BARCHICK SAYS

Hidden in the back streets of Farringdon, is the only one of Mark Hix’s hangouts where you don't have to order food with your drink. Not many will want to miss out on his food, but still, good to know.

Chophouse is smaller and less well known than the other Hix restaurants, with a nice local vibe to it. It’s a great spot for dinner, with Mark’s brand of seasonal British fare and the finest of oysters (obvs), not to mention awesome drinks.

There are floor to ceiling tiles in here, a long marble topped bar and a Hix staple hit of modern art. Sitting in the shadow of Smithfield Market, this place is kinda meat market chic. Get cosy in a corner or if you can, grab a stall at the bar and settle in for the night. Also, if you head to the bar between 3-5pm, they've got 6 oysters and a glass of bubbles for £15, which is our kind of afternoon snack. If you venture downstairs to the loos, then make sure you pick the right ring (you'll thank us later).

The drinks have that Mark’s Bar quality, the wine list is to be admired and Don Draper wouldn't object to their mean Old Fashioneds. If you’re after something a bit different then go for the Smoking in the Sea. This cocktail uses Absolut Elyx Vodka, smoked in Mark's very own smoker on the roof of Selfridges. Served with lime, falernum strained over cucumber and wild chervil iceberg. A real taste of the sea.

www.hixoysterandchophouse.co.uk

18/06/2013

ADDRESS

36-37 Greenhill's Rents, London, EC1M 6BN Tel: +44 20 7017 1930

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Sat: 11am - 1am

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