellent Hix Restaurant over at Smithfield. Would go again, the oyster ale and IPA very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Large restaurant and space, however feel intimate. Great menu, I could have chosen 99% of items, very hard to choose. I had korean chicken and ox cheek croquettes to start, both outstanding. Hix signature roast chicken and chips, which was very nice I must say, but stuffing let the dish down. Great service and value for money, would easily return

AC
AlanC
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had three main reasons for choosing this restaurant over the thousands of others in London - a) I wanted somewhere with high-end quality food (which the Mark Nix name almost certainly guarantees) that was also b) relatively modest in terms of price and c) family-friendly with a children's menu as we had our girls aged 9 and 11 with us (as it happened, they both ordered off the main menu - that was the budget blown!) Hixter delivered in spades.

There is a relaxed informality about this restaurant, and a lot of confidence too. The waiting staff were attentive, friendly and helpful throughout and were able to tailor certain aspects of the dishes for our kids' tastes. For starters, we just all shared the three 'snack'/nibble items on the menu and all packed a punch of flavour. Our steaks were enormous and cooked to perfection; the accompaniments (additional in price) were also delicious. Our 9 year old enjoyed her 'Mac and Cheese' (a dish off the full starter menu) immensely while our 11 year old had the buttermilk fried chicken burger and confirmed it was one of the tastiest things she'd ever eaten.

But it was the shared desserts which really bowled us over. The salted caramel fondue with marshmallows and the most amazing doughnuts was simply the tastiest, most indulgent thing ever. We had ice cream and sorbets too, which were a great palate cleanser to the almost-painfully sweet caramel dessert. It was a joy. There was also a special surprise treat for my partner too, whose birthday we were celebrating that night.

All in all, this is a lovely place with great food, great service, lovely atmosphere even if it wasn't bustling at the time we ate and an assurance about it. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

AMAZING ! What a great experience !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Love the kids under 10 go free - feels generous. Nice atmosphere. Food cooked really well.
Keen to go back!

AH
AimeH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! The service we received on New Years Eve was excellent and we can't wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and great service

JM
JohnM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Booked for closeness to theater venue and we were very pleasantly surprised. Interesting decor (especially the toilets!) excellent service at reception and from Mike. menu was interesting and the choices were all enjoyed by the four of us. A prawn burger was a first for me.

VG
VanessaG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were two families so benefitted from the kids eat free. We all enjoyed the food high quality and the ambience. Just loved it

CP
CaptainParker
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place near the Tate art museum. Great food and good atmosphere. Really enjoyed our meal!

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Permanently Closed - Hixter Bankside Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.