Mark Hix, whose establishments include Hix Oyster & Chop House in London’s Smithfield’s Market and Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis has now opened his second London restaurant on Brewer Street in Soho, on the site that was formerly Aaya.
The ground floor restaurant called HIX seats around 80 diners and will serve Mark’s signature British food. The basement bar, Mark’s, has a more informal feel, serving small British dishes.
Mark has collaborated with artists including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Tim Noble and Sue Webster who have created exclusive pieces for the restaurant and bar.
Hix says, ‘It was always my plan to open a west-end site, and while the site will have a different menu and feel to the Oyster & Chop House in Smithfield it will be British and will continue to support many of our great British producers that we have forged great relationships with over the years’.
The Arbuturian will be writing an independent, unbiased review of the new restaurant in the coming weeks.
Hix, 66-70, Brewer Street, London, W1F 9TR. Tel. 020 7292 3518.