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|Address:||32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ|
|Tel:||020 3641 8345|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £18.75||Champagne: £35.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 11am-10.30pm (Sun -10pm)|
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
We went along last night to the first night that wasn't a “soft” evenings trade. We were expecting chicken and beef dishes, a great bar and a stunning room. We got a stunning room, an incredibly expensive cocktail list and A chicken dish and A beef dish to choose from.
We had all the starters – 3 were on offer, the steak option for main course and 1 of the 3 desserts on offer (or a cheese option was available).
This is refectory style dining with the bustle and informal approach to service that is expected at a Hix establishment. The problem is that although everything we had was perfectly nice, it wasn't exceptional, or even what it said on the tin in some cases ( medium rare steak was served blue, utterly devoid of any moisture and none of the promised marbling; creamed cauliflower had been so thoroughly combined with Berkswell cheese as to have lost anything of the cauliflower…). Mainly though, we have had everything on the menu – what's to go back for?
I can't imagine how one would entertain there – god forbid take a vegetarian… I passed my feedback to one of the many many waiters who was involved in our table service – he took my comments in good part and answered that in 6 months Mr Hix would either be lauded as a genius…or not…