I’ve been eager to try HIX Soho. Opened by Mark Hix, the same guy who ran the kitchens at The Ivy and Le Caprice. The restaurant’s menu is quintessentially British with a heavy focus on classic meat dishes. As I wasn’t in a particularly carnivorous mood I plumped for the softer option in the form of a ‘wood pigeon on toast’ starter and a burger with fries for the main course.
When it arrived it looked good. But as every child is taught, appearances can be deceptive. The wood pigeon was rich and tasted of calves liver but failed to make an impression. The burger was similar – adequate but nothing fantastic. The bun was sort of foamy, the blue cheese bitter, the meat was perfectly cooked but lacking flavour.