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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
Read. Write. Run.
Published March 17th 2014
Art, chicken, steak
If you don't know about Mark Hix, then you're sadly out of the loop. It is time to get to know the restaurateur, or at least his venues anyway.

Borrowing from his own Tramshed, this is Mark Hix's second chicken 'n' steak 'n' art concept. This time, pieces are by British artists like Gary Webb and the scribbled logo is courtesy of Tracey Emin. It's a place for carnivores of course: again the roast chicken comes with feet intact, the marbled sirloins perfectly cooked and accompanied by heaps of skinny chips.

Hix, Hix restaurant, Hixter
Tracey Emin's art

I'd heard all this from friends who live in the capital, but I'd yet to visit out of sheer convenience. That was until last weekend, when I spent a long weekend eating my fill of the Hix way of life.

Hixter embraces a casual approach to dining where the portion sizes offer sociability: the steaks are served in 250g and 500g weights, which could easily serve two people. The meat itself is unbelievable. You can taste that it has been reared well, is local and undoubtedly organic. The chicken has a freshness you only see with meat that has been cared for.

Hix, Hix restaurant, Hixter
Steak for one

When I visited, my friends and I took full advantage of the seasonal produce and enjoyed the beetroot starter, and superb marbled steak. I cannot say any more, aside from that the service was as impressive as the food.

Downstairs is the rec room-style bar, which is a nice place to chill with a few of your nearest and dearest, after an evening of great food proportions, for a drink to welcome in the coming darkness.
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Why? The best chicken, steak, and art, in London
When: Mon-Fri 11.30am-12.00
Phone: 020 7220 9498
Where: Devonish Square
Cost: 30 per person
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