Hix Oyster & Chop House has met a mixed reaction from the Metro's food critic Marina O'Loughlin, who praises the restaurant's food but not the atmosphere in her latest review.
The East London restaurant by former Caprice Holdings chef director Mark Hix serves "pretty good" food according to O'Loughlin, but its service and atmosphere lack warmth.
"The middle-aged greeter couldn't be more sour if he'd been doused in vinegar," she says. "Unless you're a known face or pal of the management, you're likely to feel as though you're gatecrashing a cliquey party."
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard's David Sexton is impressed with the steaks at Gaucho Grill's Tower Hill outlet. But he finds the seafood and prices at the restaurant less appealing, giving it just one star out of five.
By Kerstin Kühn
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