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Hix Oyster & Chop House Restaurant Review: It’s got a nice ring to it --- Oyster & Chop House --- all very Dickensian and olde-world London. The décor is basic with wooden floors, wooden chairs and tables, and pale colours. If you want a quintessentially British experience, hot foot it along to this area around Smithfield which remains one of London’s most delightful and relatively unspoilt locales. Smithfield is the site of the main meat market, working from the very early hours supplying restaurants with top meat and game. So at this establishment from Mark Hix you might go for ox tongue with mixed beets and cress, and beef flank and oyster pie. Steaks are particularly strong, everything from hanger steak with baked bone marrow to porterhouse is on offer, all cooked to order. But this is a fish specialist too, so perhaps try smoked salmon then lobster. There are also the likes of blueberry cheesecake or a simple summer pudding in season. If you catch a familiar note, you’ve probably eaten Hix’s food at The Ivy, J. Sheekey and Scott’s, all of which he has either cooked at or been closely involved with. Mon.-Fri. lunch & pre- and post-theatre 2 courses £17.50, 3 courses £22.50. Sat. pre- and post-theatre 2 courses £17.50, 3 courses £22.50. Sunday lunch 3 courses £27.50.