Hixter — London, UK
The latest addition to chef Mark Hix’s growing restaurant empire does not stray far from his winning formula, which sees a pared-back menu offering mostly chicken and steak. This time located south of the river, in a former Victorian metal factory, the restaurant’s simple interiors highlight the building’s original warehouse details and act as a muted backdrop for the collection of British art, which includes neon signage by Tracey Emin and standout pieces by Gary Webb, Gavin Turk and Tim Noble to name a few. Meanwhile, washroom entertainment - in the form of an erotic moving video - comes courtesy of Gerry Fox. Downstairs, Mark’s Bar, the second outpost of the chef’s Soho offering, provides a small selection of snacks such as chips and curry sauce or salt ’n’ vinegar onion rings, which can be washed down with a creative cocktail or two. We recommend Mark’s Mister Nice - a whiskey tipple with sherry and orange bitters.