Hix Oyster & Chop House
Hix Oyster & Chop House sits not far from London’s historic meat market, Smithfield. Originally a sausage factory, the Islington restaurant features wooden floors, a marble oyster bar, and tiled walls. The menu, which uses local, seasonal ingredients and reflects owner Mark Hix’s signature British style, includes Blythburgh pork crackling, savory beef-and-oyster pie, and four kinds of native oysters. The British theme carries over to the beverages, which include Hix's own brews, English wines, and numerous ciders. Conclude dinner with a cheese plate or Damson Bakewell pudding.
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From Food & Wine , MAY 2009
Hix cooks with local, seasonal ingredients like fat asparagus from St Enodoc in Cornwall and four kinds of native oysters, creating thoroughly British dishes like...MORE
From Food & Wine , JAN 2009
After cooking for 17 years at such landmarks as the Ivy and Le Caprice, Mark Hix has finally opened his own restaurant...MORE
From Food & Wine , DEC 2009
Had a magnificently simple hanger steak with superindulgent baked marrow mixed...MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
The atmosphere may be reminiscent of a packed Asian food court, but this is Miami's best place for lovers of regional Japanese delicacies, from mind-blowing pork curry to fried chicken gizzards.
We loved: Tempura-fried whole fish and chrysanthemum flowers.
Insider tip: The wine list is limited; stick to beer.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.