Hixter Bankside Restaurant & Bar

4.3
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£26 to £40
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British
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
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4.3
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4.2
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K
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

LH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

N
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

l
London
8 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...

E
Essex
4 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!

P
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
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
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
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
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
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

AMAZING ! What a great experience !

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

Really good food and great service

JM
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
London
3 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
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!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service from all staff we encountered from reception onwards. Very good food, wine list lacking but well priced. We went for dinner but imagine awesome for Sunday Lunch. Will return

PN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent British food and very generous plates. Great place near to Tate Modern.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Christmas with Family

D
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent but service lacking. We had to pour our own wine, the side orders had to be asked for twice and the basement bar was understaffed

Saying that, when we complained, the gentleman offered his apologies and gave us a free round of drinks and took something from the bill. Good response!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The fried chicken was dry. And kid menus too expensive for the quality and quantity.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant - unusual menu - lots of choice - quick food - and great service - I am a regular and keep coming back for more!

KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Nice place, good service, but the food was very disappointing. We had a bottomless brunch and the prosecco was plentiful and delicious but not so the food. Very poor. We would have said something at the time but we were on a day out and having a good time, so we let it go.

BW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Service at bar very slow – drinks were given for free because the wait was so long. Otherwise staff really helpful and beautiful restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Drinks were late, service was confused, one of our party had v dry chicken (however 3/5 had excellent food, the steak particularly was lovely).
The decor seemed dated and we all found the naked women and sexualised wallpaper in the loos a bit macho/ odd/ dated.
For the experience above the price tag seemed a bit high.
We had a pleasant enough time but won’t be coming back.

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, new us by name within minutes and could not fault the service, absolutely superb

s
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my birthday with the bottomless brunch last Sunday!
Our server Mike was so so lovely; he certainly had his hands full with us & he coped admirably!
We were very well taken care of, and our glasses overflowed all afternoon (literally!)
The food was delicious, and my chicken leftovers (sans foot hahaha!) went down well the next afternoon. A mix up with a starter was dealt with swiftly & professionally - the cost immediately being taken off our bill but the super smiley manager.
We will definitely make brunch a staple get together, and not just on special occasions (but maybe take the day after off work ;) )!!!

i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The staff were very welcoming and attentive, without being overbearing. That side of the experience was good. The food was OK without being particularly interesting or memorable. I had the beefballs to start, which were like any meatball and tomato sauce I would make at home - nothing special at all. The Indian Brick Chicken for main course with fries and gravy was tasty. However, I'm not sure how it was "brick" chicken as it was roasted upended on a spike, rather than under a brick or metal plate. While tasty, the chicken was actually quite dry and the gravy was definitely needed. With drinks, we spent £80 per head. The food is expensive for what it is. The cocktails are on the expensive side for a middling London restaurant, but they were good. £5 for a bottle of beer in a restaurant isn't bad I suppose. The best bit is the downstairs bar.

Overall, it was... meh. Not offensive, but really uninteresting and pricey for a lunch (and I'm not tight).

CB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never fails. The welcome, the service and the attention to detail is 'pitch-perfect'. I keep on coming back here, and guess that this is the reason - very good food, a relaxed but stylish environment and a really warm welcome. Thanks again - you know I will be back :-)

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love HIX! Food is always brilliant. This restaurant’s a hidden gem in London!

YI
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I liked Hixter. Our first waitress was lovely but then a man took over and appeared to have lost his tongue - he wasn’t very pleasant at all. The food was nice but I feel it was overpriced for what you got (flavours were a bit hit and miss). However, I must add that the truffle chips were probably the best I’ve ever had - yum! I wouldn’t say no to going back but it would the kind of place I’d go if I hadn’t planned ahead and needed somewhere to dine last minute.

PL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff were very friendly and attentive. We went for the bottomless brunch and our glasses were never empty for long. Also the food was really good too. No complains.

GL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A fab little neighbourhood restaurant. A superb experience.

k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was great (I’ve been to the bar before and it wasn’t) .. the restaurant has some Great front of house people who had the perfect balance of keeping your wine topped up and being friendly without being over the top.
Food good - between three of us we had the chateaubriand plus sides - was plenty and even left some.
Definitely recommend

H
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable dinner for 3 work colleagues. Had the chateau steak for 2 - was excellent. Given the quality of the food, wasn’t badly priced at all and a nice bar for a drink downstairs afterwards.

SM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great venue, menu and service. Very child friendly, spacious and considerate staff from the hostess to the waitress.

SK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We went as group of 6 on a Saturday. Food was very good both the vegetarian and non vegetarian options. Service excellent, room bit noisy even though room was only 1/3 full. We all had a great time and cost was reasonable for what we had so everyone left happy.

B
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Early table so not a full floor but service was polite speedy and friendly. Bar downstairs looks great and drinks were good quality. It's a good quality comfort food place where you can dine well, slaws, truffle chips upgrade a good burger. Not rushed on a Saturday so will go again. If Borough is full then take a walk down the road and you won't be disappointed.