Hixter Bankside | Southwark Restaurant
Last Updated: 3rd July 2019
Hixter Bankside may be set in an old metal box factory…
…but nobody’s about to put this restaurant in a box.
Because while yes it’s the brainchild of one of England’s most talented chefs and yes it serves a classic line-up of British brasserie-style dishes… it also has a sunken billiards bar, a baby grand piano and a kitchen made out of salt.
Hixter Bankside is many things to many people. Throughout the week, it’s a superlative lunch and dinner spot, where you can admire the artwork by Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk over shrimp burgers with scotch bonnet tartare sauce; sugar pit pork chops or kilo porterhouse steaks aged in those Himalayan salt chambers that make up the walls of the kitchen.
On weekends, it’s a pitstop for bottomless brunch, with double-yolked eggs, house-cured salmon and endless Bloody Maries. And on Sundays, it’s the place to spend a languid afternoon devouring a roast with all the trimmings and a steady stream of red wine delivered to your table. Heck, you can even get married here if you want.
And after a post-dinner nightcap in Mark’s Bar below, with its reclaimed cinema seating; booths set in a vintage tube carriage (which also happens to be a piece of sculpture by artist Helen Chadwick); old-school billiards table; bar snacks and a little Monkey Business (with whisky, cherry eau de vie, dry vermouth and cherry bitters)…
…you might just do that.
NOTE: Hixter Bankside is open daily for lunch and dinner (plus brunch on weekends), with Mark’s Bar open from 3pm Mon-Sat. You can find out more, and make a reservation HERE.
Hixter Bankside | 16 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0HS
Spending the day in Bankside? Don’t miss a trip to the Tate Modern