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|Address:||9a Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4AE|
|Tel:||020 3544 0670|
|Price: £42.00||Wine: £18.75||Champagne: £59.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30am-12M|
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I can't understand why my meal at Hixter wasn't more memorable. I ate there just last Monday and yet I need to look at the menu online to prompt me. You probably shouldn't trust the review of someone who says they can't really remember their meal. But then that in itself should tell you something, shouldn't it? Not just that I'm an idiot with goldfish brain, hopefully, but that the food wasn't really remarkable. It obviously wasn't memorably bad either. But that's no advert, is it? Ah, that's it, I had chicken. Well, I re-read the menu twice before realising I had the chicken (I remembered toying with the idea of steak and a lobster sandwich thing) and the only reason I know that chicken was my choice is because I remember that when it arrived I was enormously grateful to see it was not set atop some utterly pointless skewer. It was however presented on its own plate which was a bit odd as I was then given an empty plate. Why not save on washing up and just give me the plate with the chicken on? It was enormous so perhaps they thought I would share it out. I didn't. I'm greedy. It was pretty good chicken actually if I remember rightly (do I?): juicy, good flavour, lovely crispy, salty skin. Vague recollection of some rather good crispy fries and did we have a side? I think so, but couldn't tell you what even though no doubt I ate the majority. Perhaps it's a good thing we didn't have starters or desserts (or did we?) as evidently it would have been wasted on me. You may think I was drunk but I assure you I wasn't. I did have two lovely glasses of prosecco beautifully served in coupe glasses and something from the short but sweet line list (an Albarino perhaps?). But I remember our waiter- smiley and friendly- and the decor- sat under an unusual City-scape cupola. I also remember that it was near empty and very flat atmosphere-wise (but that's remembering the place for the wrong reasons, right?). Perhaps on a buzzing Friday night it would be a more memorable experience.